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is my needle the wrong size, please help!!

is my needle the wrong size, please help!!

Old 08-13-2013, 06:53 AM
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Question is my needle the wrong size, please help!!

can some one help me out??? When i sew and hold my stitching up to light, you can see the stitch holes?? i just recently got a new brother sewing machine, And have been sewing with the needle that came with it, but after i sew , hold up to light, and you can see the light thur the stitches!! is it too big of needle! thanks
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:00 AM
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People have told me that when you wash the quilt, the holes will close up. Personally for stitching the blocks together, I use a #11, for FMQ I use a #12, but most people use a #14, the long armers usually use at least a #16 and bigger, or at least that's what I've been told. I also don't like the holes that I can see through and haven't had any problems FMQ with the #12, so I'll just stick with that one.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:12 AM
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thank u pocoellie!! thats what i thought it was, but i need to hear it from great people like u thanks
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:25 AM
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Some info about sewing machine needles:

http://www.joann.com/static/project/0704/PA00223.pdf

On sewing machine needles, the larger the number, the thicker the shaft of the needle.
For piecing, I like to use a 75/11 or 80/12.
Many people use at least a 100/16 for sewing heavy denim.

The numbers may be reversed - 75/11 is the same thing as 11/75.
Also - make sure that you are using the correct needle for your sewing machine and that it is installed properly.

Hand sewing needles are numbered the other way - the larger the number, the thinner the needle. A smaller sized needle in a given style is given a larger number. Example: A #12 between will be thinner and shorter than a #9 between.

It seems like a lot of demonstrations are done on that stiff, coarsely woven material with thick (14/90 or thicker) needles.

It can get confusing.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:42 AM
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Superior Threads has information on their web site about the correct needle for the thread you're using. Unfortunately the web site seems to be down right now, so I can't find the link to send you.
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