Over time, I have gathered tips and tricks for threading hand sewing needles. Most I learned from Grandma. Some tips are from stitching friends. When I teach hand applique, quilting, and embroidery, I learn tips from students. A few are gathered from the internet.
• Park your needle safely -- When you park a working needle, leave the thread tail encased in the last stitch so the needle can dangle but not fall off. Store idle needles in a pincushion.