There are many different sizes and shapes of sewing needles available. Each type of sewing needle is best suited for a certain sewing job. Always try to use the proper needle for your sewing project.
For example, you wouldn’t use a thick needle with a large eye when working with delicate fabric. You would want a thin needle with a small eye and a sharp point. See our entries “between needles” and “sharps needles” for more information about needles used in quilting.