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Thread: Keeping track of quilts you make

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    I went to a quilting class today and the instructor told us she makes one extra block than needed for every quilt she makes. Once she has enough she puts a quilt together, therefore having a diary of every quilt she ever made. I love this idea and plan to do the same and give them to the grandkids.

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    that's really neat

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    great idea, thanks for sharing with us

    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    I went to a quilting class today and the instructor told us she makes one extra block than needed for every quilt she makes. Once she has enough she puts a quilt together, therefore having a diary of every quilt she ever made. I love this idea and plan to do the same and give them to the grandkids.

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    good idea:)

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    one block per quilt made? er.... what size block? Can they be 20inch blocks? If so I might be able to do this LOL!

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    That's a wonderful idea. Wish I'd known it before I started quilting. For a while, I was making a quilt a month. I've even lost some of the pictures of them.

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    Great idea. Much better than just a picture of the quilt. :thumbup:

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    Yes, very good idea. I've made lots of quilts and didn't bother to keep track of them all. Now I couldn't possibly make a list, but I wish I had. It would be nice to know just for my own knowledge.

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    I try to take pictures of the quilts I make. I would have a hard time making an extra block a lot of times because I use scraps to make many of them. I'm cutting it pretty close to get the blocks I need for some of them. It is a good idea though

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    Great idea. I will definitely start doing that.

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    Another one of my friends takes a picture and a piece of all the fabric of every quilt (she sews 1" x 3" strips together) and puts it in a 3 ring binder. It is kind of neat to go through her notebook to see all she has done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlin121
    one block per quilt made? er.... what size block? Can they be 20inch blocks? If so I might be able to do this LOL!
    I'm sure any size block will do, she makes them all into 10" blocks.

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    great idea~

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    I am so glad you shared this idea. I have a few kits to make. Hope there is enough extra to make a block. Guess it could be a small one.

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    I make a small doll size quilt with the scraps of each quilt.

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    That would be really cool!

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    Well I'm only 2 quilts behind. I think it is a great idea. I think I will start doing that also..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom
    I try to take pictures of the quilts I make. I would have a hard time making an extra block a lot of times because I use scraps to make many of them. I'm cutting it pretty close to get the blocks I need for some of them. It is a good idea though
    I also take pictures of each quilt and most of the swap blocks I've made. I lost a bunch of pictures when hubby decided to upgrade our server two different times so now I keep back up copies of my copies! All my quilts are on Facebook now but not the smaller projects--tablerunners, potholders, placemats, etc.

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    At one time i started making a miniature block of each quilt i made, lol that did not last long. They were so much harder to make than the big blocks. I have 3 blocks somewhere. Now i just take a picture, sometimes save a few scraps.

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