Not All Needles Are Created Equal
Despite the name, using a Universal Needle for machine quilting would be a huge mistake! They make quilting needles for a reason and that reason, as you may have guessed, is for quilting. That being said, you might be able to get away with using a universal needle for a little while, but in the long run, you’re much better off using the right tool for the right job. Quilting needles have a heavier shaft and a sharper point to get through the quilt sandwich. If you struggle with skipped stitches and a tucked back, using a quilting needle can really help!