I think I have put this needle organizer up before, but not for a long time, and it is so helpful! The first four bands represent 4 sizes of sewing machine needles, 10/70, 12/80, 14/90. and 16/100. That way I can switch them out without having to read the tiny numbers. I think needles are color coded now, or going to be? But I don't know the code yet... And I still have a bunch of non color coded needles. The other two are for hand and beading needles. I stick a pin in the band for the size that is in the machine, so I always know. I don't have a way of differentiating between types yet, but I mostly use Microtex and topstitching, and I can tell those apart by looking at them, the topstitching needles have a longer eye. I use those for metallic threads, they seem to work well for me.
And, don't forget our Leap Year sale, $29 wall hanging kits for the month of February! Click on 'Store' above to get to each kit.
Beret Nelson's On The Trail Creations Blog Page
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of my designs have been in Keepsake Quilting and Art Quilting Studios magazine! I teach classes online, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
Free card pattern and also an e-book, and a quilt planning checklist!
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