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Date: 3/6/12 0:33 AM

HI all I looked all over the boards and I can not find the post/tip about the schmetz needle someone posted, so I am asking does anyone know the real name of these. Could you link back to the 1st post about them for me? They are not a twin needle, but rather one needle with 2 eyes one above the other. I think the post said they are good for topstiching or basting. Thank you for any help, I will be back at noon.

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Date: 3/6/12 4:32 AM

I didn't see the original post you are talking about, but I do have some of these needles. I have tested them out on my machine and they do work, but I've never really used them for anything. I bought them from a company called Kapres and Company that I used to order my serger EL needles from. I don't think they are in business any longer. I bought them on a whim when stocking up on the serger needles. I thought they just might be something I might use.

I do still have a little slip of paper that came with the needles and I'll copy here.

"WARNING: These needles are specialty needles. They are different in many ways than other "universal" needles. There is no noticeable scarf on the needle. You need to check the clearance on your machine using the hand crank or test sewing slowly before proceeding."

"These needles have been tested to use as a shading tool for embroidery as well as a unique topstitching tool. Some machines will not produce an acceptable zig zag stitch with this needle because of the height of the machine's hook. This will vary from machine to machine."

"This, as with all machines and tools, you should contact your manufacturer customer service dept to check compatability."

"KAPRES AND COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY INCLUDING AND UP TO ALL INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. "

Now on to a description of the needles - the shank portion that is inserted into the machine are black. I cannot find any markings on them that would indicate that they are Schmetz, but I think that this was the only brand of needles that they carried, but I can't really remember. The little plastic pkg they are in says "Double Eyed Needle Size 12/80".

Hope this may give you a little bit more of information. I really need to try them out. Maybe on a project I'm getting ready to do. I'm going to try to make some trim for it using some of the decorative stitches and this just might give it that extra "zing"1

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Date: 3/6/12 6:12 AM

Here's the link to the thread about the Schmetz double eyed, "magic" needles.

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Date: 3/6/12 11:22 AM

I did check out the Schmetz needles after I posted earlier. I don't think mine are Schmetz due to the black shank. The Schmetz will probably work better than the ones I have.

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Date: 3/6/12 12:32 PM

Thank you I go to sleep and come back the next day to answers! I looked everywhere for this post, but I see I did not use the right word MAGIC.

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Date: 3/6/12 2:41 PM

I'm glad you found it. I've been earmarking some threads to help make them easier to track down. I've only earmarked two about needles, but the one you are looking for is one of them. If you need it again in the future, search these two words run together with no space in between the words.

needle thread

Search in messages. You will not need the name of the poster, just leave that blank.

If you want to know more about the earmarking project, or would like to join in, check out this thread, Miscellaneous > Message Searches, Bumping Threads.

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Date: 6/30/12 7:47 PM

The double eye needles are made by Schmetz and are used for top stitching. They cost about $4.99 for 5 and you thread 2 different thread into each eye. These are not double needles were there are 2 needles. It's 2 eye on one needle for 2 threads. If you thread a white into one eye and off white into another eye, it makes a prettier top stitch. Also, be sure to put your thread going in opposite direction.

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