Adding to the range of sizes in our quilting needle collection, you can now get Jeana Kimball’s Foxglove Cottage betweens quilting needles size 9.
16 needles in the case. These needles were designed specifically for traditional hand quilting done at a quilting frame or hoop. When using the traditional rocker method of hand quilting, the needle’s short shank provides easy control. It is thicker than other needles, giving it added strength for moving through layers.
Here’s another quilting needle from Jeana Kimball’s Foxglove Cottage. And seriously folks, if the maxim – the smaller the quilting needle, the smaller the quilt stitch – is true; then this needle better give you teeny, tiny stitches. Heavens!
These English quilting needles are our replacement for the lovely Jean Lyle quilting needles.
This is a good standard size. They come bigger, and they come smaller, but this is the size most hand quilters use.
Having said that, I tend to use the smaller size 11. No idea why. I just do!
I like the way these Foxglove Cottage needles are packaged – in a little tube. There are 16 needles in the tube.
Newly added to our store – Jeana Kimball’s sharps needles size 11.
I have found this size and type of needle works beautifully when doing hand appliqué. Small, neat and fine – it slides through the fabric easily.
Made in England.
These are the straw needles we have decided to put in place of the lovely Jean Lyle needles we used to carry.
They come in a nice little case, there are 16 needles in the case. These are really skinny straw needles in size 11, from Jeana Kimball’s Foxglove Cottage.
They are Jeana’s favorite needle, and make needle-turn applique easy and smooth. Straw needles are also useful for basting, hand piecing and quilting. The narrow shank of this fine needle glides easily through several fabric layers without hesitation.
As a replacement for our favourite Jean Lyle hand needles from England we have found these little tubes of 16 needles from Foxglove Cottage. We are now out of the Jean Lyle size 10A appliqué needles and they are being replaced with Foxglove Cottage sharps size 10.
Sharps needles are best known as all purpose hand sewing needles. They are longer and finer than the Betweens /Quilting needle. They are also shorter and finer than Straw needles. Some prefer them for simple mending tasks, others like it for hand appliqué and hand quilting.
I’m sad to learn Jean Lyle and her husband Bill have retired. This means my most favorite needles of all time are no longer available. There are still a few in stock but when they are gone – well…. you know the rest.
I did some research and have decided to offer Jeana Kimball’s Foxglove Cottage needles in their place. These needles also come from England; they are in a little plastic case. And there are 16 needles in each case.
We are starting off with the Betweens/Quilting needles in size 11 as we no longer have any of the smaller sized Jean Lyle quilting needles available.