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Thread: I think I had an epiphany

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    Basting 3 quilt layers together this a.m...having difficulty with my needle, and suddenly a bubble popped in my brain (figuratively). Tho't "why not?" Has anyone else used the curved needles for 'sandwiching'? And why didn't you tell me about this method? I'm having a pout about being left in the dark!
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    2 different sizes of needle--aren't they used for upholstery? Well, a quilt upholsters a bed..in a manner of speaking!

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    great idea! never thought of that before.

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    I say whatever works...

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    curved quilting needles.... I use them for basting in the floss when I tye a quilt. I like the large eye on them so I can see to thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanycats
    curved quilting needles.... I use them for basting in the floss when I tye a quilt.
    Me, too. It goes really, really quickly using the curved needle.

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    I actually thought about this a few days ago while sitting in my quilting room wishing I could sew. I had rotator cuff repair on my left shoulder earlier this month and it is totally immobilized (except for passive exercises) for another couple of weeks. I have a top finished and I think I will try basting it with a curved needle.

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    Use whatever works, I have not tried this.

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    I use them all the time to hide thread ends on my long arm.

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    I used curved needles when I thread basted but have since switched to pin or spray basting.

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    I have used them for tying a quilt and they work great.

    Oh the cat in your Avitar looks just like my Princess! Is yours a Rag Doll cat?

    Diannia

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    I'm with you ... I never thought of it before either but it sure does make sense!

    And THANKS for the timely message ... I'll be sandwiching sometime this week!! That is after I find a curved needle.

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    excellent idea!

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    gurl, quit your pouting and git to sewing ;-) I'm sure you've helped others today. Good tip. Nice cat ;-)

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    duhhhhh now why didn't i think of that.
    you win the award this week for greatest quilting idea!

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    My cat WAS Himalayan/Siamese, but is no longer with us as of Feb...he had brain cancer. Glad I might have passed a usable idea...back to my pouting....errrr basting.

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    I use them for tying my quilts.

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    Yeah, have been using them for basting since waaaaay back. I really thought everyone knew about them. Sorry? :( Well, now they do! lol

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    I've never even heard of them--great idea.

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    Thanks for the heads up. Going to use curve needles for quilting. Good tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie
    duhhhhh now why didn't i think of that.
    you win the award this week for greatest quilting idea!
    Ditto!

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    Great idea. Are these needles too large to use for binding?

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    they come in a couple of sizes within the package. I think they would be a little large for binding but I haven't tried it. I do one side with the machine then flip over to back and hand stich down with tiny stiches....depending on how my hands feel that day. some days can't hold the needle.

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    I have always used curved needles. I thought everyone did that. Just goes to show - never assume.

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    I use them for basting. Sometimes I walso use the spray to baste but lately it's been gunking up my needle. I changed brands.

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