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Two broken sewing machine needles in one day!

Two broken sewing machine needles in one day!

Old 02-14-2014, 05:03 PM
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I think I may have set a record, as I just broke my second sewing machine needle today. It has been years since I broke a needle. I did just put a new one in about a month ago, but that was just because I never remember to do that and figured it was probably time.

It has not been a good day for my machine, I fear....it was just one problem after another. My machine normally behaves herself, and she was serviced not that long ago. Every time I had a problem...bird's nest on bottom, thread stuck, etc., I simply rethreaded and put the bobbin back in and all was well. Of course, I am quilting a Bargello sandwich right now, so I did not need any special problems. I just wanted to quilt, not play problem solver.

I am a slow learner, and I JUST NOW decided to stop sewing for the day. I really wanted to be farther along on this quilting, but I should have learned from all you wise people that if things aren't going well, it is time to stop and do something else. I have certainly read that advice often enough here. So, off to read and drink hot tea. May even have a Valentine cupcake!

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Old 02-14-2014, 05:31 PM
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Oh yes I've had those days, and for some reason it never occurs to me to just walk away and relax until the whole day is wasted. Enjoy your cupcake, have 2 you've had a bad day and deserve it!
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:53 PM
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So sorry for your frustrating day! And I bet you were quilting on the blue and yellow Bargello too! Sure hope tomorrow is a brighter one for you.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
So sorry for your frustrating day! And I bet you were quilting on the blue and yellow Bargello too! Sure hope tomorrow is a brighter one for you.
Yes, I was. You have a good memory. Cupcake and book helped, and I will be raring to go again tomorrow! Thanks for the sympathy. I couldn't believe that two needles broke!! But I am better now.

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Old 02-16-2014, 04:24 PM
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Some days one just needs to give up!
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:00 PM
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only 2 broken needles I have had a day where I broke 4 ... I was starting to use my new ruffler foot... I have since returned that foot and bought a new one. Stop for the day and start again tomorrow
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Maybe you are quilting faster than the machine can make the stitch..and the needle is hitting the bobbin case instead of going into it, thus causing it to snap......
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That sounds like me! I was sewing a carry-all tote bag with thick seams and I broke 3 or four needles finishing it . Every time I came to the side seams... snap!
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