Threading needles becomes a problem but there are several solutions. For those who love handwork, try the Tulip self-threading needles. They come in a package of assorted sizes.
Or invest in a quality needle threader such as my favorite – this Clover version. The mechanism is enclosed so breakage is not a problem.
Consider the scissors as well. Some of them look cute but do they really meet your needs? Larger handholds and cushioned grip make everyone’s life easier. Throw in serrated edges that stop the fabric from slipping and you have a winner. Karen Kay Buckley’s scissors are the most popular.
Many of us prefer to hand stitch our bindings. But using your thumb to hold that fabric in place to create a nice, full binding edge can cause aches and pains. Clover Wonder Clips are the perfect solution. Move them as you sew or buy a large package that will hold the edges of an entire quilt.
Have trouble threading your sewing machine? Try Jeans needles. They have a larger eye because jeans threads are thicker and the points are very sharp to penetrate the thicker fabric. These same characteristics are great for all quilters as well.
What is causing you frustration when quilting? Why not ask your shop owner on possible solutions?