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Old 12-08-2011, 06:12 PM
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I'm using a size 14 needle for my pping and it is pulling the paper and fabric. I'm using printing paper. Should I be using a different size needle? Any help would be appriciated. Thank you in advance.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:18 PM
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Maybe drop down a size and make your stitches smaller
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:21 PM
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Is your needle dull?
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Is your needle dull?

I just put the needle in today.
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I have a friend who is a very experienced paper piecer and she told me she uses a denim needle, which is a 16. She said it's the shape of the point rather than the needle size that helps it pierce cleanly. I haven't tried it yet.....
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Originally Posted by SnowQuilt View Post
Is your needle dull?

I just put the needle in today.
How about the quality of paper you're using. I used the thinnest, cheapest paper I can buy. I usually pay about $2.00 a ream for it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:50 PM
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How about the quality of paper you're using. I used the thinnest, cheapest paper I can buy. I usually pay about $2.00 a ream for it.


Where do you get your paper?
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How about the quality of paper you're using. I used the thinnest, cheapest paper I can buy. I usually pay about $2.00 a ream for it.


Where do you get your paper?
Where ever I can find it on sale--usually Walmart.
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Where ever I can find it on sale--usually Walmart.
I also agree with using a larger needle--the larger (and sharper) the needle, the larger the hole in the paper and the paper almost falls apart. I've never had a problem with little bits of paper getting stuck in the seams.
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I use a universal size 80/12 needle and plain old copy paper.
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