Needle Selection Guide

View the charts below to ensure you’re choosing the right needle for your machine and application.  

Needle Guide


We carry  the needles listed above and regularly use the Size 18 Titanium needle in all of our Gammill longarms. Occasionally, we may switch to a larger needle to help push through bulky seam or dense fabric like batiks, or t-shirt quilts with interfacing. We may use a smaller needle for finer fabrics.

The chart below shows you the point styles available from  Groz-Beckert. We carry our titanium needles in FFG and non-titanium in R. If you're looking for a different point style, please reach out to us. We may be able to place a special order for you, but we have found that these two point styles work for the many different types of quilts we've worked on.

The GB - Point Styles

And, finally, if you want to make sure you get the same type of needles you have on hand, take a look at the chart below to see what all those different numbers mean.

Groz-Beckert Needles Up Close