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Thread: Opinions on Needles for Quilting

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    Any opinions out there on the proper needle to use for the classic quilt sandwich - I have cotton on both sides (not batik or anything fancy) and 80/20 batting. I never realized that in this realm, "size matters" !! Love to hear your collective wisdom.

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    sorry, machine quilting.

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    do you have a scrap sandwich to play with?

    I haven't done much besides stitch-in-the-ditch, and I think I used an 80 (don't remember the Singer equivalent) -


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    I use an 80/12 for stitch in the ditch and a 90/14 for free motion on my machine.

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    Great question and site. I've bookmarked it for future reference.

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    Loretta, the holes look a little larger (not that bad) when sewing but after washing they look just fine.

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