Sharps needles are a type of needle that is used in applique. The shaft is usually longer than between needles (used for hand quilting). Sharps needles come in different sizes. These sizes refer to the eye of the needle. The larger the number, the smaller the eye.
These size 11 Sharps needles have a very small eye. They work great for applique but you might need a needle threader.
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