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SUPERIOR Machine Needles

Your stitches are only as good as your needle. A needle will last about 8 - 12 hours of sewing and will become blunt or bent over time.
Change your needle often.

Microtex needles offer an extra sharp tip that create perfectly precise stitches. On heavy-weight fabrics where topstitching thread is being used choose a topstitching needle. This specialty needle has a longer eye to accommodate thicker thread.
Superior Threads use Microtex needles made by Organ. Many find the Microtex needle preferable for all Free Motion quilting and Ruler Work Quilting

Not sure about you - but when I purchased my first second hand sewing machine I had no idea about needles! I was pregnant and needed to sew for my baby. I thought you sewed until the needle broke. Ouch! Oh how I have grown, the importance of needles is vital. Sharing your knowledge with new sewers is wonderful rather than them learning the hard way.

Titanium Embroidery needles.
These are the absolute, hand’s down best needles out there for machine embroidery.

Organ Manufacturer - Titanium - This Company make for Superior and Janome

Overlock machines less than 10 years old can, for the most part, be use with home sewing machine needles.

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Needles bend and break they need to be replaced after 6-8 hours of sewing.

New longarm owners quickly discover that longarm needles are very different from the ones they’ve used for piecing quilts.
Industrial needles come in many configurations to fit different machines.
“MR” needles, which means “multi-directional.” These needles resist bending and have a very deep, extended scarf (the notched area behind the needle), which allows tighter hook placement for superior stitches.
In addition, the needle eye and long groove above it are specially designed to reduce thread twist and keep the thread loop formed when changing directions.


FOR THE LONGARM Schmetz needle, to be specific, a light ball point. System 134
1. Ball-point tip spreads fibers instead of cutting them, preventing holes in fibers. (forget what you think about ball point needles only being for jersey knits. These are not for sewing, they are for quilting purposes)
2. Reduces thread breaks when machine goes from right to left.
3. Round shank needles, for muliti-directional use
4. For use with most machines HandiQuilter, Gammill, Prodigy, Nolting, Tin Lizzie and Innova. ***** (these are a round shank top, with a thread groove in the front and scarf in the back)
I don’t believe these will work on an APQS, A1 or a Bernina longarm.
They will work on an HQ Infinity at lower speed.
5. Prevents skipped stitches

Can you use industrial needles in a home sewing machine?
In a word, NO!
The needles are made differently, with the prime difference being the shape of the shank.
On a domestic sewing machine needle, the shank is flat at the back.
On an industrial machine needle, the shank is fully rounded.
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SCHMETZ home sewing needles work with all major sewing machine brands – Baby Lock, Brother, Elna, Janome, Husqvarna Viking, New Home, Pfaff, Singer, White.

Needles bend and break they need to be replaced after 6-8 hours of sewing.

Quilting Needles - Topstitch Needles Extremely Popular for Quilting

Quilting Needle Made especially for piecing and machine quilting. The thin tapered design of these needles allows them to pass through many layers smoothly to help eliminate skipped stitches and keep stitches even.

Microtex Needles
A very slim needle with a thin shaft that helps make very straight stitches. It was developed for the modern micro- fibers and polyesters and high thread count, high quality fabrics used today. The point is very sharp — thus the name — but because of this it is a bit more fragile and needs to be changed more regularly. This is a great needle for piecing high thread count fabrics like Batiks, silks, and microfibers. It is also used for beautiful topstitching or edge stitching. It comes in sizes 60, 70, 80, and 90.

Universal Sewing needles

This all-purpose needle is ideal for general sewing. It features a slightly rounded ball point, perfect for a variety of fabrics including knits and woven

Embroidery Needles

Use with specialty embroidery threads. The distinct scarf, widened groove & enlarged eye protect fragile threads & guard against excess friction allowing trouble-free embroidery and decorative stitching. The light ball point makes this needle friendly to a large variety of fabrics.

Serger & Overlock Needles.

These needles have a sharp point suitable for all fabrics
Today, sewing machines and sergers can both take the same needles, which makes sewing easier. However many companies that make sergers opt for designing their own needles or using special style needles. In the package, serger needles are easy to identify, but when dropped into a sewing box they become impossible to distinguish with the naked eye unless they are unique in shape

ELx705, ELx705CF and ELx705CF SUK have increased strength due to a reinforced blade leading to less needle breakage and straighter stitches.

ELx705 and ELx705CF have a slightly rounded point for universal use.
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HLx5 High-Speed Quilting

These needles are specially designed for high-speed sewing and quilting machines. The HLx5 needle is made for sewing hard, thick or heavy materials.
If you are bending or breaking 15x1's this needle could solve your problem. These hard chrome needles will outlast a standard 15x1.

Needle - HLX5
The HLx5 needle style is a home machine needle (it has a flat shank) which has been designed to stitch through heavy fabric and leather.
It has a unique tapered shape to it, which helps form good stitches while stitching very fast (1,500+ stitches per minute).

Did you know that most sewing is about 85-90% straight stitching?
This is why a lot of sewers who are mostly into clothing construction and quilting swear by the accuracy and precision that a straight stitch only machine can give.

Want to improve your quilting? Then look for a Straight Stitch Machine!
A Few Straight stitch Machine on the Market right now-

Pfaff 1200 Grand Quilter,
Husqvarna Mega Quilter,
Brother PQ1300 PQ1300 PQ1500S,
Janome 1600P 1600P-DB 1600-QC,
Singer 2OU 31-15,
Babylock BLQP BL500A,
JUKI --- DDL-227 DDL-555 DDL-8700 TL-98E TL-98P TL-98QE TL2000Qi TL2010.

These needles were designed specifically for high speed Straight Stitch Machines.

Compatible with Babylock Sewing Machine Models: BLQP.
Compatible with Brother Sewing Machine Models: PQ-1300, PQ-1500 & PQ-1500S.

Compatible with Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine Models: Mega Quilter
Compatible with Juki Sewing Machine Models: TL98E, TL98Q & TL-98QE.
Compatible with Pfaff Sewing Machine Models: 1200 Grand Quilter.
Compatible with Janome P1600 High speed straight stitch-only

Quilters are buying these machines frantically, easily sew over bulky seams, perfect for Free Motion and a Dream for Ruler Work.
Bag Makers love the Straight Stitch Machines - sew those thick seams with ease!
Please Note
Suppliers are not bringing out 80/12 Needles - rather replacing them with the 75/11

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The Best Needles will only give you 6-8 hours of Sewing.

Klasse Germann Machine Needles

Organ Machine Needles made in Japan
did you know:
Organ make Janome needles
Organ make Superior Titanium Needles
Sizes of needles are usually engraved on the needle, have a magnifier on hand.
Some have color coded to make it easier.

If your stitch is uneven or ragged looking, the first thing to try to correct the problem is to insert a new needle.
Needles can develop burrs that cause pulls and uneven stitching. No matter how strong your needles are, they’re prone to breaking and bending .Always have extra needles on hand.

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Remember, no matter how strong your needles are they are prone to bending and breaking.
Change your needles after 6-8 hours of sewing --- or if your stitching quality has changed.

Schmetz SUPER NonStick Needle - New Release!

Extra-large eye is suitable for embroidery work. PLUS Easy to Thread!

The NEW SCHMETZ Super Nonstick Needle has a slippery surface that ensures less adhesive residue sticks to the needle.
Tired of gumming up needles with stubborn adhesives?
Complaining about missed stitches and thread breakage caused by adhesives?
Users of adhesive stabilizers, temporary spray adhesives, or self-adhesive hook and loop tapes can now rejoice!
The unique slippery surface ensures less "goo" sticks to the needle!
This new needle makes stitching through vinyl and other questionable textures eazy peazy.

A Super Universal Needle with a non-stick coating of NIT (Nickel-Phosphor-PTFE).
Extra-large eye is suitable for embroidery work.
The eye corresponds to a needle two sizes larger (i.e., the 70/10 NonStick eye is similar to a size 90/14 regular Universal eye). Distinctive scarf with the special design of the eye ensures prevention of skipped stitches.
Slightly rounded point provides trouble-free sewing on most materials.
Strong conical blade reinforcement easily handles thick fabrics like denim.

Five (5) needles per card.
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We struggle to get Specific Serger Needles - as we all know there has been a world shortage of Needles with the pandemic. So Serger needles are not top of the production line. Always doing our best for our customers.

What Needles Can Be Used With a Serger?

I’ve used Schmetz Universal, Ballpoint, Stretch, Topstitching, and Jean needles in my serger and all worked perfectly. I switch the needles to fit my fabric, which I have found to be beneficial and produce a better end product. Overlock machines less than 10 years old can, for the most part, be use with home sewing machine needles.

Is your serger more than 10 years old?
You can still test out universal home sewing machines using the above mentioned method. If the needles don’t fit easily or the stitches aren’t forming as they normally do, your best bet is to stick with what your manual suggests.
Anything older than 20 years definitely needs to use a needle specifically suggested by the user manual.

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SUPERIOR Machine Needles

Superior Threads is known for their careful selection of high quality products and Organ Needle Company (Japan) teamed together and applied the latest technology of titanium-coated needles to the Topstitch style for home machines.

Organ make the Janome Needles that are supplied with new machines.

Because these titanium-coated needles have an ultra thin coat of titanium nitride, they will stay sharper longer and outlast any current Topstitch needle on the market.
Titanium-coated needles have been available for longarm and industrial machines for many years but these are the first titanium-coated Topstitch style needles made for home machines.
Why select a Topstitch Needle for everyday tasks?
The Topstitch needle has a larger eye and deeper groove.
It is often referred as the MAGIC NEEDLE and can make a difference in your sewing experience.
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