Sally: SCHMETZ Microtex (Sharp) (130/705 H-M) Sewing Machine Needles - Bulk - Size 80/12
Sally in Colorado: These are THE BEST needle for most things you probably sew with quilting weight cottons!
Microtex needles were formerly called "sharps".
These have piercing power.
Some sewists have the idea that "bigger is better" - which is not the case when it comes to sewing needles. The slimmest, sharpest needle will puncture the fabric layers more easily than a carpenter's nail would, correct? (I know, that's an exaggeration .. 😉) The point is, you don't want any thicker of a needle than is necessary to carry the weight of your thread through the layers.
Microtex 80's are the most commonly used with quilting weight fabrics - and I use them with my King Tut threads (my favorite for bag making)
- Microtex (Sharp) (130/705 H-M) Sewing Machine Needles
- Manufactured by SCHMETZ
- Size 80/12
- Bulk Packaging
- 100 Needles/box
Details: For use on micro fibers, polyester, silk, foils, artificial leather, coated materials. The very thin acute point creates beautiful topstitching and perfectly straight stitches for quilt piecing when precision is paramount.
Package Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.0 x 0.1 inches