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Margaret35
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Date: 12/20/12 12:28 PM

I want to but titanium needles for my embroidery machine (thanks PattiAnnJ). I was wondering if I should but the large eye embroidery needles or just the regular eye titanium needles. I am leaning toward large eye.

My biggest problem is with loops on satin stitches. I have changed my stabilizer and that helped a little and a new needle is better than a used one.

Any other suggestions for getting rid of loops on satin stitches?

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Date: 12/20/12 12:30 PM

you should use needle made for embroidery

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In reply to Margaret35

Date: 12/20/12 1:27 PM

I just spent an hour and a half recently watching the "Thread Therapy" dvd done by Bob Purcell of Superior Threads.
Amazing information there. I highly recommend viewing it - it's often available free with your oder.
He says you need only four different needles. Topstitch needle 70. 80. 90 and 100. I'm a believer. I have a zillion needles but I'm now using only Titanium topstitch needles. They work perfectly.

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In reply to Margaret35

Date: 12/20/12 3:31 PM

Quote: Margaret35
I want to but titanium needles for my embroidery machine (thanks PattiAnnJ). I was wondering if I should but the large eye embroidery needles or just the regular eye titanium needles. I am leaning toward large eye.

My biggest problem is with loops on satin stitches. I have changed my stabilizer and that helped a little and a new needle is better than a used one.

Any other suggestions for getting rid of loops on satin stitches?

I never noticed regular/large eye being an option.

The Organ brand description of their home machine needles at Allbrands indicate large eye and at Allstitch as regular eye.

Allstitch.

These from Allbrand are the same numbers and codes as what I have been using.

Update! Found this PDF which indicates the needles with the ST code have larger eyes!

Will the large eye needle eliminate loops in the satin stiches? I do not know. But, I do know I have not had this problem and evidently I have been using the large eye size 12 or 14 Organ brand embroidery machine needles.


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Date: 12/20/12 10:58 PM

When I was having trouble years ago with my pfaff I was recommended larger eye topstich. It never made any difference.

On my brother I use titanium organ needles size 11, I haven't ever had a problem.
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Date: 12/21/12 6:05 AM

My local Pfaff/Janome/Babylock dealer now only sells topstitch needles for embroidery.

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Date: 12/23/12 6:05 AM

I was told by the dealer to use large eye neeles -- they are the Organ ST. Have ha no issues using these.

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Date: 12/23/12 3:17 PM

Just to update you. I have been using an embroidery needle in my machine and the looping of satin stitches is no longer happening.

I am going to place an order for the titanium embroidery needles after Christmas.

Thanks for the input.

Margaret
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