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Thread: What size needle for PP?

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    What size needle for PP?

    I'm using a size 14 needle for my pping and it is pulling the paper and fabric. I'm using printing paper. Should I be using a different size needle? Any help would be appriciated. Thank you in advance.
    Patti

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    Maybe drop down a size and make your stitches smaller
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    Is your needle dull?
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    Is your needle dull?

    I just put the needle in today.

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    I have a friend who is a very experienced paper piecer and she told me she uses a denim needle, which is a 16. She said it's the shape of the point rather than the needle size that helps it pierce cleanly. I haven't tried it yet.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowQuilt View Post
    Is your needle dull?

    I just put the needle in today.
    How about the quality of paper you're using. I used the thinnest, cheapest paper I can buy. I usually pay about $2.00 a ream for it.
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    How about the quality of paper you're using. I used the thinnest, cheapest paper I can buy. I usually pay about $2.00 a ream for it.


    Where do you get your paper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowQuilt View Post
    How about the quality of paper you're using. I used the thinnest, cheapest paper I can buy. I usually pay about $2.00 a ream for it.


    Where do you get your paper?
    Where ever I can find it on sale--usually Walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    Where ever I can find it on sale--usually Walmart.
    I also agree with using a larger needle--the larger (and sharper) the needle, the larger the hole in the paper and the paper almost falls apart. I've never had a problem with little bits of paper getting stuck in the seams.
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    I use a universal size 80/12 needle and plain old copy paper.
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