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Save a Thread — Thread a Needle

Oct 17, 2008

submitted by Karen Wolff
from Threads #117

Here’s what I do to make use of long strands of thread: I keep a pincushion of needles handy when I’m sewing. When I’m ready to remove a spool of thread from my machine, I clip the thread at the spool and pull the thread out of the machine through the needle. Then I take that strand and thread it through one of the hand needles in my pincushion. Whenever I need to baste, make tailor’s tacks, sew on a button, snap, or hook and eye, I have an assortment of threaded needles all ready to go.

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