Standard sharp-point longarm quilting needles, available in several different sizes to meet your needs:
- Choose size 12 or size 14 needles for use with finer threads and fabrics, such as silk. Recommended for use with the HQ Sweet Sixteen machine or when using the HQ Micro Handles for micro-quilting.
- Choose size 16 needles for general quilting and average threads. They also work well with “invisible,” monofilament thread (such as Superior Threads Monopoly).
- Choose size 18 needles for thicker threads or tightly woven fabrics such as some batiks. They also work well with metallics and decorative thread.
- Choose size 20 needles for use with your thickest thread choices or when thicker thread causes skipped stitches. Remember, the hole created by the needle disappears after taking the quilt off the machine.