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Date: 7/16/14 10:34 AM

Hello y'all!

I have a HV Designer Ruby & am wondering what brand of needles you use in your machine? The book suggests inspira and that is what I use currently, but they only come 5 needles to a pack and I throw them out frequently! I haven't found them in my area and was wondering if anyone uses a different brand and what the results are? I do always try and stick with what my manual says, but sometimes I feel like it's just a marketing technique. I mean my dishwasher suggest Finish brand, and my washing machine Tide, and you know the list goes on and on. Or have you found a place that sells more than 5 inspira needles per pack?

Thanks so much!

Edited: 9/3/14
Ok, so a lot of y'all said you used Organ brand needles and shared the website you purchase from. I was going to place an order on Wawak for serger thread and thought I might grab some embroidery needles while I was at it. Can y'all tell me if these would work with my machine? Several others said they use Schmetz and I picked some of those up at Joann and they worked fine, but Wawak doesn't carry Schmetz embroidery. Here are the Embroidery Needles Wawak carries.

Thanks so much!!
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Date: 7/16/14 5:50 PM

I use organ brand titanium coated embroidery needles. I get them in 100 pack at all brands.com I find them very good.

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Date: 7/16/14 6:13 PM

I also use the Organ needles, they are reasonably priced. I had a 50% coupon for Joann's today and since they did not have what I went in there for, I thought I would try the Schmitz Gold Embroidery needles, but have not tried them yet and they are not cheap.

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Date: 7/17/14 9:33 AM

HV makes Inspira that's why they recommend them. I use Schmetz and Superior needles in my HV Designer SE.I think they last longer than the Inspira.

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Date: 7/17/14 9:46 AM

I've used Organ and Schmetz. Both are good. My machines came with Bernina needles but organ and schmetz are more easily gettable.

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Date: 7/17/14 9:48 AM

Inspira is recommended for HV and Pfaff machines. I asked the repair tech about it and he told me that Inspira needles are designed for those machines. They are supposed to be the perfect length to match the up/down and catch the thread from the bobbin.

I bought an embroidery design that recommended the use of a different brand needle and 60 wt thread. My machine is now in the repair shop.

I will not use any other brand again! I'm just fortunate the machine is still under warranty.

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Date: 7/17/14 9:49 AM

I switched to the Organ Titanium coated needles a few years ago when using sticky back stabilizer that was gumming up the thread and needle.

The coating keeps the needle cooler and they also last about 8 times longer than a non-coated needle.

I now use this type of needle for all sewing, embroidery and serging.

I also bought in bulk from Allbrands.


PS: The dealer and manufacturer want you to buy "their" brand. The various brands and types of home sewing/embroidery needles are the same length. If in doubt, measure for yourself.




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Date: 7/17/14 10:26 AM

You've got that right. Dealers try to push what ever brand of needles or thread they stock.
They tell you that they are better than other brands, which may or may not be true.
Don't take everything they say as "gospel". Remember their purpose of being in business is to make money.

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Date: 7/17/14 3:58 PM

I use Organ as well and buy them from allstitch.com. But I have a Babylock. Having said that, and in light of the comment from the member whose machine wound up in the shop -- these machines are very precisely tuned. I have found that I have to use Babylock's expensive bobbin thread (Finishing Touch -- at least I did find a better price for them on Ebay). I've tried several other brands of bobbin thread and they all come out terrible. I would say experiment with some other needles, but don't buy them in bulk until you feel comfortable they will work OK.

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Date: 7/17/14 5:01 PM

I also use brother bobbin thread, but if brother and babylock are essentially the same, the bobbin thread should be interchangeable. I'll also use prewounds.

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