Needle Type That Works Best On Batting
by Kelsi Watts: When sewing with batting, it's best to use a larger, sharp needle. A size 90/14 or 100/16 needle is a good choice for most types of batting. These needles are strong and sharp enough to pierce the thick batting material without breaking or bending.
It's also a good idea to use a longer needle, such as a topstitch needle, to help prevent the needle from breaking or bending as you sew.
It's also important to use the correct thread. For batting, it's best to use a high-quality, high-strength thread such as polyester or nylon. These types of thread are strong and durable, and will hold up well when sewing through thick batting. Avoid using cotton thread, as it can break easily when sewing with batting.
Overall, the best needle and thread to use when sewing with batting will depend on the specific project and the type of batting you are using. It's always a good idea to test a few different needle and thread combinations to find the one that works best for you.
What 70 10 sewing needles are for
70 10 sewing needles have a slightly rounded point and are best for projects with woven fabric and knits. 70 10 needles are excellent all purpose needles that works with any household sewing machine brand. Brocade, fleece, thin leather and velvet also work well with 70 10 needles.
Between needles, when to use them
Between needles are what quilters use to 'sandwich' padding and patterns together. The shaft of a between needle is shorter than average so that it does not bend as easily while quilting.
Between needles come in different sizes, however, the best size for your quilting application is the one which barely allows the thread you are using to fit through the eye of the needle.
About universal sewing machine needles
Style 2020 needles are universal and used for all woven fabrics. 2020 needles will penetrate the fabric threads of woven fabrics. Style 2045 ball point needles are used for sewing on knits, the rounded tip allows the needle to pass between the fabric threads by separating them.
The best universal sewing needle size
The slightly rounded points of the best universal needles are sharp enough to pierce woven cotton fabrics but not so sharp as to damage knits. They come in sizes ranging from 60/8 to 120/19, however, a good starting point is the 80/12 size. To save money look for assorted needle packs that include two or three different needle sizes.
Choosing the best needle for free motion quilting
For free motion sewing machine quilting choose the needle size that best suits the weight of your thread. As a general rule 40 wt thread requires a size 75 needle. Unless you are piecing together extra thick padding a small to medium sized needle that is sharp to slightly rounded will work fine.
Sewing machine needles that work on leather
Cutting point sewing machine needles work well on heavy leather materials. For lighter weight leather something like an R point Groz-Beckert sewing needle works well. R point needles are considered sharp enough to punch through light leather quite easily.
About stitch in the ditch with open seams
Stitch in the ditch doesn't work on seams that have been pressed open. This style only works on seams that have been pressed to the side. Securing the quilt top to the batting and backing requires the semi-flat surface created by side-spread seams.
What 90 100 topstitch needles can do
The topstitch needle is a favorite needle on many home sewing machines. The 90 100 topstitch needle is for quilting, piecing, sewing, and embroidery. A thin layer of embeded titanium nitride makes topstitch needles last up to six times longer than standard needles because they resist abrasion.
Best stitch length to stitch in the ditch
To lock your quilting pieces together securely the best stitch length to stitch in the ditch with is 1.5mm. Several layers of stitching will ensure you don't end up with a hole in your quilt and 1.5mm is sufficient to keep your pieces together tightly.