Hand sewing needles for quilters
Needles for quilting vary greatly and you will likely need to shop around to find the right type for the job. If you are new to quilting, you may be unsure of which needles you should be using or if there is a difference between different brands of needles. There are several types of needles that are commonly used in quilting and you may find that one type will work better for you than another.
Below, you will find information about the different types of needles commonly used in quilting and a list of the best brands for each type. The list of best brands is in no particular order and they are chosen based on the best overall value in the needle category.
If you have a particular needle in mind and want to know more about it, you can also view a list of all the needle types below. If you can’t find what you are looking for on this page, please feel free to contact us and we will help you find the type of needle you are looking for.
Needles for Quilting
Needles for quilting are typically sold in packages of different sizes. In most cases, the needle is sold in a set that includes both a right-hand and left-hand needle. You may also find needles that are sold in sets with a single needle and a set with 2 needles.
The length of the needle is the most important feature to consider when buying needles. Needles come in various lengths, such as 20, 24, 26, 28 and so on. For most people, the 24 or 26 length needles will be a good fit. The 24 length is good for most sewing machines and you will find it at the lower end of the price range, making it a good choice for beginners.
For more advanced users, the 26 length needle is probably the best option. You will be able to use it with both light and medium fabrics and it will generally fit on your machine with no problems. If you do not have a good sewing machine, you may need to invest in a better one to use the 26 length needle and it will pay off in the long run.
When you are selecting needles, you should think about the fabric you are going to use in your projects. If you plan to use a cotton fabric, the 24 or 26 length is probably good enough. If you plan to use a fabric that has a bit of give, such as a linen or canvas fabric, you may need to consider going with the longer needles.
The quality of the needle is an important factor to consider when buying needles for quilting. The first step to ensuring a quality needle is to look for a brand that offers a lifetime warranty on its products. This is a good indicator that the manufacturer will be willing to help you if you have any issues with your needles and that they will take care of them.
You should also look for a brand that offers free shipping and returns. These are two good reasons to purchase needles from a reputable company. You will want to make sure that you are purchasing needles from a brand that is well-known in the industry and that you can count on to provide you with the best needles at a reasonable price.
A needle gauge is also important to consider when shopping for needles. Needle gauges range in size from 0.3 to 1.5. A needle gauge is how big the needle is compared to the hole that the needle goes through. In the US, 0.8 needle gauges are typically sold for quilting. If you plan to use your quilting machine with a heavy feed dog, you may want to go with a needle gauge that is slightly larger.