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HQ Needles

edited October 2011 in Ask An HQ Expert
I have unfortunately, mixed the sizes of my HQ Needles. Is there any way I can actually tell what the correct size of the needles are. I thought about tossing them all and purchasing new ones, but what a waste!!!!


  • Sfrankin53,

    The size of the needle is engraved on the shaft of the needle. However, it is very tiny. If your eyes aren't good, you may need a magnifying glass. The following sizes correspond with the numbers engraved on the needles:
    Size 12 - 80
    Size 14 - 90
    Size 16 - 100
    Size 18 - 110
    Size 20 - 120

    I hope this helps. Good luck and Happy Quilting!

    Mindy Powell
    Handi Quilter Studio Educator
  • Thanks. I will get out the magnifying glass and get them sorted and label them!!!
  • I am a newbee to long arming and am completely in love with my Fusion/Pro stitcher, but I am looking for some education on needle sizes, thread types and weights and what size to use when. Can someone point me in the right direction? HELP!!!!!
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