{Tip} Needle & Pin Magnet

I’m just popping in with a quicky tip for you today.

When quilting on my Sweet Sixteen, I usually like to bury my threads as I go so I don’t have to face a pile of them after the quilting is finished. This means I’m constantly grabbing a needle to use.

So, to keep one handy at all times I put a piece of magnet tape on the front of my machine. It holds my needle and a straight pin and keeps them within easy reach when I’m working. It’s a cheap and easy solution to always my pincushion – which is always on the other table.

magnet-and-needleAnd, speaking of needles….if you bury lots of threads or have a difficult time threading needles, these Clover Self-Threading needles are just what you need! Snap the threads in the top, bury them, and move on to the next. Easy peasy!

clover-needlesThese two little things are huge time savers for me. I hope you find them useful as well!

Linking up with Quilting Jetgirl’s Tips & Tutorials Tuesday. Be sure to check it out for some great quilting/sewing tips!


About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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8 Responses to {Tip} Needle & Pin Magnet

  1. Tish says:

    The magnetic tape is a great idea! I will have to pick some up. However, that spot on my Sweet 16 is where I rest my head when I’m getting tired, so I may need to change its placement 🙂

  2. Kate says:

    It’s amazing how much faster things go with the right tools, kept where you can find them. Thanks for the tip.

  3. acbeier71 says:

    Love that idea, Beth!!

  4. Great tip and just what I like to do, to. It makes my life so much easier when I don’t have a million threads to bury in the end (just the occasional one or two that I missed). Thanks for sharing your tip and linking up!

  5. Alison says:

    That is so smart! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Laura says:

    I read this and went in search of the magnetic tape, but did not have any. I did have small round magnets and they worked too. Thanks you for the tip!

  7. Vicki in MN says:

    I used to use those needles until I was introduced to the spiral eye one. I was having trouble with splitting my thread when using the Clover one.

  8. Karen Goad says:

    thanks for the tip – I like to bury the threads right away too and keeping the needle near by sometimes gets lost, I think I have a piece of that magnetic tape and will take a took before I get started today

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