This needle has a special taper to the slightly rounded point which easlily penetrates the thick layers of your quilt while preventing damage to the materials. System: 130705 HQ. Size 1490. 5 needles per pack. Carded. SCHMETZ-Quilting Machine Needles. Schmetz quality sewing machine needles have been manufactured to exacting standards since 1851. The choice of discriminating sewers world wide, only Schmetz provides the uncompromising, consistent quality that produces the perfect stitch every time. These needles were made especially for piecing and machine quilting. The special tapered design allows easier fabric penetration and helps eliminate skipped stitches. and can be used with all brands and most models of sewing machines. This package contains five 90/14 needles. Imported.