I tend to use Schmetz Microtex size 60 for machine piecing, (especially for batiks) and had recently converted to using size 70 as I'd had issues with the needles breaking as soon as I got too near a pin. A couple of weeks ago, one of my FB page "likers" recommended these Superior Titanium Microtex needles. I'd already tried the same brand Topstitch needles and was really impressed with those, so didn't hesitate in ordering a few packs from Barnyarns. I had to wait for my machine to be serviced before I could try them out, and this morning I cut some fabrics ready for a few 3" Ohio star blocks...
...well so far so good! I was able to sew right up to the pin without the needle bending or breaking, and there were no holes left in the fabric when I had to do a little bit of unpicking (not exactly my favourite past-time). These small blocks are now ready to be stitched together. As usual, I used a straight stitch needle plate and Aurifil 50wt thread for the machine piecing. And in case you were wondering, my Bernina is purring like a kitten thanks to the superb servicing it received from Mr Tim at Felixstowe Sewing School.
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