Needle Facts: Burrs

Think a needle lasts forever?  Take a look at this used needle.  On the left with our naked eye the needle point looks sharp.  Now magnetize that same needle a 1,000 times for a close up.  Look at that GIANT burr and those striations.  What is this needle going to do to your fabrics and thread? 

Dull Needle Close Up

 . . . . Shred or break threads, skip stitches, damage fabrics, create uneven stitches, and your sewing machine sounds “funny.”  The solution is so easy and cost-effective: 

Change Your Needle!

Sew SCHMETZ!

Rhonda

Comments

  1. Schmetz needles are the VERY BEST, hands down. Such an easy way to end frustration!

  2. Barbara Robb says

    Hello

    My name is Barbara Robb and I am the Chairlady for the Golden Rand Guild for Quilters in Johannesburg and was wondering if I would be able to put the picture of the new colour coded needles into our members news letter. This is a very useful picture and I only use Schmetz needles as do most of the quilting ladies.
    Thanking you Barbara Robb Chairlady GRG

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