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Labeling Fabric Yardage

Old 04-30-2020, 12:34 PM
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Many times I write in the selvage with a permanent marker and then fold so that selvage edge is on the up side. I hold scrap paper under the selvage as I write - so far ink doesn't run through.
I also use brass safety pins to attach paper notes but like the idea given here of stapling, though I do wonder if they would rust against folded fabric and cause a problem.
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Old 05-07-2020, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
I use green Painters Tape.
I've never had problems with it coming free.
Unlike most adhesive products, it does not leave any sticky residue.
Love your pictures on your Flicker page. Are those flowers Hollyhocks? Beautiful.
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Old 05-07-2020, 04:51 AM
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Love your pictures on your Flicker page. Are those flowers Hollyhocks? Beautiful.
Thank you for the compliment! ... Unfortunately, I am way behind in Flickr photos.

Maybe point me to which pic you are asking about?
If it's "real" flowers. For sure, no, as sadly I do not have any hollyhocks.
However, if it is the embroideries, yes, there is one with hollyhocks.
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
Thank you for the compliment! ... Unfortunately, I am way behind in Flickr photos.

Maybe point me to which pic you are asking about?
If it's "real" flowers. For sure, no, as sadly I do not have any hollyhocks.
However, if it is the embroideries, yes, there is one with hollyhocks.
Ok if I did this right there should be a picture of your flowers. I now see they ate Foxgloves which are beautiful.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:06 AM
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Yes, you are right ... Foxgloves!
That year was probably their best showing ever. I love the array of colours and especially that they bloom, putting on quite a show for a very long time.
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
Anything sticky, can leave a residue on fabric. You could use the plastic coated paper clips to clip a paper to the fold?
Tartan: That's what I do. I wrap all my fabric (up to 3 yds) on the Comic Book Boards. I cut Index cards in half, make a note about the fabric (kind, designer/company) and size. If I use some of the fabric - I note the change on the index card. The index cards hold up well with shuffling of fabrics. I also use the large plastic coated paper clips - they work great holding my notes and the fabric on the boards. I keep fabrics of the same kind together - Batiks, Moda, etc. and I keep colors together in each collection. This works the best for me after I tried other ways of keeping up with my fabrics. A local quilt shop saves me their fabric boards and I wrap my fabrics that are 3 yards and over on them (I label them also)....these boards work great too. If I buy several pieces of fabric from a collection, I keep them together with a piece of twine so I'll know not to pull from them - that they are to stay together for their own project. Every little thing helps when you're dealing with a quilting room and so much fabric. I have to admit - I'm still trying to decide the best way (for me) to keep my notions organized and handy. I still find myself hunting for something that I know I have...Sorry for the long note - I always get too detailed.
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:48 PM
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I simply leave my yardage folded selvage to selvage as it comes from the store....then I wrap lengths 2-4 yards around my 8.5 X 24 inch ruler and then fold in half and stack in my lawyer's bookcase, 1-2 yard lengths get wrapped around my 6 X 24 inch ruler, folded in half and also stacked on the shelve, lengths at least a half yard but less than 1 yard...get wrapped around my 6 X 24 inch ruler...folded in half...and then folded again...these get stacked on edge in drawer in my plastic cabinet....fat quarters also get stack on edge in the drawers but as they are folded smaller it is easy to tell them apart. Any fabric longer than 4 yards gets folded and stacked on the bottom shelve with a small piece of paper pined to a corner with the exact amount. Any fabric not the width of the bolt or smaller than a fat quarter gets placed in one of many scrap bins sorted by color family or size ….I have several scrap bins at this point...so most of my fabric except for the potential backing fabric does not need a label as to size as I can tell approximately how much is there by how it is folded....time saver...and pin saver...
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