Monday, May 8, 2017

Select the Right-Sized Needle for your Fabric and Project

Ruth Middleton explains some simple guidelines for selecting the right size needle to use.

  • Light weight woven- Size 9-11 sharp, quilting
  • Quilting cottons (piecing)- Size 11-14 sharp, quilting
  • Homespun, flannel (piecing)- Size 11-14 sharp, quilting, universal
  • Denim, twill, wool- size 14-16 sharp, denim
  • Machine quilting (light weight and poly batts)- size 12-16 quilting, top stitch
  • Machine quilting (cotton batts, heavier fabrics and threads)- size 14-16 quilting, top stitch, denim

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