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Thread: Quilting needles

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    Senior Member vivientan's Avatar
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    Can SCHMETZ quilting needles be used for both piecing and machine quilting? The SCHMETZ website said that they can be used for both but I would like to hear comments here on whether anyone has problems using the needles for both purposes. Which is the best size I should be using?

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    I use them for piecing, quilting and embroidering too.
    80/11 for piecing and 90 or 100 for quilting. :D:D:D

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    I use them for both purposes with no problems

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    i use them for sewing, piecing, quilting, hemming, mending....if i am sitting at the machine i am using a schmetz needle; lots of times quilting or topstitich or sharps. the needle and thread have to 'match'; the purpose...?; i don't know if that really matters. the thread/needle combination are important because the incorrect size needle with fray or break you threads. there are certainly people who always change to the (correct needle) for what ever they are doing, universal for sewing, top stitch for top stitching ect...i am not that.........
    worried about it, i use needles that work best with my threads. and i don't stress over whether or not it is what the 'purists' do. i've been sewing for 45 years and when i started sewing we did not have so many choices you learned to make do with what you have.

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