15 December, 2010

To The Point

Every once in a while a product comes along that works so well, and lives up to it's reputation so commendably, that it is simply too good not to recommend. I order my quilting threads from Superior Threads and had recently read about their domestic machine needles in their newsletter. I am familiar with titanium needles and how well they perform for the embroidery machine, I decided to purchase some of these Topstitch needles for piecing just to try them out. I have been sewing with these needles for the last month and, in my humble opinion, it's the best needle I have ever used. The stitches are perfect and the needle stays sharp and precise, even after a marathon day of sewing! I bought size 80/12 for typical quilting weight cotton fabric, the needle appeared to be large when I removed it from the package, but the results are perfect and the stitches so pretty that I haven't questioned my choice! I have included, below, the product description as it appears on Superior's website:

Titanium-coated Topstitch needles for all domestic machines. Titanium-coated needles have been available for longarm and industrial machines for many years but these are the first titanium-coated Topstitch style needles made for home machines. Superior Threads (USA) and Organ Needle Company (Japan) have applied the latest technology of titanium-coated needles to the Topstitch style for home machines. Because these new titanium-coated needles have an ultra thin coat of titanium nitride they will stay sharper longer and outlast any current Topstitch needle on the market.

Why Topstitch? The Topstitch needle is the most common needle type used and recommended by professionals and educators. We recommend the Topstitch for piecing, quilting, embroidery, appliqué, and construction. These needles are available in four sizes to accommodate all thread types, including metallic threads. The Topstitch needle has a larger eye and deeper groove. It is often referred as the MAGIC NEEDLE. It really does make a difference in your sewing experience.


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11 comments:

leigh anna said...

i know nothing about this...
but i just wanted to say that your html code got mixed up, and your font goes from big to little....during the first sentence.
i personally found it hard to read this early morning....

Nanato4 said...

Unfortunately the nearest shop that carries Superior Threads products is an LQS that I have had unpleasant experiences with ... their staff is rather unpleasant. However, I suppose I *could* go in to buy just some needles. ;-)

LizA. said...

Thank you for sharing your experience with these. I almost ordered some the last time I placed an order. I definitely will now. I always like hearing other quilters experiences with a product.

quiltkeemosabe said...

Ok, I guess I'd better try mine!!!

Nane said...

You know I don't know anything about needles so this sounds like a great all around choice for me. Thanks for sharing

Teresa said...

Thanks for the information - I am going to have to order some of these. I would never have thought to use top stitch needles in piecing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Thanks for posting this - I had more problems sewing last week and had to keep changing the needle. I think it was the brand. :( I'll try these. blessings, marlene

Barb said...

Thank you for sharing, there is nothing better then an honest opinion from a fellow quilter/sewer! The ads always make a person believe a product is the best, but a personal observation is priceless IMHO! My granddaughter and I will be giving your suggested needles a try, Mickey and I seem to go thru many needles and struggle with them staying sharp thru the completion of projects! Have a wonderful week!

paula, the quilter said...

I like Superior Threads so I'll definitely try the needles. Thanks for the recommendation.

The Quilting Pirate said...

Jan, how many sewing hours do you get out of these needles?

Meredith said...

Thank you for the review. It was very sweet of you.