Pleasant Valley Quilting

Schmetz Needle System

Needle Chart

Needle SizeFabric
60 Universal Very light weight fabrics, batiste, chiffon, voile, etc.
70 Universal Light weight cottons
80,90,100 Universal for the majority of fabrics, medium weight wovens, also jerseys and synthetics
Stretch, 75 to 90 for highly elastic knitwear, jersey, lycra
Ballpoint,70 to 100 for knitted material, also foundation garment
Jeans, 70 to 110 Denim and other densely woven fabrics, waxed cloth, vinyl and artifical leather
Leather, 70 to 120 Leather, Ultrasuede, artificial leather, not suitable for textiles
Microtex, 60 to 90For Silk and microfibre fabrics
Quilting, 75 to 90For quilting & patchwork
Embroidery, 75 to 90For embroidering with decorative of metallic threads
MetallicaFor use with metallic threads
Topstitching, 80, 90For use with decorative threads, eye of needle is slightly larger
Handicap, 80, 90For easy threading
Twil Needles,various sizesFor pintucks, ornamental sewing
Stretch Twin NeedlesFor highly elastic knitwear, jersey
Triple NeedlesFor ornamental sewing
Wing NeedlesHeirloom Sewing
Double Wing NeedlesHeirloom Sewing
Double Jeans Needle, 4.0/100Decorative seaming on denim or other densely woven fabrics
Zwiho NeedlesTwin Hemstitch needls, for Heirloom sewing

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