We have been asked from many customers just how we keep track of our needles? We sell four different sizes of our titanium-coated Topstitch needle for home sewing machines as well as many different sizes of our Longarm machine needles. We love the plastic cases for our needles as they can stack well or hang from a pegboard. Some of us at the office also take a spin on the standard Tomato pin cushion to store our needles.
We thought it would be a fun Blog post to show one method of storing needles.
Start with your basic Tomato Pin Cushion. Notice how there is a green thread which creates sections on the large tomato. This particular pin cushion is divided into 6 different sections.
Take a permanent marker (like a sharpie) and wrote the following into each respective section: 70,80,90,100. Since our staff member who made this likes to use self-threading needles for burying thread tails, for the two open spaces, 5 & 7 when written for #5 & #7 self threading needles.
If you ever run into questioning that you really did put the #90 needle back into the correct spot, look at the top end of the needle (not the point) and you will see what the size is. (You can see in the photograph below "Organ 100/16" written on the needle) Viewing under a microscope or taking a picture and then zooming in is recommended unless you have eyes like binoculars. :)
Do you have a favorite way to keep track of your needles? Let us know!