Posted by Queen Bee on November 14, 2007 at 10:26 AM under
After pleating, I often have to remove or rearrange the needles in my pleater.
Of course, once the removable drum is out, accidentally turning the bottom drum slightly in the wrong direction makes all the needles fall out.
Try this next time: run a piece of wax paper, or a paper towel, or even a scrap of cloth through the pleater and fill up the needles with pleated material. Leave it ON the needles.
Remove the removeable drum. You can now take out ALL your needles TOGETHER. They will STAY together.
You can remove unneeded needles and, with a little practice, quickly reinsert the strip of needles into the pleater.
Once the removeable drum is back in place, you can remove the wax-paper/paper towel/scrap of cloth from the needles.
No more chasing dozens of needles around the table after they have fallen out, getting MOST of them back in place, and having them all fall out again.