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Posted by: Barbara H

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Posted on: 8/15/03 10:14 AM
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Featured in the PR book!
I just saw a very unique and great way to 'catalogue' your fabric stash!
Using a three ring binder, purchase picture slide plastic sleeves (they hold actual photo slides and are 3 hole punched); Cut small swatches from your stash fabrics and insert one into each slide pocket. You can use one sleeve for a a particular color, fabric types, etc. However you want to sort and display your swatches. For bigger swatches, purchase baseball card holder plastic sleeves. They hold larger sized swatches that will give a better visual if you have a larger type print.
While the initial set up of the binder might be a bit time consuming, you'll be able to take your binder when ever you shop and have your entire stash at your fingertips for matching up and coordinating!
PS - the slide sleeves hold about 40 slides so you'll be able to get great mileage out of a few sleeves!

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thaiyal said... (12/3/05 4:20 PM) Reply
great idea!
sessi said... (9/18/04 6:48 PM) Reply
Perfect. I would add into each plastic pocket a little paper slip with info if my fabric is washed, dried. Also how wide and how many yards I have of that material.
Tee Jay said... (9/14/03 10:47 AM) Reply
Great idea! My son has lots left over from his baseball card days.
Barbara H said... (8/24/03 6:47 PM) Reply
Hi Pam. I thought this was a neat idea too! Enjoy!
PamJr said... (8/21/03 10:14 PM) Reply
Thanks for the idea, Barbara. I was just wondering what fabrics I had that I had forgotten about. I may try this.
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