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New Super NonStick Needles
Sewing through sticky situations just got easier with the new Super NonStick Needle from SCHMETZ.
Originally posted on March 21, 2018 by Cheryl Sleboda
At some point, a quilter eventually sews through a sticky substance that gums up the needle. Trying out new fusibles or stabilizers can be a challenge when you don’t know how they will react in your machine. Enter the new Super NonStick Needle from SCHMETZ Needles. The coating on the needle is comprised of NIT (Nickel-Phosphor-PTFE). This is similar to what is on your non-stick pans in the kitchen. This coating allows the needle to easily glide through any fusibles and fabrics without skipped stitches or gumming up.
The needles themselves don’t correspond to the color coding system SCHMETZ developed for their other needles as these needles are darker in color and not silvery like other needles, making them easily recognizable. The eye corresponds to a needle two sizes larger (so the 70/10 NonStick eye is similar to a size 90/14 regular Universal eye). In addition, the eye size is larger making the needle suitable for machine embroidery work. The needles come in 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, and 100/16 sizes. The shaft of the needle can handle thick fabrics, like denim.
This needle is perfect for anyone who uses stabilizers, press and stick materials, multiple layers of fusible, glues, or wash away materials inside their work. Art quilters who fuse much of their quilt tops would be interested to try this needle out. To read more about these an other SCHMETZ needles, visit www.schmetzneedles.com.