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Old 06-10-2018, 12:14 PM
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Default Hand Quilting Needles?

While hand quilting the fine tips of my
needles break off. I can still quilt with it
but it is a definite difference. What needles
is everyone using? I thought these were
John James and my first time using them.
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:21 PM
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Have you tried Clover Quilting Betweens? Perhaps the John James needles you were using were not the short betweens?
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:43 PM
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I used to use Piecemakers but I just got some Tulip size 10 and they are really nice.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:17 PM
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Hiroshima Tulip are the very best. They are a little more expensive, but seldom bend and I have never had one break.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:08 PM
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I bought a gross of Coats Betweens and I have never had a tip break off. I have had some break in half.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:29 PM
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John James betweens have a tendency to bend very easily. I use Roxanne's betweens size 11 or 12.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:04 AM
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I prefer Roxanne's between needles as well. Usually size 11. I don't think I've ever had a tip break off. Have had some bend but that's about it.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:07 AM
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Roxanne and Tulip hand needles are my favorites, I do use a lot of John James embroidery, straw, or Millners for hand embroidery work.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:30 PM
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I use John James and, for me they hold up pretty well especially as I use the spoon quilting technique so the tips hit metal quite hard and I load on about 5 stitches. It is rare that I break one. However, after a while, they do form a bend which suits my method, so I am pleased with them.

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:10 AM
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I use John James or Clover #10 for hand quilting. I got some Roxanne needles and every point was dull. Threw them away.
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