Needle Needs

As many of you will hopefully be venturing past quilting cotton for this project I thought now would be a good time to review which needles are appropriate for which types of fabric. Below is a basic chart I made for a sewing class. I keep a copy next to my sewing machine. Click here for one I found online that is more in depth. Your sewing machine will last longer, perform better, and your projects will look more professional when they are sewn with the right needle. If you have ever sewn with the wrong needle and gotten a thread snag, well, you'll understand the importance; its enough to pull your hair out.


  1. This is great! I used to have something like this, but I haven't been able to find it for months.

  2. Thank you for sharing this!! I'm printing it right now.

    I posted a link to your chart on Craft Gossip Sewing:



  3. Thank you for this helpful information. I always wondered what the difference was between stretch and jersey needles.