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Klasse needles as good as Shmetz

VictoriaMars | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I need to purchase some new needles, I broke the last jeans needle I had and running low on some of the other sizes that I use on a regular basis. My problem is that I have always bought Shmetz or Bernina needles for my Bernina. I can’t buy either locally anymore.

I lve in a city of 140K and the only sewing machine dealer left is a Singer dealer. There isn’t even a decent fabric shop and the chain that is here only sells Klasse needles that they tell me are good. Are Klasse’s a good needle and will they be ok for my Bernina.

I like to feed my machine with good fabric, good thread and good needles to keep him purring!

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  1. carolfresia | | #1

    It may pay to buy needles in bulk online. Check in the back of Threads, if you  have a copy handy, for advertisers that carry the brand you like. These days I, too, find that my choices for shopping locally are quite limited, and I do more shopping than ever for favorite notions by mail or online.

    I don' t know anything about Klasse needles, but if they use the 130/705H system (like Schmetz), they should fit your sewing machine. You might want to try them out and see what you think.

    Carol

    1. VictoriaMars | | #2

      Thank you for your quick response. It turns out that the chain fabric shop is having a sale with 30% of notions, including needles. Klasse are made in Germany and use the same system as Shmetz and on another forum one member's Viking dealer recommends them. So am going to give them a go.

      I am sum what surprised by the fact that needles apparently is not something that sewers seem concerned about. I shouldn't be, a dealer I knew kept a needle from a customer who had come in for servicing her sewing machine. The customer had her Bernina sewing machine for 30 years and this was the first visit to the shop in all that time, with the complaint that the thread seemed to break all the time. Turns out that not only had the machine probably never had a proper cleaning but that she had never changed the needle in thirty years, the needle had worn down to the eye and couldn't hold the thread!

      Victoria

  2. SaraOfenloch | | #3

    Victoriamars

    You might like to  order the catalog from Hancock's of Paducah sent to you with the selections of quilting and sewing supplies for everyone.  You can order quite an array of products. 

     Everyone should be very concerned about needles and threads with their sewing machines.  I think I have had my Bernina for over 15 yrs. and it goes in yearly for a checkup and cleanup.  They even  put a new needle  (and charged me for it of course).  I learned never to leave a new needle in it when it went for a cleaning! for the website contact me.

    good luck  Sara



    Edited 6/15/2002 1:57:34 PM ET by Sara

    1. Jean | | #4

      http://www.####-paducah.com/

      I'm constantly amazed at this site's censor. ROFL!! There has to be a way around this..

      How about clicking Here

      You can't even hide it in html!! Stupid! Use the above URL

      but insert h a n c o c k s without the spaces. Strange that Hancock's  capitalized is OK.

      Edited 6/14/2002 7:23:37 PM ET by Jean

      1. SaraOfenloch | | #5

        Jean

        I am lost as far as what you are talking about.  Obviosly I am a novice on computer language.  help

        SAra

        1. Jean | | #6

          Don't worry about it.  I was just trying to make a hot link to the catalog you were talking about and the censor wouldn't allow it because of the letters c o c k. Stupid, eh??

          1. SaraOfenloch | | #7

            you got that right. stupid means the entire site was not read.

            thanks though

            Sara

          2. Jean | | #8

            Let's try that hot-link again.  I think it will work now.

            http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/

            Yeah!!  This is a good site people, check it out!

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