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Thread: What size needle do all you hand quilters use?

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    Super Member aorlflood's Avatar
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    I use both 10's and 11's Richard Hemming & Son needles.
    I find 12's bend on about the third threading for me.

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    Senior Member happyquiltmom's Avatar
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    I use short needles (11 or 12) because I have short little fingers. It hurts my hand to use bigger ones because my fingers spread too far apart when using them.

    I've found that if I keep my quilt very loose in the hoop, I get smaller stitches and fewer bent or broken needles.

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    10 or 12 and eventually they all bend.
    I have sometimes 6 needle going at once,
    so I can carry on the next time I roll the quilt.
    J J

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    Size 10. I find I am more comfortable with that size needle.

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    I use a size 8 or 9, anything smaller and I break it because of the way I hand quilt.
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