Here are the supplies I use. I am using a big stitch with 4 stitches on the needle instead of 8 tiny ones. It will take 10 hours to go around all 4 sides instead of 25 hours with tiny stitches. Both needle pkgs are size 10. The Bohins are not as strong as the Jean S. Lyle needles. With the Bohin needles I snapped them in half but have yet to break a Lye needle. Jean has retired so I have no idea where to buy them. The thimble is Roxanne and very comfortable along with the metal disc for under quilt. For marking I use a #5 mechanical pencil and the Pentel Erasers. I take a turkey baster, add some beads then poke the eraser on so you can not lose it. A 12 inch square hoop made in Germany and I am ready to hand quilt.