Keep It Straight

When using my sewing/embroidery machine, I often switch functions and have to then switch needles. To keep track of my needles and to ensure that I use the right one, I keep a tomato-shape pincushion next to my sewing machine. In each section of the tomato, I have written in permanent marker the needle size and type so I can easily tell where to put a needle when I take it out of the machine and which one to replace it with for the current project.

-Sara Agnor

Franklin, New Jersey

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