Sewing Notions Review and Giveaway

I recently received a couple of samples of some sewing notions to review for you on my blog.

I was very excited about the first one.

Needle Recycler

The Sewing Needle Recycler. It may sound a little boring, but I have often worried about disposing of my used sewing needles and trying to come up with a safe way of doing so. Well, Noble Notions have saved me the worry.  This nifty little plastic tube will safely store your old needles until it is full and you are ready to dispose of it.  Or you also have the opportunity to recycle it through Noble Notions ( a green company).

Needles will go in……..

Inserting a used needle

but, they won’t fall out.

View of needle insertion

So, no need to worry about sharp needles in your waste bin any more.

The other item that I have is a pack of Quilter’s Tips.

Quilter's Tips

Wear on your fingers when you want a little extra grip.

Quilter's Tips

Ideal for free motion quilting. I found wearing 3 on each hand to be beneficial.

Free Motion Quilting

They would also be excellent for pulling a needle through fabric for sewing when this can sometimes be a little tough.

They are one size fits all – 6 in a pack.

I have a pack of the Quilter’s Tips plus the Sewing Needle Recycler as a Giveaway on my blog this week. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post below, telling me what you think of these two notions. You have until Tuesday 9th April after which I will pick a winner at random.

If in the meantime you can’t do without these items you can visit Noble Notions and purchase them. You can check out their other items for sale there too.

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  1. Dean Marcho says:

    Great ideas

  2. What a great idea! I nevervliked throwing my needles in the trash. This is great! And the fingerlings- awesome! Sometimes gloves are just hot. Certain age, you know…hands getbinvolved too.. Ha ha!
    Love the blog!

  3. Rita Jackson says:

    Both of the products are great. I would love to try the finger tips because I find my quilting gloves to be very uncomfortable after wearing them for about an hour.

  4. I like to try new products & it is especially good to have a review from an experienced quilter. Think both of these sound good. Would love to give them a try,

  5. Yes please I’d love to receive a prize surprise through the post. The finger tips look particularly useful to get to grips with things!

  6. I love the idea of the needle recycler. This would be a brilliant tool to put next to my machine and to give to my mum. At present I use any old container with a screw top lid. This works well but it is not great when the children find it and want to play with it.
    I am not a huge quilter but I think the finger gloves look like a great idea too. Thanks for sharing these finds.

  7. I think the Needle Recycler is a great idea!

  8. The fingers would be SO helpful when I’m stitching on my Crazy Quilt blocks, especially silk ribbon embroidery. Sometimes it’s so hard to pull that through several layers when it’s a thick thread or ribbon. I love the idea of safely disposing of the needles, too. Super products!

  9. I can see a great need for both of these items.

  10. What a brilliant idea regarding the needles. I end up sticking them in cotton wool and sellotaping them down, so fiddly and worrisome that it will fall out and stab someone.

    I love the idea about the finger tips, as in the summer it gets so hot here and the full gloves can become uncomfortable.

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway 🙂

  11. I like recycling. Recycle at home the trash. I would like very much to have this little needles recycler. I have not seen it sold in my country (Chile). The rubber fingers if I have them, I use them a lot, they are very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Both sound like great notions to have. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Gracias por tu información, muy prácticos estos accesorios. Espero poder tenerlos.

  14. Muchas gracias Lesley por la información. Muy prácticos estos accesorios para las costureras, no los conocía.

  15. Looks like two notions that are definitely worth purchasing…especially the needle recycler…thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

  16. Linda S says:

    Both are great. I am just beginning to free motion quilt and the Machingers gloves are a little bulky, even though I boutht the correct size. A safer way of disposing of needles is always welcome. Thanks for the chance.

  17. apple blossom says:

    these two notions sound like they’d be good to have in the sewing room thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  18. brodine says:

    ces petits bouts de doigts me semblent très pratique pour guider le tissu sur la machine, oui je testerais bien ce produit 🙂

  19. sylvia.wright says:

    I like them both, needle recycle is a good idea, i usuallt wrap them in lot’s of newspaper.
    These finger tips look good, i have small hands and gloves always seem a bit akward. thanks. for the chance oh trying them.

  20. Diane Plymale says:

    I feel the very same about disposing of needles, this is great. I also love the rubber finger tips, I have purchased something similar in the drug isles, great for hand sewing or embroidery to help pull the needle thru.

  21. I am the same with needles, I use the empty glue case from Sewline glue pens, and I have a rotary cutter case with “used” on to keep my dull cutters safe too. Never seen the Quilter’s tips before would love to give them a try. Linda

  22. The finger grips sound like they would be great for FMQ. I tried using Machingers, they helped grasp the quilt, but made my hands too sweaty. I like the idea of covering the fingers and not the whole hand.

  23. Such an excellent idea, as I recycle most things, broken needles are something that bothers me too. Thank you for finding the answer.

  24. I also love the needle catch because of the fear of finding anything I still may need in the “junk” in my throw-away bin.


  25. The needle recycler is very useful – what a great idea.

    A friend of mine cuts the fingers off a pair of rubber gloves and uses them for quilting, but they keep falling off. I will pass the name on to her I am sure she will find it useful.

  26. Thank you for two great suggestions! I have disposed of my used needles in old rx bottle. This product looks much better.

  27. Sandy K says:

    I like the needle recyclers are a great idea. mine end up
    in my sewing machine tray. A few surprise pokes when I search for things.

  28. Barbara says:

    I’ve always stored used needles in an old prescription medicine bottle. I might try cutting a slit in the top like this.

  29. What a great giveaway, the fingerlings are a great idea. I have always worried about the used needles as well. I make sure I put them in something in the bin. A holder like this is so useful.
    Happy days.

  30. Great products and both I know would prove very handy and helpful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. linda crosby says:

    I also use gloves for quilting and would love to try these out. thanks for the chance to win

  32. love the idea of the fingers. Many times I have tied my smaller quilts cause I am NO GOOD at hand quilting and don’t have the money to send them out to be quilted. I usually use old gloves and cut out the fingers to put on my needle pulling hand. They would be so great.


  33. Maureen in Lewis Center OH says:

    I will try the tips as they are like the gloves but not as restricting or warm. The needle recycler would be a waste for me as I recycle old medicine bottles by marking them with Used Needles and puncturing theplastic lid with a warmed ice pick or burning tool

  34. Would love to try those “Quilter’s Tips”. Much less bulk than wearing full gloves. Thank you for the giveaway.

  35. Both notions are great but I especially like the needle disposal. I always wonder what to do with mt machine needles.

  36. think both af these are great. I would like to try them.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  37. They both look really useful – especially the needle recycler that won’t let the needles fall out. The Quilters Tips seems so much more comofortable than wearing gloves. I think these are two items that could become invaluable.

  38. Sharon E says:

    I don’t know wish item I like the best as they’re both awesome. I hate wearing my gloves to machine quilt because they’re bulky and I never know how to dispose of my needles because we transport our garbage to a dump site. Both are winners! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  39. All both are great I think and I would like to try it.

    Greeting Guilitta

  40. Linda Jeter says:

    What a unique idea,, I know there are many other ways to dispose of needles and then using gloves to machine quilt,,but..Kudo’s to these items!

  41. Sandra V says:

    I think both of these would be very handy. Thanks for the chance to win

  42. Those finger tips could be great and I’d love to try them out. My husband drilled a hole in an empty medicine vial that I use to dispense my used needles., works great but is larger than your notion. That is so totable. Thanks for the chance. Jane

  43. I think both items are great ideas. Thank you for the chance to win.

  44. Both of these notions are terrific., I worry about disposing of sewing needles & this is a brilliant solution! Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Lourdes Fay says:

    I think the needle recycler is a great idea!! My waste basket sits below my cutting table next to my sewing area. I am forever accidently sliding things off the table into the waste basket. I then have to fish through looking for what I dropped hoping I don’t get stuck with the needles I have tossed in there.
    As for the Quilters tips, I haven’t ventured into machine quilting. But I can see where they would be helpful.

  46. Thank you for the chance. I find wearing gloves while quilting not tactile enough for me so I think the tips would give me the right amount of grip