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RainTree Quilting offers a GREAT Selection of Sewing Machine Needles:

Needles Matter!  Machine needles are designed for certain fabrics and applications.  The incorrect needle contributes to thread breakage, skipped stitches, poor seam quality and the appearance of poor tension.  Needles are tools.  The right needle must be pared with the project.

General Needle Tips:

Sharps and Microtex needles are perfect for 100% cotton fabrics and disastrous on knits.  The extra sharp point is designed for quilt seams and pierces the fabric to create the perfect seam.  These needles will, however, damage knits. 

Ball Point, Jersey and Stretch needles are designed for knits.  They work much like knitting needles, moving the fibers out of the way to form the stitch.  This is necessary for successful knit sewing to avoid snagging and breakage of fibers.  These needles can damage woven fabrics as they push the weft or grain fibers and cause runs in the cloth.

Universal needles are mildly sharp tipped needle and suitable for most garment work.  The tip is balled just enough to protect most cotton knits yet sharp enough to effectively pierce woven fabrics.  It is my go-to garment needle.  Universal needles are appropriate for most 4-thread overlockers too.  NOTE:  Overlockers must use needles between a size 11 and size 14. Never use a needle larger than a 14 in an overlocker. 

ELX needles are designed for overlockers, especially those that have coverstitch capabilities.

Needle Size Matters

Larger needles accommodate thicker threads.  A Size 14 needle is needed for most 40wt threads.  A size 11 and 12 needles are perfect for 50wt.

Larger needles are needed for heavier fabrics too.  For example, Jeans needles are definitely needed for sewing on denim.  Sizes 14, 16 and 18 are appropriated depending on the project and the number of layers. 

The correct needle protects your machine.
 
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Chrome Stretch Schmetz Needle 5 ct, Size 75/11

$6.99

Klasse Twin Ballpoint 4.0mm/80 1 Needle

$6.49

Klasse Twin Stretch 4.0/75 1 Needle

$5.49

OESD Titanium 75/11

$15.99

OESD Titanium 80/12

$11.99

Organ Embroidery Needles 75-11BP

$4.99

Organ Needles - Sharp 75/11S

$5.99

Organ Needles - Sharp 90/14S

$4.99

Organ Needles Emb 80/12 Sharp

$6.99

Schmetz Ball Pt Needle 80/12

$5.99

Schmetz Ballpoint Machine Needle Asstd

$6.49

Schmetz DBXK5 SUK sz14 10pkg

$4.49

Schmetz Embroidery DBXK5 sz1175 10pkg

$4.99

Schmetz Jersey/Ballpoint 5-pk sz14/90

$4.99

Schmetz Leather 5-pk sz14/90

$6.99

Schmetz Leather 5pk Assortment

$6.99

Schmetz Metallic 5pk sz12/80

$6.99

Schmetz MyPad Needle Organizer

$13.49

Schmetz Needle 100/16 Jeans/Denim (5 pk)

$7.99

Schmetz Needle 80/12 Chrome Microtex

$6.99

Schmetz Needle Chrome 90/14 Topstitch Needle (5 pk)

$8.49

Schmetz Needle Reference Luggage Tag

$3.99

Schmetz Overlock/Serger Needle ELX705 Size 80/90

$6.99

Schmetz Sewing Machine Needle 'ABC' Pocket Guide

$4.95

Schmetz Stretch Machine Needle Size 11/75

$6.99

Schmetz Stretch Twin sz2.5/75

$7.99

Schmetz Super Nonstick Needle 100/16 Carded 5-Pack

$8.99

Schmetz Super Nonstick Needles 90/14 Carded 5-Pack

$8.99

Schmetz Twin Machine Needle Assorted Sizes 1.6mm/70, 2mm/80 & 3mm/90

$12.99

Schmetz Universal 5-pk sz11/75

$4.49

Schmetz Universal Chrome Needles 80/12

$4.79

Schmetz Universal Machine Needle Size 11/75

$5.49

Schmetz Universal Machine Needle Size 12/80

$4.99

Schmetz Vinyl Needles Assorted Sizes 5-Pack

$7.99

Universal Spring Needle sz12/80 Gingham Square

$5.49

Schmetz Needle 30/90 Twin Needle

$5.99

Schmetz Needle 80/12 Jeans/Denim (5 pk)

$5.99

Schmetz Needle 90/14 Metallic Needle (5 pk)

$7.49

Schmetz Needle100 Double Hemstitch (one)

$6.99

Schmetz Needle100/16 Hemstitch

$3.99

 
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