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Date: 11/13/12 8:55 AM

Here's a link to a PDF done by Schmetz with all kinds of information about needles types:

Schmetz

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Date: 11/13/12 11:22 AM

Yes Schmetz has great info on their site..very helpful.

Groz-Beckert also has great info so I'll post their link. I don't have any Gorz-Beckert needles but will be getting some soon.

http://gbu.groz-beckert.com/website/gbu/en/smn.html

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Date: 11/13/12 11:34 AM

I used to order Organ needles on mass from Discount Embroidery Supply. I still have plenty of needles. Schmetz is what I usually use, and my Organ needles. No problem, as Soolip points out, in using any of the correct system in the correct machine. But cheap needles tend toward burrs and that was my experience with some needles I picked up in a supermarket when in a pinch one year. Simplicity Needles...Burrrr.....excuse the pun.

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Date: 11/13/12 2:19 PM

I'm confused on one point - my serger manual (Babylock Enlighten) says to use HAx1SP/CR needles. On a website I'm looking at to buy bulk needles, I don't see anything listed as such. I do see one set of needles listed as 15x1/HAx1, so from that, can I assume that 15x1 and HAx1 are the same thing? And does the SP/CR matter? Does the SP just mean sharp point, which is also a descriptor of the 15x1/HAx1 needles I'm seeing on this website? I don't have a coverstitch function, for which I'm aware you have to have special needles to avoid skipped stitches. I'm pretty sure from what I'm seeing that I'm fine to order these needles, but I'm paranoid!

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Date: 11/13/12 2:49 PM

Just an FYI about a great place to buy Organ needles for a bit over wholesale. A group of us go in together to meet the mandatory minimum wholesale order. I've been very happy with the needles I've received from the group.

If you are interested here's the information:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/needlecoop/

There is expanded information on needle order in the files once you've joined.

(no affiliation etc..)

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Date: 11/13/12 10:20 PM

Quote: Sibilance7
I'm confused on one point - my serger manual (Babylock Enlighten) says to use HAx1SP/CR needles. On a website I'm looking at to buy bulk needles, I don't see anything listed as such. I do see one set of needles listed as 15x1/HAx1, so from that, can I assume that 15x1 and HAx1 are the same thing? And does the SP/CR matter? Does the SP just mean sharp point, which is also a descriptor of the 15x1/HAx1 needles I'm seeing on this website? I don't have a coverstitch function, for which I'm aware you have to have special needles to avoid skipped stitches. I'm pretty sure from what I'm seeing that I'm fine to order these needles, but I'm paranoid!

Yes HAx1 and 15x1 are the same.

I don't know what brand needles you are looking at.

For Organ needles I don't see any HAx1 needles ending in CR

I know the SP stands for when sewing stretch or elastic.

If ST it's for Embroidery or Decorative stitching.

No letters it's a standard straight needle. If BP it's a ballpoint.
If it's PD it's Titanium.

I know organ has a needle for the babylock EMB6 and the Brother PR-600C machines...HAx130EBBR


Edit: I found your answer..the CR stands for Chrome .Read this ..it's page 2 last 2 posts.

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl





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Date: 10/26/13 7:00 PM

I bookmarked this. I do not know how I missed it before.

I think next time I go to library I will try to print out.
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Date: 10/26/13 7:03 PM

Now I have a question... does anyone know or have experience when sewing elastic onto garments do you have to change the needle more? I sewed all elastic on 4 pair of hubbies boxer... wide elastic & it seemed after the 2nd pair the needle was kinda dull. Only elastic sewn as I changed the needle last time I sewed. I was using size 80 Schmetz Universal needle. ...
So now I will change the needle again as I want to do some other sewing.
Thanks so much.

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Date: 10/27/13 8:18 PM

I use a stretch needle to sew elastic,sewing machine needle link with pictures.

Stretch needle :
Size: 75/11, 90/14, Twin
Color Code: Yellow
Feature: Medium ball point, special eye and scarf.
Fabric Use: Elastic materials and highly elastic knitwear. The medium ball point, specially designed eye and scarf prevent skipped stitches.

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Date: 10/28/13 11:38 AM

They've started color coding their needles! Bravo, from someone who can no longer read the numbers even with a magnifying glass. About half way down this page; Schmetz needles color coded

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