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Thread: Keeping track of projects

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    I saw a string asking how many projects you have going at once, so now that I've determined I'm not alone, I have a question for you. How do you organize those projects? I mean, how do you keep them from getting mixed up or figuring out where you are?

    O.K., so maybe a few questions.... :oops:

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    I have four very distinct projects right now. One is a lap quilt that I am handquilting, one has the blocks all assembled and I am starting to assemble the top, one is a block exchange and the other I just picked up the fabric for and it is very different from any other fabric I have around. I guess they are all in different spots in the house so that helps too!

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    Ziploc Baggies! and drawers

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    I bought these storage boxes from WalMart that stack nicely on my shelf. Need to say I need to pick up a few more. I think I have way too many projects in the works right now.

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    WalMart has big square white boxes in the craft dept. that are great for keeping quilt projects together. It is big enough to hold everything for one quilt. It has a place for a reusualbe label on front and they stack great. When I start a project I put everything in one of the boxes and that way I don't have to search for the supplies to finish when I get back to it. I always put a note in the box where I stopped on the project and the next step. That has saved me tons of time when I get back to it.

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    A number of people here also use pizza boxes...you can get them reasonably priced from most pizza establishments :wink:

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    i go to my local pizza place and ask them to give me some new pizza boxes.

    i get the largest pizza box they have and i can stack them very nicely in my room.

    i tape the computer image of the quilt design on the top of the box along with an index card that details where i left off. each project gets it own box.

    when i receive a work order i set the box up even if all i have in there is the fabric i need to make the quilt. this way i never use "spoken for" fabric in another project by mistake.


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    i seem to have a running theme in my quilting life..........

    i should be called The Frugal Quilter

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaK
    Ziploc Baggies! and drawers
    me too! Big bags keep instructions, extra fabric, partially finished blocks, etc.

    Scmetimes I get bogged down for a bit and need a change. But I have everything together. Keep those instructions handy!!

    Oh, one more thing. When I gather fabric from my stash that will perfect for a someday plan, I put the intended pattern/photo with it so I don't forget. That keeps my cluttered little brain on track.

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    A few of my projects are full to queen size, how do you fit the fabric for those in a pizza box? I really like the idea since that would take up less space, just not sure how I would fit everything in.

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