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    purchasing machine needles in bulk

    Does anyone know where to purchase Schmetz sewing machine needles in bulk at a reasonable price? The company I used to purchase needles from no longer sells them. And buying needles in those small packages gets quite expensive over time. Thanks.

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    I bought a box of 100 on ebay for $25 they are great, still have a lot of them!
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    I recently received an email from redrockthreads.com about 100 needle packages of Schmetz needles. Here's the link.

    http://www.redrockthreads.com/schmetz/

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    When I last bought a box of 100 needles (admittedly, several years ago) I am pretty sure I paid less than $40. Oh, for the good old days! I will most likely purchase needles from Red Rock; I already buy Aurifil thread from them. But I sure wish I could find needles cheaper than that! Thanks for the input.

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    I got 100 for $16.95 from Hittle Wholesale Sewing Supplies - http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...ls/page_1.html

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    Wow - JHLittle is a much better deal. Thanks for the reminder. And they sell Aurifil too.

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    Well, thanks, WandaVA - I just ordered needles from J. Hittle. Didn't find the bargain you found (I was looking for Micro-Tex sharps) but still the best price I had seen anywhere. And they also have Aurifil thread; not much less expensive than RedRock but at least I won't be paying shipping on two different orders. That place has a ton of stuff I would like to have; I am sure I will be going back again soon. Thanks again.

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    Sun, I noticed the specialty needles were higher priced. The universal needles were 14.95 or thereabouts. I agree with you, lots of stuff I'd like to have to. Thanks for asking the question.

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    What is J. Hittle's shipping charge? I can't find anything on their website.

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    jhittle charges $6.70 shipping on all orders under $100.
    over $100 is free shipping.

    they are where i buy all of my needles.
    if you sign up for their weekly newsletter and read it through every week you will stumble across all sorts of bargains. the needles go on sale several times a year, so you save even more if you catch it.
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    jhittle needles are 50 per box (5 needles per card, 10 cards per box). Still a good deal. I have ordered from them several times, and always been satisfied. I would order more often if their web site were not such a nightmare to navigate. And their emails are even worse. But if they have what you want, chances are it will be a good price.

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    I have bought from both JHittles and ebay. Good deals at both places.

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    Thanks for the JHittle recommendation. I just bought a box of 100 Universal needles ($24) and 2 spools of Aurifil thread (slightly less than other places, but not by much).

    I should be stocked up on needles for a good while now! I've been using quilting needles for quilting, but lots of people say Universal work just fine- and they are cheaper too! So except maybe batiks, I think I should be good to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WandaVA View Post
    I got 100 for $16.95 from Hittle Wholesale Sewing Supplies - http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...ls/page_1.html
    neat site! but here is a question...when i was there, i saw "quilting needles"...has anyone used the schmetz quilting needles...opinions???

    thank you!

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    I use the quilting needles for quilting. They do very well.

    When I'm lazy, I leave them in and use them for piecing, too. LOL
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    I buy a box of 100 on ebay for $40 plus $1 S&H. They are great.

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    I belong to a group on yahoo that buys in bulk from the manufacturer and sells at cost to members. I can usually get all I need for a year with one go at it. Go to Yahoo Groups and search for needle coop. Now if they only had a group for buying rotary blades in bulk....they don't but I do usually get a good deal from Jhittle.
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    I buy bulk Organ Titanium needles here but they sell Schmetz brands too. : http://www.ctsusa.com/ the Schmetz are about $25 per 100. http://www.ctsusa.com/_e/Schmetz/pro...le_Needles.htm

    I scour the internet for the best prices when I need/want to buy something. I stop and think where does JHittle get their products? It takes a little research but most info is online with creative searching. This is the best price for machine needles I have found in the last few years. I bought enough sewing machine needles to last me the rest of my life from this site when they were much cheaper some years ago. Buy enough when you find a bargain and never worry about high price again.
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    To know everything you need to know about needles and what type you need here is the best info I can find:
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    Ebay is great for bulk nedles, I've gotten them several times.
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    I have gotten needles from sewingpartsonline.com The price was good for 100 Schmetz needles.

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    eBay, but get the titanium needles.
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    I buy my needles in bulk also. I buy from discountembroiderysupply.com
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    Thanks for the links for the different places that have needles in bulk.

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    I usually order mine from Nancy Notions.

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