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    Machine needle organization

    Like all of us, I have all sizes of machine needles for woven and knit fabric. I keep them in original packages for best identification but Id sure be interested in hearing or seeing your ideas.

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    I leave them in the original pkg. and stand them up in a little clear plastic candy container. On used needles, I stick the needle through a piece of paper that has the information written on it and into my pin cushion.

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    I use this box for storage. There are 18 compartments so plenty of room for different types and sizes. I put a green label on the serger needles so they aren't accidentally mixed in with other machines. Each section can hold 8 packs of needles.

    https://www.joann.com/artbin-tarnish...prefv1=Product

    I use the same size box for storing machine feet. Each machine has a separate box that is labeled for the machine.

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    I keep them in thier original packages and label the drawers with the size and type. I use one of these:

    https://www.amazon.com/Akro-Mils-101...ZS825QFE13JVZZ
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    My "new" needle stash is in a plastic box similar to what RhondaK has shown.
    Plastic "spools" for embroidery floss, are labelled as to type of needle, and size,
    with the corresponding needle packages (original) behind. Like a little filing cabinet!

    Used needles are kept separate from this box in a piece of quilted fabric,
    labelled with a Sharpie as to what they are.

    Garbage needles ... go into an old piggy bank, along with old rotary blades and pins.
    It'll be a long time til I have to figure out how to truly dispose of them,
    but it's a handy and safe storage system for now!
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    I keep in original container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcyshannon View Post
    I keep in original container.

    Yes, I forgot to mention, all needles are in the original containers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranum View Post
    Like all of us, I have all sizes of machine needles for woven and knit fabric. I keep them in original packages for best identification but Id sure be interested in hearing or seeing your ideas.
    I have used an index card file box (3x5 size) for my Schmetz needles for years with the cardboard attached. If the package came off the cardboard, I found that the snack size ziplock bags would hold the cardboard with the package.

    I also found https://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com/20...quick-project/ and https://www.quiltingboard.com/missio...e-t210927.html

    As I started finding old blister packs for Singer sewing machine needles, I found they were longer and didn't fit nicely in the file box. Those I started putting in plastic pencil boxes.

    If you don't keep the cardboard another option would be those hanging jewelry organizers.

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    I have a similar box to Rhonda only mine came from Home Depot or Sears hardware. I can't remember.
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    I leave mine in the original containers until I'm ready to use them.

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    I have used tomato pincushions and marked each section with needle size
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    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.

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    Good ideas.
    I keep them in the origional box, not the cardboard. A put 2 boxes of my favorites in the notions box for each machine. The rest are in an old Tupperware small storage box. Hand needles are in the box from hand work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    I use this box for storage. There are 18 compartments so plenty of room for different types and sizes. I put a green label on the serger needles so they aren't accidentally mixed in with other machines. Each section can hold 8 packs of needles.

    https://www.joann.com/artbin-tarnish...prefv1=Product

    I use the same size box for storing machine feet. Each machine has a separate box that is labeled for the machine.
    I'll try to pick one of these up next time I'm shopping. I use a lot of the clear containers with good closing snaps.
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