Item # Description
B8 Betweens/Quilting Size 8
B9 Betweens/Quilting Size 9
B10 Betweens/Quilting Size 10
B12 Betweens/Quilting Size 12
B5/10 Betweens/Quilting Size 5/10 Assorted
B8/12 Betweens/Quilting Size 8/12 Assorted
S12 Hand Applique (sharps size 12)
E5/10 Embroidery Size 5/10 Assorted
E7 Embroidery Size 7
E8 Embroidery Size 8
S5/10 Sharps Size 5/10 Assorted
C18/22 Chenille Size 18/22 Assorted
C20 Chenille Size 20
C22 Chenille Size 22
CB Calico Braided Rug Needles
T22 Tapestry Size 22
T24 Tapestry Size 24
T26 Tapestry Size 26
T28 Tapestry Size 28
M3/9 Milliner's Size 3/9 Assorted
D3 Dollmaking 3 1/2"
D5 Dollmaking 5 1/8"
D7 Dollmaking 7"
R7 Doll Sculpting (darners #7)
Why are quilters and
sewers worldwide asking for
Let us share how they came about and why we think they are the best.
Like most shop owners
around the country, we listen
to our customers.
Complaint after complaint came in about the poor quality needles
"Can't you find a better brand?", they'd say. We switched from brand to
Some were better than others, but none completely satifactory. Eyes
points were dull, needles were hard to thread -- the list went on.
So, in our search for
a better needle, a good friend
of ours (in the needle
manufacturing business himself) listened to our woes. He said, "If you
find a needle to suit you, the only answer is to have your own made to
specifications." That sounded impossible, but we went to work with him
us. He took our "list of wants" and had samples made for us in Japan.
needles would be made to the highest standards. (The Japanese are very
particular about their needles.)
Our friend showed us
the tests run by the
manufacturer for needle strength, as well as magnified pictures of eyes
made to check for rough edges. We did comparison tests in our store,
and our students used them and examined them for size. All reports were
"thumbs up". This was too good to be true!
Here's part of our
"want list" that came true
- Clean Eyes - They won't fray the thread.
- Sharp - They go through fabric like a hot knife
- Sturdy and Strong - It takes a lot to break them.
- Easy-to-Thread - We don't claim everyone can
thread the smallest
needle, but they sure are the easiest we have found to thread.
Now we've been selling
them to individuals and stores
since 1986. We're still
small, so we haven't gone "big-time" in advertising, but the good news
spreading by word of mouth.
Following is a list of
our needles and their uses for
quilters, needleworkers, dollmakers, and sewers:
- Beading - for
stringing jewelry beads, stringing
and sewing beads on fabric.
- Quilting Betweens
(sizes 8, 9, 10 & 12) - For
quilting, hand piecing and applique. Betweens are available two ways:
packaged in their own individual sizes and in two assorted packages -
8/12 assorted (made only by Piecemakers) and 5/10 assorted.
- Dollmaking (sizes 3
1/2" or 5 1/8" or 7") - For
embroidering features, putting on hair, buttons for eyes, hand
stitching body parts, and basting quilts. The larger sizes are for
jointing and joining doll or teddy bear body parts, tying quilts and
upholstery. Dollmakers are available in three packages - 3 1/2" or 5
1/8" or 7".
- Doll Sculpting
(Darner No. 7) - For sculpting
dolls in woven or knit fabrics, basting, mending (recommended by elinor
- Hand Applique - For
hand applique, piecing and
sewing on delicate
fabrics -- thinner and longer than a quilting needle.
- Sharps (assorted
sizes 5/10) - For general hand
sewing and hemming.
- Milliners (sizes
3/9 assorted) - These needles
have endless uses -- basting quilts and other extensive basting jobs,
putting eyes on small dolls, beading (the shorted needle works), some
- Embroidery (sizes
5/10 assorted) - For all types
of embroidery and
crewel on finer fabrics.
- Embroidery (size 7)
- Especially sized for picture
- Embroidery (size 8)
- For geometric English
- Tapestry (sizes 22,
24, 26 and 28) - A blunt point
cross-stitch, needlepoint, silk ribbon embroidery and embroidery on
- Chenille (sizes
18/22 assorted, sizes 20 and 22) -
Similar in length to tapestry needles but with sharp points and a
larger eye, this needle is used for silk ribbon embroidery, tying
quilts, crewel work,
candlewicking, embroidering with #3 or #5 Perle cotton and stitching
on coarse materials.
- Calico Braided Rug - For lacing and stitching
cotton fabric braids together in rug making and for ribbon embroidery
with wide ribbons. Works well on leather,