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How do you store your "works in progress"?

Old 04-23-2021, 02:29 PM
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Some of the things I have learned to do when I put a "work in progress" (or abandoned) -

Write down what sewing machine I was using, which presser foot I was using, and the needle position I was using.
(I try for 1/4 inch seam allowances - but - - - _

Include the pattern - or at least the name of the book and page number and name of the pattern.

Maybe some indications of "what was I thinking" at the time.

How about you?
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:47 PM
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I have copied the pattern & included that if there is another pattern that has caught my eye. That way I can take the book or magazine with me shopping.
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Old 04-24-2021, 01:16 AM
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I have jumbo-sized (or whatever size is needed) zip-type bags to store my cut pieces with partially finished blocks along with the pattern and any notes. I can't seem to finish many projects before starting a new one, and I've learned the hard way to keep everything together. I always think I will remember, but I rarely do!
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Old 04-24-2021, 03:06 AM
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I'm recycling the small plastic storage boxes with lids that used to hold folded fabrics. I am in process of winding fabrics onto magazine boards, which I like! I try to get main pieces cut before moving on, otherwise I'll lose my train of thought. My problem is how to store finished tops that are starched and crisp.
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Old 04-24-2021, 03:14 AM
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Good tips Bear...I don’t usually have more than 2 WIPs however, I am currently following two BOM so I store the blocks in separate 13x13 craft boxes I purchased from Michaels.
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Old 04-24-2021, 03:21 AM
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I only work on one project at a time but I'm going to use the tips from bearisgray about writing down the needle position and needle size. I always forget the needle position.
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Old 04-24-2021, 04:14 AM
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I use the 12x12 scrapbook storage boxes for projects. They are my go-to containers for lots of sewing items. Each machine has one one with accessories. Notions such as zippers, ric-rac, screen mesh, etc each go into the box and gets a label. Easy to see what I need and they stack on the closet shelf.
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:25 AM
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Great idea bearisgray to write down the information. The most I write down is the neutral I use. My favorite is Northcott, so I will write down the color number or if I have used another brand. First my WIPs go into white plastic dishpans with additional fabrics and the pattern. Then if I really can't get into it, the fabrics get culled down to just the certain prints, and put in the the 12x12 scrapbook boxes like RhondaK. If I wait too long, it goes to the free table at Guild. But I keep the plastic case.
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:33 AM
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I guess I fall into the category of completing one project before I start another. If I would have 2 going on at the same time, I would put one of them in a sew thru bag and put it where I could see it easily. Just me.
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:41 AM
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I use the plastic project boxes to hold each one. I put in the pattern and the specialty ruler/notions if needed for the pattern along with the project and all the fabric that is needed to finish it.
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