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Thread: Needles--Found Solution to Problem

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    Junior Member MrsSew66's Avatar
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    I had posted earlier about figuring out the size of needles. I ordered a 40X mini lighted magnifying glass from E-Bay for $10.00. It works. The size is very small on the needles, so this was my solution.

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    Yay!!! I'm glad you found something to help see those darn numbers on the needles. Now you don't have to throw them out and start over.

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    I would be lost without my magnifying glass :D:D:D

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    The size of the needle is actually ON THE NEEDLE??? I've been sewing for -- well, a long time -- and never knew that. Guess I'll have to get a magnifying glass, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamawcj
    The size of the needle is actually ON THE NEEDLE??? I've been sewing for -- well, a long time -- and never knew that. Guess I'll have to get a magnifying glass, too.
    I, too, never knew that. Where on the needle?

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    I too have a magnifying glass for this task. When I change needle size i I have one of those tomato pin cushions that w/ black magic marker I have marked needle sizes. 11's go in the 11 section, 14's in the 14 section . . .etc. Now all I have to do is check the needle size once and I when I need a different size I use one from the tomato!!

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    Good idea for the pincushion

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