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Yes. These needles will work on all home sewing machines. One side of top of the needle is flat-- make sure it is inserted into the machine correctly.
Choose your needle size based on the type and weight of thread that is being used as well as the fabric that is being sewn. You want the needle to slide easily through the fabric without damaging the fibers while not creating too large of a hole.
Each package of SCHMETZ needles has European and U.S. size equivalents written at the very bottom of the front of the plastic case. The first number is the European size designation. The number after the / is the US designation. The smaller the number the smaller the needle.
If you are sewing through a few layers of a cotton quilting fabric you will probably want a size 12 needle.
The SCHMETZ Super Nonstick Needle has a slippery surface that ensures less adhesive residue sticks to the needle. Non-stick coating of NIT (Nickel-Phosphor-PTFE). Extra-large eye is suitable for embroidery work. The eye corresponds to a needle two sizes larger (i.e., the 70/10 Non Stick eye is similar to a size 90/14 regular Universal eye). Distinctive scarf with the special design of the eye ensures prevention of skipped stitches. Slightly rounded point provides trouble-free sewing on most materials. Strong conical blade reinforcement easily handles thick fabrics like denim. Five (5) needles per card.
Quality thread and needles are well worth the money. They will make your sewing experience more enjoyable and more successful. If you can't remember when you last changed your needle, it's probably time. Make sure you have the proper size and type needle for your project. There are some guidelines in the FAQ's below. If you have other questions, let us know.