This is Becky's new favorite needle! It is a sharp (shorter than a milliners needle) in a size 12. This needle is SHARP and glides with amazing smoothness through the fabric.
Both straw needles and milliners needles are are longer than a typical applique needle. That extra length comes in handy turning under the seam allowance.
$2.15 currently out of stock.
Some quilters prefer to applique with a shorter needle. These size 12 applique needles made by Clover are not as long as a milliners (or straw) needle. They are easy to thread. We find that they don't bend as much as some applique needles do.
$2.85 - Clover Applique Needles
This is a very good needle to use with our size 12 or 16 perle cotton when you are stitching with attitude!
$2.60 for a pack of 15 needles
Also good to use with the perle cotton are these sharps. The eye is rounder and some might find these easier to thread than the crewel needle.
Hemming & Son Sharp, size 7 (bigger)
$2.10 for #7
Hemming & Son Sharp, size 9
$2.10 for #9
We really love these little pins. Use them to pin your applique pieces to your block.
Because they are short your thread doesn't hang up on them so much. Their shorter length allows you to use more pins which holds your applique in place better.
I don't love these pins. They are 3/4" long - half again as long as the sequin pins that I use all the time in my applique. That said, I know that many of you do love these pins.
If you have neuropathy or some other problem with your fingers, these pins are a good choice. The little white heads make them easier to pick up and they are longer.
These pins are finer than the flower head pins above. I love these when I am piecing because they are so fine. The flat heads allow the pins to lay flat which is good.
There are 20 pins in a package.
I finally found a use for glue! I'm using this glue pen to baste the seam allownces to the paper in English paper piecing. It works, it's fast, and I love it!
Run the glue along the edge of the paper, not the fabric. Fold the fabric over the edge of the paper and onto the glued area. The glue comes in blue, pink, or yellow but it dries clear. Once dry, it holds the fabric securely but it also releases with little effort.
Each package has 2 cartridges.
This is the perfect tool for those times when you have a stray thread shadowing through your quilt top - use this dandy tool to grab and move it!
The working end easily slips through fabric, leaving no marks or punctures. The tiny little hook on the end grabs the threads but doesn't catch the fabric when you pull it out. (FYI - great for fixing those pesky thread pulls in knitted fabric.)
$8.75 Soft Touch Thread Pick
This leather pad sticks to your fingers with a strong adhesive. You can reuse it again and again. It is thick but flexible.
I'm finding that I like this best when I am stitching with 'attitude' with perle cotton threads.
Sometimes you need some protection for your sore fingers! Thimble-It is just the ticket.
Each package contains 64 small, flexible, self-adhesive finger pads. They protect your finger tips while still allowing you to feel what you're doing.
This adhesive finger protector is more flexible than Thimble-It (above).
I like it because I can feel the needle while still protecting sore spots on my finger. However, it is thinner and wears out quicker because of that.
It looks a little like a lipstick - it's cute and it works and it's nice to carry with for those sew-on-the-go moments.
This needle threader will thread very fine needles (size 9-12). The case slides open to reveal a clever mechanism. Simply insert the needle and lay the thread in the groove. Pressing lightly on the lever directs a shaped pin into the thread through the needle eye. If the pin hits resistance it will stop, preventing it from breaking. The case will hold needles and the top has a magnet so you can easily pick up those small needles.
Click here to see a video of how to use this threader. The package also includes instructions.
This is the replacement cartridge for those of you who love the threader (above) but have bent the mechanism. This cartridge fits both the older and the newer Sewline threaders.
$5.00 Sewline Threader Replacement Cartridge
This needle threader works with the both the size 12 and 16 perle cotton thread in the size 9 crewel needle shown below.
$3.85 for a pack of two threaders
Click here to go to the perle cotton threads.
These are the most amazing pins for piecing. Made in Japan, they are very fine, and a bit flexible. I love them!
From Just Another Button Company, it is the special buttons and pins that make this pincushion so very cute. It's a fast and project and perfect gift. Everything you need is in the kit.
Also from Just Another Button Company, it is the special buttons and pins that make this pincushion so very cute. I don't know about you, but I need one for myself and one for my DIL. Everything you need is in the kit.
This is a quick and easy project that makes for a great gift .Suitable for for children age 9+ to adult. Make one for yourself and another for a friend.
One kit contains instructions and enough materials to make one pincushion:
• 1 big felt ball
• Assorted pre-cut felt flowers and cirlces
• A wooden spool and a mixed bead pack
This dragonfly attaches to your clothing with a very strong magnet. It is a great place to park your needle and/or small scissors as you work. So much better than sticking your pins in your shirt!
The mouse is about 1 3/8" from top to bottom.
This dragonfly attaches to your clothing with a very strong magnet. It is a great place to park your needle and/or small scissors as you work.
The dragonfly is about 1 3/8" from wingtip to wingtip.
This little bird attaches to your clothing with a very strong magnet. It is a great place to park your needle and/or small scissors as you work. So nice!
The bird needle nanny is about 1 3/8" square.
This cute cat attaches to your clothing with a very strong magnet. It is a great place to park your needle and/or small scissors as you work. So much better than sticking your needle in your shirt!
The cat needle nanny is about 3/4" x 2".
And for the dog lovers a magnetized needle nanny! It is a great place to park your needle and/or small scissors as you work. So much better than sticking your needle in your shirt!
The dog needle nanny is about 1 1/8" x 1 1/4".
Same as above, this magnetized "pin" is a great place to rest your needle and/or small scissors as you work.
This is an amazing needle threader! It has two openings - one for larger needles and one for smaller/applique needles. The best part about this threader is that when you put your thread into the groove, it "pops" into place and is held there while you push the lever to thread your needle.
Click here to see a video of how to use this threader. The package also includes instructions. Trust me, you will love it!