Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday Tidbit - Swatch Buddies

We found the coolest notions at Quilt Market, and they have finally arrived at the shop!

Have you ever been planning a quilt and need to match fabrics that you already own?  It's often a pain to remember to carry swatches around - I've seen them come into the shop in various forms:  wads of fabrics, baggies of scraps, photo albums with swatches tucked behind plastic pages.

Introducing Swatch Buddies.
These work like a paint fan deck.  Attach your swatch to the 1"x2" plastic card using the included double-sided tape.  There are stickers for the back of the swatch to denote yardage, designer, collection and store where purchased.  You can arrange your swatches by color or project; they come with their own ring holder, and you can peel off the swatch and re-used the card for your next project!

The best thing about these (in my opinion) is that they are small yet organized, and you can actually hold the fabric swatch next to the fabrics you are considering to see if they match.  They are also small and portable - they go where you go!

We carry them in 12 Count, 24 Count, and 48 Count sizes.  Check them out today!


Anonymous said...

Wow! Great idea! I need one. Who knew there were so many shades of grey??? My guesses were so totally wrong--so glad I didn't buy the fabric till I got home and checked the #'s. Thank you QA for helping me pick out colors!!

Lorna Holley

Freshinista said...

Great idea!