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Posted on: 3/20/04 0:46 AM
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I have bought small wallets for business cards. They have about 10 wallets in each. I have a card to which I have stapled a piece fo fabric that I have made a garment from. I write on the back a description of garment made. I also have one for stash fabrics. I keep these in my bag and then when I am shopping I can match fabrics, thread or buttons etc or even accessories. You never know when you might see something you need or want to match up. I got the wallets from an office supplies store. Ther are different sizes but you need a size that is easy to carry.

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kkkkaty said... (7/11/06 3:51 PM) Reply
This is a useful idea. I sort of combined it with some other ideas, and took a small looseleaf notebook, stapled pieces of fabric from my stash, and wrote content care instructions next to the sample. This has been helpful in buying thread, buttons, and matching fabric. thanks for the inspiration!
CandiM said... (7/7/04 12:13 PM) Reply
I've done this for years!--I use a small 3-ring binder and staple a small swatch to a page--If it's stash fabric, I note the yardage that I have and where and when it was purchased--If I already have some notions (buttons, zipper, thread, etc), I note that, as well, so I don't wind-up buying things I don't need)-- If it's something that I've already used, I note what it is (suit, dress, slacks, etc) and the pattern info--It's really helpful when shopping later on--
FauxZenaChick said... (3/27/04 7:21 AM) Reply
Talk about being inventive. I LOVE this idea. Thanks for the tip.
KathleenS said... (3/22/04 1:31 AM) Reply
Great idea knitter!
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