Jeana Kimball Straw Needles
These are my favourite needles for English Paper Piecing.
Best known for use in hand applique, the Straw needle has a narrow shank that glides easily through several layers of fabric. Since the eye of the needle is punched within the existing shank, it does not hesitate at the eye when pulled through fabric. The Straw needle is also useful for basting, hand piecing, and applique.
This size 9 is perfect for basting and applique, the size 10 and 11 are perfect for piecing.