I find it interesting to get all the comments about machine quilting, everyone has such good ideas. I hope if you are reading this that you will share any tips that you have found to help you stay organized and productive with your machine quilting.
Two other things I do with my needles to keep them handy and organized are;
1. I have a small plastic drawer set that I keep all my needles in. Each drawer is for a different kind of machine or hand needle. That way I can very quickly access the correct needle type.
2. I keep a small lidded container in a drawer of my sewing cabinet and when I break a needle, and I do do that sometimes, or I have sewn on a needle for over 8 hours,a needles life span, and am ready to discard it, I have a safe place to dispose of it. Once the container is full I will throw away the whole thing and find a new small lidded container to fill up again. I also dispose of my used rotary cutter blades in this container. That way when they all go into the land fill they will not harm the little creatures that may rummage around in the landfill.
I hope that you will share a new and useful tip here for all to see. Have a great day creating.