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    Senior Member Trailblazer007's Avatar
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    Help! Need needle size to use with ripstop 1.1

    What's optimum needle size for use with ripstop 1.1 ...for hammock construction?
    Last edited by Trailblazer007; 03-27-2012 at 13:10.
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    I just got some 09/70 needles at Joannes and they work much better than the 12/110 needles.

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    +1 on the 70s

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    70's should work, I do just about everything with an 80. Just keep in mind if you start skipping stitches up the needle size.

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    It depends on the thread size... for gp thread, the smaller needles are great. The tex70 thread required me to switch to a larger needle...
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    Schmetz microtex 80's seem to cope with it well.

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    Which ever one on hand that you can successfully thread with the spools you have in your collection. I like a big needle because I can see the stinking eye to get the thread through.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    I rely on the force when threading needles.

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    Threading

    Quote Originally Posted by Merganser View Post
    I rely on the force when threading needles.
    I rely on my wife to thread the needle!!!! Even with my glasses I can't see that small.
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    I've found needle threaders help greatly in keeping the number of four-letter words to a minimum when I'm working.

    Just a thought.

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