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From: khutchison
Date: 02-26-2005, 04:14 PM (1 of 5)
I am trying to figure out a way to store hand sewing needles for easy access and cleanup. Does anyone have any ideas?

User: khutchison
Member since: 02-26-2005
Total posts: 1
From: Debby215
Date: 02-26-2005, 06:31 PM (2 of 5)
I have a really nifty square small container I got at Walmart a few years back. There is a magnet inside and the needles just stay put and you close the lid. I know it only cost a few dollars. Hope that gives you an idea :up:
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: GreenDragonLady
Date: 02-26-2005, 10:11 PM (3 of 5)
When I did a lot of cross stitch, I just purchased a piece of the self-stick magnet stuff and cut a piece to fit inside my plastic floss organizer. Then I had the rest of the magnet to use elsewhere (to make photo magnets for the fridge, etc.)

As for used machine needles or broken/bent hand needles, I keep an old plastic film can labeled "old needles". When it gets full I'll toss it so no one gets stuck accidentally.
User: GreenDragonLady
Member since: 07-29-2004
Total posts: 495
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 02-28-2005, 11:31 AM (4 of 5)
My favorite quilting instructor gave us this tip.. She gave us the containers also.. She collects thimbles so she had spare containers.. Use a square or rectangular clear plastic box with cover.. Cut one of those giveaway magnets you are always getting with advertising on them to fit the inside of box.. Now you have a place that will hold all your needles for a particular project threaded and ready for sewing, but they cannot get lost.. Magnet holds them in place.. If you don't want to thread them, just cut a 3/4 in wide strip of felt and insert the needles and pop that into the box..I found a box that fit my Mary Jos Cloth Store magnet perfectly and thats what I use so Her 800 number is always handy. :bg: :bg:
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: mommydionne
Date: 03-01-2005, 12:46 PM (5 of 5)
great idea about the magnet in the cross stitch box, I'm going to go do that now!
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
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