Monday, April 4, 2011

Threading a Needle

When threading a needle-hold the needle over a white piece of fabric.  Look through the needle to the fabric.  Cut the thread at an angle and thread through the eye.  The eye is easier to see and thus the thread goes in easier.  

When threading crewel embroidery thread, cut a piece of paper the width of the eye of the needle.  Fold in half and place thread inside fold.  Slip fold into eye and pull through.  Easy, easy, easy as pie!

When threading a needle for quilting, thread several needles at a time on the spool.  Then, you don't have to stop each time and thread.  It takes a few minutes, but worth your time.

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