I came to this message board because so many hits to my website were coming from here. Someone had written a very kind comment about the needle I invented. The Spiral Eye Needle.
The Spiral Eye Needle has a small slot ont he side of the eye so it is easy to thread and stays threaded. I can't seem to get it made for smaller than a size 8, so I can't make the tiny quilting needles you may like. But I have lots of sizes and types now. And I make them in America.
I also made sure they are made from 100% surgical stainless steel. Many people are allergicv to nickel and almost all needles are made with a nickel plating. Also, stainless steel won't rust or get dull.
If you want to learn my story for inventing the needle just go to www.SpiralEyeNeedles.com.
I look forward to learning a lot from you all.