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Thread: Machine needles

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    When machine quilting, do you use a diffeerent needle when you piece and then quilt? I just realized that I had been using a size 14 needle which with my machine is red for quilting fabrics.
    But for some reason I think that for the longest time I was using a size 11 or 12 when I first starting sewing to piece with.
    Does this sound right? But I don't remember when I bought
    my needles last and why I bought just a package of size 14.

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    On my Bernina QE440 I use a Sharps 75/11 for piecing and usually a Quilting 14 for quilting (sometimes a 12).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aborning
    On my Bernina QE440 I use a Sharps 75/11 for piecing and usually a Quilting 14 for quilting (sometimes a 12).
    These are what sizes I use too :D:D:D

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    I usually use smaller/thinner needles for piecing than a 90 (14).

    I usually piece with a 70 (10) or 80 (12) needle.

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    I use Schmetz Quilting needles, with the green band. I use both sizes that come in the package. I don't quilt on my domestic machines, so I buy special needles for quilting.

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    Yes that is what I thought when I changed my needle last night. At some point I had changed my needle and then all along I have been using my bigger needle. Don't know what I was thinking.

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    I do a lot of PP and use a larger needle for that. I use a 70 or 80 to piece.

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