Ok, so we’ve got all our UFOs somewhat “corralled” as Sunny put it in the comments yesterday! Next step is to bag and tag them…. this is where you find out that zippy bags are your friends. I learned this from Alice. (Zippy bags are sturdy and can be used again and again and again just in case you are worried about using plastic…)
I have different size zippy bags depending on the project, and to “tag” them I just use sticky labels. That way when the project is done, I can take the label off, and use the bag for something else in my sewing room – most likely another ufo 🙂
If there are more than one of the same thing I put them in one bag, like these little Christmas appliques:
Then when they are all bagged and tagged they go back in the tub like this:
Same Christmas tub as the one I showed you yesterday. But now all in bags and nicely labeled…
Why do I bother to bag and tag them?
1. Because if it’s all in the same bag I am less likely to lose parts of the project.
2. Less handling of blocks and fabric means less fraying and damage. I have found the blocks that are in plastic have stayed nicer than those I left lying around.
3. I can easily pull them out and find the UFO that I want, without mixing all the projects up.
Tomorrow is the next step… which takes a little bit more time! Till then,
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