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Old 09-17-2011, 08:01 AM
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with twin pointed stab stitch needles. After reading about them here I bought some, tried one out and I will be able to work faster.
Not that my hands are any faster but not having to turn the needle is faster.
I am also experimenting with how many up & downs I can do between pulls.
Oh, happy day. I'm doing a happy dance.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:08 AM
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To fall in love is a nice thing
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Glassquilt
with twin pointed stab stitch needles. After reading about them here I bought some, tried one out and I will be able to work faster.
Not that my hands are any faster but not having to turn the needle is faster.
I am also experimenting with how many up & downs I can do between pulls.
Oh, happy day. I'm doing a happy dance.
What are they?
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:30 AM
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Tell me about those needles. I missed hearing about them.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:32 AM
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I've thought about buying these, but I wondered what the quilting looks like on the back - I have enough trouble trying to keep my lines straight on the top surface which I can see - how hard is it to keep them straight by feel?

I'm glad to hear something good about them - thanks. :)
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:34 AM
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I can picture how they would make hand quilting a lot easier if you do a stab stitch.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:48 AM
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Interesting post. I had not heard of them. I had plans to handquilt this winter. I'll give one a try. Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:36 AM
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these sound scary to me. Is it hard to avoid pricking fingers?
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:08 PM
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It's a #10 needle that's 1-3/4" long. The eye is in the middle. One holds the needle a little bit off center - not at the eye.

I push down with my left hand and grab from underneath with my right. When I stop pushing, I close my right fingers on the shaft and pull. Since I didn't need to move my entire hand I just open the receiving fingers until needed.

I then move the point over the distance of the stitch and push upwards through the quilt.

Repeat the above only now I'm pushing with my right hand and pulling with my left fingers.

I still seem to be limited to only 30 minutes before my hands start to hurt but I getting more work done. :lol:
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:10 PM
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never heard of them before

is this them?

http://www.amazon.com/Twin-Point-Sti.../dp/B001IKCIQA


Originally Posted by Glassquilt
with twin pointed stab stitch needles. After reading about them here I bought some, tried one out and I will be able to work faster.
Not that my hands are any faster but not having to turn the needle is faster.
I am also experimenting with how many up & downs I can do between pulls.
Oh, happy day. I'm doing a happy dance.
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