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Topstitch Needles

Posted: 12 May 2016 at 6 a.m.

Why use Topstitch Needles

Our Topstitch needles are the best, most coveted sewing tool.  We use them exclusively for all piecing, quilting, embroidery, applique, and free motion quilting.  What makes these needles so special?  Stay tuned and we’ll tell you.

FIRST:  The elongated eye.  Superior’s Topstitch needles have an eye twice as long as a Universal needle.  For those of us who still hand thread our needles—awesome!  It’s so much easier to thread.  The elongated eye reduces friction on the thread which means less fraying and breaking and happier stitching.

Topsttich VS Universal Needle 

SECOND:  The short eye-to-point length (see photo above).  Again, this means less friction on the thread and needle.  Will this shorter distance and larger eye weaken the needle?  Nope.  We just stitched through layers of denim with a Topstitch needle this past weekend while hemming jeans—it was a dream!

THIRD:  The titanium-nitride coating.  A thin layer of titanium-nitride is plated on the needle in the final manufacturing step.  This coating doesn’t make the needle stronger, in terms of tensile strength; it keeps the point sharper, longer.  This tough coating has excellent abrasion resistance.  We love being able to stitch for hours without changing the needle!

Titanium Coated Topstitch Needles

FOURTH:  While there are several styles of needles that work for your home sewing machine such as: topstitch, embroidery, universal, leather, double eye, sharp, ball, etc. the topstitch needle can be used for quilting, sewing, and embroidery since it encompasses the best traits of the other needle styles into one!

Now for the most exciting news:  our Titanium-coated Topstitch Needles fit ALL home machines.  Woohoo!  So what are you waiting for?  If you haven’t been converted to Superior’s Topstitch Needles, try them today!

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  • 1. Christine Brooks (13 May 2016 at 9:17 a.m.)

    Great info. thanks.

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