Boy, did I find a wonderful needle for this technique! It all started with a blog post by Kay MacKensie at All About Applique. She was recommending these for batiks, but I love them so far for everything. It is like slicing through soft butter. They're are so smooth! And with the gold eye, they are so easy to thread. Just as Kathy Delaney said on her website,
"You will absolutely LOVE these #11 applique needles. They are coated to make them glide through fabric with such ease! The gold eye make the needles easier to thread. " you will love these for appliqué.
In fact, I'm going to giveaway two needles to two quilters who comment on this post. Add your link to the list below and you'll have another chance to win. Follow me and that will be your third chance to win. Be sure to leave your email if you use anonymous.