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Thread: system of numbering quilt blocks

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    system of numbering quilt blocks

    Awhile back someone posted a link to a webpage where there was a page you could print out so you could number your quilt blocks for assembly.

    I think it was A1, A2,.. or 1A, 1B...
    Then it went to second row...

    Hopefully someone bookmarked it... I have tried search area but can't locate it and need to get the blocks off the guest bed.

    Thanks.

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    Was that for a Dear Jane quilt? There was a grid shown that you could insert your pictures into in the correct layout. each picture would enlarge when you clicked on it. It was offered as a "download" but many of us found that the site did not work. I have made one with Microsoft Excel that works, but I don't know how to make the pictures enlarge!
    Great for figuring out what fabric to use for the next block, too!
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    A piece of paper, a ruler and a pencil work just fine to make your own.

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    Or type them into an excel spreadsheet & print.
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    Ok here is my take on this problem.
    1. I use index cards as row markers with pressing direction arrows on them. I cut them from the index cards and pick up each row starting from the marked block. I do this for each row. I use a black sharpie marker. I am looking into printing mine on the computer.
    2. You can take a photo of the whole quilt or the 4 parts (ie each corner to the middle). Use the photos for placement.
    3. Use the index cards on every block 1a is top left block first row. 1b is first row second block etc...
    I am sure there are many more ways to keep the rows organized. These are mine! Good Luck! Luann in Rainy CT
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    I use 12x12 pieces of scrapbook cardstock paper as dividers. Starting at the end of each row I stack each row on a piece of paper in order. I put a pin in the upper right hand corner of the top piece so i know which side to sew together in case the pages get turned around. I just put a piece of cardstock between each row and just stack them up as I go. Works like a charm!

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    Thanks for all the responses. Like all of you, I don't like reinventing the wheel. But I did make labels for columns instead of rows and will stick them on half size index cards so I can reuse. I will add the directional arrows for pressing- thanks, Luann for that tip. At least I can get those blocks off the guest bed in order. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Or type them into an excel spreadsheet & print.
    I use Excel or Word for the same purpose. I pin the label into the upper left corner of each block to be sure I get the correct orientation when I sew. Of course I still goof up sometimes, but this system really helps.

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    I use small stick on circles from office supply store. 1/1 = Row 1 Block 1. They don't seem to leave behind sticky residue. I use a sharpie to write on them. Easy to use and disposable. I'm going to check out the excel spreadsheet and picture idea if I have a longer term project though.
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