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Thread: rounded needle points

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    Does anyone but me have a LAQM that does not like the rounded needlepoints. I just ordered new needles and accidently got the rounded tips instead of the sharp points. Everything else about the needles was exactly the same. OMG what a mess of skipped stitches. The rounded tips are a lot easier to find so that must be what most LAQ ers use. So what could my problem be? and what is your experience with the two types of needles?

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    I only use sharp needles...they go through the threads, where the rounded needles will go between the threads, You won't get a true straight line of stitching with the rounded needles.

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    Try them on knits.

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    I thought rounded tips were for knits so you wouldn't break the threads. Think the sharps are hard to fi d because everyone uses them.

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    i only use the sharp ones

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    You bought needles for using with knits by mistake. Take them back to the store and ask if you could exchange them for what you need.

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    Only use sharps on the LA.

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    the ball point needles are for knits---they go inbetween the threads in knits---so if you are going to work with fleece or any other knits they will work great for you---but no- they don't work so well with regular cottons-
    can you return / exchange them? if not then just sit them aside and save them for projects with knit fabrics (like fleece, minkee, other knits.

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    I am glad to know I can use these needles on fleece. I have some fleece throws to quilt now. These needles were ordered from Columbia River because they were the ones they recommended for my TL and C R made no mention of the rounded tip. Once I realized the problem and started inquiring at other sites the same exact needles were recommended instead of GR (pointed ones). At least the next time I need needles I have a better understanding of exactly what I do need. Columbia River gives great service and I am glad that I now understand the codes on the needle case and know what MY machine needs. The education was worth the frustration.

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    Are they also called ball point?

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