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Thread: Quilting Needle

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    Junior Member stephaniequeen's Avatar
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    Sorry I didn't ask this with my first post regarding quilting needles, but what size needle is preferred when sewing on the sewing machine? Is it different for piecing than with quilting?

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    it is whatever size fits in your hand and is comfortable.
    some use betweens (quilting) while others may use sharps.

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    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
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    I use a 14 usually, but some will use down to a size 12.

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    I usually use a 14 or 12.

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    For machine piecing I usually use a 10 and for machine quilting usually a 12.

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    I use an 11 or 12 for piecing & a 14 or 16 for quilting at the domestic machine. I use a 16 or 18 on the quilting machine. The size needle you use is determined by how thick your thread is.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    For 28 years I've used a Schmetz Universal 80/12 for most machine piecing.

    Jan in VA

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    I checked my book on machine & used what they suggest for quilting.

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