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laraine
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8:18 pm Apr 19, 2013

On 18 ct, I was using size 28 needles. I kept splitting the threads, so I changed to 26 needles. Now I find that using 26 makes the x ' s bulky and not laying flat.

What do you use on 18 ct? What do you use on 22 ct.? Thank You Laraine
BarBaraPrz
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1:03 pm Apr 20, 2013

Funny you should ask. I just bought some more size 28 needles today because I find anything larger too fat to slip under stitches when finishing off.
christine
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11:35 am Apr 21, 2013

Stitching I find myself using mostly size 26 or 24. Mostly 26. try it and I think you will find it works.
BarBaraPrz
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6:25 pm Apr 21, 2013

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Originally posted by christine
Stitching I find myself using mostly size 26 or 24. Mostly 26. try it and I think you will find it works.

The higher the number the thinner the needle, not the other way around.
rifestitch
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6:45 pm Apr 21, 2013

I use 28 petites for almost all cross stitching and most beading. I will use a 26 or 24 for bigger threads used on canvas work - #8 braids, bigger perle threads and such. I don't really fit needle to fabric, I fit it to the thread instead, going as small as possible in all cases, just because a regular-sized needle is HUGE to me now Smile
BarBaraPrz
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7:06 pm Apr 21, 2013

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...a regular-sized needle is HUGE to me now Smile

I know just what you mean. Very Happy
Divecat
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6:41 am Apr 22, 2013

Hi Laraine

I have just moved up to 36 ct linen for a new project and use size 28 needles on that. The only thing I find is that it is hard to get a grip on them when finishing off on the backside and I have bent one or two this way. But it is easier to stitch with them otherwise on higher count material.

I use size 26 on 32 count linen.

Hope this helps.

Christine x Stitching
Patricia
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12:08 pm Apr 25, 2013

Have you tried the little rubber circles that you can fold around the needle and that really helps pull the needle through on the back. Can't remember what they are called. Mine came in a package of 3 they are about 1.50" and are a daisy shape.
Divecat
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4:49 am Apr 26, 2013

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little rubber circles


Thanks Patricia - I didn't know such a thing existed. I'll hunt them down.

Christine x Stitching
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4:50 am Apr 26, 2013

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Originally posted by Patricia
little rubber circles


Thanks Patricia - I didn't know such a thing existed. I'll hunt them down.

Christine x Stitching
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