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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Which Needle to Use

I just read a wonderful blog post by Kate who blogs at Seams Like a Dream and she has great information on what needle works with what fabric and why!!  Best of all, she put it into a chart that you can easily copy and save for future use right here

I'm really good at figuring out which needle to use with my longarm, because I use different weights of thread when I quilt and they demand different sizes of needles to work properly.  I'm not that attentive when I am piecing...because I usually use cotton so my needle stays the same!  Remember the Tummy Time quilts I made for babies?  After reading Kate's blog, I understand why I was having issues when piecing the poly fabric to the cotton...it kept wanting to shift and stretch on me!!  Lesson learned!  I now have a copy of Kate's list of fabrics and the needles they pair with in a folder on my desktop so I can access it.  When I get home, I'll print out a copy and keep it in my sewing room!

2 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Thank you for sharing this!

Susie Q said...

Will definitely have a look at this. I don't have too many problems with the needles and my Janome but I generally only sew with cotton and then the wadding and the needles which are for Janome seem to do an excellent job. But it is always handy to have a guide if I do ever sew with anything different. Thank you so much for sharing and to Kate for taking the time to compile the guide. Hugs, Susie xx