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Featured Tool: Needle Storage Tubes by Dritz, Item #82338
Connecting Threads Reviewer: Mari
What is this typically used for?
This tool is used to store and dispense all of your needles.
What was your first impression of the needle storage tubes?
How cool! It looks helpful in keeping me organized, and definitely clever!
What was your experience with them like?
I currently have my needles in wooden tubes right now and all the sizes are mixed up between two wooden tubes. I can’t see them either. With these tubes, I’m going to be able to re-organize all my needles! Wahoo! I can’t wait because I have needles for appliquéing cotton and needles for wool appliqué and ones English paper piecing, not to mention all the regular needles in my collection.
How long did it take you to learn how to use it?
No time at all–I figured it out immediately.
What did you like best?
I like that the needles don’t all come out at once and are contained by the magnet. For me, tools must fill a measurable need for me to buy them and this one definitely does!
What did you like least?
It takes some skill to manage the little needles. I threw the tube with the same force I use for the larger sizes and all the little needles flew out of the tube and all over Jenna’s desk!
Why do you NEED it?
I do a lot of handwork, and I do mean a LOT! It is so frustrating to go through my wooden tubes trying to find the perfect needle. I also don’t know what sizes I have because once I’ve removed the needles from the original packaging, there is no way to tell. These tubes come with labels! Now I know what to buy next.
Who would appreciate these the most?
These are perfect for:
- Beginner, intermediate, and expert quilters
- Embroiderers, paper piecers, or anyone using hand or machine needles
- Anyone acquiring the essential quilting tools
Want to see a needle storage tube in action?
Check out our short demo video HERE.
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