Helen G

How often do you change your needle?

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The other day I was chatting with a LAer friend and she told me she changes her needle with every quilt. I was quite surprised because I probably change mine every 4 or 5 quilts. I am wondering what the rest of you do? Perhaps I am really using dull needles by the time I change them. Thanks for your input!

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I change my needle with every quilt and it also depends on how heavy the quilting is I will change it 3-4 times for one quilt.

Needles are cheap and I don't want and runs in the fabric with a dull needle.


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Guest Linda S

I change mine every few quilts, but I use the titanium needles. They don't wear out as quickly.

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Every 3-4 quilts it gets changed


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Used to do every quilt. Now just occasionally with no set frequency but I don't quilt full time. Definately if I start getting thread shredding (usually means a burr) or breaking often, if it pops going into the fabric, or if I've just done a quilt or practice with lots of hevy background filler. I also unless it's just been changed when I do my monthly clean the rails. When I quilted full time at least once a week .


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I change it approximately every queen size panto. If the queen is custom quilted, I might change it mid way through and also if the batting is linty, will clean my bobbin area with WD40 and re-oil. I often do several smaller quilts with the same needle.


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When you hear it getting dull, or your threads are breaking...I don't change as often as maybe I should, but this is what works for me. It figures out to be every 3-5 quilts depending on size and use...


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I change it when I buy a new machine. I mean, why waste a good needle when you don't need too. I think that I've had my needle in my machine for about a year and a half and it still works fine even with all the popping noises and the thread breakage. It doesn't bother me at all that I have to rethread the needle when the thread breaks. AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!gotcha................................every 3 to 4 quilts. I'm bad, ain't I. zeke....................


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Originally posted by zeke

AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!gotcha................................every 3 to 4 quilts. I'm bad, ain't I. zeke....................

:P :P :P Zeke you tease!

You had me going there... hook line and sinker! ;)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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So, tell me were you surprises at my answer. You guys should know me by now...................Ha Ha Ha..........I just had to make your jaws drop. zeke..................................


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Zeke,

I knew you had a few machines, but not that many.

So you have the original Longarm Sanctuary?

Lyn


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