This tip is one Virginia Dambach is passing on from her mother Mary Carman’s store of knowledge. She would make a string of needles using a thread she was needed for a project. She’d them put the clump of needles into a pincushion with the thread running through the group (not pre-cutting the thread) . When she’d need one, she’d pull out the first needle bringing the thread with it and snip off the length she needed, leaving all the other needles ready to go. At the end of the project, she could pull the unused thread out without wasting a lot of pre-cut thread. What a way to save time when you’re having a bad needle threading day.