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Thread: book to carry to the quilt shop

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    I made this book (it is a dollar store brag book) and have put snips of my fabrics in it so I can carry it with me to the quilt shop to match fabrics. Do you have another idea? this one works for me, but would like to know what other quilters do.

    As you can see I have marked how much fabric I have already and in some cases have indicated the pattern I am going to use for that fabric(s).

    these fabrics are designated for GRANDMOTHER'S FAN
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    The blue and white is designaed for a drunkard's parth pattern called the LOVE RING. All the pastels are for another quilt
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    the bottom fabrics need a solid color,so I have a note to look for black or olive green to go with these fabrics
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    So organized! I'm impressed. I just take a small piece of whatever I am trying to match at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliostone
    So organized! I'm impressed. I just take a small piece of whatever I am trying to match at the moment.
    Me, too. I like oma's way better.

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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great Idea! Today I will get a book at the 99 cents store.

    One to fit my purse and always have on hand. Thanks!

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    That is a wonderful idea.

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    what a great idea.....you are welcome to come to my house & make me one :)

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    thats a great idea!!

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    The nearest quilt shop is an hour away from me. So I try to know what I need or want before I go, otherwise I just wander around totally confused, like a kid at Toys R Us. :roll:

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    Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    great idea/im going to do it

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    My purse is filled with scraps I was trying to match at one time or another. A little more organization would be a good idea for me.

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    That's a fabulous idea. I usually stick a snippet in my purse, and half the time can't find it once I get to the store!

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    I usually paste up a 8 1/2 by 11 pice of computer paper with my fabrics and keep it in the car. I write on it what is needed and use that. I like this idea very much and might go with this instead. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redquilter
    That's a fabulous idea. I usually stick a snippet in my purse, and half the time can't find it once I get to the store!
    This is what happens to me! LOL. Thanks for the tip!

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    Excellent Idea!!! putting that on my "to do" list!!

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    i actually bought a little book that is just for fabric years ago. I had forgotten about it but found it in a box the other day. I opened it up and it was like a little treasure book..there were snippets of projects from long ago...Fun memories. =)

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    Oh man I wish I was that organized.I just grab and go and hope to get it right!! I have heard of taking the salvage edge with the color dots to help match I like your idea!

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    Such a good thing to have on hand when shopping. I'm guilty of forgetting the swatches at home and try to shop from memory. It's good for the stash, but not so good on the wallet or time.......sometimes. :P

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    You are so organized!! Like someone else said I just take a small piece of the fabric I am trying to work with! But your idea is a great thing to have even after the quilt is done. You could go ahead and put the date you finished it and who it went to! And don't forget to put the date you started the quilt, too! Might be interesting to see how long it took when you look in your book in years to come.

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    Well, I usually just wing it, but your idea is awesome.

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    beats dragging the fabrics with me! :thumbup:

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    You can also use a photo album (not the sticky kind - the ones with the plastic pockets) or a regular notebook with sheet protectors. When we moved into our house we used this idea for paint chips and fabric swatches. We never thought to do it with stash.

    Darren

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    Wow, I can only aspire to this level of organization. My hats off to you.
    I must be the Oscar Madison( remember the odd couple) of quilting!

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    it is a wonderful idea, i started mine back in the summer, thanks for sharing.

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