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When I purchased a new sewing machine about four years ago, I decided to keep a record of my accomplishments. I bought a loose leaf binder and blank paper. When I finished an article of clothing or such, I taped a small piece of the fabric to the other edge of the paper. Next to it I wrote the pattern name and number, the date it was finished, any serger information like needle size and settings, and any special settings on my sewing machine. I also put any thoughts about the pattern or fabric.

The other day, I was looking through the book and came across my DH's robe. Next to it was written "Jeffreys's birth"! That's my grandson and he was born at that time. I'll never forget thinking and wondering about him as I sewed his grandpa's robe.

-- Ardie/WI (, April 08, 2002


Those are great memories! I might just start my own binder too soon!

-- Lisa in Central WI (, April 10, 2002.

Another good way to keep track of what you have done is to take a photo of each project. I quilt and have a terrible memory so I take a photo of everything I make and give for gifts,I list the person it goes to and the date and whether it was for birthday, Christmas etc. that way I can see what fabics, colors etc. I used. If I want to follow up on a quilt I made and add Pillow cases or whatever later, I have a record. Also I have little hooks out on the overhang of our front porch. To hang up a quilt for a photo I just clip on those really big paper clips to the top of the quilt, slide them over the hooks and voila' a place to hang stuff for photos! LQ

-- Little Quacker (, April 11, 2002.

This is kind of along the line with the one of the Crafting Hints of the Day. Take a look for more info you might want to include on yours.

-- Karen (, April 11, 2002.

I might add that I find it a wonderful source of information when I'm starting a project. I can go to the binder and find a similar fabric and have all the serger tensions, threads and needle information right there.

-- Ardie/WI (, April 12, 2002.

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