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Thread: Do you name your fabrics?

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    Super Member seamstome's Avatar
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    I am working on a Log Cabin that takes probably 35-40 different batik fabrics. I named them. Like Mr Ugly, Ms Sparkles, Bubbles, Ditzie Dottie, Passionate Purple, Olive Oyl.

    My GF came over to quilt on Saturday and thought I was nuts when I was talking to myself."Mr. Ugly is up next" or "Come on Ditzie Dottie, lay straight for me"

    I have always named my fabrics in a project. It's the only way I can keep them in order when I am doing a piano border or bargello etc. She made me feel like it was the weirdest thing.

    Fess up. Am I an idiot or do you guys do this too?

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    I don't, but I can see where it could be helpful.

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    I don't name them but I have been know to call them names when things aren't going right....LOL :D

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    what a good idea!!

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    I did it with four of the Slipknot shirts in my t-shirt quilt: "Maggot", "Paul Grey", "#2", and "Iowa". The only other person it made sense to without having to explain it was my brother, who likes Slipknot and will be getting the quilt when I get around to finishing it (wasn't originally intended for him).

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    Never have before, but thanks for the idea. Sounds like something that would help and fits my personality. :)
    I name most everything else, why not my fabics! LOL

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    LOL, that's a novel approach! :lol:

    Jan in VA

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    Super Member seamstome's Avatar
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    Ok, well I guess it is just me. I suppose you all dont make up little songs so that you keep track of piecing order either. "Some dark to the left, a light on the right and mama will be happy all night"

    No wonder she looked at me like I was nuts.

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    Interesting. Can't think what DH would do if he found me doing that, so perhaps best kept for when I am alone!

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    That's okay...they understand you in your own little world....

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