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Thread: Lap Quilting - Needle Size ???

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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    Lap Quilting - Needle Size ???

    For those of you who hand quilt with quilt in lap, what size needle do you use for quilting?

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    I don't hand quilt anymore. When I did I used a size 8, short stubby needle.
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    I usually use an 8 or 9. I find the longer the needle is the harder it is to make small stitches.

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    I usually use a 9 or 10 between

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    I usually use an 11 or 12 between. Prefer Roxanne needles myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    I usually use an 11 or 12 between. Prefer Roxanne needles myself.
    Are the betweens longer than the regular #11 quilting needle?

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    A " quilting needle" IS a between. The higher the number the smaller the needle (seems so counter-intuitive, but, then, they didn't ask me, did they?)

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