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Special quilting thread for "lefties"?

Old 05-04-2012, 03:46 AM
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Default Special quilting thread for "lefties"?

My sister, who lives in Michigan, visited her LQS the other day. She is a leftie and the owner said that her daughters who quilt are also lefties. She told my sister that there is a special quilting thread for those who quilt left-handed but she doesn't carry it in her shop. What is she talking about?
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:30 AM
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I'm sitting here trying not to fall off my chair.... LOL

First of all, there is no such thing.

Second of all I think your sister should find a different LQS to shop.

There is NOTHING special about a lefty sewing anything - other than 'we' do it left handed. Sure there are lefty sissors but EVERYTHING else is the same for a lefty as it is for a righty. All the tools are the same (other than possibly sissors) and we may lay out / cut our fabric from a different angle but the end result is still the same.

What your sister's LQS said is, in my mind, equivalent to saying a lefty needs a left handed iron. Pooh! An iron is an iron. Thread is thread.

Tell your sister to find another place to shop.

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There is left and right twist threads (Z twist and S twist) but they're not specifically for right or left handed use. That shop owner is real confused.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:42 AM
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left handed thread obviously is made for the special "left hand needles"..........laughing along with the rest of you.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:03 AM
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Think of the money to be made with this idea if it takes off!! Left hand pins all the way up to left hand sewing machines!
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:16 AM
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I can't see that thread wound differently on the spool or woven differently would benefit left handed quilters. There is a way you are supposed to take it off the spool for right handed quilting so the the thread twists less, BUT for left handed quilters....they could just use the other end of the thread to put through the needle eye.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
Think of the money to be made with this idea if it takes off!! Left hand pins all the way up to left hand sewing machines!
Now THERE is a funny 'lefty story' - My dear departed (very loving to everyone) MIL was left handed. She sewed (kind of). Instead of placing her fabric so the seam would be on the right side of the sewing machine needle, she placed it so the seam was on the left side of the sewing machine needle. I tried to correct her (I'm a lefty too) but alas there was no changing her method. <sigh>

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This the only left-handed item I know about.
http://www.leftyslefthanded.com/Left...r_p/605793.htm
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Originally Posted by luana View Post
This the only left-handed item I know about.
http://www.leftyslefthanded.com/Left...r_p/605793.htm
And yet, the Olfa rotary cutter can be aligned for left or right handed users.

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If I owned a store I'd put a special display of thread that wasn't selling fast and label it for left handed quilters. The ones that got the humor would love it, the others would buy it.
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