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Date: 4/27/12 4:24 AM

Just wondering am I a bit odd....I regularly take photo's of my fabric stash on my phone. Then when I go to fabric shop I can check what I've already got so I don't buy something I don't need.

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Subject: Photos of fabric stash.... Date: 4/27/12 8:10 AM

No, not odd at all. It's very smart to do. I have a mental picture of my stash and that is enough to keep me out of the fabric stores for a while! LOL

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Subject: Photos of fabric stash.... Date: 4/27/12 5:19 PM

I keep *meaning* to... I announced that I was going to do this on my blog... and then never did!

I'm a little better about grabbing pix when I first bring fabric in the door, if I want to share it. But I definitely don't have a photographic record of the whole thing.

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Subject: Photos of fabric stash.... Date: 4/27/12 6:32 PM

I have a ziploc bag of swatches stuck to post-it notes that have the fiber content, width, length, where I bought it, what I paid for it, and a note of whether I had it earmarked for anything yet. I inventoried my fabric a few years ago so that I would really know what I have. I try to take the bag with me whenever I go to a fabric store. I use the swatches to buy lining, trims, buttons, check on whether a pattern will work for a fabric I have in mind, etc. But mostly I take it as a reminder that I have plenty of fabric already, however beautiful the one I see in the store may seem. I'm trying not to buy any fabric, since I have so much to use up first, but every once in a while I will see something that works well with one I have or that fills a niche I just can't manage with the stash I have.

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Date: 4/27/12 7:11 PM

WOW!! Now that's what I call organized! That's a great idea/system for keeping track of everything!

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Date: 4/27/12 7:22 PM

Oh yes, cataloguing is the only way I can keep track of my fabric. I also have a photo catalogue of my zippers on my computer, which I have organized by length, type of coil, tape colour, etc. So every time I need a zip I can find it within minutes. It is necessary when one has over 100 types of zippers

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Date: 4/27/12 10:25 PM

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I have a ziploc bag of swatches stuck to post-it notes that have the fiber content, width, length, where I bought it, what I paid for it, and a note of whether I had it earmarked for anything yet. I inventoried my fabric a few years ago so that I would really know what I have. I try to take the bag with me whenever I go to a fabric store. I use the swatches to buy lining, trims, buttons, check on whether a pattern will work for a fabric I have in mind, etc. But mostly I take it as a reminder that I have plenty of fabric already, however beautiful the one I see in the store may seem. I'm trying not to buy any fabric, since I have so much to use up first, but every once in a while I will see something that works well with one I have or that fills a niche I just can't manage with the stash I have.

I love this idea but I'm always using lengths where I have juuuuust enough and I just know that that swatch I cut off would be the last inch or so I needed.

I have however started a catalogue in a notebook. I have a woven, and knit section, within those are pages for different widths (can't remember what I broke them down into off the top of my head), the headings are something like: colours, print/solid, weave, content, length. When I want to make something I consult my notebook to see which pieces of fabric are suitable.

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Date: 4/28/12 9:12 AM

I took pics of my stash not long ago. It was right after I had bought up a lot from the Joanns liquidation. I actually took them to send to Poorpigling, for bragging purposes only
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Subject: Photos of fabric stash.... Date: 4/28/12 11:09 AM

Oh, girls (and guys)! Where would I store the photos? I have over 1,000 yds of interfacing, 700 zippers, 1,500 yds of wovens and maybe 300 yds of knits. Imagine the notions that accompany that stash! When I shop for fabric it is with a specific project in mind, but most of my shopping is done in my sewing room! Anyone want to come over and browse?
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Date: 4/28/12 12:05 PM

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Oh, girls (and guys)! Where would I store the photos? I have over 1,000 yds of interfacing, 700 zippers, 1,500 yds of wovens and maybe 300 yds of knits. Imagine the notions that accompany that stash! When I shop for fabric it is with a specific project in mind, but most of my shopping is done in my sewing room! Anyone want to come over and browse?

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