Instead of consulting those huge charts…
Just remember the 80/50 rule.
THE 80/50 RULE
50 weight thread pairs with a size 80 needle.
If your thread is heavier (smaller number)–40 wt or 30 wt–try a larger needle–90 or above.
For instance…I often use 40 wt Sulky Rayon and a size 90 needle.
If your thread is finer–60 wt, try a smaller needle: size 70
Just a rule of thumb…a place to start
This is for all sewing…not just free motion quilting.
NOT SURE WHAT TYPE OF NEEDLE FOR FMQ?
Increasingly, I use a Topstitch Needle.
It has sharp point, a large oval eye and a deep groove that protects the thread.
Just a quick tip—and a little “visual aid”…
May your stitches be happy,
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