Schmetz quilting needles are a type of sewing machine needle that are specifically designed for quilting projects. They have a slightly rounded point that makes it easy to stitch through multiple layers of fabric without damaging or distorting the fabric.
The needles come in a variety of sizes, typically ranging from 75/11 to 90/14, with larger sizes suitable for thicker fabrics or batting. The needles also have a slim, tapered shaft that reduces friction as it moves through the fabric, reducing the risk of skipped stitches or broken threads.
Schmetz quilting needles are designed to work with a variety of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, and blends. They are also suitable for use with metallic or decorative threads, allowing for creative stitching effects on quilts and other projects.
In addition to their rounded point, Schmetz quilting needles have a deep groove on the shaft that allows the needle to pick up and carry the thread through the fabric, reducing tension on the thread and preventing thread breakage.
Schmetz quilting needles are a great choice for quilters who want to create precise, even stitches on their projects. They are durable, reliable, and able to handle the demands of quilting on a variety of fabrics.