Saturday, December 5, 2015

Quilting Tip - Staying Organized

Like this 'artistic' photo of a clothespin?

I have this memory from growing up of our laundry hanging on the clothesline in the backyard, using all that sunshine to get dry and smell wonderful.  There is another great use for clothespins .... quilting!

I use them to hold a stack of finished blocks together - each group of ten is pinned so I can easily keep track of how many I've made.

quilting organization tip

Another use - when cutting out multiple pieces of fabric, I use them to mark the piece name - I've got a bunch of these marked A, B, C etc or 1, 2, 3.

And, the best part?  They aren't expensive!

And for those of you visiting for the first time, welcome!   Be sure you check out my Elm Street Quilt Bag It series!  The giveaway ends December 14th so you've some time to enter.

zip or zipped bags

Throughout the month of November, I posted a series of tutorials on making five different styles of bags and pouches.  Here is the full list of blog posts:

I hope you found this tip on staying organized helpful.  I'll be linking up here.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Patty - that is a great idea. I love that you can write on them. I hadn't thought of that! Those half square triangles look like Bonnie's mystery? I have the fabric for the Mystery quilt but haven't had time to start. I still use my clothesline here on the farm.Especially for our sheets. And thank you for sharing your Bag Tutorials! I need to check those out. I would like to make a few for gifts this Christmas.
    Thank you for linking up!
    Happy Sewing!
    xo jan

  2. All this time I've been using my clothespins on my clothesline, when I could have brought them in and put them to work in my sewing room, lol!

  3. Great tip! I am going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for the link to the bag tutes--I will be making some headphone bags for sure!!

  5. I never thought of labeling the clothespins. Thanks for the handy tip.

  6. Hi, simple, but so useful! I'd use this!


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