Feature: Chrome plated. Special taper to the slightly rounded point. - Resists heat and wear. Stays cooler longer with less stitch distortion. Allows the thread to pass through the needle eye with less friction and less heat build-up. Allows the needle to pass through the fabric with less resistance. - Fabric Use: Made especially for piecing and machine quilting. The special tapered design allows easier fabric penetration and helps eliminate skipped stitches.