Jeana Kimball Size 8 Straw Needles
The Size 8 Straw needle is thicker and longer than the Size 9 Straw needle. Jeana uses it for both basting and hand quilting. When using the template-free or back-basting method of preparation for applique, the Size 8 Straw needle is recommended. You may also find, as Jeana did, that tiny quilting stitches are easily possible with the Size 8 Straw.