When working on an embroidery project, you will save time if you keep the needles and threads you're using neatly sorted and separate from the rest of your sewing supplies. We filled a clear 9-inch loose-leaf binder with plastic pocket envelopes to hold various threads, small scissors, patterns, and instructions. A hole punch was used to make a "page" of heavy felt to hold needles. Choose a larger loose-leaf binder for your more elaborate projects; the principle is the same -- everything in one place.
Martha Stewart Living, January 2001