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Donna F
March 23rd, 2012, 04:42 AM
Does anyone use spring needles? I was wondering if they would be good for FMQ? I found them while out looking for machine needles and thought these would be great for being able to see while traveling. I was also wondered if they have a tendency to break?


Donna

sunnyQLDmum
March 23rd, 2012, 05:29 AM
Uses: Free-motion stitching with dropped feed dogs.
Configuration: Has wire spring above point to prevent fabrics from riding up onto needle, eliminating need for presser foot.
Troubleshooting: Before using, practice free-motion stitching with heavy regular needle, paper, and dropped feed dogs. Don't pull paper/fabric; instead gently guide it through stitching. Wear safety glasses for free-motion work, since needles often break.

This is what I found from doing a google search. Might be worth a try but I don't like the thought of having a needle without a foot, kind of makes me nervous when they say to wear safety glasses!

rebeccas-sewing
March 23rd, 2012, 05:52 AM
Not something I'd be willing to try. Something tells me my machine would probably say "no, no, no" in the display window or something like "CAUTION - attach foot!" haha!

buckeyequilter
March 23rd, 2012, 06:47 AM
Not something I'd be willing to try. Something tells me my machine would probably say "no, no, no" in the display window or something like "CAUTION - attach foot!" haha!

Mine too LOL

MRoy
March 23rd, 2012, 07:58 AM
I've never seen or heard of spring needles before now. I don't think I'll be using them either.

Bubby
March 23rd, 2012, 08:36 AM
I would be hesitant to try them. :)

Genny
March 23rd, 2012, 12:23 PM
I actually had one come with a machine I use to have...never used it...didn't know how...