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Thread: Holiday Wish List - Quilt Journal - Which one?

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    Senior Member newestnana's Avatar
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    While shopping recently a friend purchased the last quilting journal in a particular LQS, but I really liked the idea and wanted to put one on my wish list.

    Typically they have space for pictures and notes about the quilts you've made.

    Can anybody recommend one? There are a few available on Amazon.com

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Maybe she bought it for your Christmas gift? :wink:
    I would want to see them in person.. to make sure it has everything/place for everything that I want to record :D:D:D

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    My quilt journal is a photo (4x6) album. In the left-hand sleeve I put a picture of the quilt, in the right-hand sleeve I put a 4x6 index card with info about who it was for, what the occasion was, when it was finished, and any notes I want to remember in case I want to do the quilt again.

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    Senior Member IAmCatOwned's Avatar
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    I found a lined blank book with rings was the best project journal for me. It's about 6.5 x 8 inches. Bought it at Barnes and Noble. Each quilt gets 2 facing pages - one for photos and the other for notes on the quilt including size, batting type and who it was given to. It has room for more than 100 quilts, so lasts a long time. I had plans to make a fancy quilt-related cover on this plain book, but it's easy to recognize without any marking at all. Make sure that you have your name and phone number on the inside. I forgot it once at a quilting all nighter but got it back because my name and phone were in it.

    It's the photos that are the hardest to decide. Given the larger 4x6 photos, even cut down, it's hard to fit more than one photo. I like to have one of the front and the back and/or closeup (special stitches for instance). I've solved some of that by doing a closeup that shows some of the back. For instance, for the page for my avatar quilt, I have two photos. The first is the one you see. A closeup 2nd photo shows the trees up close, the Vikings fabric for sashing, the deer fabric for the border and the football flannel on the back.

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    Senior Member Boxer mom's Avatar
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    Try this one, I have been looking at these.

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    Super Member sandyl's Avatar
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    I've tried to keep track of my quilts on my computer with pictures and information. I started to keep track of where I bought the fabric and how much I spent, but that was too scarey! Be sure to back up frequently or make copies if you do it on your computer, tho. I think I will do a hard copy-that way I can show others.

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