Product Education

Organize and Store Sewing and Quilting Fabrics

May 21, 2014

It’s the Swatch Buddies™ system to the rescue. 

Want to view your sewing and quilting fabrics at a glance? Meet Swatch Buddies™ – they’re the fastest and easiest way to organize your fabric swatches. They’re ideal for sewing and quilting projects that require complementary fabric colors and patterns. And they love to go shopping – take them with you and find the perfect fabrics every time. Bye-bye, guesswork.

Organize Sewing and Quilting Fabrics with Swatch Buddies

These little guys are versatile, too. Look at all the creative ways you can use them:

  • Hang swatches on outside of storage totes to identify fabrics inside;
  • Attach paint chips to them, so they’re on-hand when shopping for matching home décor items;
  • Add, remove and rearrange swatches by project or by color;
  • Mix and match your swatches to inspire your next DIY project;
  • Mount photos to create a fun and portable mini scrapbook.

Ready to get started?

Organize Sewing and Quilting Fabrics with Swatch Buddies

Use the perforated guide to separate one quadrant of the double-sided adhesive tape.


Organize Sewing and Quilting Fabrics with Swatch Buddies

Crack and peel the label off, and adhere the tape to the wrong side of your fabric


Organize Sewing and Quilting Fabrics with Swatch Buddies

Cut out your swatch using pinking shears or scissors, then remove the liner from the adhesive tape.


Organize Sewing and Quilting Fabrics with Swatch Buddies

Affix your fabric swatch to one of the Swatch Buddies™ plastic cards. 

 


Organize Sewing and Quilting Fabrics with Swatch Buddies

Apply a Swatch Buddies™ ID sticker to the opposite side of the plastic card. Include information such as yardage, fabric name, where you bought it, and other notes.


Pretty handy, huh? So if you’ve got a clever way that you plan on using Swatch Buddies™ please leave a comment and share it with others!

Wondering where to find these? Check out the quilting department of your favorite fabric retailer – you’ll find them alongside Dritz Quilting items.