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Thread: hand quilitng needle

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    Someone recently posted about a hand quilting needle. I have searched several pages of posts and can't find it. I think it was a John James or something special. Can you tell me what it is?

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    i use john james needles....I want a "large" eye needle ~ The needles do say "large eye", but i'm not sure the exact difference

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    I like the smallest needle possible.

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    needles used for hand quilting are usually called "betweens"

    There are several different brands and everyone has their favourites. The larger the number the smaller the length of the needle. I like to use Piecemakers brand and I prefer a size 12 which is small. I find the short needles easier to rock and I get more stitches per inch than with a longer needle. It's all personal preference.

    I don't know anything about John James brand, but I'm sure someone who uses them will be able to tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady37
    Someone recently posted about a hand quilting needle. I have searched several pages of posts and can't find it. I think it was a John James or something special. Can you tell me what it is?
    A lot of time they are called " betweens" smaller needle is best.

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    You need a "between".

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    [quote=quiltlady37]Someone recently posted about a hand quilting needle. I have searched several pages of posts and can't find it. I think it was a John James or something special. Can you tell me what it is?[/quote
    The ones we use in Australia are called 'in betweens' - a number 9 sized needle would be good to start with. There are some specialty ones which go through the material more easily than others. A John James is one of those types and one of those needles generally costs twice as much as a packet of the others...at least that is how it is in this neck of the woods.

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