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Thread: Needle for t-shirt quilt

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    Do I need to use a ballpoint needle to sew T-shirts into a quilt?
    Merry Christmas to everyone!

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    I didn't, I've made several and just used a regular needle.

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    Thanks so much for your fast reply.
    I need to have them done by New Years.
    Merry Christmas!

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    Good Luck and Merry Christmas.

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    good luck

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    I just finished making two of them and just used a regular needle!! I didn't have any problems!

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    I think it depends on your machine. Some machines are picky. I made 7 tshirt quilts and had alot of issue with breaking thread, then someone suggested I use the ballpoint needle and viola! it solved my problem. Merry Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    I think it depends on your machine. Some machines are picky. I made 7 tshirt quilts and had alot of issue with breaking thread, then someone suggested I use the ballpoint needle and viola! it solved my problem. Merry Christmas
    OK I guess if I can get to the fabric store I'll buy ballpoints just in case.
    Thanks :thumbup:

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    I think if you use interfacing on the back so they don't stretch, then a regular needle is what you need. However, if you are just sewing through the knit, a ball point needle will be better.

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    I use a regular needle and a walking foot.

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