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brigita
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Date: 6/5/12 2:02 PM

Hallo,
I purchased lots of needles from ebay and got lost what needles goes where.
My guess is:
Organ ELx705 is for cover stitch machine (75/11suk, 80/12suk, 90/14suk) what suk means ? Can I use all of them with CS machine ?
Machine takes ELX705CF 80/12, 90/14

I think I made mistake ordering needles for my serger.
My Imagine serger takes 130/705H-S HAX 1SP.
I received 15x1sp regular and BP.

I also purchased embroidery needles from this seller, these needles http://www.ebay.com/itm/140346166604?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_787wt_1348 in different sizes, for woven and stretch fabrics.But it look to me, that they are better for my serger .
On the needle box is written HAX1 130/705 15x1.


Please help me to sort my needles. I tried to use "serger needles" and my poor serger made really bad sound with them

I have:

1. HAX1 130/705 15x1.
2. 15x1sp
3. ELx705

Thank You in advance for help

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I'm sorry for my poor grammar. English is not my first language.

Bernina 830LE, Bernina 350PE, Viking QDII, Singer 7462, BL Imagine, BL CS.

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Date: 6/5/12 3:49 PM

I use sewing machine needles in my Imagine. I just go by type: Microtex (my choice over universal) Stretch, Denim and size. Size will depend on the fabric. The heavier the fabric the larger the needle size.

This book is a "must have" for anyone who uses a serger.

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Date: 6/5/12 3:59 PM

I'll buy the book, but meanwhile I would love to know where to use my needles

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I'm sorry for my poor grammar. English is not my first language.

Bernina 830LE, Bernina 350PE, Viking QDII, Singer 7462, BL Imagine, BL CS.

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In reply to PattiAnnJ

Date: 6/5/12 4:24 PM

Quote: PattiAnnJ
I use sewing machine needles in my Imagine. I just go by type: Microtex (my choice over universal) Stretch, Denim and size. Size will depend on the fabric. The heavier the fabric the larger the needle size.



This book is a "must have" for anyone who uses a serger.

I recently purchased my Imagine and the dealer said to use sewing machine needles, like schmitz. This was a selling point for me.
As pp states, be sure to use the correct needle for the fabric you are sewing. IE stretch needles for sewing on knits, etc.

ETA: this pdf needle chart may help iudentify the uses for your needles http://www.sewing.org/files/guidelines/22_115_sewing_machine_needle_charts.pdf
-- Edited on 6/5/12 4:29 PM --
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In reply to brigita

Date: 6/5/12 5:49 PM

Brigita,
I believe the SUK means they are a medium ball point needle. As I understand it, the Elx705 needles come in a universal point and a ball point. I was looking for information on needles for my Janome coverstitch this morning and that is what I learned. Good luck!

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Date: 6/6/12 10:47 AM

Use regular sewing machine needles in the BL serger. I usually use Scmetz HS for knits. The SUK needles are for lycra swim wear is my understanding but use them if it works for you.

The BL Coverstitch requires EL x 705 types. There are very few sizes. The is also one designated EL x 705 CF for light fabrics per the manual.

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In reply to sewsally

Date: 6/6/12 4:39 PM

Thanks.
how about HAX1 130/705 15x1 ? Are they ok for embroidery ?

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In reply to brigita

Date: 6/11/12 12:34 PM

I have no idea about those needles.
Check your manual or with your dealer.
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