Schmetz Microtex Machine Needles are thinner and sharper than the universal point. It makes a perfect straight stitch. Use with very fine fabrics (including high thread count quilting cotton material). It is an excellent all purpose needle for piecing applique and quilting. An 80/12 size is ideal for general piecing and machine quilting - perfect to use alongside Aurifil 50wt thread.
60/8 and 70/10 size = for use with voile, sheer, delicate silk
80/12 size = for use with cotton, poplin, rayon, shirtings, light wool
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