Oh man, I'm such a "don't do as I do, do as I say" sewer.....I'm forever grumbling at my friend Sasha when I go round hers about how she puts her needles into pin-cushions and yet I'm almost as bad when I'm in "the quilting zone" jabbing umpteen wee needles into the top of the now empty needle-case...I like to pre-thread the little needles then when I need a new needle, it's there already to use....I often quilt with several needles at a time and find that easier than going back and forth (though it depends on the pattern) and when these are all used I know it's time to pop the kettle on and have a bit of a shake out..... #dontdoasido #quiltersofinstagram #quilting #slowstitching #tinyneedles
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  • erickaecklesOh man, I'm such a "don't do as I do, do as I say" sewer.....I'm forever grumbling at my friend Sasha when I go round hers about how she puts her needles into pin-cushions and yet I'm almost as bad when I'm in "the quilting zone" jabbing umpteen wee needles into the top of the now empty needle-case...I like to pre-thread the little needles then when I need a new needle, it's there already to use....I often quilt with several needles at a time and find that easier than going back and forth (though it depends on the pattern) and when these are all used I know it's time to pop the kettle on and have a bit of a shake out..... #dontdoasido #quiltersofinstagram #quilting #slowstitching #tinyneedles

  • neuroticpandoraWell if it works, I don't see a problem with this.
  • erickaeckles@neuroticpandora lol, it works for me but I know it's not very safe as the needles are only in a layer of a cm or so (I use bits of old blankets in my needle cases so there is a bit of squish)
  • neuroticpandoraWell it looks safer than my usually sticking needles into the fabric I'm working on, which usually leads to me losing the needle 😄.
  • erickaeckles@neuroticpandora when I lived by myself I used to put them in the arm of the sofa but I'm not quite that bad anymore 😊
  • neuroticpandoraThat sounds hazardous, its also an easy habit to get into. Like I tend to leave my wool weighing scales out, even when I don't need them.
  • erickaeckles@neuroticpandora wool weighing scales sound very posh, I just use the scales from the kitchen though they weigh in 1g amounts so they are pretty accurate 😊
  • neuroticpandoraThey aren't that fancy, their only digital kitchen scales, and probably a little dusty too. But I keep them in the living room because then I can get at them easily.
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