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Thread: Finally a Way to Store My Machine Needles

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    Finally a Way to Store My Machine Needles

    I have struggled with finding an efficient and easy way to store my sewing machine needles and I finally solved this dilemma. I found these small containers packaged in sets of 8 at the dollar store. As you can see, they fit perfectly in the red container and the labels are easy to read. You can fit from a 4 to 6 packages of needles in one container. I have them in a drawer right under my sewing machine. Works great. If I change needles but want to keep the one I remove, I can put it in the container.

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    Wow, that is so cool, thank you!

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    Super idea, Thank you for sharing.
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    All I can say is that drawer is entirely too neat! Great storage idea for any of our small items. Thanks.

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    I store mine in small tins with hinged lids. I write on the top what the needle is inside.

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Those are great! Was it a Dollar Tree store? That's what we have around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    Those are great! Was it a Dollar Tree store? That's what we have around here.
    Donna! I believe it was Family Dollar.

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    This is great, but don't you have to keep used needles separate from new needles, so you know which is which? I have never found a good way to store slightly used needles.

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    I also hate all those loose bobbin thread tails! Have tried putting a tiny hair elastic over them, but that is too much work! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by petmomful View Post
    This is great, but don't you have to keep used needles separate from new needles, so you know which is which? I have never found a good way to store slightly used needles.
    My "new" needles are in the cases that they were packed in i.e. Schmetz. The used needle that I placed "loose" in the container was only used for a short while to top stitch. I believed it to still be worth keeping so I put it in the large container but not back in it's original container. Hope this makes sense.

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    great idea, thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    All I can say is that drawer is entirely too neat! Great storage idea for any of our small items. Thanks.
    Heavens, yes, it's waaaay too neat!! I would be really embarassed if someone opened mine! I DO have my bobbins in one of those containers. Thanks for the neat needle container idea!

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    GREAT idea!!! THANKS!!!

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    Cool idea! So neat and tidy.
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    OOOOOOh.. I like that idea..

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    Thanks for sharing that idea.

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    Great idea for the needles, and I like your tidy little drawer too!
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    Thanks for this idea.
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    What a great idea!
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    Great! Oh boy did I want to reach into the screen last night and grab one. I couldn't find one until I started acting like a chipmunk.

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    I love this. Mine are in a tin but I have to rifle through it to find the one I need. I'll have to take a trip to the family dollar store today.

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    A needle book is a great way to store slightly used machine needles. Just label the sizes on each felt page with a sharpie... Works for me...

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    I've had no luck looking for these at family dollar or dollar general. If anyone finds them at a store, please share what store it was. Maybe stores' inventory differs in different areas.

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    great idea, going to do this today.

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