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    Old 05-16-2011, 05:23 AM
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    Found two lovely Amy Butler scrapbooks at a yard sale for $4 each. Have been wanting to start a quilt journal but could not find just the right one....until these scrapbooks...so I created a form that has a place for a picture of quilt, fabric swatches and basic info on quilt, and then printed the form on the blank scrapbook pages in book. I have been working on getting my quilts entered and rounding up fabric swatches. Thanks goodness I have taken pics of most of my quilts. I am so pleased with the result and just had to share!
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    Old 05-16-2011, 05:29 AM
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    Great idea. What a wonderful keepsake this will make. Thanks for sharing.
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    Old 05-16-2011, 05:49 AM
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    Wow! When I read the topic I thought you found someone else's quilt journal at a yard sale. I'm always afraid that is what is going to happen to my stuff.

    Scraps books are a great idea. Lots of room and great covers.
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    Old 05-16-2011, 06:32 AM
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    My aunt, who made her own wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses had a scrap book with pictures of a lot of the things she made over the years. It had a picture of the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses and swatches of the fabric. She displayed it at her 50th anniversary celebration. It was very nice to see it and amazing to think of all the work that went into it.
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    Old 05-16-2011, 06:35 AM
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    What a great idea - and yours look really pretty!
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    Old 05-16-2011, 06:45 AM
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    Wow Neena...what a great find!

    I love your crafty idea of making a quilt journal out of a scrapbook! Hmmm...may have to copy your idea too! That would be great for bigger projects. It looks like you added the plastic page protecters to this. That would protect the fabric swatches for years to come as well as the photos!

    Thank you for sharing your idea!
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    Old 05-16-2011, 07:16 AM
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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I wish that I had done that. . . . :|
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    Old 05-16-2011, 02:47 PM
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    I wish I had started one years ago!! What a nice idea.
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    Old 05-16-2011, 03:28 PM
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    I may have missed one or two of the earlier quilts made in the 60's. But I do have a book on the rest. I do not include the charity quilts that I make and distribute through my quilt guild. I just use a 3 inch regular, like
    notebook. I use the plastic pages as mentioned here in an
    earlier post. I just take an unlined recipe card and type
    the information I want to keep. The name of the pattern,
    where I got that pattern, the size, and specifics as to the
    type of pattern; cotton, denim, homespun, a mix, etc., and the date it was made. There
    is usually a picture of the entire quilt, if possible, and
    then one or two more close-ups to be able to see the fabrics
    and the quilting. When I give them away, (only to my children & gradchildren), I go back and write down to whom and when they were given. Actually I have made so many and
    if I don't write it all down, I can't remember it.
    Another little hint. We are somewhat electronicly challenged...but my husband has photographed all the quilts
    that are still here and put them on a memory card whch can
    be put in a safe place. In case of a fire or disaster, it
    does give you some proof of what you had. I don't know if
    an insurance co. would believe I had 40 or 50 quilts here,
    without seeing some sort of documentation.
    Oh yeah...if you don't have access to a typewriter, PC
    etc..you can always write out the information.
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