THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
I was so excited when I found out that I was going to be a part of the Colonial Needle blog hop, especially when I found out that I got to review Milliner Needles. (same as Straw needles.) Many people ask why use Straw?
English Paper piecing of course! Over at Paper Pieces they suggest milliner/straw needles and I've been wanting to try them. I even called them to see if they use them for basting, whipstitching or what? And which size for which?
Of course, like anything, it is personal preference.
(I am so sorry, due to Bingo I just do not have photos gathered of the process.)
These burgers are long and skinny. When I tried them for basting, I was pleased that they are so small and they just went right through the paper. But they did bend easily and I broke one on my second Ahhhh that I tried it on....so moving on...
Next I tried them for whip stitching. WOW, WOW! These things just glide right between the fabric and paper. No catching the paper at all. No wonder they like Straw's over at Paper Pieces! I am sold on using milliners/straws from now on for my paper piecing and these ones for Colonial are great!
So what have I got for you?
Well for you paper piecing friends I've got 5 packs of size 11 Milliners Colonial Needles. I'll give one away to each of 5 different people.
For you non- paper piecing friends, I have this John James Fun pack:
Please let me know in the comments which you would like to be entered for. I'll keep this giveaway open until Saturday and draw the winners on Sunday the 29th.
And then hop over to Colonial Needle and check out all their wonderful goodies!!