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!