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Thread: Warning- That needle is really sharp!

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    I find it amazing that I have never cut myself with a rotary cutter or jabbed myself with a needle...all that quilting and sewing with no injury! :)
    I can injure myself other ways, though...most recently it was by making barbeque sauce! I was opening cans of tomato sauce, dumping the contents into a pan and setting them aside. I reached for something and grazed my finger on one of the open lids...ouch! It wasn't that bad but it bled forever! So I can totally sympathize!

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    Be careful when you sew through your finger. There is oil on your needle and it can cause a very bad infection if it gets in your bloodstream. If you hit bone, definitely go to the ER for an xray. The tip of the needle although microscopic can be hazardous to your heath. Sorry for the grim warning but I have seen some horrific situations from this very thing over the years. Better to be safe than sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I did the same thing only I sewed into my finger i was stuck to my machine I could not move thankfully my daughter called 911. Bad think I was in my jammies hair a mess and of course the most beautiful firemen 6 of them came to my rescue laughing the whole time.. so definatly be careful!!
    Oh no you didn't!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!
    Sorry but I have this vision of a gal in Jammies (with feet) and wild hair with 6 drop dead good looking men looking down at her wondering why the heck she sewed herself to the quilt she was working on...
    Note to self... Always make sure when sewing to be made up to the nines. :lol:
    Kidding with you, glad your finger is better.. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I did the same thing only I sewed into my finger i was stuck to my machine I could not move thankfully my daughter called 911. Bad think I was in my jammies hair a mess and of course the most beautiful firemen 6 of them came to my rescue laughing the whole time.. so definatly be careful!!
    Aaaaarrrrggggg! I cringe just thinking about it! And that is Murphy's Law that whatever accident happens, it always happens when I haven't had a shower and look like crap!

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    Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

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    I ran the machine needle through my left index finger when I was six and just learning to sew. My dad just unscrewed the needle holder, pulled the needle out of my finger with pliers, and put Iodine on it (much more painful than the needle!) I screamed so loud I'm surprised the neighbors didn't call the authorities.

    So today my only two ironclad rules for sewing are:

    1. Keep your fingers a safe distance from your machine needle, and:

    2. Measure twice, cut once.

    Dana

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    OUCH!!!!!!

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    Ouch..ouch...ouch!!!!! I hope you are healing by now. That needle just scares me!

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    When I was in highschool sewing class, that happen to my girlfriend. she sat behind me and started saying ow ow. I turned around she had the needle thru her finger. I started laughing don't know why, then I passed out. So the school nurse brings down the wheelchair and neither one of us wanted to sit in it very uncool in highschool lol. so her and I are argueing who has to sit in it. because I fainted I had to go to nurses office too. Needless to say the chair went back empty.

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    OUCH! I have that Juki too and I know what you mean. I almost got my finger too!

    My DGD calls it my fast machine. :lol:

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    Been there done that only the needle broke off in my finger and coould not pull out. Went to the ER to have it dug out, painfull even with lidocaine. But get this the: The Dr. couldn't figure out how by hand sewing I could do this (so dumb to think we only hand sew) hope to never do that again.

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    Glad your ok. Sharp needle-yes and imense throbbing and hurt. I sewed thru my finger. So had to take pliers and pull the needle out of my finger nail. Late at nite and DH sleeping. Stuck to machine for awhile. I am careful, but every so often I feel the tip and pay attention to what I am doing and quit daydreaming.

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    ouch ouch, hope your finger is healing up

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    oh i hope your finger is better, hurts just reading about it ,
    HUGS Dora

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    Ouch! Hope the finger and the quilt get well quickly.

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    The rotary cutter will get you before you know it. I sliced the side of my left hand index finger off & had to go to the emergency room. Couldn't save the piece, but that was about 6 years ago & you can only tell it if you know it now. Phew! that was a lesson in how not to hold your ruler!!

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    I do something like that about every 30 years. I'm on borrowed time, now. Sewing is not for the faint of heart!

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    FYI If you get a needle in your finger, you need a tetanus shot if you are not current.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annieshane
    OUCH!!. My mother was sewing Christmas items for a church play and ended up with needle through her thumb nail. She screamed and by that time had dislodged her thumb. She took the pliers and pulled the needle out, then just sat down and CRIED!!!. She bandaged her thumb and went back to sewing! Makes me shiver just to think about it. Don't think I would have ever finished those bells.

    Do hope your finger will get better very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Well, I was FMQ on a nice throw for son and his girlfriend...using my JukiTL98Q, which is pretty much an industrial machine....and my index finger got a bit to close the the needle...
    Long story short...yes, the needle is very sharp, and someone on the board said to use your own spit the remove blood from a quild...it works!
    Finger will be OK in a few days...so will the quilt...
    So, now you know why you are told to guide the fabric! LOL I also keep a couple different size stilettos handy when I am doing intricate spots --better the needle hit that than me. Also keep up on your tetanus shots ---

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    This brings back memories of about 30 years ago when my DH wanted me to make seat covers for his new truck. There I was just sewing away on thick denim using a heavy duty machine needle when my index finger got too close...the needle went thru the skin at the top of my nail, jumped and went thru the skin at the side of my nail, jumped again and continued to sew the seam in the denim with about an inch space of stitching missing where my finger was. I got the machine stopped and sit there in shock at what just happened. Needless to say it was time for a break from sewing for a while.

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    I am glad you and the quilt will be fine. I just did that the other day, it would be better if my reaction would not be to jerk my finger away, because I ripped my finger on top of sewing it. :? God bless.

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    My Mom used to work for The North Star Glove company, sewing on the thumbs and/or cuffs. One day she came home and showed me her thumb nail. :shock: OMG she had sewn her thumb nail, I mean you could see the stiches. She totally missed the flesh and sewed perfectly across the nail in an arch just following the edge of her finger. She clipped the stiching before and after the nail so it looked like the nail was sewn.
    I was so afraid to sew for a long time and when in Jr High economics class I failed the apron because I refused to sew for fear I was going to sew my fingers. LOL!! OK I'm over that now.. But Geezzzz! :lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Well, I was FMQ on a nice throw for son and his girlfriend...using my JukiTL98Q, which is pretty much an industrial machine....and my index finger got a bit to close the the needle...
    Long story short...yes, the needle is very sharp, and someone on the board said to use your own spit the remove blood from a quild...it works!
    Finger will be OK in a few days...so will the quilt...
    Hope that finger gets better real soon, easier to quilt with all digits working.
    Your story brought back bad memories for me I use to sew for Rose Marie Reed Swimsuits. I worked on the pin tuck machine, two needles. Long story short I ran both needles through my index finger on my right hand and I will be darned if I did not do the sam thing a few days later to the left one. It did get me the rest of the day off. But don't think I ejoyed the free time, finger throbbing to much. Thanks for the memory. Ha MNM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I did the same thing only I sewed into my finger i was stuck to my machine I could not move thankfully my daughter called 911. Bad think I was in my jammies hair a mess and of course the most beautiful firemen 6 of them came to my rescue laughing the whole time.. so definatly be careful!!
    I sewed my finger, or more frequently my thumb, when I was a child of 7 or 8 just learning to sew. I quickly learned to turn the wheel and back the needle out of my digit. I don't think I tore it out more than once. That made my finger too sore, and I wasn't allowed to use the sewing machine until it healed.

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