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  • Suzette
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    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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  • Sylvia H
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    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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  • Hulamoon
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    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.

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  • shirleyknot
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    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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  • katier825
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    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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  • K. McEuen
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    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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  • Neller
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    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
    One of the things I love about this forum is that Whenever someone asks a question, someone else has an answer.

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  • Hulamoon
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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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  • mischiefkat
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    #80 quilting needle

    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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