So I thought I might as well organise myself a bit during the move. Usually when I start a project I turn all the fabric out all over the place looking for the right pieces of fabric that go together. It then takes me forever to put it all away again. It dawned on me that it would be much better to have a file with samples of all my fabrics in it, that I could peruse to my heart's content when starting a new project.
This is the form I came up with.
I can record what the fabric is called, who makes it, where I bought it, how much it cost, how much I have, what I plan to do with it and most importantly where I have stashed it! In the square on the left hand side I plan to pin a small sample of the fabric. I want to pin the samples so I can take them out when planning a project and see how the fabrics work together.
This is the snazzy file I made to keep all these forms in.
I sewed the pieces in place using running stitch and then fused the front to a card file. Finally I topstitched to keep in place.
If you would like to use this form you can download it here.
Now to tackle the next box of fabrics! It keeps me busy while I think about what to print with my gocco!