I love and appreciate jeans needles more and more.
They saved my sanity when I quilted with the Aurifil 12wt thick thread and these days I had another nice surprise.
I had to quilt over fusible web appliques; I used Aurifil 50wt thread and a topstitch needle; I tested the thread tension on a small regular sandwich – no appliques. Perfect stitches. Then I started to quilt over the appliques – far away from perfect and lots of skipped stitches. I changed the topstitch needle with a jeans needle and kept all the tension settings intact. Perfect stitching again!
I don’t want to confuse you! This is fusible raw edge applique and…
…a quilting different than the one in the picture below (from the previous post).
And you are right: it’s a cheater cloth!
Are you ready for a new week ?
It is interesting to see you post on using jeans needles! I took a class last month from Barbara Shapel – http://www.barbarashapel.com – and she uses jeans needles for almost all her thread painting. I was amazed at how effortless the needle went through the layers of threads + fabrics + batting! I am going to use them from now on. Thanks for sharing. Ani in USA
Adri H. says
That's so helpful to see the comparison so close up! I have lots of heavyweight thread, but had trouble finding a needle that works with it (all were too small). Thanks for the tips!
Carol Q says
as a new quilter I am completely confused by all your pics (lol) but I think you stitching is wonderful. If I can do that one day I will be happy.
Thanks for this post. Love the needle comparisons and photos.
You are an amazing quilter and can quilt on anything !! Got the package but not home to open it up yet. Can't wait !! Hugs susie
Anne Hayward says
This is an interesting comparison I'm new to quilting and still trying to master free motion my last attempt ended with tears and loads of eyelashes will keep trying as I love the effects that it produces your tips are very helpful