Monday, February 18, 2013

Spiral Eye Needles

 When ever I have a few minutes
to sit
I pull out my 
Festive Cheer quilt
 and relax 
with some hand work.
 I am in the process of hand appliqueing
60 circles
to the center of each block.
Call me crazy, but I find hand work
therapeutic.
Never the less, all those circles
means a lot of threading of needles,
my least favorite part of the process.
 When I reached my 40's those little holes
in the needles seemed to get smaller and smaller,
and now that I'm in my 50's
they are a complete blur.
Pulling out the reading glasses 
doesn't even help much.
 I was pretty excited when I was contacted recently 
by Pam Turner
and asked if I would review
the side threading needle.
I need this needle!
Simply wrap the thread around the base 
of the needle,
pull up until you feel the thread reach the notch
and then pull down
securing the thread.
It's as easy as that!
are 100% stainless steel
and made here in America. 
*Pam is the inventor!
To learn more about 
sizes and options
make sure to visit Pam's web site
My main concern was wondering
if the thread would stay threaded.
Answer: Yes!
I'm using the basic sharp SE 8-Q
for short stitches as I applique
and I find the needle a little thicker than
I am used to, but other than that
I'm a fan of 
and will be using them again and again.

5 comments:

Cynthia said...

That's really amazing! I'm glad you shared it!!!

Stephanie said...

I've seen these and wondered about the point there the needle is threaded getting caught in fabric. For every quilting dilemma there is someone to invent a fix! :o)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never heard of them - thanks for showing them

Cardygirl said...

Amazing...we need all the help we can get with our aging eyes!

Nanette Merrill said...

I've never heard of these. I'll have to try them. really love love the red and how this is looking.