A few years ago, Groz-Beckert took over the Singer industrial needle division. The old yellow Singer needle cases will soon disappear and all will be in the standard green Groz-Beckert packs. If the label has a gold foil strip across the top, it is a titanium-coated needle. If the word "Gebedur" is printed in the bottom right-hand corner of the label, it is a titanium-coated needle. Below is an explanation of what the different numbers mean on Groz-Beckert longarm needles.
see Groz-Beckert's brochure explaining needle styles and points
Most needles recommended for quilting have a slightly rounded sharp point, indicated by the code FFG. The rounded sharp point allows the needle point to separate, then penetrate the fabric instead of cutting through everything.Back to All Education