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Thread: Frustration Repellent for the Absent-Minded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I found these little craft boxes that have compartments that are the same size as needle packages. I have two buttons, one for each machine that I drop in the compartment of the needle that's in the machine.

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    Great minds think alike! I have the exact same thing for all my needles. The only thing I do differently is that I use different colored ponytail bands...you know the small fuzzy ones that some people use to put around their bobbins.. I put them around the needle case that each machine's needle came from...BLUE for my Brother... PURPLE for my Pfaff etc. It has been so helpful...no more confusion!

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    I always keep the plastic needle case to the right of my sewing machine. There's only ever one case out, the rest are in a drawer in my sewing machine cabinet, or you could put them in a box. I generally only use a few sizes and they are color coded, so it would be easier to figure out what's what if I needed to.

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    Great ideas! I need to adopt some. While I am good about changing my needle, I have to guess when I should. I never know how long it has been.

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    It still makes me giggle to think that anyone is that organized! I'm so so glad you are, though

    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
    This was something that was slowly driving me crazy until I got this fantastic needle organiser made for me by sewdamncute on the Secret Pal swap.
    Since this photo was taken, I've labelled all the needle packet pockets and when I've got a particular needle in one of my machines I put a coloured pin in the corresponding felt strip.
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    Blessed Be

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    Some great ideas. I'll have to give them a try.

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    Hope you don't mind...I am borrowing your idea. Thanks!

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    I'm not organized enough or have the patience to deal with machine needles. If I don't remember or lost control of what needle is what, I just get a new one the size I want and not get stressed over it. Machine needles are too cheap to be frustrated over.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 12-19-2012 at 09:52 AM.
    Got fabric?

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