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Creating applique blocks in the hoop

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Schmetz TOPSTITCH Needle $6.60


Good for stitch in the ditch sewing or other similar sewing.  With a very long eye (2mm in all sizes) in comparison to the UNIVERSAL or EMBROIDERY NEEDLE.  For top and decorative stitching with multiple threads and also for replacing missing stitches in embroidery.


Size 12/80 can be used in Brother PR machines and most other embroidery only machines which take 4 or more threads at a time.


Needle sizes:  #80, #90 and #100       $6.60/ 5 needles (GST incl.)

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 22 February, 2011.