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I like to think I'm fairly well-organized. I am... mostly. But the truth is that I might have a few more WIPs than I'll own up to. And there are a few PIBs - projects in boxes - that I don't remember what they are, what I might be missing and so on.
Notebooks are good but they're rarely with the project and it's parts. So when I someone mentioned this Moda Project Tracker, I decided to give it a try.
I pulled out the boxes, bins and baskets I have in my sewing room, and began taking stock of what I had.
This is a recent start - I've cut all of the red strips and pieces required, and now I need to get busy with finding and cutting the backgrounds. And no, this doesn't have a name yet. Big Red?
This is my oldest WIP... started almost two years ago. Slow-stitching?
I have all the parts for this but realized that I needed to cut more background squares to complete the necessary blocks.
This is what the Project Tracker sheet looks like. Some of the boxes don't apply to every quilt but I found this a good way to record what I have, what I still need, and a few of the details for each project. (Because some of my projects aren't patterns yet, I tend to forget some of the specifics...)
It took a little bit of time to go through my projects - the WIPs, the SSs and the NUs. (Shorthand for "starting soon" and "next up.") (How do I manage to have three "next up's?")
This is a "just started it" project.
The next question was to decide whether to keep the Project Tracker with the project, or in a notebook. For now, I'm keeping it with the project and noting any missing pieces, fabrics or elements in my "all things quilt-related notebook".
If you're interested in giving this a whirl - Moda Project Tracker.
Do you have any suggestions for how to keep projects organized? What works for you?