Old 06-19-2020, 06:57 AM
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: River City, Orygun
Posts: 86

There's lots of variation in needle types. Switching to a larger needle may not help. A lot of us use "top-stitch" needles in the appropriate size. They have a longer and bigger eye than a "universal" or any other. This allows for longer dwell in the thread underneath. The little extra lag gives the hook a better chance.

Then there's "timing." Likely what's happening is you attempt to move the fabric before the needle has cleared. The needle bends and the hook misses the loop. The larger needle will help some, but practice works best. FWIW- I consider 100-16 (top-stitch) to be a minimum for any quilt sandwich.
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