I broke a needle while quilting my current quilt, and decided it was time to try one of the Superior titanium topstitch needles I bought a while ago, that are supposed to be really strong and last much longer. I'd only stitched 2.5 inches, when bang!
This was the result! So ok, it didn't break - but it's equally useless!
Unfortunately the real problem is that when it bent, it also broke my free-motion quilting foot:
I'm waiting for the superglue to dry so I can try it again - but I'm loath to use the titanium needles again; I'd rather break several packets of regular needles than a presser-foot! I'll be wasting time (and having to go out against my wishes in the hideous 42C (108F) heat) tomorrow in the hope of getting a new free-motion foot.
Have other people tried these needles? Have you bent or broken one? What would you do if you were me? (I should note, I have some ongoing problems with my machine, and seem to break needles far too often while FMQing, but neither I nor the servicer can identify the cause.)