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Thread: What needle size do you prefer for piecing and quilting (home sewing maching)

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    I too have been reading this post for the past couple of years and just got up enough nerve to join. I cannot believe how much knowledge you all have. My question concerns the needle size you prefer for machine piecing and quilting (I generally use Warm and Natural batting).

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    For me personally, I use 70/10 or 80/12 for piecing and 90/14 for quilting Mostly I use Topstitch by Schmetz.. I think it is a matter of personal preference and trial and error. Experiment, see what works for you.

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    I would like to Welcome u from W.v hope u enjoy it here lots of helpful folks here and on the needles i think it's a matter of personal perference also

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    For me personally, I use 70/10 or 80/12 for piecing and 90/14 for quilting Mostly I use Topstitch by Schmetz.. I think it is a matter of personal preference and trial and error. Experiment, see what works for you.
    This is a good advice since I realize that bigger needle performs better in stippling :D

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    For piecing I have no big preference what size as long as the thread likes it. For quilting I have to try different sizes until I find one that the tread and fabric like. It could be a size 60/8 up to a Jeans needle. If my thread breaks, I change to a different size needle. It's never the same needle that works on each quilt.

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