Kelly Cline Quilting

My LOVE For Schmetz Long Arm Needles!

Quilt tools | January 6, 2019 | By

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 ball point FOR THE LONGARM Schmetz needle, to be specific, a light ball point. 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………

1. Ball-point tip spreads fibers instead of cutting them,
preventing holes in fibers. (forget what you think about
ball point needles only being for jersey knits. These are
not for sewing, they are for quilting purposes)
2. Reduces thread breaks when machine goes from right
to left.
3. Round shank needles, for muliti-directional use
4. For use with most machines HandiQuilter, Gammill,
Prodigy, A1, Nolting, 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 or a Bernina
longarm. They will work on an HQ Infinity at lower speed.
5. Prevents skipped stitches
6. High stability and prevents deflection.
7. Precise stitches
8. Reduces wear on machine parts
9. Lasts 10x longer than a sharp needle. I change my
needle 3X per year, YES!!! Your 10 pack of needles
should last for 3 years. (You will not get a burr on
this needle tip)

They are for sale here on my website. 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. They compare to a Groz-Beckert 134 needle in the green package. Give them a try! You’ll never look back!

 

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    Diane Vankirk
    January 6, 2019

    Ordered some yesterday and see they are already mailed out!! I’m anxious to give them a try in my Nolting Hobby quilter. Thanks Kelly!

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      Kelly
      January 6, 2019

      Thanks Diane, yes, I get them out as quick as possible because I’m always so anxious to try things, so I know others are too! Enjoy!

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        Gail Thompson
        January 15, 2019

        Diane, I gave mine a try a couple of days ago and love them. I thought a needle was a needle but these are different. I was using Gros Beckert but no more.

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    Kathy in WV
    January 6, 2019

    I just ordered more Groz-Beckert needles yesterday…..I wish I had seen this post earlier! I will try these—I only saw ball-points for longarm for the first time a few days ago and wondered how they would be. I’ll take your word for these and will order some. I use a HQ Avante. Thanks for the info….Happy New Year!

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      Kelly
      January 6, 2019

      Hi Kathy, I should have hollered this a day or two faster!! YES, they are amazing! Will work great in your Avante. I drive an HQ Forte and have used only these for the last 5 years. Really, change them 3X per year. I know that sounds crazy, but no need to change them frequently. Order one pack and they should last you 3 years!

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    Leeanna Brunsell
    January 6, 2019

    Hi Kelly: Have you received any feedback about these needles on the Innova?? I love your work, btw!!

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      Kelly
      January 6, 2019

      Leeanna, thanks! YES, just yesterday one of my best Innova using friends told me they work great!! Order away!!

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        Gail Thompson
        January 15, 2019

        YES!! I have an Innova 26″ and tried the needle a couple of days ago. It worked perfectly and I could see where the fibers weren’t split like with the Gros Beckert. I think you’ll be impressed.

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          Kelly
          January 21, 2019

          That’s exciting, Gail!! Good to hear!

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    Aneda
    January 6, 2019

    I just started machine quilt. I got a Handiquilter midarm which needle size 14, 16, or 18 would you recamend.
    Thanks!

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      Kelly
      January 7, 2019

      Hi Aneda, it will depend on the thread weight you are using. 40 and 50 wt I use a #16; finer threads like 60-100wt, I use a #14; and thicker threads like 30wt or lower, #18.

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    Lenore Guajardo
    January 8, 2019

    I have a Prodigy and would like to try these needles. Always looking for something to improve my quilting. Thanks

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      Kelly
      January 9, 2019

      Hi Lenore, thanks, they should work great on your Prodigy! Just follow the link and order the size you normally use, thanks!

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    Charlotte
    January 21, 2019

    Hi Kelly…I do a lot of free motion quilting on a domestic machine, Janome 6700p, what are your thoughts/recommendations for a good needle to try…would the ballpoint work there similar to what it does for the long arm machines? Thanks for your help

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      Kelly
      January 21, 2019

      Hi Charlotte, yes, ballpoint for quilting. I use a Schmetz ballpoint for my domestic machine. You will avoid holes and broken fibers if you have the need to unpick.

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    Sandi Parrott
    January 24, 2019

    I have a Juki 2000. I am getting ready to quilt a t-shirt quilt. Will I be able to use these and what thread would you suggest?

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      Kelly
      January 24, 2019

      I’m not familiar with that machine, Sandi. Is it a longarm? These are round needles with a groove down the front and a scarf in the back, only for a longarm machine. I would need to know the numbers on the package of needles you are currently using.

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    Valeria Guimaraes
    January 25, 2019

    Kelly, would they work with Tin Lizzie machines?

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      Kelly
      January 27, 2019

      Hi Valeria, depends what you currently use. I’m not familiar with Tin Lizzie’s or know anyone using these. Let me know the numbers on the package you are currently using. If it says 134, DP x 5, 135 x 5, 135 x 7, any of these would be comparable to what I sell.

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    Renee tye
    January 30, 2019

    Hi Kelly would it work on a Babylock sitdown long arm. I would appreciate . Thanks

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      Kelly
      January 30, 2019

      Yes, a Tiara by Babylock or a Sweet Sixteen by Handi Quilter. They are the same machine and can use these needles.

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