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Thread: How do you log your quilts?

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    Junior Member Kryssa's Avatar
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    I'm about to finish quilt #3 and I was wondering how everyone keeps track of the quilts they make.

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    that is a question, thank you for asking. Penny

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    I take pics and save to folder on computer with date, pattern, pattern designer, and any other pertinent info.

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    I have a special quilt album that i put the pictures in, with when, where why and who.So far, I have 150 quilts in there, plus 60 some of wall hangings and other quilt type projects.All of those go into an album by themselves. My mom just wrote hers in a notebook. But she made a lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryssa
    I'm about to finish quilt #3 and I was wondering how everyone keeps track of the quilts they make.
    I don't. I have taken a picture of a few, but mostly I don't bother. Am I the only one?

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    Super Member thequilterslink's Avatar
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    when i first started i took pics and put in an album, now i occasionally take a pic, but they seldom make it to the album.

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    I take pix and record info on back of pix. Also take pix of blocks I make for others. I have a long way to go to catch up with ourstrulyquilts!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    I take pics and save to folder on computer with date, pattern, pattern designer, and any other pertinent info.
    Ditto!

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    I keep track of mine 2 ways now, thanks to the computer age.
    I have a small photo album that I place a photo with in info on the back; and keep a file on the computer, so I can either take the album with me, or share the pics on line. I'm prepared anytime ANYONE asks about my quilting LOL!

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    I have a quilt album that I bought through one of the magazines. I add a picture of the quilt , date made and for whom I made it and any other information I may want to remember. This way I can show the album to friends if they want to see what I have made. :D

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    Fabric-holic, no you're not the only one. I have a few pictures but after reading these suggestions I think I'll start keeping track of my quilts better. Thanks everyone.

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    I needd to find a way to keep track of UFO's.

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    I keep a quilt journal. I include info like who it was for, date made, if it was a special occasion, a photo of the finished quilt, a photo of the label because I usually include relevant photos in my labels and samples of the fabrics used.

    I specially enjoy looking at the fabrics that I used in quilts that I have gifted and remember why I chose them.

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    [email protected]..we're supposed to keep track??? :shock:

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    I have a running commentary in a folder in my computer. It shows the number assigned to the quilt, its name and things that I want to remember about it. This is a "slice" from that section as an example.


    The Sixty-Ninth
    “Lincoln’s Legacy”

    A Log Cabin. It’s sort of scrappy. Initially I read the instructions wrong and ended up making two blocks the same, so I did not attempt to make each block different. I was just wanting to use up some of my blue fabric, as I have so much of it. This will be a Christmas present for my husband, Jim.

    Size -- 59 ˝ x 71 ˝
    Completed -- September 1, 2009

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    I take photos of the quilt in different stages of manufacture and put them in a separate file in my quilting folder. Of course I name the file so its easier for me to find but I can remember each quilt and what machine I used to make it so I never have to include that information.

    Its like me and my cars, I can remember all of them I have owned through the years in the order they came to me. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    At last count it was over 50 of them.......

    Billy

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    I take a picture and place it in an album along with information such as date finished, pattern, and description of techniques (hand quilted, machine pieced, etc.).

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    Several different times I have started to document and photograph my quilts. It would take hours to find them all and take photos of them. I have them tucked away all over the place. That is just the ones I kept. I have probably given away as many as I kept. Most recently I took pictures with a digital camera to post here and on other quilt related sites. Somewhere I have photos so old I wouldn't know how to duplicate them.

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    Pictures that I save on the computer. That way they are dated and I can print them out anytime I need to

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    I started quilting 30 years ago and didn't keep track...therefore, there were a large number of quilts that just got lost in time....I gave a lot of them away. I started back to quilting 12 years ago and now faithfully take a picture of each finished quilt and I have 3 photo albums full. I find it's fun to look back and see what I made and for whom.

    Also about 5 years ago, I felt like I wasn't accomplishing anything and had a "to do" list of UFOs a mile long so decided to keep track of the quilts I finish and what's left to do....I do it for a full year. Every May 1st I look to see what has and hasn't been done and then transfer to another list what hasn't been finished and move on....that's my fiscal year-end review. Some quilts have been on the list for 5 years....I'll get to them eventually....and it doesn't bother me that they've been hanging around all that time. It's important to see what has taken up my sewing time, and what I've accomplished....I found out one year that I made a total bedroom set with curtains, tabletoppers and duvet cover for my daughter.....and so it took a bite out of my quilting time....interesting.

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    Thank you all for the information. Penny

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