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Thread: What, exactly, is a quilting journal or diary?

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    Do you use it to journal the project you are working on from start to finish, or some other purpose?

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    No. I know that I should.

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    Really...never thought of this. I'm a beginner so I guess I could start. How are they done??

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    I just have seen it references in some quilting books and magazines. My guess was that you would keep a journal of the fabrics, the patterns, why you chose them, etc., etc. And I guess it could turn into a journal of your life while making it......Don't know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pommom
    I just have seen it references in some quilting books and magazines. My guess was that you would keep a journal of the fabrics, the patterns, why you chose them, etc., etc. And I guess it could turn into a journal of your life while making it......Don't know!
    Yep, when you started, finished, who it was made for, thoughts/events while making it. Whatever you decided you would like to chronicle about the quilt.

    Some buy journals, others scrapbook them, some use 3 ring binders... :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by Pommom
    I just have seen it references in some quilting books and magazines. My guess was that you would keep a journal of the fabrics, the patterns, why you chose them, etc., etc. And I guess it could turn into a journal of your life while making it......Don't know!
    Yep, when you started, finished, who it was made for, thoughts/events while making it. Whatever you decided you would like to chronicle about the quilt.

    Some buy journals, others scrapbook them, some use 3 ring binders... :D:D:D
    Do you have suggestions or a format you use?

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    My sister has one. She's used a 3 ring note book and has the pattern, picture, scrapes of material that she used. Writes who it's for,what encouraged her to do that particular quilt. I must admit, she is so darn organized. There just can't be two of us in the same family. So I just take pictures, write on the back the date. Bingo. So I guess if you are one of those orangized, neat type people and want to go to all that work...go for it. I have a 3 ringed notebook, with a trillion free download patterns. That's also my organization LOL.

    Pommom.... Love your Pom's, I have three hair balls myself. Two of them look very similar to two of mine. And hair and all, I love them to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    My sister has one. She's used a 3 ring note book and has the pattern, picture, scrapes of material that she used. Writes who it's for,what encouraged her to do that particular quilt. I must admit, she is so darn organized. There just can't be two of us in the same family. So I just take pictures, write on the back the date. Bingo. So I guess if you are one of those orangized, neat type people and want to go to all that work...go for it. I have a 3 ringed notebook, with a trillion free download patterns. That's also my organization LOL.

    Pommom.... Love your Pom's, I have three hair balls myself. Two of them look very similar to two of mine. And hair and all, I love them to death.
    Thanks for the ideas!

    And yes, I love my poms. They are my little "helpers" in everything I do at home!

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    Forgot, she used plastic pockets that you can see thru, ones that a student might use at school. Hers has the big 8 1/2 by ll with a couple pockets on that. So three pockets all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    Forgot, she used plastic pockets that you can see thru, ones that a student might use at school. Hers has the big 8 1/2 by ll with a couple pockets on that. So three pockets all together.
    wow....she does sound very organized! I would love to see hers!

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    One of our members posted a template on here a while back...
    maybe someone else will remember who it was :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    One of our members posted a template on here a while back...
    maybe someone else will remember who it was :D:D:D
    THAT would be great! Hope someone has it!

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    This has good ideas...Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    This is a little more elaborate than my sisters, she just used white paper, but this would be really nice if you are just starting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    One of our members posted a template on here a while back...
    maybe someone else will remember who it was :D:D:D
    I did a search, there are several posts. Red Garnett gave a link in this post for those who want to print something to write on. I would like a computer version if someone has created something and they want to share their template.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-70175-1.htm
    http://www.hp.com/hho/hp_create/iron...-quilt_designs
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    I see someone posted the link while I was daydreaming/reading journal posts from the search responses. We have some really good information in the posts on this board.

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    I have two of the journals and have not used either one of them. They want a picture date started date ended why your chose the pattern. Don't have that kind of time.

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