The link may be helpful:
The Universal needles are pretty good for general sewing but, when it
comes to machine quilting, a Topstitch or Quilting needle is better.
These needles are a little stronger, so you can stitch through several
layers of fabric without fear of breaking the needle.
Plus because the eye is larger, you can use thicker thread and even
two different threads at the same time to make your machine quilting
even more interesting.
Other machine needles can make your sewing easier, too. For more
information about the various needles and how to use them, visit: