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Thread: Twin Needle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane3
    I also have a double needle with my Bernina machine. Bobbin loads in the front. Nancy's Notions has a great video on how to use the double needle. I have not tried it yet - but saved the info. You should be able to find it on her web site.
    I'd love to see Nancy's Notions video. Could you tell me where I can find it?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    Can a twin needle be used with a walking foot?
    Yes. I've used a twin needle successfully with my walking foot for straight line quilting.

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    i have a kenmore sewing machine and i didnt get twin needles but in the book it said i could use them in my machine and it is a front bobbin , i tried to use the twin needles(just make sure you have the correct foot on your machine) just to mess around with and i thought it was difficult to use

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    Here is Nancy's tutorial on using a twin needle. Interestingly she recommends to have threads going in opposite directions .. I never did that but will try it.

    http://totallystitchin.net/index.php?cat=329

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    Here is Nancy's tutorial on using a twin needle. Interestingly she recommends to have threads going in opposite directions .. I never did that but will try it.

    http://totallystitchin.net/index.php?cat=329

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA
    Thanks a bunch!!

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    The only thing I can think of that hasn't been mentioned here is that you cannot do curves with the twin needles unless things have changed recently. My Brother QC1000 can use a twin needle. Just found out there are diffent widths which is cool.

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    I would also like to know how you thread the needles and how many spools of thread you use. My sewing machine does not tell you how to use them

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    you can use the twin needles in both top and front loading machines theyare great for using 2 diff colors of thread for fancy stitchig on crazy quilts and awesome for top stitchine ...
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    I love the twin needles, you can use it with different stitches and get different looks. and great for leading. God bless

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    Thanks for posting the question on twin needles. My Brother has the same feature just haven't been gutsy enough to try it yet but now with all this wonderful advise and the video {thank-you} I just may have to get brave and give it a try.

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    I have a Bernina and never have used my double needle, but it sure sounds like I should!!

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    I know this is not a clothing site, but I use the twin needle to put hems in knit garments. I serge the edge, turn it up to the hem width and stitch with a 4mm double needle. The stitching will stretch with the knit.

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    I have Cs Brother and the twin needle works fine with the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I found this note on a website, when searching for the use of twin needles.

    Note: Twin needles are ONLY for machines with the bobbin located in the front.

    Does this mean the bobbin is inserted from the front rather than the top? My machine came with a twin needle, but the bobbin in loaded on top.
    No I have a Janome 6600P and it loads from the top and I can use twin needles if I need to. I did a work shop where we were shown what and how to use it.

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    I have the same machine you do and the twin needles do work with it just make sure you use the right foot or else you will bend the needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rene Marshall
    I have the same machine you do and the twin needles do work with it just make sure you use the right foot or else you will bend the needles.
    I tried it with white and red thread. It's really cool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I googled and I didn't see that. Two different sites said that most machines can use a twin needle if they have zig-zag capabilities and a needle plate with a horizontal hole to avoid needle breakage. So if you have a zig zag foot I think you can use the needle.
    I agree with Sadiemae

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    No, cause I have used twin needles before and I had a top loading bobbin.

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    I am still following this topic with great interest but have to confess I haven't tried my twin needles yet.So many projects and so little time..lol

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