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Old 11-05-2023, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
With my vision issues I have a really hard time threading needles of any sort. What works best for me are the "bird" ones like the one shown in this video. There are some other makers but these are easily found at sewing shops or of course on Amazon.

They have a little hook much like on many machine needle threaders. I can easily feel my way into the needle and catch the thread on the hook. They also fit in my hands nicely and I can typically find them easily when I drop them!
That's the one I use. Works great.
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Old 11-06-2023, 03:33 AM
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I got a sewing machine needle threader through Bonnie Hunter's Amazon affiliate store but I can't find it anymore. You may have better luck: https://www.amazon.com/shop/quiltvillefriends
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Old 11-06-2023, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by pennyhal2 View Post
Got the hummingbird threader...and then learned that it was not for threading the needle in the sewing machine!!! ...
Which machines do you have that you are trying the hummingbird threader with? Do they thread from front to back? Do they have snap on presser feet? I thought I saw a picture that showed the hummingbird needle threader for sewing machine that threaded from front to back, but can't find it now. It looked like it showed the presser bar without a foot so that you could come in from the back.

I couldn't find a quiltville needle threader. I'm wondering if it was one like https://www.amazon.com/Dritz-Machine.../dp/B0054P8UGC I got one and really liked it but had a tendency to bend the metal hook part and I like that it has a needle inserter on the other end. My sister gave me some like https://www.amazon.com/Dritz-252-Loo...n%2C173&sr=1-9 and they work well for the most part, but will not work on really fine sewing machine needles (size 10 or smaller).

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Old 11-06-2023, 09:55 AM
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Thanks for the info! Will try top stitch needles too. If it is smaller in diameter than a jeans needle, that would be good.
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Old 11-07-2023, 04:14 AM
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That needle threading technique is at 15:20 in this video.
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Old 11-07-2023, 07:33 PM
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I need to try this method. Thanks for the link.
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Old 11-08-2023, 03:36 AM
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Thanks! Enjoyed the video, but now I need a circle attachment!
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Old 11-08-2023, 04:05 AM
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My domestic machine has a wonderful threader that works well but my longarm and my serger drive these old eyes crazy. I learned early on that old fashion beeswax was my friend - Run the 3-4 " of the thread end through the beeswax a few times then snip off the very tip at an angle. The thread is straight and semi stiff and I can usually get the needle threaded on the first try.

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Old 01-13-2024, 09:02 PM
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Small needles donít work on automatic needle threaders. Try a larger size.
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Old 01-14-2024, 12:00 PM
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The larger size worked! Thanks!
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