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« on: August 31, 2009 10:26:54 PM »

After snapping the eyes on a couple of needles in the middle of a project, I decided I need to figure out some way of storing various sized needles in an easy to find type index.

Has anyone made their own needle organizer/storage device for the spare needles of various sizes in your stash?  Any ideas you'd like to share?  I love little needle cases, but I never realized how many of the larger sized needles I had compared to the 28s from that project.  It was a bit of a pain to separate the sizes out, especially mid project.

I have a couple of packets, but they don't stay together too well and take up a lot of space for one size of needle.  I've been tossing around the idea of using some scrap evenweave, sectioning it off for each size needle, and making a cross stitch needle wrap much like the large knitting needle cases.  That way I could add a few decorations here and there on it too just for fun. 
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009 12:27:54 PM »

I was pondering that same issue earlier this summer as I went through a ton of needles.  So here's what I came up with:

One thing I saw at Hobby Lobby that I thought was neat was a magnetic needle caddy.  It was a little snap-top box with a magnetic strip in the bottom...the needles stay on until you pluck them off!  I thought,  "Well heck, I can do that with stuff at home and save myself 6 dollars!"

So I took an old plastic needle box I had and trimmed an old refrigerator magnet (the ones they give away in the stores) to fit the inside! But all the needles are lumped in together so you still have to sort through them. 

So, how about gluing several magnetic squares to a needle book, with sections by size and then either folding or rolling it and securing it with a ribbon...like a jewelry roll?

 
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009 07:57:50 AM »

I have a bunch of needle books but also have a embroidery roll up that I keep needles with me. I would love a caddy by the couch.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009 11:49:28 AM »

Me too, Kitty...let's put our thinking caps on our lovely heads and toss some ideas at each other. Hell, this is Craftster, we should be able to come up with something wonderful!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009 10:04:04 AM »

I have a fabric needlebook that I made myself.  The pages are like a quilted book, and each page has a different type of needle stuck in it.  Like "sewing" or "tapestry" or "chenille".  It seems like you could make something similar with different sizes.

Although personally, I love the idea of needle roll-up.
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