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Date: 12/7/13 7:32 AM

I recently received an email outlining the new color coding for Schmetz needles. They will have 2 bands. The top one is for type of needle, the bottom one is size.

The Chart is their web site with a downloadable chart.

What I am most excited about is the needle app. It has a section for selecting Needles by Fabric Type. I must be patient and wait for the Android version but it looks like the i-----s are in luck See it Needle App

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Date: 12/7/13 7:49 AM

Thank you, Kathy! I can never find needles for my Coverpro at JA. At least searching should be faster and easier if I can remember the color combo to look for.

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Date: 12/7/13 8:42 AM

Thanks for the info!
I downloaded the app and they really need to update with more fabrics! There don't seem to be any woolens for instance, which is very odd.

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Date: 12/7/13 8:47 AM

no woolens? how odd. I hope they accept requests of items to be added

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Date: 12/7/13 8:51 AM

Thank you! I also ordered the Mypad Needle Organizer from Amazon.

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Date: 12/7/13 10:49 AM

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Date: 12/7/13 11:47 AM

Thanks for posting the info and app - handy to have!

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Date: 12/7/13 11:56 AM

Awesome, thanks so much for this info. I'm getting to the point it's harder and harder to read the sizes on these things. The magnifying glass doesn't even help anymore. I have found that I'm using the Microtex for a lot of my sewing. It goes through all kinds of stuff. I don't app, but sure glad to see this new color coding...

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Date: 12/7/13 2:50 PM

That's so flippin awesome! I can't read those dang embossed sizes on the needles anymore..in fact, I think they are shallower than those needles of old. I found a pack of Schemtz I had bought over 10 yrs ago and it was easier to see the print on it.
I once tried a self made color system using sharpies, but don't always get around to keeping up with it. Seems like I got the idea from a Threads mag or something.
As for after I've used a needle and need to change out, I like those pincushions that have sections labeled. That helps a little.
I have a dedicated magnifying glass in my sewing area these days, but colors would be faster. Singer needles had colors, but I've not used them in years.
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Date: 12/7/13 3:22 PM

Many thanks, should be one of the best things since Sliced Bread, as they say! Let's hope it's not years before they reach our stores Down Under!

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