Groz-Beckert needles are the preferred choice for Long-arm quilters who demand long-lasting needles and consistent performance. Groz-Beckert are considered the best sewing and embroidery needles by many throughout the world.
RG - Thin Ball Point with Round Eye
134- San 6 Titanium Needles
These are multi-directional needles with a titanium finish. The slightly-rounded needle, along with the straight point reduces thread breaks, and skipped stitches. Titanium needles last significantly longer than chromium or standard finished needles. The small needle eye also leaves smaller holes in the quilt.
APQS recommends the 134 SAN 11 needles.
Ideal for the following long-arm quilting machines: APQS, Gammill, and Nolting
FFG - Thin Ball Point with Slightly Round Eye
134- San 11 Titanium Multi-Range
These are also multi-directional needles with a titanium nitride finish. This ball-point needle is “bent” in order to offer range and flexibility to the long-arm quilter. The deep-formed scarf allows for the tightest adjustment of the hook to the needle possible. Available in multiple sizes, and lasts longer than conventional chromium or standard finished needles.
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Ideal for the following long-arm quilting machines: APQS, Tin Lizzie, Gammill, and Nolting
RG - Sharp, Light Ball Point Tip &
R - Round Point & Sharp
135x17 Titanium Gebedur Needles
These needles offer 20-40% more bending resistance than competitive needles. This “bendable” design reduces thread breakage and skipped stitches. Each needle has a Titanium nitride finish that last significantly longer than chromium needles. Together, the special needle shape and the extremely hard titanium nitride surface coating, protect the fabric from damages.
Ideal for the A-1 Long-Arm quilting machine.
Fil-Tec is proud to offer Organ needles for commercial and domestic embroidery/quilting. Organ needles are known worldwide for their quality, and are the product of choice for many reputable embroidery and sewing machines.
DB-K5 Lg Eye Round Shank
The Organ Needle Company works closely with all of Japan’s sewing machine builders to design and manufacture needles for optimal performance. A sewing machine is only as good as the needle in it!
Organ needles are supplied with numerous commercial machine including the following..Brother, Tajima, Barudan, Toyota, Consew, Juki, Mitsubishi, Yamato, Kansai, Pegasus, Consew, Nakajima, Renown and many more…
15x1 Standard Flat Shank
These needles have a flat side ground on the shank to assure proper alignment with the point of the hook. (Intended only for machines designed for Flat Shank needles.) The Organ standard needle has a slightly larger eye than other manufacturers for the same diameter needle.
Ideal for the following domestic sewing machines: Bernina, Brother, Elna, Husqvarna, Janome, Juki, Melco, Necchi, Baby Lock, New Home, Pfaff, Riccar, Simplicity, Singer, Viking, White, & more…
Flat Shank / Light Ball Point
HAx130EBBR for Brother and Babylock
These needles were specifically designed for use in the Brother Professional 6-needle machines (PR600 11, 620, & PR650), and the Baby lock Professional 6-needle embroidery machines (EMP6, EMB6, BPM8, and BPM9.) They are also a good fit for the new Brother PR1000, and the Baby lock ENT10 sewing machines. Although these are flat-shank needles, they are designed to industrial standards with a reinforced blade, oversized eye, and a light ballpoint. Both Brother and Baby lock recommend using these needles to insure that embroidery applications are done correctly.
Remember when you change...
- The needle size or the eye size of the needle, you are changing the tension of the top thread.
- The needle size you are changing the relationship of the needle scarf to the hook point.
- The needle point you are changing the way the needle penetrates the fabric.
This is not just about needles. When you change thread, backing, or even digitizers, you may also affect the balance.
- Using the smallest needle possible often results in the fewest thread and needle breaks.
- Ball Point needles (BP) nudge the fibers of the fabric aside rather than cutting them as sharp points do.
- While Sharp needles can cause holes in knits and loosely woven fabrics, they are a good choice for heavy or tightly woven fabrics or for stitching detail on top of fills.