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    I was gifted a pattern to make microwave bowls. Everything is very straightforward,except pattern wants me to use #80 quilting needle. for this project. Went to look for one this am, found all sorts of #80 needles with slashes and other #'s after the 80. Have no idea what I'm looking for or why. Store clerk wasn't able to help. Can anybody here? Thanks Kathy
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    Re: #80 quilting needle

    You can use a 90/14 too which is pretty common. Here is a good site for the confusing numbers.

    http://quiltbug.com/articles/choosing-needle.htm
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      Re: #80 quilting needle

      Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
      You can use a 90/14 too which is pretty common. Here is a good site for the confusing numbers.

      http://quiltbug.com/articles/choosing-needle.htm
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        Re: #80 quilting needle

        Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
        You can use a 90/14 too which is pretty common. Here is a good site for the confusing numbers.

        http://quiltbug.com/articles/choosing-needle.htm
        Hahahaha!!!! I was reading the page on your link Lorie and I have to wonder if the author was a head banger in the 80s because of this ... "A Metallica Thread Needle has a larger Teflon coated eye which reduces friction It should have been Metallic.
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          Re: #80 quilting needle

          Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
          Hahahaha!!!! I was reading the page on your link Lorie and I have to wonder if the author was a head banger in the 80s because of this ... "A Metallica Thread Needle has a larger Teflon coated eye which reduces friction It should have been Metallic.
          LOL I love it!

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            Re: #80 quilting needle

            Hey, I actually knew those guys, since for a while I lived right across the road from Jim Hetfield's mom.

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              Re: #80 quilting needle

              Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
              Hahahaha!!!! I was reading the page on your link Lorie and I have to wonder if the author was a head banger in the 80s because of this ... "A Metallica Thread Needle has a larger Teflon coated eye which reduces friction It should have been Metallic.
              lol Maybe they were smoking when they wrote it.
              🌺 Lorie

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                #8
                Re: #80 quilting needle

                A #80/12 needle is recommended when you are using 50 weight thread. I think you can also use a #75 needle with 50 weight thread - but I don't see that size available very often. You can use a #90/14 needle, but it makes a larger hole, which the 50 weight thread does not fill up. I suspect that after washing, this won't make much of a difference.

                BTW - a topstich needle works just as good as a quilting needle.
                Last edited by Sylvia H; July 23, 2016, 08:46 PM.
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                  #9
                  Re: #80 quilting needle

                  I mostly use Schmetz universal 80/12 for all my piecing and quilting, especially FMQ'ing. Has made a world of difference (for the better!)
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