5 Tips for Threading Needles
If you're "Slow Quilting" otherwise known as plain old "hand quilting," and formerly known as "quilting," before people started quilting with an electric needle, then threading a needle is something you do with some frequency.
Try these tips:
1- Hold the eye of the needle over something white, or at least light colored, so you can see the eye better. Jamming the thread at the side of the needle isn't as effective as aiming it at the eye.
2- Use new thread, and cut the end off the thread at an angle just before you try to thread the needle. Old thread is too limp and hairy. And, the point you create will give you a slight advantage.
3- Lick the thread and use your lips or teeth to flatten it on the way out of your mouth. (Sorry if I grossed you out there.) Thread is round but needle eyes are various degrees of oval.