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What size is my hand quilting needle?

Old 11-27-2011, 12:48 PM
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I need new hand quilting needles. I've used one for years and it is 1 & 3/16 inches long. Does anyone know what size that is?

I guess if no one knows I could haul it into JoAnn's and try to find a matching size.

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Old 11-27-2011, 12:53 PM
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I just know I use a size 10 between needle when I do hand quilting...have never measured it...has more to do with the thinness of the needle, then the length...whatever works best for you.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:03 PM
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I think it is really difficult to say for sure because the length of needles of different manufacturers differ a little in length and diameter.I can only guess -the length you have indicated could be a beween number 9 or even 8. The #10 John James I have here is 1 inch.
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Thanks. I've only used this one needle and got it so long ago that I have no idea what kind it is.
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Thank you Andrea!
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You may have to try different needles til you find one that you like. I used to like John James, til I can across Jeana Kimball's Foxglove Cottage. They are size 10 betweens, but the seem to feel "sturdier" than the John James - I like that when i have to go thru seams and such.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 117becca View Post
You may have to try different needles til you find one that you like. I used to like John James, til I can across Jeana Kimball's Foxglove Cottage. They are size 10 betweens, but the seem to feel "sturdier" than the John James - I like that when i have to go thru seams and such.
You are right--I may have to try several different brands. Thanks for the tip.
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I use a#10. It seems to work fine for me.
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Take it with you when you go shopping and compare it to the ones in the packages.
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