Note: 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. Titanium Embroidery needles. These are the absolute, hand’s down best needles out there for machine embroidery.
Organ Titanium - They make for Superior and Janome
If You Love Your Sewing Machine – Replace The Needle Often!
There is a new needle in town . . . SCHMETZ Chrome Professional Grade needles!
Power Quilters, Embroidery Enthusiasts and Stitch Mavens are sewing faster and more intensely than ever. New home sewing machines are built to sew faster than ever - 1000 stitches/minute and more. SCHMETZ® Chrome Professional Grade is the perfect sewing partner.
Chrome resists heat.
Chrome resists wear.
That little needle takes a beating stitch by stitch and it gets hot.
Chromewill stay cool longer with less stitch distortion. Chrome aids the thread to pass through the needle eye with less friction and less heat build-up.
Chrome also allows the needle to pass through the fabric with less resistance.
These chrome needles will withstand your power quilting and stitch addiction.
Needles wear out. Just think of the number of times that the point of the needle goes through the fabric when sewing a seam. They may look alright to the naked eye, but the points become dull. Using a dull needle puts stress on the sewing machine. There is another factor in the life of a needle. As those miles of thread pull through the eye they rub on the steel causing the eye to become rough and it can shred the thread. Don't think that just because the needle is not broken it is alright.
a dull needle can cause a lot of damage to both the project being sewn and the machine itself.
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-
These chrome needles will withstand your power quilting and stitch addiction.
The special taper to the slightly rounded point helps to prevent damage to fabrics sewn in layers and allows easier fabric penetration which helps eliminate skipped stitches. This needle is made especially for piecing and machine quilting.
This distinctive needle features a very thin acute point for creating beautiful topstitching and for stitching on delicate or unique fabrics such as modern, micro fibers, high-thread count batiks, polyester, silk, foils, artificial leather and coated materials. When precision is vital such as for quilt piecing, achieve perfectly straight stitches using Microtex
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quilting needles, also known as Betweens, are the needles of choice for traditional hand quilting. This needle is short, narrow and sharp and features a small, rounded eye. Betweens will surprise you with their very small size, but don't be fooled; they may look little but they are designed to perform. Their shorter length helps make the needle easy to control while creating tiny, accurate stitches. Their thickness and sharpness make them strong enough to penetrate multiple layers with ease. Betweens range in sizes from 3-12. It is recommended that beginners start with a size 8 or 9 needle and when comfortable with that size try a smaller size.
Big Stitch quilting
In recent times there has been a rise in popularity for Big-Stitch Quilting also known as Pick Stitching or Perle Quilting. This technique results in relatively big, showy stitches that add a different texture and color to a quilt. Most often perle cotton thread in size 8 is used, or a few strands of embroidery floss. These threads are thicker than standard quilting cotton and therefore require a needle with a bigger eye.
Embroidery or Crewel needles are best to use for these threads as they have large eyes and sharp points. The size of the thread or floss you are using will determine will size needle is best. The aim is to pick a needle in which the thread will fit comfortably through the eye of the needle and the point has a thickness that won't bend in the layers of your quilt. For Perle 8 cotton I recommend a size 8 or 9 Embroidery needle.
Tapestry needles and chenille needles are numbered commonly from 18 – 28, with 28 being the smallest.
The best needle is the needle that works best for you and your project.
StitchintheDitch carry only the leading quality needles available for quilters, sewers appliqué enthusiasts and more!
Choosing the right needle for the job can be overwhelming when there are so many kinds and sizes.
Ideally, what you want is a needle that feels comfortable, glides through the fabric, has an eye that you can thread, doesn’t bend and is the right size for the fabric you are sewing.
When you choose your hand sewing needle size, the larger the number on the package, the finer/smaller the needle will be.
This is the opposite of the needles you purchase for your sewing machine.
If you are using finer/thinner fabric you would select a finer/smaller needle.
Tulip needles are made in Japan. They’re called Hiroshima needles
Tulip needles will exceed expectations
and are the most superior needle on the market!
Traditional technique paired
with cutting edge technology produces needles that will stitch through
any fabric like a dream!
Smooth body of ideal strength
will not snag or rust
A sharp, smooth point makes for
30 additional processes per needle
Strength and durability of steel
Protect, store and organize needles in durable clear container. We made the perfect needle that features a moderately flexible body that is hard to break, a smooth needle eye for easy threading and a needle point that passes through smoothly.
It is the shape of the needle that, to some degree, determines your stitching. Tulip's needles, with the strength and durability of steel, are ideal.
Tulip embroidery needles have Very Sharp Tips. The needle passes into and through the fabric with very little resistance. Apparently, this has to do not only with the sharpness of the tip, but also with the way in which the needles are processed and polished. Most needles are polished around the shaft. Hiroshima needles are polished down the length of the needle.