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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Magic Needle- Topstitch needle

You just HAVE to watch this video! it will change your life This is an updated section from Superior Threads Bob Purcell's Thread Lecture. There is a huge amount of information here about needles which you wont want to miss.


  1. I've always believed in my Topstitch needles ever since I bought King Tut thread from Amafu (recommended on the thread). Now I'll just have to find the titanium coated needles. Lovely article, thanks Glenda.

  2. Hettie,
    I will be ordering these titanium needles from Superior in the next couple of weeks so let me know if you want.They do live up to their reputation. I don't use anything but titanium needles now.