to add one of these wonderful threaders to your Christmas (or other holiday!) list. And if, after the official holiday, you have not received one, get yourself to a quilt shop and get one for yourself!!!!
These are the new Sewline quickthru needle threaders. Just slightly larger than a lipstick tube, it is a joy to work with.
Here is the glamour shot!
The top retracts to reveal the actual threader.
A size 9 to 12 needle is inserted in the pink part--the hole is small and holds the needle securely. Lay your thread into the V groove. (The instructions on the package are clear and easy to understand.)
Now press GENTLY with your thumb. If you feel any resistance, STOP! This is a delicate threading mechanism and it can be broken if you force it. Simply turn the needle slightly and try again. This allows the needle eye to line up with the threader.
After pushing gently, you can remove the needle from the hole. You will see a "bubble" of thread.
Pull the bubble, and the needle is threaded!
Adding to the major coolness of this threader: a magnet on the bottom AND and a needle storage place!
While the ability to thread needles easily is priceless, these dandy threaders are a bit over $16, depending on where you buy them. And another benefit? If you are a bit forceful and bend the threading mechanism? You can buy just the replacement head for about $5! Did I mention the cutter? On the opposite side from the threading lever (see photos 5 and 6 above).
How's the shopping, baking, wrapping, etc. going? I am about 6 rows from having a hat done!
P.S. As always, I get absolutely no endorsement fees...and I don't tell you about anything I don't personally use.