This compact of Hand Sewing Needles contains 20 Betweens Quilting Needles. These needles are shorter than sharps, with a slightly thicker shaft for extra strength. The needles have anti-tarnish gold eyes, making them exceptionally smooth and easy to thread. Betweens are used for fine stitching in quilting, tailoring and other detailed handwork. The pack contains an assortment of sizes 6, 7, 8 and 9 needles.