If you know me or have heard me speak, you know I am passionate about the needles I use in my Handi Quilter long arm. They are labeled as an embroidery ballpoint FOR THE LONGARM. Schmetz needles, to be specific, a light ballpoint. System 134 SES is generally used in single needle lockstitch industrial sewing machines. It is also known as 135×5 SES, 135×7 SES, 135×25 SES, 1901 SES, DPx5 SES, and DPx7 SES, and these are the reasons why I love them………
- The ballpoint tip spreads fibers instead of cutting them,
preventing holes in the fabric. Forget what you think about
ballpoint needles only being for jersey knits. These are
not for sewing, they are for quilting purposes. Batiks? Never have a hole again if you must unsew!
2. Reduces and almost always eliminates thread breaks and shredding when a moving machine goes from right to left.
3. Round shank needles, for multi-directional use
4. For use with most machines HandiQuilter, Gammill,
Prodigy, Nolting, Tin Lizzie and Innova.
***** (these are a ROUND shank top, with a thread groove
in the front and scarf in the back) I don’t believe these
will work on an APQS, A1 or a Bernina
longarm. They will work on an HQ Infinity at a lower speed.
5. Prevents skipped stitches
6. High stability and prevents deflection.
7. Precise stitches
8. Reduces wear on machine parts
9. Long-lasting, no need to change the needle after every quilt.
You can find them here on my website in sizes 14, 16 or 18, at $10 for a package of 10 needles. You can add as many packs as you like for one shipping cost of $3. I am NOT a machine expert, so I can’t tell you if these will absolutely work with your machine or not, but have listed above the machines I know that will use them, according to customers who have purchased and used the needles. They compare to a Groz-Beckert 134 needle in the green package. Give them a try! You’ll never look back!