This is the needle I will be working with today. I am hand stitching the sashing on the back of my Swoon blocks (in a quilt-as-you-go style). This is a boring photo of grey fabric and thread, but it will be exciting to get at least two of these blocks sewn together today. And it will be one seam closer to becoming a finished quilt!
In her blog post last week Stephie wrote about the challenge of needle disposal. She said: "If you’re anything like me you’ll go through a hundred needles in the blink of an eye. Blunt. Bent. Snapped. Blunt needles are the bane of my quilting life."
Yes... I can totally relate! I go through needles quickly and purchase several packages at a time so that I will never be without a sharp needle.
For years I have stored my dead, dull, broken and bent needles in this little glass jar. It has a cork lid and keeps all the sharps safe.
Kathleen Mary had a great suggestion for needle management. She takes her old needles to the Doctor's office where they can safely dispose of them in the sharps bucket.
How do you deal with your needles?
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