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What size needle do you use for

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ollie1shoe
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What size needle do you use for

Post by ollie1shoe » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:55 pm

I use low loft batting on my babylock espire. Do you use 11or 14 to to do your free motion quilting

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rosebud3
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Re: What size needle do you use for

Post by rosebud3 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:26 pm

Not sure which size would be better. Hopefully someone else will be by soon.

Mary/Rosebud

gmaann
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Re: What size needle do you use for

Post by gmaann » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:41 am

I do very little free motion quilting, Glenda, but when I do, I almost always use Warm & Natural or Warm & White batting. Not sure if that would make a difference. I usually have a 12 needle in, but I think a 14 would be OK, too. 11 might be a little small for quilting through 2 layers of fabric and batting.

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purrfect-lady
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Re: What size needle do you use for

Post by purrfect-lady » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:42 am

Could you use some scraps and test each size and see which you like best?

fabricgirl
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Re: What size needle do you use for

Post by fabricgirl » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:06 pm

Glenda I use either 20/80 or warm and natural and a quilting machine needle.

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