Thursday, December 27, 2012

Archiving My Growing Stash

Since my the fabrics I'd been getting from Joann's were really not worth documenting, at least most of them, some of them are actually good fabrics (there's some Me and My Sister, for example), I haven't been keeping track of what I've bought, quantities, or anything of the sort. Now that I am starting to amass some good quilting cottons, I want to make sure I remember what they are called, what line they are from, and who the designer is.

In the interest of doing so, I pulled out my stack of unwashed fabrics and took a picture of every single one. I have them saved to my Dropbox folder so I can pull them up from anywhere with internet, including my Nook in my craft room. The title of each picture is the name, collection, designer (and producer if applicable), they are then divided into folders labeled with the general color, since that is the way they are sorted on the shelf as well. I am thinking of also adding a spreadsheet with yardage in, yardage used, etc. Because I'm just crazy like that. Now I just have to find my receipt from Tomorrow's Treasures to figure out what some of the FQ are that I bought a while back.

I am also adding another project to my list using the fat eights from Madrona Road you see above. It can be anything, it just has to be ready to share with the rest of the DC Modern Quilt Guild by our sewing day on February 16 or by the end of January if I want it to be considered for the Michael Miller booth. I am thinking a patchwork drawstring pouch, with some Kona Snow as the liner and ties. But I have to mull that around a bit more.


  1. i love the madrona road. i wish i could keep track of all of my fabric purchases, but i'm too naughty to be able to do that :) but i do think that my brain has found this special place to store fabric patterns and their designers or line names. it is weird...

  2. I am the same as Melinda, I know my fabrics by designer without looking. They are special to me. :)

    We have complete our Madrona road by January. I'm not sure what I will do...

  3. Ooooh! I love that "yellow poppies"? Fabric next to the text fabric! If you find the name, let me know. I'd love to get some.