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Thread: What's your favorite needle type and size when stitching down binding?

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    What's your favorite needle type and size when stitching down binding?

    Recently I switched to an applique needle and the hand stitching seemed to go faster. Do you have a favorite???

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    I like a straw needle, which is often used for applique.

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    John innes no 10 short length. My friends find it too short and too small an eye but I love them for applique all hand work. At present doing an applique class and having to use a big fat poker, instructions from teacher. I'm doing as I'm told but not comfortable stitching. Apparently has something to do with not making a popping sound when eye comes through fabric.

    What is a straw needle ?
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    Some nice information about needles on this site

    http://quilting.about.com/od/handpie...r-Quilters.htm

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    I really like a #10 between (short and small), but I have also used the straw needles.

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    Straw needles are thin/ fine, straight, long needles- another name for Milners. Often used for Beading because they are a consistent thickness, not ( fatter in the middle) .
    I often use Sharps and of course the size depends on the weight of the thread I'm using. If I'm stitching with fine, silk thread I use a small, fine size, if stitching with a heavier thread I use a larger size. I like longer needles for some projects so do choose straw/Milners at times too.
    Superior Threads is a good resource site with lots of information about different needles- types, sizes, uses, threads. A good place to learn about the differences.
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    I don't really have a favorite for hand sewing the binding. I'll grab whatever is handy at the time. It's usually #10 between's (Roxanne's) as that is what I hand quilt with. Other times it's just some generic hand sewing needle that got stuck in the pin cushion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kindleaddict63 View Post
    Some nice information about needles on this site

    http://quilting.about.com/od/handpie...r-Quilters.htm
    thank you for the link. very informative and helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terri D. View Post
    I like a straw needle, which is often used for applique.
    I also use a straw needle.
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    I use an embroidery needle with a large eye.

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    this is just funny I put most of mine down by machine and my thought was what ever is in the machine at the time
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    I use #8 betweens so I can see to thread it. But I have been doing more bindings on my machine since I learned about Elmer's glue here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    I use an embroidery needle with a large eye.
    That's what I use, too.
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    Thank you. I never knew a needle could be so complicated.
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