Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles
Microtex - size 70/10
Pack of 5
Schmetz needles are amongst the finest engineered sewing machine needles in the world.
Schmetz Microtex Needles are designed for stitching micro fibres and closely woven fibres such as poplin and silks. Their sharp points and strong, slim shafts also make them very useful for patchwork piecing.
These size 70 needles are perfect for light-weight cotton thread, silk or blended threads. The groove on this needle will fit most 2-ply cotton threads labelled 60-weight or similar. (Superior labels Masterpiece as a 50-weight thread but it fits this rather than a larger sized needle.) YLI Soft Touch of Superior Masterpiece, coupled with this needle, makes a good patchwork piecing combination.
This pack contains five (5) needles. Always use a sharp new needle for quilting.
If you experience skipped stitches when using this needle, you might be using the wrong size needle for your thread. Try changing to a size 80/12 Microtex. If you find you get holes left in closely woven fibres, change to a lighter thread and a size 60/8 Microtex needle.
This needle can be used successfully with monofilment (invisible) threads, but we recommend you use a size 60/8 for better results.