Best hand sewing needles in economic combo set - a set of three packets in any size(s) for less! Place your choice of sizes in the "order comment" column.
Thimblelady's fine hand sewing needles are made of surgical steel. They are made sharper and thinner with a smoother surface - egonomically designed to reduce the stress on sewing hands from "gripping", "pushing" and "pulling" needles.
How needle matters? The Length and gauge of a needle matters to the ease or stress on your sewing hand. Use thick and short needles against densely woven materials hurt sewing hands. Relatively long needle, thin needle with sharp points and smooth surface are key to better hand sewing without pain!
Why only three sizes? These 3 Sizes are designed to cover all densities and thicknesses of fabrics in the market. Be it cotton, silk or wool! Be it quilt, applique or piece; Be it embrodery or mending, all you need is the three sizes of needles, all made thinner, longer, sharper and smoother! All technical dimensions of each size needles and instructions on how to match needle with density of weaves of materials you sew are on the back of each packaging of the needles.
L: best for hand piecing and hand quilting for large hands, M: best for hand quilting and piecing for small and medium size hands and hand applique and all general hand sewing of general projects; S: for finest needle turn applique using the finest and densest weave fabrics, such as batik fabrics etc.
*For needle turn applique: Use Size S needle for Thimbleldy's innovative applique techniques and #100 YLI silk thread for finest applique result, for easy threading! Size M and L are plenty good enough if you have large hands and your applique designs are around simple to intermediate level skill: meaning with reasonably wide seams (such as 1/4inch or 1/8 in wide seams) and your projects materials are general commercial materials. Size S needle can be used for all level needle turn applique but it is a must for advanced needle turn skills with very fine seams to turn!
*For hand piecing (whipstitch piecing): Double the YLI Silk thread and use Size S needle and stitch with Thimblelady's new invention - the Stitch Regulator to achieve perfect piecing stitches with ease!
*For hand piecing (American method): Use Size M needle - thin and long, so you can load many stitches at a time. Easy and Fast.
*For hand quilting: Thimblelady's fine, long and sharp Size M is the best if you can quilt with Thimblelady's pain free hand quilting technique (no pricking fingers and load 14 stitches at a time) for general quality and densities of commercial materials. Size L needle is great and more comfortable for quilters and sewers with large hands. Just make sure you choose looser weave materials to sew with thicker needles! Thimblelady's fine cotton satin is the very best for fine stitches as well as ease of quilting! Try it, you will know what I am talking about!
For embroidery and average hand sewing: Size M and L are the best for cotton embroidery threads and any #40 -#60 threads. For fine silk embroidery, use Size S needles.
Shipping free for all our needles no matter where you are in the world. Start using Thimblelady's needles and achieve better result without pain! How to claim your shipping cost back? When you order needles only, email Thimblelady with your order number and confirm you have received your order of the needles sent in plain mail, we'll give you a store credit of $10 outside Australia or $6 within Australia back into your account. Note, due to some claims of not receiving the needles and asking for additional products, this is the best we can do for our loyal customers. You'll always get the best at Thimblelady!
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Posted by Christina on 3rd Oct 2014
Nice set for all my needle work
Posted by Unknown on 8th Aug 2014
I like the needles very much for quilting.
Posted by Brenda on 10th Jun 2014
I have purchased your needles in the past and used them for hand applique. They are perfect. They thread wonderfully and make the smallest stitches. They last and keep their point. I love them.
Posted by Sarah Harrington on 11th Feb 2014
The needles slip so easily through the fabric. There is never any pulling or tugging. They are like greased lightening and so gentle on the fingers.
Posted by Janice on 13th Jan 2014
I never really got the hang of quilting with betweens, I guess. They always made me feel clumsy. But with these wonderful needles, I get smaller, more even stitches and can load more stitches on the needle as well.
Posted by Sandra on 19th Sep 2013
These needles are perfect for hand piecing and quilting. There are sizes for different weights of fabric. These needles are the best.
Posted by Sandra on 18th Sep 2013
I love them. Sew smooth
Posted by Karin Schwarzinger on 17th Jun 2013
I am using your Needles now for 3 years,
never used other Needles again
The Best *****
Posted by karin schwarzinger on 17th Jun 2013
got no Instruction how to handle it. - suggestion from Thimblelady: Click on the threader, scroll down the page, to watch the video demo! Or go straight to watch the demo on Thimblelady's YouTube channel: thimbleladydotcom
Posted by Shop Girl on 8th Apr 2013
There is nothing in the sewing/quilting/applique world that can even come close to these needles. Our customers and employees would be lost without them. They truly are Simply The Best!
Posted by Janice on 23rd Mar 2013
I will use no other brand of needle from now on.
Posted by Sue C. in California, USA on 16th Mar 2013
I first bought a set of all 3 sizes of needles, but have not yet had need for the small and large ones. I used about 2/3 of the package of medium ones hand-quilting the king-size quilt that I am just now finishing the binding on. I love these needles! They are just the right length and gauge for quilting and sewing. I've had a few breaks rocking my stitches at the thicker seam allowances, and of course they start getting curved after awhile, but overall they are very strong and sharp and I will keep using them for most of my hand sewing needs.
Posted by Trisha on 28th Feb 2013
Very fine needles even the large ones. I am just starting to come to grips with them as I am new to fine sewing, but I think they are very good
Posted by Jeri Rogers on 17th Feb 2013
I am an old time quilter of about 40 years and I have tried pretty much every new and old kinds of needles for quilting, applique, etc. I am hooked on Luixum's needles because they are kind to the fabric I am stitching on and very easy to use because of the length of the needle. I would recommend this product to any fellow quilters.
Posted by Joyous quilter on 15th Feb 2013
I originally purchased Thimblelady needles at Brisbane Craft Fair and soon realised that they were the BEST needles that I have ever used. I shared them with friends, and so had to order some more for myself. The needles are so sharp and smooth, they just float through fabric!!
Posted by freida gerson on 13th Dec 2012
super needles - i only wish they were that wee bit longer. i have a little bit of arthritis and the extra length would make sewing easier.
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