I just purchased Roxanne quilting needles (betweens) size 12. I have been using Clover size 12. What a huge difference!! The Roxanne needles are about half the size of the clover. Just as advertized the Roxanne's go through the quilt layers like a hot knife through butter. My problem is that I can't rock my hand that quick, my stitches are much bigger with these new needles. Anyone have any suggestions? If I ordered sized 10 or 11 Roxanne's would that be more like a 12 clover. The size may not be the problem though, they may still slide through the quilt too easily. Another question I have is why is it said. in the quilting world, that the smaller needles make smaller stitches? I have gotten used to small needles little by little but I don't think my stitches are smaller. What is your favorite needle?