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How Often Do You Change Your Needle?

Old 05-11-2013, 01:05 PM
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It's just something I think about. Also I don't pay attention to the type of needle! I do embroidery and quilting but never think about changing needles! How do you remember to change the needle?
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:37 PM
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I use Organ Titanium coated sewing machine needles and they last months longer then regular needles. I can tell when to change, my machine will make a different sewing sound. If you don't pay attention then the old needle sound will become normal sounding to you but it's not normal. I always match needle size to thread size.
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I use a different needle for each project. If a quilt requires more stitching then I change between piecing and quilting. I buy them from jhittle 50 at a time at about 40 cents a needle so ... change seems easy enough.
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I just changed mine because I felt like I could hear the needle going through the fabric as it sewed. That's not normal for my machine. Plus I had probably sewn 5 quilt tops with that needle.
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omg, i only change when i break one!
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:49 PM
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If using regular needles I will change with every 4-6 hours of stitching. That for me is normally a queen size quilt.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:16 PM
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i rarely change my needle !?!?
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by girliegirl View Post
omg, i only change when i break one!
I was thinking I just changed one yesterday that was only a week old. But I put on the wrong foot and the needle broke.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:47 PM
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I change my needle with each new project.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:16 PM
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I use dedicated needles for each project, emroidery, quilting, regular sewing. The dealer says to only use each needle for no longer than 8 hours.
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