A Carry-Along Guide for Choosing Hand and Machine Needles Guide provides insight into 30 of today’s most commonly used hand and machine sewing needles and answers the question, which needle should I use? Learn the characteristics of each needle and which tasks they are designed to perform whether it is applique, quilting or repair work. Hand or machine work. A complete, concise sewing needle resource for all your fabric creations. Soft Cover Saddle Stitch, 56 pages.