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Thread: What are these SCARY looking needles for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloBug
    From left to right
    Curved>>Upholstry>>Sacking>>Unsure>>Leather.
    Hope this helps
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    what is sacking???

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    Leather and sacks/upholstery (the curved one)....they can also be used as someone else said for suturing wounds in stock. Very useful collection you have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    Quote Originally Posted by GloBug
    From left to right
    Curved>>Upholstry>>Sacking>>Unsure>>Leather.
    Hope this helps
    :-D
    what is sacking???
    Sacking is what stock feed etc. comes in....here we use a rough hessian and there is a kind of synthetic/plastic one, which is not very good (can't make rugs out of it!). Rice and flour come in better bags....heavy cotton with a tight weave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    Quote Originally Posted by GloBug
    From left to right
    Curved>>Upholstry>>Sacking>>Unsure>>Leather.
    Hope this helps
    :-D
    what is sacking???
    A needle used to sew up gunny sacks. Probaly long before your time.OOPS showing my age,got a year older today. :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloBug
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    what is sacking???
    A needle used to sew up gunny sacks. Probaly long before your time.OOPS showing my age,got a year older today. :oops:
    I am mid-40's, but grew up with gram a heavy influence in my life... still call the "couch" a "sofa" and "pop" to me is "soda"... I get laughed at all the time, they say I talk like someone twice my age :oops: I loved my gram!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    Quote Originally Posted by GloBug
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    what is sacking???
    A needle used to sew up gunny sacks. Probaly long before your time.OOPS showing my age,got a year older today. :oops:
    I am mid-40's, but grew up with gram a heavy influence in my life... still call the "couch" a "sofa" and "pop" to me is "soda"... I get laughed at all the time, they say I talk like someone twice my age :oops: I loved my gram!!!
    Add 20 and you are close to mine.

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    they are prehistoric looking, LOL. Actually I have a bunch like that and I think my grandmother used them for mending braided rugs and such.

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    Looks like what my parents used to sew up the sacks of peanuts when they harvested them in the field.

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    upholstery needles for sure. I took a class and covered a chair once, Have fun.

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    I've got a package of needles similar to those. On the back of the package, it says they are "For most major sewing repairs around the Home or Farm".

    Here's their uses:
    - Curved Upholstery Needles: Chairs & Sofas, Car Seats, Mattresses, Pillows and Cushions.
    - Packing Needle (widest wing needle): Sacks, Burlap Bags, Matting, Sewing with String.
    - Sail Needle (smaller wing needle): Canvas, Leather, Harness, Sails, Beach Chairs, Awnings, Fabric Car tops, Tarpaulins & Heavy Plastics, Lampshades.
    - Yarn Darner (large regular looking needle): Heavy Woolen Garments, Sweaters, Jackets, Blankets.
    - Carpet Needle (larger regular looking needle): Mending and Seaming, Carpets and Rugs

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    I liked my answer better! lol


    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz
    I would guess leather or upholstry. Or maybe, for creating your own monster...Frankenquilter?!?

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    Thanks everyone!
    I had to call and tell my Grandma about all these responses. She doesn't know how to sew or even thread a needle. lol
    She, and my mom, were both interested to hear the answers.

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    They are for upholstering furniture.

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    The large long one my dad used to use for sewing up sacks in the old days and the curved one is for sewing up mattresses but not modern type mattresses, I mean the old soft filled ones not innersping kind. Not sure about the others.

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