One of my friends had
the opportunity to go to
the Houston Quilt Festival last fall.
And she brought me this little gismo.
It's a needlepuller
from the Netherlands.
I hadn't used it until she mentioned
it a couple of weeks ago and
told me it was a wonder when
she was doing big stitch quilting on wool.
I thought I would finally give it a try
on a flannel/wool piece that
needed quilting with some Valdani Perle Cotton.
It did work great!
I was able to pull the larger needle
through those heavier
fabrics quite easily.
It's worn on your quilting hand.
The pointer finger is placed through the hole
and the pushbutton is pointed toward the thumb.
I was actually able to load my
needle with a lot more stitches
Then you slide
the eye of the needlepuller
over the tip of the needle,
squeeze the button with your thumb,
it grabs the needle,
you pull the needle through.
It does takes a bit of getting use
to on your fingers.
I haven't mastered that yet.
But it did work very well.
I looked on line to try and find a source.
Amazon carries them, but
they are out of stock,
so you might have to do more searching
or head off to a quilting venue
with lots of vendors.
Someday you might want to look for it.
It's a good Gismo
to have on hand.
Until Next Time-