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PatternReview Blog > Tip 189: Catalog Your Stash With Swatches - Four-to-a-Page in a Binder
Tip 189: Catalog Your Stash With Swatches - Four-to-a-Page in a BinderBy DianeSev on 10/3/11 11:36 AM


I created a fabric organization form that holds four fabric swatches per sheet. I tape the swatches onto the sheet, labeling each with the fabric name, source, yardage, width, fiber content, and price. The forms are three-hold punched and put in a ring binder. To keep the binder balanced, I made a mirror image of the form so that the swatches are on different sides on alternate pages. This swatch notebook is also handy to keep in the car trunk for fabric shopping. If you'd like to use my form, download it from here.

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Jali said...
I have been using the forms for cataloging my stash for most of this year and love how easy it makes fabric selection for new projects. Thank you!
10/9/11 10:04 AM
Nokiaj59 said...
Thank you for the form! What a terrific idea!
10/7/11 5:34 AM
Spool64 said...
What a great idea! I'm just in the process of organizing my stash, so this is very timely. It's a perfect rainy day project!!
10/4/11 3:17 PM
needlenorth said...
Thanks for the form. This is really a time and money saver as well, and can be organized along any number of parameters - color, fiber, width, quantity.... But just diving right in and doing it as you acquire them (or trying to backtrack and fill in the information) --- this time of year always calls for some organizing, especially in these cold climates where you are forced to clean out your closets twice a year anyway. Thanks for the tip. -- Dianne
10/3/11 2:46 PM

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