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Old 12-02-2019, 08:07 PM
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I keep my needles in the original package 99% of the time. Some are in the detachable case on the arm of my machine and the rest are in the case with my extra feet. I hadn't thought too much about it other that I'd like to get some more needles in sized and types I don't have - 100 topstitch, 60 microtex - or some I run low on. Your ideas are really inspiring me to come up with something fun and creative.
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by MariaM View Post
I store them in the original containers. Any used (but still usable) needles go into the little holes in storage container of the sewing machine. Once they are no longer usable, I have a pill bottle with a small hole I made on top and put them in there along with any dull or bent pins. Once it's full, the pharmacy will take them and dispose of them with their sharps.
Ii. Do. This. Too. Thanks for The great tip for disposal!
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Blondie~ View Post
Attachment 615474 (This is my first photo upload here. I hope I did it correctly, not too big.). This is what I use. I get them from Michaels. They are supposed to hold the DMC embroidery floss cards. The sections fit my needles perfectly.

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Old 12-03-2019, 06:29 AM
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The picture above this post shows exactly what I have been doing for years. This makes life so much easier. Having the same size in the individual sleeves make getting the right needle, the one you need, easy every time.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:41 AM
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To me needles are one of the cheapest things I buy for quilting. I stopped spending time trying to get them organized and put back in the right package. I use the needle size I need at the time and when I change needles to another size or type I toss the one I took out. So much simpler. No needle laying around for me to wonder which one is it. And every needle used is a new needle. I use one brand of needles, Organ, and buy them in bulk.
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