The darning needle is a wonderful tip. Thank you so much. I am a hand quilter.....oh how I wish my stitches were as beautiful as yours. Practice, practice, practice. I am hand quilting an 83 year old quilt right now that my mother made when she was 14. I can quilt with either my middle finger or my thumb. In fact sometimes the stitches done with my thumb are the neatest. I use this method instead of turning my hoop. It is for quilting backwards.