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Thread: How did I ever live without this?!!

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    Super Member b.zang's Avatar
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    I've had one for years, and it goes everywhere my needle and thread do.
    Now my sewing machine threads the needle, too. I'm getting quite lazy in my old age!

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    I'm going to have to get me one of these! So simple. It will be a matter of finding it when I need it.

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    Thanks for posting this, I'm going to get one for sure.

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    Have these changed any since the 70's ?I think they have been around about that long. I have a vintage one or two.

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    I have had one for a long time...the original brown version...didn't know they had a stand for it and may have to get one of those. The only needles I haven't been able to get it to thread are the #11 Jeana Kimball straw needles for applique.

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    OK, that is great.... now if only they made one for the sewing machine.

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    I have one and recommend it highly!! When we get a bit older, they eyesight is not what it used to me........(at least mine isn't) and this is sure a time saver and lowers my frustration.

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    My quilt guild had one for a demonstration and half the ladies could not get it to work so I just use my old little wire threader when I need it. That works on all needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    My embrodery machine does that....its so cool!
    Yep, that's why I bought the machines I did. Back 10 years ago the Designer I, I believe was the first machine to offer automatic needle threading, and cutting too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet My
    OK, that is great.... now if only they made one for the sewing machine.
    The higher end Vikings have it and have had for 10 years.

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    Certain needles do not work with this. I think the ones with the round needle hole work and the long eyed needles do not. It will tell you on the package.

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    Oh yeah I need one or two of those!!!!

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    I have had one for about 9 years, It wont work on the very small eyed needles. I use an 11 or 12 tween for hand quilting and it wont work but on the other needles I use it does and I like it very much. I dropped it the other day and now I need to buy another one. They are much more expensive now. lol

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    yes I have one and they work really great

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    I've had mine for years - can't live without it :thumbup:

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    Connecting threads has this item.

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    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE mine!!

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    my husband was a truck driver and he found one of those in a truck stop many years ago.and bought one home for me. He was always finding something for me. That thing is really useful.
    Annette

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    you know i brought one a year or so ago and have never used it. :lol:

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    How have I ever not known about this??? Bless your heart....I'm going to Jo-Ann's with my coupon today.

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    I have succumbed to self threading needles. These are ridiculously expensive but you get them online through places like Quilt in a Day when they have a sale:

    http://www.spiraleyeneedles.com/

    I also use the ones where you just "pop" the thread down into the eye when I want something quick but for heavy duty hand sewing the thread sometimes pops out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim
    I have one but can't get it to work, I think it depends on the needle you are using, they don't work for all needles
    This is true. It will not work for Richard Hemmings large eye quilting needles. Works well on John James and I really like it for #10, #11 applique needles.

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    I have had one for about 4-5 years. I can't thread a needle without it.

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    Isn't that an awesome tool? I bought one when I attempted applique with those fine needles and threads.......now I use it for everything! Without it, it seems that every needle I attempt to thread is defective! There's no hole! LOL! :-D

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    I have one, but can still see to thread the needle so I forget to use it.

    craziness!!

    simple quilter

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