Magnetic Needle Positioning
Tool School by celebrity quilter Janie Donaldson
Do you have trouble seeing the groove in the needle on your quilting machine? I do. Here is a tip to help you see in order to position the needle with the groove straight forward like it’s supposed to be.
First you need a small cylinder-shaped magnet like the one you see in this picture.
Second, you’ll need to attach the magnet as you see in the second picture below. Amazingly enough, that little magnet will stick solid to the groove in the front. If the magnet slips to the side, it will not have the same solid feel that it does when it’s attached to the groove.
The magnet points straight from the groove, making it easy to see which direction you need to position the needle properly in the needle bar of the machine.
Also, storing the magnet so you don’t loose it is simple. I just stick it on top of my machine and it’s handy whenever I need it.