27 Apr 2013 Ferado

sew’opedia: Quilting hand needle

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Also known as betweens, These are a short thin needle with a small, rounded eye for thread. Quilting needles are great for small, detailed stitching, such as quilting, of course. Their thinness and small eye help them pass easily through heavyweight fabrics, like denim or tweed.

2 Mar 2013 Ferado

sew’opedia: Easy Threading hand needle

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These needles have an tiny slit on the side of the needles, or on the top if the eye, so that by sliding the thread against the slit it allows the thread to slide into the eye of the needle. These needles are ideal for partially sighted or people who have difficulty threading needles.