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Thread: machine needle size chart?

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    machine needle size chart?

    does anyone have a chart showing the needle hole size? which way is the largest or smallest. i always forget and it's getting harder to see them.

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    yes, but which is larger, going smaller in needle "size" or larger?? 12 versus 14, etc. larger means smaller or larger means larger eye of needle. I had my Essential thread shred once when quilting. i wasn't doing FMQ, just regular stitching.

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    The higher the number the larger the needle. For CT Essential cotton thread which is 50wt 2 py I use a size 14/19 topstitch needle. For CT Pro thread I use a size 80/12

    This chart will help you: http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...dle-guide.html
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    thanks, higher number larger eye. that's what i needed. now to remember it!

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    I was a first grade teacher, so pardon my simplicity. Small number, small needle; big number, big needle.
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    yes but something else is the opposite. thread I think. frustrating when you can't remember which one.

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    Thread is just the opposite. Big number thinner thread. But you have to consider the ply too. 50 wt 3 ply is thicker then 50 wt 2 ply. I won't buy thread if the ply isn't listed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    The higher the number the larger the needle. For CT Essential cotton thread which is 50wt 2 py I use a size 14/19 topstitch needle. For CT Pro thread I use a size 80/12

    This chart will help you: http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...dle-guide.html
    That should be: CT Essential cotton thread which is 50 wt 3 ply (not 2 ply)
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    A larger needle size does not always mean a larger eye. A lot depends on the type of needle, too.
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