Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Keeping Track


How do you keep track of where your blocks go in the quilt?  


I tried numbers and stacks, but the quick digital camera print is my best bet for stitching things up exactly as planned.

10 comments:

Shannon said...

I usually just do the digital picture and then put it on my lap top. That way I am saving ink and I have a copy I can take with me anywhere. Thank you!

Sarah Craig said...

I love my digital camera! Not only is it handy to record how something goes together, but it also helps me catch mistakes and "hot spots" that just don't work!!

Laura said...

I do both a camera picture - for visual reference, and I write the number on the back of the pieces and stack them from left to right by row. Each row gets pinned together w/a straight pin in the top right corner (if the direction matters). I put my stacked rows from bottom to top. I find a digital picture is helpful for the overall visual effect (so I don't have to re-lay it out when I want to look @ it) - but can take too much time when trying to match the pieces to the picture ....

Kris said...

I take pictures too. It's just easier to keep track of what's going on.

silversmith said...

if i remember, i'll take a picture and look at it if needed. but i usually lay it out, then start pinning blocks into rows and stack. my stack sometimes gets a little messed up when pressing, so when that happens, i lay it back out again as rows.

Livia said...

Great idea! I usually lay everything out on the bed in order and try to methodically piece it together but now that my quilts are getting bigger and bigger it's getting more and more difficult to keep everything straight.

Leslie said...

what a good idea... i have often thought that this would help me when i am in the middle of arranging a project, but for some reason i never do it. why? because it is so easy

randi---i have to say said...

i find the camera to be the quickest and simplest way. i am all about quick and simple. :)

leigh said...

I usually lay them all out on the floor (because I still haven't figured out a great place for a design wall) and then quickly sew them up so the kids don't mess them up! But I usually put it off as long as possible because it's a pain. I LOVE your idea. Thanks!

Ali said...

I do the same thing!! But I'm usually not coordinated enough to print it out - just sit with my phone by the sewing machine and keep refreshing the picture.