Tulip, Hiroshima Needles, Quilt Basting Needles ~ Long/Regular, (3) each per package. Actual needle size is .69mm x 48.0mm (long needle) and .61mm x 45.0mm (regular needle), the Hiroshima Needles are high quality needles made in Japan. They are extremely flexible, but resume their shape when gliding through the fabric. The eye of the needle is designed to be threaded from either side. The needles have been polished so they glide through fabric like butter.