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Old 01-06-2011, 11:11
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My needles that I am using to sew my bows keep bending, making it hard for me to sew a straight line!!!!! I have 3 different brands and all three of them bend badly!!!! Any suggestions???
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:32
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Default Re: UGH! Needles!!

Try a quilting needle. Are you gluing them together? That would make it difficult to get the needle through the fabric.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:33
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I'm not glueing them, but I use double ribbon! I'll try the quilting needle! Thanks!
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Default Re: UGH! Needles!!

Mine always bend and sometimes break when I sew korkers. I hate it! I would love to find a strong needle.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:45
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Try milliners needles or upholstery needles they come in longer and thicker sizes.
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OK Thanks!
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Default Re: UGH! Needles!!

I am having this same problem it is so frusturating especially when the needle actually breaks and i have to start the whole bow over errrrr..... i just went out and found some yarn darners that seem thicker so i am hopeful that they will work I will update you after i try them out
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Default Re: UGH! Needles!!

it's not so much the type of needle . . . but the brand/material they use. a quilt shop sold "piecemakers" brand & now it's the only one i use . . .

here's their website: http://www.piecemakers.com/products....makers_Needles
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:15
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sounds like a lot of trouble but i use a regular sewing needle to sew the bow itself and a tapestry needle to sew the layers of bows. And a pair of needle nose pliers help to poke and pull through...
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