Anita's Favorite Needles
Anita's Applique Needles
I like the extra length of these Straw or Milliner needles and feel that they give me a
little more needle to work with and better control for my needle-turn appliqué. The #11
is slender and will allow you to take very small stitches. The eye on the #11 is small, but
will accept a needle threader. The #10 is slightly heavier and has an eye which is easy
to thread. I personally like the feel of the #10 and find that I can still make very fine
stitches with this size. Both of these needles are also good choices for hand piecing if
you are so inclined. $2.50 20 per pkg.
Anita's Quilting Betweens
the small needle gives me the smallest stitch possible.
But for many of my students, the eye is too small, or they
feel that they bend and break them too often. The #11 is
#10 and an eye that is easy to thread, but it is as short as
the #12, which means that you can still make tiny stitches.
I use them everyday and almost everyone who has tried
them, loves them. $2.50 15 per