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Old 06-28-2012, 01:26 PM
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This maybe a silly question but.... How often should I change the needle on my machine?
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:43 PM
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It's not a silly question. Recommended time spent sewing is 8 hours for a needle. Some change with a new project.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:48 PM
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I use titanium coated machine needles and they stay sharp much longer then regular. They pay for themselves.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:58 PM
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I change mine when the break! Seems to be frequent enough for me. Guess I break them more than others.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy View Post
It's not a silly question. Recommended time spent sewing is 8 hours for a needle. Some change with a new project.
I try to remember to change mine with each new project. Needles are cheap & they just sew so much better when they're new. I'm really bad about changing the blades in my rotary cutter, tho... yikes!
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I have found I am able to "sharpen" my needles and it helps to make them last longer.. other wise I do not change my needles untll I begin to have problems , the needles seem to be sluggish piercing the fabric or they break
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:48 PM
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Every new project unless its a really small project that I don't spend many hours on. If you get popping or poor stitch quality its time to change.
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As Burchquilts said, needles are cheap so there is no reason not to change them before they get dull.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:54 PM
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With quilting I change it with each new project, with sewing clothing it depends on the size of the project or the thickness of the fabric.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:32 PM
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I change mine when they break or when they begin to "click" because they've gotten a rough spot on the end of the needle.
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