Utility quilting needles are the needles of choice for hand quilting with large stitches. A long, sturdy shank prevents the needle from bending, while the embroidery eye of the Utility Quilting needle allows for easy threading of perle cotton, crochet cotton, or yarn. Size 8 perle cotton is the most popular thread for utility quilting. Choose your needle size based on its comfort in your hand and your ability to move it through the fabric layers. Size 8, pack contains 12 needles.