Jump threads and pokies

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When I am machine quilting and have a loose thread on top, I thread it
through a hand-sewing needle and bury it through to the back.  I wonder what
is the very best way to deal with those little jump threads with machine
embroidery.  They are usually way too short to pull to the back.  I have
lovely little curved Ginghers that will get 'pretty close'.  I know that
'too' close is b-a-d.  What is the best way to make these little pokie
thread tails all gone?   I thank you kindly for your thoughts.  I'm enjoying
this new adventure but I surely have a long way to go.  Polly


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Polly Esther wrote:
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I use Littauer (suture removal) scissors:
http://www.enasco.com/product/C24647N
and a good pair of Kelley forceps:
http://www.chiefsupply.com/Medical_Supplies/Tools/EMI1740

I have several pairs of the scissors and three forceps.  Use
the tiny hook on the scissors can catch the jump stitch
thread and pull it up silghtly, then grip it with the
forceps to hold it up and use the scissors to clip close to
the design at both ends of the thread.

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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BEI Design wrote:

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"to catch"

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"slightly"

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Beverly, who needs more coffee....



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Thank you so much, Beverly.  Always delighted to have just the right tools
to get something done.  And thank you more for showing me where to get them.
Sit back and let me bring you a fresh cup of coffee.  We live in the
Alabama/Mississippi Black Creek Swamp and our pure clean water makes the
best coffee in the world.  No bleach added or chemicals to prevent a tooth
cavity.  For that, we're on our own.  Polly

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Polly Esther wrote:
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You're welcome.  It was pure serendipity that I started
using the Littauers.  I had had sutures removed at the doc's
office, and they used a disposable kit, and the nurse said I
could keep the scissors and forceps.  I was in the middle of
an embroidery project, and  a light bulb went off.  If they
worked so well for removing stitches, why not....  and a new
tool was born.  I use them for every project.

The coffee sounds terrific.  Here in the Pacific NW just
south of Portland, we have some of the purest water, right
off Mount Hood, but the idjits insist on adding chlorine
anyway.

Beverly



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Tonight's funny.  I received an alarmed call from the credit card I use for
online quilting needs.  They reported suspicious activity.  Forceps!  $2.
It makes me very happy that they are so careful with my account.  Polly


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Polly Esther wrote:
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Who knows what triggers those calls?  We've gotten calls on moderate
purchases, then a rather large purchase goes through without a whimper.
   I got a call when I ordered a piece of furniture from Macy's, that
was going to be delivered to the house -- the same address as the
billing address, and a wait until the piece was fabricated and shipped
from outside the state.  Yet airplane tickets, which are now ticketless,
just show up at the airport with ID, and away you go -- no call.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Polly Esther wrote:
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ROTFLMHO!  I once had our CC company call me about
suspicious activity in Seattle (three hours north of here).
They said someone was using our CC for a $3,000.+ camera
purchase.  My DH had found the best deal in a Seattle camera
shop for the Nikon f5 he yearned for, and combined buying
the camera with attending a hockey game.  ;-)

Beverly



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