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    Thank you Karen, what a big help this will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdot417 View Post
    I found this site. It has the rows and blocks printed out and suggests you laminate them or put them on cardstock and punch a hole in the corner. I'm going to try it.

    http://acuppaandacatchup.com/2010/07...little-labels/
    That's basically how I label my blocks, except I use post-it notes (the tiny ones). If they stay up too long, I have to put pins in them. I will definitely make a set of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    A piece of paper, a ruler and a pencil work just fine to make your own.
    This is the way I do it also. Have also used masking tape with the numbers written on it and you don't have so many pins to contend with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    I use small stick on circles from office supply store. 1/1 = Row 1 Block 1. They don't seem to leave behind sticky residue. I use a sharpie to write on them. Easy to use and disposable. I'm going to check out the excel spreadsheet and picture idea if I have a longer term project though.
    I do the same thing with Post-It notes and if they don't stick very well I pin 'em on.
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    system for laying out blocks

    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    Awhile back someone posted a link to a webpage where there was a page you could print out so you could number your quilt blocks for assembly.

    I think it was A1, A2,.. or 1A, 1B...
    Then it went to second row...

    Hopefully someone bookmarked it... I have tried search area but can't locate it and need to get the blocks off the guest bed.

    Thanks.
    After I lay out my blocks for a quilt, I take a pictue. It serves 2 purposes: one to preserve the order I had them in and 2 to put in my scrap book. This is before I even put the blocks together. I have done this on a design wall and on my queen size bed.
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    This My way: When I retired I had Lots of Bandage/wound care supplies from my work. I decovered That the Paper Tape Will stick to the Fabric, Won't come off,Won't leave a sticky mess,and I have even Wash it One time and IT was Still there! and Still No problem!! ALL I do IS Wright the INFO on the TAPE with Sharpe BEFORE You PUT It on the Fabric and Your Good to go!! Label your blocks say: this block A-1 and stack that row all up atogether, next row; B-2 stack all them up and so on.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenK View Post
    Thanks for the link!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    Awhile back someone posted a link to a webpage where there was a page you could print out so you could number your quilt blocks for assembly.

    I think it was A1, A2,.. or 1A, 1B...
    Then it went to second row...

    Hopefully someone bookmarked it... I have tried search area but can't locate it and need to get the blocks off the guest bed.

    Thanks.
    I don't know about the site you are looking for, but I use the colored dots like you would use for price dots at a garage sale, and pin them onto each block, I just purchase a pkg. and there are different colors in the pkg. and one pkg will work for several quilts.. I mark them as R1B1, for row 1 block 1, R2B1 and continue in that order, either going vertically or horizontally. This really works well for me and I use this on all of my quilts. it doesn't take as much time as using a grid. But when I do a Log Cabin, I use a grid and pin a swatch of the fabric for each strip in the block of the grid, then I can keep my colors in the right order I also take a picture of my layout and keep it on my digital camera or computer, and can erase it later. If I need to take it with me to the guild and don't want to take a camera, I just print out a pic. of what I plan to use.Taking a pic. is an excellent way for me to decide if I like the layout or color scheme or not. It is really surprising what you can see through the camera lens that you can't see with the eye. This is my method, it may not work for everyone, but it is cheap and quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    Awhile back someone posted a link to a webpage where there was a page you could print out so you could number your quilt blocks for assembly.

    I think it was A1, A2,.. or 1A, 1B...
    Then it went to second row...

    Hopefully someone bookmarked it... I have tried search area but can't locate it and need to get the blocks off the guest bed.

    Thanks.
    I use numbers for the rows, then a hyphen and a second number to indicate the position within the row.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabrielle's Mimi View Post
    Here is an idea that may help with those little laminated tags...instead of punching one hole and having to use a safety pin, punch two holes (use a smaller-hole craft punch if you happen to have one) and insert a straight pin down in one hole, up in the next. That way you don't have to fiddle around with opening and closing those safety pins.
    That's how I do mine... it's waaaaaaaaaaaaay easier that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lass View Post
    After I lay out my blocks for a quilt, I take a pictue. It serves 2 purposes: one to preserve the order I had them in and 2 to put in my scrap book. This is before I even put the blocks together. I have done this on a design wall and on my queen size bed.
    That's such a good idea! I wish I were that organized & had my stuff together so well! It would sure save me time in the long run.
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