Monday, 20 April 2015

Self - threading or not?

Do you use self-threading needles?

I was so happy when I found them in the department store. I saw them only on the internet.
How I wanted needles like these! Especially for bury the threads after finishing quilting. And because I have a hard time threading a needle.  
But I was very disappointed when I used the first needle. 

Thread did not slip at all through the small vertical channel. Just breaking. I changed the thread. Breaking. I tried the next needle. The same thing. And so on until the last one. It was the only one working. Because it was the only one having that channel cut! 

So, I paid for one needle the price of six!
You will say that it was an exception, an excusable mistake. I intended to think like this too. But when I bought mine I bought also one package of needles for a friend and she had the same bad surprise. 
Coats Gmbh – Germany, shame on you!

My conclusions after using my only self-threading needle:

                        1.the boring process of the threads burial is faster 

                        2.the needle is too thick and it slips into the fabric with difficulty
               fingers are stinging from the sharp head of the needle (I don't like wearing thimble)

 These being said, I wish you, as always to

Have a beautiful day! 
With or without self-threading needles!

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  1. These needles are a brilliant idea badly put into practice! I have only one too, I use it time to time just to quilts, for hide the threads...

  2. I used Milward sewing machine needles- very bad quality! The jeans needle break easily! I did not they are made by Coats! I will never ever buy Milward needles!!

  3. Thank you for the warning. I used to use Milward hand embroidery needles when I was young and living in the UK, and never had any complaints. That's about 50 years ago and I haven't seen them recently.They seem to have gone downhill in the quality department.

  4. I have used these, I am in the US and mine were fine. You should contact the company directly I think, get them to send you a new pack. Also have heard of the spiral eye needle, they are wonderful too, just slip the thread in and bury away! not affliated in any way, just like them.