Liz Kettle offers insight into 30 of today s most commonly used hand and machine sewing needles while answering the question, which needle should I use? Learn the characteristics of each needle and which tasks they are designed to perform whether it is appliqué, quilting or repair work. Hand or machine work. Discover how to determine which size needle is right for the job, how needles are sized and when to use them. This small pocket guide answers many of the most frequently asked questions about choosing hand and machine needles. A complete, concise sewing needle resource for all your fabric creations.