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Thread: Needle Education

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    Super Member joeyoz's Avatar
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    I was one who always thought you just used the same needle for everything. Boy, was I wrong. Here are some links to Schmetz needle website and some different things to learn about needles. Very educational.

    http://www.schmetzneedles.com/education.html

    http://www.schmetzneedles.com/pdf/ne...20ABC_GB_S.pdf

    Hope this helps you as much as it did me. :D :D :D

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    And I used th think you used a needle until you broke it. :cry: One time ,a long time ago, I decided to replace a needle even though it hadn't broken. I was amazed at how dull and flat the end of it was. Now I replace the needle a lot more often and keep spare needles with my machine. :D

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    Thank you for posting this!!! Very Informative :D :D :D

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    Thanks for this link. It's great information. I learned that the needle and thread size are the most important factors in quilting, especially for free motion quilting. I recently switched to titanium coated needles. They stay sharp much longer than regular needles so are a better value for the money and my stitches look better too. I never buy needles off the rack unless I have a coupon. I buy most of them online. I like Organ needles the best and Schmetz needles are excellent if your machine likes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    I was one who always thought you just used the same needle for everything. Boy, was I wrong. Here are some links to Schmetz needle website and some different things to learn about needles. Very educational.

    http://www.schmetzneedles.com/education.html

    http://www.schmetzneedles.com/pdf/ne...20ABC_GB_S.pdf

    Hope this helps you as much as it did me. :D :D :D

    Thanks for the info. Read some and it is very interesting. Will finish reading later.

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    Great link - bookmarked it.

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    So glad you like the link. Never knew there were so many needles for all different sewing.

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    Very educational. Thanks!

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    I'll attest to using the right needle for the right job. It makes a world of difference in stitch quality and level of frustration.

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    Thanks for sharing this website. Very informative!

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