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Posted on: 8/7/06 0:59 AM
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I am deep into sorting and re-locating my extensive stash.

Part of this involves cutting a tiny swatch from each fabric and pasteing it, with all relevant information(width,length etc), onto a sheet of paper to go into an envelope folder.The contents of a box of fabric is identified on 1 or 2 sheets in a folder pocket.

I have found it very helpful to take the swatch from the selvedge, across the fabric, as sometimes, with similar fabrics, the selvedge marks give the final clue to identification.

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Alice said... (9/27/06 10:30 PM) Reply
I cut a "swatch" and place it and the amount etc inside a clear front page three ring binder. Boxed fabrics are done by color as is the pages with the swatches. When I find one in the folder I want I know which box to go to since each box has a color written on it.
Nancywin said... (8/24/06 6:56 PM) Reply
I just received a large variety of fabrics and as I cut a 4" sample of each to test for washability, I am doing a similar thing, but putting them on 3/5 cards with the information on the other side along with pattern suggestions. I cut the sample smaller after the shrink test.
krystalkaes said... (8/9/06 6:09 PM) Reply
I found this link very helpful in that it gives a paper to print out and use for your stash. I am in the process of organizing myself for my grand organization of my stash. http://www.fabricclub.com/store/stores_app/Fabric_Swatch.pdf
 
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