I am always working against the same data set, and find myself setting more or less the same filters every time.
Would it be possible to save a set of filters as a group to open in other projects.
A little "save" or disc option right next to the filtr would do it.
The obvious option is to have a worksheet to start every session, but the above would be way smoothers.
Not sure but what I can think of is your last mentioned option
Save a workbook with one Worksheet where all your filters are set and use this worksheet as "template" by "duplicating" is within your workbook or use the workbook as a "starter" for next project.