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    Senior Member cmw0829's Avatar
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    "Honey, could you please go to the basement and get the pliers so I can...

    pull this needle out of my finger?"

    Yes, I joined the club.

    Lesson: do not try to smooth out the water soluble topping while the machine is stitching. Happily, it was a 75/11 and not some monster needle.

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    Ouch, I feel your pain. I stitched the end of my thumb yesterday. I had my fingers too close while trying to make sure the binding was where I wanted! Hope your finger is okay.
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    Oooh, sorry! Hope he was gentle!
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    OOHHH!! That hurts!! We have a whooping cough epidemic here and hubby needed to get a shot. When he asked why my shots were up to date I told him it was because of all the sharp things in my sewing room that were always inserting themselves into my skin (I also keep pliers and a first aide kit since I could bleed to death before he hears me call him).

    Hope you heal fast.
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    Mercy, watch out for those pesky needles......and rotary cutters, and ..........
    I don't seem to be able to make a quilt without getting blood on it one time or another

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    Rotary cutters are something else we use carefully.
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    I am so sorry!!!!!!

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    Thanks everybody. I'm not even sure it hurt, it happened so fast. I had to do the extraction myself.

    Fortunately, no blood on the white fabric!

    Raggie, ouch!! I hope your thumb heals quickly.

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    oh so sorry hope you don't get infection Brave Quilter!!!
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    Hope you don't do it again...Ouch! I hate to admit this, but...I have done this too many times...I keep pliers in my cup with the other scissors. I also keep several band-aids with the first covering already off with a rubberband to the cup..
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    It has been a few year since I sewed my finger. I have also dropped my rotary cutter when open while barefoot. I wear shoes when cutting now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
    Rotary cutters are something else we use carefully.
    Ditto. When I first started taking quilting lessons & learned about the rotary cutter, the lady at my LQS told me: "now this is go to the hospital sharp. Be careful."

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    So we can consider quilting an Extreme Sport?!
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    Ouch! I'm happy to say I haven't joined this club ... yet! Hope your finger is better today! I am a member of the cutting the end off your finger with the rotary cutter club though LOL

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    Oh I hope your finger is feeling better now. I am always afraid I will do that too! Take care.

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    Ooooowie! It does happen so fast that it doesn't hurt going in, it's the taking it out that smarts!!!! I saw a story on the news this week about a beautiful baby girl that just died from whopping cough. They say for adults you should get your shots updated every 10 years. I know it's been more than that for me so I am going to update. Babies can't get their shot until 2months so they are vulnerable if they are exposed.

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    Ouch! I don't think I have ever sewn my finger. I did tear up one right after I got my embroidery machine by reaching down before it was done cutting the thread and pulling it out of the way. No needle, just the mechanism.

    But, I am a frequent flier with the rotary cutter. Somehow I seem to knick my knuckles a lot.

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    I buried a needle in the bone when sewing a silk organza wedding dress, so not bleeding on it was a priority. I sat there attached to the machine and called for my sleeping family. No luck, so I had to reach around with my free hand and remove the needle. I woke my husband with a needle in one hand and pliers in the other. I remember it throbbing for a few days. My sympathy to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I buried a needle in the bone when sewing a silk organza wedding dress
    !!!!!

    That's horrifying! I have sewn my finger (just flesh) once or twice, but generally get more injured while handquilting - the bottom hand gets pricked so often that it bleeds. I've also had several thimble failures where the needle ended up embedded in my finger...through the thimble. Thus I know that a person's own saliva contains the necesary enzymes to dissolve their own blood. Next time you bleed on your fabric, drool all over it and you will not have a stain.

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    Ouch, ouch!
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    I have only sewn my finger once, but when I hand sew, somehow I manage to sew my finger into the back of the project. I haven't figured that one out yet. When I worked (as a RN) I was often stabbing myself with needles and IV needles. My shots were always up to date, and I know I don't have any diseases (frequent blood tests). Now that I'm retired, I have to keep the shots up to date. A couple of days ago I dropped my scissors. They always land on my foot pointed side down. So far no stab wound, but it happens often and usually when I'm barefoot. Also, my DH always finds any dropped pins by stepping on them. He thinks I drop them on purpose.
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    OWWWEEEE!! Heal quickly and well!!
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    Heal quickly!

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    And who says what we do isn't dangerous! Oh, if people only knew the hazards we endure for the thing we love!!! Hope your finger is okay. It makes me hurt just thinking about it!

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