Like any aspect of your sewing space, needle organization is convenient but also critical for perfect stitch quality. The Grabbit MyPad Needle Organizer is an easy solution for keeping your needles tidy and organized. Let’s talk about how this handy little notion can keep your sewing studio in check.
Sharp needle – Happy machine
Depending on your machines bobbin system, the clearance between the thread and the needle can be as small as .1 mm. Just for giggles, pull out a ruler and observe how tiny .1 mm really is. With such a small space there is no room for error and you must have a sharp, straight and new needle. As a general rule of thumb, change your needle every 6-8 hours of use and when in doubt, toss the needle.
Who created the Grabbit MyPad Needle Organizer
Euro-notions is the distributor of the Grabbit MyPad Needle Organizer. Their headquarters are in Chicago. They are most well known for being a Schmetz needle distributor.
Rhonda Pierce is the national spokesperson and a needle industry expert. When I have a question about needles I call Rhonda! If you ever have the pleasure of meeting this talented lady be prepared to ask some needle questions.
How do you use the Grabbit MyPad Needle Organizer
The Grabbit MyPad measures 6-3/4″ square and 1/4″ thick. It’s made of super dense felt and when the needle goes into the pad on an angle, the tip will not come out on the other side.
The large colorful boxes on the MyPad designate the type of needle: Universal, Ballpoint, Stretch, etc. The smaller turquoise boxes with numbers indicate the needle size.
A flower head pin comes with the Grabbit MyPad Needle Organizer. Insert a brand new needle into your machine. Place the flower head pin in the corresponding spot on the MyPad, i.e. Universal (type of needle) 80/12 (size of needle).
Needle size can be confusing but in actuality is pretty simple. The first number is the metric (80) and the second is the US (12). The larger the number the larger the needle. If the needle is 100/16, that will be larger than 80/12. The opposite is true with thread. Thread is given a weight; 40 weight, 50 weight, etc. The larger the number the thinner the thread. Keep this in mind next time when choosing needles and thread.
Where can you buy
As your local dealer or quilt shop as these are sold world wide!! If you want to grab one online here is a spot where you can find them.
You can also buy from Amazon
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