Schmetz Super Nonstick Universal Needles have a non-stick coating of NIT (Nickel-Phosphor-PTFE). Prized by art quilters and others who are sewing with spray adhesives, stabilizers and glues, because these needles resist gumming and thread breakage as you work. Extra-large eye is designed to prevent shredding and breakage when sewing with metallic and other machine embroidery threads and prevention of skipped stitches. Use for machine embroidery, hook and loop tapes and general sewing on most materials. Super Nonstick Universal Sewing Machine Needles, sold in sets of 5, size 80/12, from Schmetz.