Household Needles, Q&A – Part 1

Throughout the years, we have written, illustrated and spoken about what the information on the plastic container of SCHMETZ Household Needles signifies. Our own Rhonda Pierce presents needle classes at many events (quilt shows, guilds, stores, etc.) that takes away the mystery and explains the different SCHMETZ needles available and how to identify and use them.

However, for those of you not lucky enough to attend one of her classes, there are still many questions (and some confusion) about the different types of needles available. Over the next several weeks, we will be presenting more in-depth information along with answers to some of the questions that have been popping up lately.

 

Will SCHMETZ Needles Work in My Sewing Machine?

Yes, if your household sewing machine requires needle system 130/705 H (or 15×1 H), you can use SCHMETZ Household Sewing Machine Needles.

 

What Does 130/705 H Mean?

130/705 H (also known as 15×1 H) is the needle system for the majority of household sewing machines

Contrary to popular belief, “H” does NOT stand for household.
H = Hohlkehle in German, which means “with scarf.”

 

SCHMETZ Color Code Chart

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Why Do My SCHMETZ Needles Have Different Color Bands?

In 2014, SCHMETZ introduced color coding for most of their household needles. The colors identify the needle type and size. This was a time-saver (okay, maybe a life-saver) for sewing enthusiasts everywhere. No longer did they have to worry about mixing up their needles. They could now identify needles easily by glancing at the color code(s) on the shank of the needle.

 

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Katrina Walker on Needles

Katrina Walker on Needles

Wondering which needle to use for machine embroidery?

EMBRNEEDLES

The first “go to” is the SCHMETZ Embroidery needle, but sometimes due to the fabric and thread combinations a Metallic, Topstitch or Microtex may be warranted.

Did you know that little needle gets plenty hot when working so hard? Then when combined with sticky adhesives, the needle tends to gum up. One solution is SCHMETZ Gold with the Titanium Nitride coating that helps keep the needle cool. A cooler needle will not gum up as quickly. If your first needle choice does not produce the results you want, don’t be afraid to try a different needle type.  You are investing time and love into your project, so get the results you want.

SCHMETZ gives you needle options for machine embroidery.

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