Needles & Thimbles

Use needles called "Between" needles for hand quilting. A good size for beginners is a #8. Buy #10’s later when you have become comfortable with the quilting stitch.

Between needles are shorter than "Sharps" and work much better for hand quilting.

As a beginning quilter you will likely end up buying a few different thimbles before you light on the one that is best for you.

The thimble is worn on the middle finger of your right hand (if you are right handed). I like to use a rocking stitch when I quilt and like a metal thimble with an indented top and a ridge that runs around the top of the finger. This helps keep the needle in place as the thimble guides the needle for each stitch.