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Thread: Labeling fabric

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    I tried so hard not to, but we got new fabrics in at work and I could not let them slip into someone elses hands, at least not until I got my share. My question is - does anyone label their fabric when they buy it as far as date, price, where they bought it and size? Since some of what I bought will not be used for a while and some I bought for that common reason "Just had to have it, not sure for what"....
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    Merry Christmas to all!

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    boy, there have been times that i wished i had labeled my fabric...once i even tried to be so organized that when new fabric arrived in the mail i would scan a piece of it, print it off and put all of the vital statistics on the paper...great idea, lasted about a day :)
    i am so very bad about documentation and pictures...many people, every day, remind me to take pictures...label that quilt... document time...
    ya, what ever...sorry, i try, but things seem to get away from me..
    .i meant to take a picture, but then the recipient showed up and i gave up the quilt before the camera came out, or, i'll write it down later...always poor excuses, but i use them anyhow...

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    I don't - but that's not a bad idea. I may start that with the new year. Thanks for the idea (even though it was in question form)

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    I don't but I probably should.

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    Here is a label I came up with on the quick. Tell me what you think, or suggest other or different things to add to it. Feel free to copy it if you want so maybe in 2010 we can all be organized. --- At least for a week or two.
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    Click on the download and I hope it shows up for you. If not let me know and I'll resend it another way if I can. It's a word doc using Word 2007.

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    I have always taken a picture of my quilts. I am just now after several years starting to throw all my pictures in a book. It has been really fun looking back at what I have done. Some of them I had forgotten exactly what they looked like. So I would encourage you to at least take a picture or two. I would still be interested in knowing how much exactly I spent and the time I have spent on each quilt.

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    My husband's aunt documents all the details of her quilts. She had 3 ring binders that she uses. She includes photos, when it was started, when it was finished, who did what ie piecing, quiliting, who it was made for, what pattern was used, and more. She also has a front page on each of her binders (She is on # 3 of 3 inch binders) that tells her personal story including the guilds, awards, how she got started, etc. SHE is organized! I hope to be just as organized.

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    What a good idea!

    Thanks and Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    I measured all my, then, fabrics and put a piece of paper on the edge, with a straight pin, with the amount on it - but then, like a big dummy, never changed them when I used some of each of them... a good system if one (ME!) would use it!!

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