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Sweet16. Sheet as backing size needle

Old 10-18-2020, 06:42 AM
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Hi expert quilters.

im going to start quilting a scrappy quilt using somewhat intricate. FMQ. Iím using warm and natural batting. The sheet is a prewashed 200 count cotton sheet. What size needle should I use on this sit down longarm machine?

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Old 10-18-2020, 07:46 AM
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Depending on what thread you're using, I'd use either the 90/14 or the 100/16. On my Sweet16, I mainly use a 90/14 if I'm using a 40 wt. thread like Isacord. If I have problems, then I move up to the 100/16.

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Old 10-18-2020, 08:24 AM
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I agree, the size needle will depend on the thread you are using. Superior Threads has a longarm thread reference guide here:

https://www.superiorthreads.com/reference-guides
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:37 AM
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Since I use Superior Glide thread I use the 90/14 on my machines. I don't have the sweet 16 but I do have a Grace Original Frame and a 1500se and it works great with this. I am also using it in my FW. Talk about one end to another.
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Thanks everyone. I se the superior chart a lot. I normally would use the 90/14 or longarm equivalent with the thread I’m using. . I was wondering if Have I got a sheet 200 count versus typical quilt fabric 80 count would make a difference
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Needle size is dependent on the thread weight. The type of needle may be influenced by the materials but size is a thread decision.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:20 AM
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Thanks. That helps a lot.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:52 PM
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I am using a sheet backing on my Tiara mid arm right now and having no problems at all using a 90/14, which is the correct needle for the thread.

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I’m using superior monopoly ( invisible thread) to do the initial stay stitching. It calls for a 70 needle. It’s working just fine.
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