Quilting Needles are designed specially to taper to a slightly rounded point – this prevents damage to materials even when penetrating thick and multiple layers as encounter with quilting (i.e. fabric-wadding-fabric).
To help brace against the extra wadded layers Quilting Needles are also made stronger to dramatically reduce the risk of a broken needle of skip stitch.
Schmetz Quilting Needles are available in two sizes (cross sectional diameter). Size 75nm (0.75mm thickness) and size 90nm (0.9mm thickness).
As a guide, for general quilting size 90 tends to be the favourite needle choice.
For ease of identification Schmetz stamp the needle size on the shank of every needle they manufacture.
Please choose your quarter type:Fat Quarter Long Quarter