Since there has been some discussion in another thread of machine
needles thought I would point out a couple of things.
1. Superior threads now has titanium coated topstitch needles, made
by Organ needles but labeled "Superior". They are available in sizes
as small as 10. Titanium helps the needle last 3-5 times longer than
plain needles. Topstitch means: sharp point, strong shaft, and larger
eye (easier to thread for some of us). A bit more expensive, but not
3 times as expensive.
2. Superior is having a special with all in the US shipping for
3. So check out some of the threads too. Masterpiece thread (extra
long staple cotton, wonderful for piecing/quilting) in all colors
except neutrals, large cones, is on sale. A cone lasts a long time,
and yes neutrals are what we generally use, but many of us also use a
lot of a few other colors.
4. Check out the "Try Me" specials. A great way to sample some of the
different threads. They pick the color when you pick the thread
5. If you have been looking for a really heavy cone thread stand, they
have a great model. And with the flat rate shipping the weight won't
cost you more.
Yes, I like Superior threads, and have been to the "School of
Threadology". But it is really good thread.
Machine news---- I am getting a Featherweight!!!!! One of the members
of the Guild Chapter I belong to has one, with a Featherweight folding
table, she is selling. Told DH that I *didn't* buy it, and he looked
at me and said "Merry Christmas to you?" So I am getting it.
The machine is in good condition, Jean used to use it regularly. (She
is getting to the age where she is really having trouble seeing and
such. So she is making sure a lot of her sewing stuff goes to good
homes, and brings her some always needed cash too.)
I am so looking forward to it. Have wanted a Featherweight for
(It also looks like I will eventually be getting a new "main
machine". And it will probably be a Bernina, since I can get employee
pricing and the owner of the shop would really like me to have a
Lots of news and info.
Glad to hear from all of you, even though I only get a few (less than
30) messages a day.
Pati, in Phx
- posted 9 years ago