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    I watched this video today. The quilter is using a tool to grab the needle that is just what I need. Does anyone know what it is or where to find it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oh_gtZsGkE&NR=1

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    Sorry, I have dialup so I can't watch youtube. So may not answer your question correctly. However, when I was hand quilting many years ago I would cut those long thin balloons off and slip them on my fingers to help me grab the needle.

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    you can order it here called a "Needle Puller"

    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=532

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    Quote Originally Posted by neller
    I watched this video today. The quilter is using a tool to grab the needle that is just what I need. Does anyone know what it is or where to find it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oh_gtZsGkE&NR=1
    Under the video...this is what it says...

    order The Needlepuller directly from us ( i am the inventor and fabricant. (We live in France but we are from the Netherlands. My e-mail adres is; [email protected]


    I would like to have one of these too. Pretty cool. :)

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    I use an old tweezers, It has a handle like a scissors.You can get them anywhere they sell tweezers.

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    I use a little round of rubber, about the size of a silver dollar, cut from a larger round rubber jar opening device. Many businesses give them out as advertizment. You just fold it in half over the needle and it allows you to grip it tightly. I handquilt with a group of ladies at our senior center who are mostly in their late 80's or 90's. They use them all of the time.

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    Looks like it would really help with hand quilting.

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    I use a finger cot!

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    That's pretty cool for hand quilting.

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    I use my small scissors, not the cutting part, but the other side of the "hinge" - you can use it like a small pliers to grab the needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max's grandma
    I use an old tweezers, It has a handle like a scissors.You can get them anywhere they sell tweezers.
    You can probably find them easier if you call them hemostats.

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    Or, you can ask your LQS to order it from Checker Distributors for you. Support your LQS!

    Jan in VA

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    Hemostats! Work great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Hemostats! Work great!!
    Ditto

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    I have a pair of small, needle nose pliers. They stay open when not in use so when I grab the handles it closes the pliers so I'm not doing double duty. DH got them from me from one of the 'snap on' type tool sales people. Would venture you could get them at most larger hardware or tool stores. I also use the rubber finger tips sold at office supply stores. Come in a box of 10 or 12 for a couple of bucks. Depending on how difficult a needle is being I can use either just my fingers with the rubber tip or manhandle it with the pliers.

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