Here is the question:

Hi, I have a Brother RH127 sewing machine, can you please tell me what size needle I require to stitch denim. I shall be making a denim patchwork cushion cover so will need to stitch through more than one layer. Kind regards,

My answer was that I would try a denim needle (or on reflect a jeans needle) size 90/100 as these are robust.


There are all sorts of needles made – not all of them for quilters – but all have a standard fitting so will fit all brands of sewing machine.

Dawn Cameron-Dick has an excellent section on needles in her little Pocket Tutor book which comes highly recommended from us!