Quote Originally Posted by annerose
Ball points are for knits. Get some universal needles they work really well for cottons.

Yes, I've known the use for ball points for a few years or sew ;) LOL

I am actually sewing squares into nine patches from dbl knit/poly fabric.

Thanks for all the great answers. I'll let you know how long this particular needle lasts. Can't sew yet...but will be able to start again soon. (antibiotics interrupt Enbrel therapy...so kinda too sore to sew right now)