I just found a wonderful applique needle that I love to use. They are Hiroshima Needles and they are just lovely!! I bought them from Minick & Simpson they carry them but my Local quilt show Logcabin Yardage will also order them for me. I loved Piecemaker needles but am finding less and less stores carrying them. I am very happy with these applique and quilting needles, they also have Milner needles too...
The size that I am currently using is a 10 and they have been perfect. I hope you have a chance to try these I am so impressed that I think I have finally been able to let go of the piecemaker needles. I will use the supply I have for sure, I kept buying when they where on sale at the stores.
Is that a new brand of needles Deb? I will have to see if I can find them.
Yes, I found them on Minick and Simpsons blog they posted about them and they have an online shopping site. Janet they are wonderful. I am actually enjoying my hand quilting! and applique is just so smooth
I will check to see if any of my LQS will carry these. I used to use the Piecemaker brand, but have not done that since their leader wrote an awful letter about the 9/11 attacks in their newsletter where he said the Americans got exactly what they deserved. They are a religious "cult" for lack of another word and they are always fighting "City Hall".