Top 10 Posters

Threading that darn sewing machine needle...

Page 1 of 2 (23 items) 1 2 Next > | RSS

rated by 0 users
This post has 22 Replies | 3 Followers

Not Ranked
Female
Posts 10
Points 335
Julie Posted: Fri, Feb 17 2012 7:22 AM

Had eye surgery and not having a difficult time threading a needle. Grabbed my bees wax and AFTER threading the machine I run the end of the thread across the wax. Stiffens up the thread and slides right thru that hole much easier.

Julie in NM

 

  • | Post Points: 35
Not Ranked
Female
Posts 15
Points 150
Jennifer replied on Fri, Feb 17 2012 12:30 PM

Love it!! What a great idea, even without eye surgery, sometimes that end is too much to deal with to get it threaded through a needle in or out of the machine...

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 150 Contributor
Female
Posts 467
Points 9,790
Pam replied on Thu, Mar 1 2012 1:17 PM

I was just taught at quilt retreat ( yep, I am pretty new to quilting!) - lick your finger and rub it onto the machine needle eye...and voila` the thread passes through slicker than...well, spit! :)

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 25 Contributor
Female
Posts 4,850
Points 85,825
Sukochi replied on Thu, Mar 1 2012 3:52 PM

I learned to rub the thread end over the chap stick in the open tube.  Works geat.

Sukochi

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 25 Contributor
Female
Posts 4,595
Points 75,910
Karla replied on Thu, Mar 1 2012 3:56 PM

Boy, I'm ready to try all these methods.  When I try to thread my midarm during quilting sessions and especially when I'm having trouble with the thread breaking, I just give up and quit for the day.  The quilt I have on the frame right now has been on their for several days and I only have about 18 inches of it done (it's a queen-sized) and by the looks of it, it will be one there a while longer.

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Not Ranked
Female
Posts 45
Points 745
Lola B replied on Thu, Mar 1 2012 4:31 PM

Karla, check the type of thread you are using.  Some of it is made up of recycled LINT,,,, and I have a problem with it breaking in my regular sewing machine.  I have started buying the more expensive threads such as King Tut and Aurofil and the Coats & Clark XE??? can't remember for sure the name but it is their better thread.

  • | Post Points: 35
Not Ranked
Female
Posts 12
Points 230

That is an interesting point about the thread. I usually buy the better threads but for the first time bought a big spool of what feels like pure cotton thread. It breaks really easily. I am really disappointed in it but your description makes me think it is what you are describing. I am going to throw it out.

 

  • | Post Points: 5
Not Ranked
Posts 16
Points 335

Pam:
lick your finger and rub it onto the machine needle eye

I have used that trick a lot! It's that fastest way I know how to thread my machine.

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Female
Posts 2,115
Points 29,745
Ramona replied on Mon, Mar 19 2012 5:45 PM

Julie,

Great tip!

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,536
Points 417,914
gini replied on Mon, Mar 19 2012 6:37 PM

Lola B:
Some of it is made up of recycled LINT,,,,

 this i did not know, the stinkers.

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Female
Posts 1,422
Points 23,795
Maggie replied on Mon, Mar 19 2012 6:42 PM

gini:

Lola B:
Some of it is made up of recycled LINT,,,,

 this i did not know, the stinkers.

E-yewwwww   Wonder where they got it?

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 27,736
Points 437,195
Nana replied on Mon, Mar 19 2012 6:43 PM

Maggie:

gini:

Lola B:
Some of it is made up of recycled LINT,,,,

 this i did not know, the stinkers.

 

E-yewwwww   Wonder where they got it?

 

belly buttons

Vinton, Virginia

  • | Post Points: 35
Not Ranked
Female
Posts 13
Points 310

Maybe from someone's belly button.....  :)

Too gross. Probably from the cotton mills when fabric is rolled onto the tubes....

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 25 Contributor
Female
Posts 9,059
Points 170,827
MNnancy replied on Mon, Mar 19 2012 8:17 PM

Nana:
belly buttons

Nana, stop it!  LOL


On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 27,736
Points 437,195
Nana replied on Mon, Mar 19 2012 8:28 PM

MNnancy:

Nana:
belly buttons

Nana, stop it!  LOL

 

Well they asked......

Vinton, Virginia

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 2 (23 items) 1 2 Next > | RSS
Have a Question? | About Us | Privacy Policy | Join Today © 2014 F+W All rights reserved.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use