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Old 06-02-2018, 04:47 PM
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What are your favorite brand and size needles for piecing your quilt tops?
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:04 PM
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Schmertz Microtex 80/12. I have used other brands, but not other sizes.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:10 PM
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Same as Irish Rose. At a recent class, my embroidery machine was in a snit. The owner gave me a pack of those and the problems were solved.

I do have a box filled with Klasse and Schmetz various types and sizes but will stick with these for now. I do change needles regularly. My dealer recommends to change out needles after eight hours of stitching.
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:28 AM
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My Elna came with Organ needles, and the seller said the machine threader preferred them. I haven't gotten the threader to work for me yet, so I also use the Schmetz needles I had on hand. I use 80/12 size for piecing and 90/14 for quilting.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:31 AM
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the needles that came with my Janome was Organ needles. I buy them on line 100 at a time. size 11 they come ten in a pack and I buy 10 packs
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:34 AM
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I use Superior needles.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:39 AM
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The same as mic-pa, Organ needles purchased on Amazon. It is the only kind my Janome machine is suppose to use. They work well. Otherwise, the Schmetz Microtex 80/12, because they have a very sharp point and I have a lot of them that I used to get at JoAnn's when they were 50% off.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:39 AM
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My Janomes love Organ 90/14.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:51 PM
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So the "Janome" needles and the Organ needles are the same?
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:20 PM
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Schmetz or Organ size 80/12 for piecing.
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