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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.
These needles are suitable for knit fabrics and can be used with all brands and most models of home sewing machines. Stretch needles are designed for synethtic suede and knitwear with a high amount of stretch. This needle should alleviate skipped stitches which is a common complaint when sewing with knits.
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.