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Lap Quilting - Needle Size ???

Old 06-06-2013, 10:15 AM
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For those of you who hand quilt with quilt in lap, what size needle do you use for quilting?
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:31 PM
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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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Old 06-06-2013, 01:52 PM
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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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Old 06-06-2013, 02:20 PM
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I usually use a 9 or 10 between
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:44 PM
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I usually use an 11 or 12 between. Prefer Roxanne needles myself.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:02 PM
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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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Old 06-06-2013, 04:21 PM
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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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