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Old 03-18-2007, 06:15 AM
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I would like to know if someone could explain what a topstitch needle is, what it is used for and about the different sizes.

Thanks, Mary Sheehan
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:24 AM
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A top-stitch needle should be a sharp needle, not an universal point.
You would select the size according to the weight of your fabric.
If you are going to use 2 strands of thread for your top-stitching, than you should have a sharp with a larger eye. For instance, you could use a needle designed for using metallic threads because it would be sharp and have a larger eye.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:27 AM
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Here is a site that has some...I think surgers use them a lot

http://www.shiboridragon.com/Notions.htm
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Wow, Joyce thanks, that is good info.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:34 AM
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Ruthie thanks, great website. Now I know all about needles.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:30 AM
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Ruthie--I spent an hour looking at that fabric and the stencils...Wow! They're beautiful. Thanks for sharing :D
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