I also put mine in plastic sleeves but first I put the finished block in a sandwich zip lock bag. Then people can hold them without getting them dirty.
Quilt, have fun, spend less time worrying if it is perfect.
-Jeanne in Michigan
I also put mine in plastic sleeves but first I put the finished block in
a sandwich zip lock bag. Then people can hold them without getting
thelakeshore:I don't know if it shows in the photo but my method of documenting this quilt has one drawback that I have to figure out. How to display
Jeanne, I have noticed your organization of the blocks. Not sure how you can keep them from slipping out unless you put them in the cheap little sandwich bags and tape the bag to the page? Are your pages looseleaf to fit in a binder? If so, you could use those clear page protectors for your blocks but they are pricier than the sandwich bags.
Your guild will be so impressed with what you've done!
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
I have each block laid upon a print out of the pattern. Taped to the pattern is a patch of the fabric used. Each goes into a little wooden tray with handles. The tray is now just at the point of overflowing. I kind of like the idea of putting each block and pattern into its own plastic sleeve. Staples here I come?
But not today. It's so snowy here...and it's Sunday I know...but yesterday the mail wasn't even delivered. It's bad where I live.
I also use the plastic sleeves in a binder, same as Cynthia says -- instructions, paperwork, templates, finished block, and filed in a binder in order of block. I found a place online where I could get the plastic sleeves for only $5.18 per hundred, instead of $10 or $15 per hundred at Staples. I figured I would need 225 for the Dear Jane, and another 111 for my Farmer's Wife -- and they even had free one-day shipping with $50 purchase, so I just added printer ink to my order. Brenda, I also like your idea of adding the ziploc for handling.
Hang in there Jeanne, and all of our snowed-in friends -- hoping you will soon be able to get out and about -- !
I used to get archival plastic sheets at Sam's Club. About $9 for several hundred, from what I remember. However, Jeanne, it might be worth it to have it delivered to your door, lol. Most all the churches in our area cancelled services today and the guess is we won't see school for the next two to three days due to blowing snow and low temps. We have already had about 5 days without school since the beginning of the year. No worries in this house since we homeschool. Thank goodness!
and you homeschool. Oh to be that young!
with a smile and warm hug
and your children ;-)
Jeanne in Michigan
My circumstances make me seem younger than I am. And, sometimes, feel older than I am, lol. I am an old momma with three grown kiddos out of the house and this trailing child (#4) that God saw fit to entrust me with. It's been the most fun I have ever had. My Sammy calls quilting my "me time". And so it is. Sanity in the midst of it. I am loving seeing what all of you are doing with this quilt. I have pushed everything else aside I was working on to stay in the hunt with this group. Thank you all for tackling it with me! Sorry to hijack this thread!
Jeanne, you have a beautiful block.
Nice and easy. I did simply cut several 1" strips, didn't cut them to length until after I stitched it in place.
Very pretty Judy. Love your blue fabric.
Thanks Jeannette, believe it or not, those are scraps from a bag that was donated to a local thrift shop and then given to me.
I made a replacement for my original block for C1 - Trooper Green's Badge. I like this one much better. I did a better job on it too.
Patricia, another pretty block. Your fabric is very cute.