I like the extra length of these Straw or Milliner needles and feel that they give me a little more needle to work with and better control for my needle-turn applique.
The #11 is slender and will allow you to take very small stitches. The eye on the #11 is small, but will accept some needle threaders.
The #10 is slightly heavier and has an eye which is easy to thread. I personally like the feel of the #10 and find that I can still make very fine stitches with this size. Both of these needles are also good choices for hand piecing if you are so inclined. 20 per pkg.
Anita's Quilting Betweens
The #11 quilting needle is a hybrid size. It is as short as a #12, but has the strength and good eye of a #10.
I find them easy to thread and I rarely bend or break one.
A small needle gives me the smallest hand quilting stitch possible. 15 per pkg