Saturday, August 18, 2012

How Do I Organize Fabrics For The Quilt?

To me, this is the most exciting time of a quilt.  The very beginning.  Not the picking out of fabrics or pattern.  But the cutting out once all that is done.  Sometimes, when it is being sewn together, and I am seeing how things are going, it gets a bit discouraging to see difficulties.  So the cutting out is the best part for me.

Here is what I do to organize my fabrics when I am cutting out a quilt?

((((((((OMG!  you are not going to believe this.  I just deleted my entire folder of Paperweight pictures.  How did THAT happen???????  I hate computers~!))))))

Plastic bags.  Lots of plastic zip lock bags.  Lots and lots of them.  I keep mine in a, well, a zip lock bag!  I recycle them over and over and over again.  I have some that are for sure 8 years old!

I make address labels and stick them on the bags to indicate what piece this is.  Luckily there are only 5 pieces in the Paperweights quilt.

A through D and the background.  I sorted out the fabrics by color and then as I cut them, placed them in the bags.  I don't have the ruler yet, that should come on Monday, so I can't cut any of the backgrounds out yet.  Not a problem, I am into making the strips right now.

So when I am ready to sew, I can just line my bags up on my table, dig into the bags to get what I need and I am ready to go!


1 comment:

  1. I do the same thing, I couldn't quilt without plastic bags!


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