Originally Posted by smuller81
Thanks for the detailed info! So hopefully what you are saying is that I didn't royally screw up using the ballpoint needles but they are not necessary for the fabrics we use. Is that a fair statement?
Ball point needles can create runs in extreme cases but most often they just put more stress on the machine. They're great for knits but as I'm sure you can imagine, pushing a blunt needle through a tightly woven fabric isn't as easy as a sharp one. On higher speed machines ball points shatter on tight wovens.