I have to admit right off the bat.... I am a sucker for nice packaging. Little containers. Beautiful Colors. So pretty much that is all I have to say before I show you these little lovelies.
I was just a little bit sold before I even opened the little tubes...
So now you understand, yes? Before I even say anything about the needles themselves, I am sure you understand why I love these new little treasures.
I might just be inventing reasons to get all of them just so I can justify having one little box in each color!
They even match my new AURIFIL threads! Seriously??
So far I settled on trying out these four. I will not admit pubicly if its because I liked the color of the packaging or because I actually needed these particular needles. :-)
Red = Milliners Needles [Assorted Straw #8- #10]. Features = Nice and long and very flexible. Smalerl eye [but totally doable with my AURIFIL thread] and great feel. These are my favorites so far. Have used them for various tasks. Interchangeable with my current favorites, Jeanna Kimball's.
Aqua= #10 Applique Needles #10. Features = Also smaller eye but very flexible needles. Perfect for applique needs. Although I would be happy using the above Milliners for applique as well.
Light Green= Assorted Embroidery Needles [Assorted #7- #10] Features = Larger eye that was a breeze to thread. Various lengths, a bit thicker than the others. Nice and sturdy but still sharp and smooth.
Orange= Quilting Needles [Betweens #10]. Some of the tiniest little needles I have ever seen. I guess I would need to take up hand quilting to really use these little ones. Now that I have these, I might not have an excuse for not trying hand quilting any more. Maybe someone in my class can teach me.
So basically.... Yum.
If you are in need of some new needles, I would definitely give these a try. They are a United Notions [MODA] exclusive and are making their way to stores as we speak.
I think that they will quickly be added to my new "favorite things".