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    "Straw" needles

    I have read somewhere that when binding a quilt by hand that "straw" needles where the best and easiest to use. I have yet to find any. could use help with this - I tried a search but I am not very computer savy and failed to find them - I am almost sure I must be doing something wrong Thanks Cheryl
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    Straw needles are also called Milliners needles. I use my size 11 applique needles for my bindings. Here is a link with lots of choices. I still think that it is personal opinion as to which needle you feel more comfortable with.

    http://www.sewuniquecreations.com/ca...ategory_id=232

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    I agree with jansquiltn - it's a personal opinion as to which needle you use. I just use the needle that 's the closest and since I've just hand quilted the piece, I use a quilting needle.

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    Thanks for the web site - If I cant find in town I now have a place to order from. I appreciate it
    Quote Originally Posted by jansquiltn View Post
    Straw needles are also called Milliners needles. I use my size 11 applique needles for my bindings. Here is a link with lots of choices. I still think that it is personal opinion as to which needle you feel more comfortable with.

    http://www.sewuniquecreations.com/ca...ategory_id=232
    Grandmas are just antique little girls!!

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    I've learned something new - had never heard of 'straw' needles!

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    I had never heard of straw needles till a couple of weeks ago. At our next monthly quilting group meeting, one of the members is giving a demo on how she does her exquisite hand applique. She told us to get straw needles as part of our supply list. Now I know where to get them. Thanks for the link!

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    I have heard of straw needles, don't think I have any. I just use a short, sharp needle to sew the bindings on. Works well for me.
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    I use and love straw needles, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jansquiltn View Post
    Straw needles are also called Milliners needles. I use my size 11 applique needles for my bindings. Here is a link with lots of choices. I still think that it is personal opinion as to which needle you feel more comfortable with.

    http://www.sewuniquecreations.com/ca...ategory_id=232
    Thank you for including this site! It's great.

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    I use Jeanna Kimball's straw needles on her Foxglove Cottage site. Have used them for years.

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