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Old 07-11-2012, 05:23 PM
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What size and what brand of hand quilting needle do you find works best?
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:27 PM
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I use a size 11 or 12, John James or Richard Hemmings. But what works for me may not work for you.

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:30 PM
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I use a size 11 or 12, John James or Richard Hemmings. But what works for me may not work for you.

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Are these regular quilting needles for the betweens?
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They're betweens, which are shorter than regular needles.

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John James 11 usually
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I like GoldEye 12.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:17 PM
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I prefer John James No. 11, but I have also used Roxanne 11 and they are both fine for me. But as Janet already mentioned it's a matter of personal choice. IMHO it also depends on the fabrics your work with and if you have to cross many seams - it can be easier to use a bigger needle from time to time.
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i generally use either John James or Roxanne needles- once in a while i use a between- but most of the time i prefer a longer needle so i use a milner or a sharp.
size 11 or 12, of course needle size does depend a little bit on the thread being used- fine thread-smaller needle- heavier thread larger needle.
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John James, Betweens size 10 is my choice
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:48 AM
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Full agreement with those who choose John James brand, a size 12 produces the smallest stitches for me, but the eyes seem to be getting smaller and harder to thread--possibly my eyes are getting older?
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