Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tell me how you do it!

I'm having trouble figuring out how to estimate floss when I'm starting a pattern or setting up a kit. I always run short. So, here's where you come in. I'd like to hear from you veterans how you set up your kits and projects.

I'm not a fan of bobbins. I tried them and don't like how curly the floss gets. I use floss bags. Other than floss bobbins - how you you organize your floss for a project? I usually punch holes on an index card and label the color floss and the symbol from the chart.

I can't wait to hear how you fellow stitchers organize your projects!

Thank you in advance for you input!
Love and stitches,
Jean

4 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Jean. I use floss bags now. Used to use bobbins but I think it is a waste of time to wind the floss and I hate the kinks. I use bags with holes already punched in the corner and then put them on a big ring. I also use a project bag (ziplock ususally) that holds the rest of the stuff I need and odds and ends of floss that don't get put back in their proper places.

That's a good idea about labeling the floss with the symbol from the chart! Otherwise, I am not very organized. I just muddle along :)

Rachel said...

Im currently using a mix. I started off CS life using bobbins and agree with Barb over the time to wind. But for really large projects (HAED for example) for me its easier to bobbin and keep the threads in a hard plastic bin.

Chiloe said...

I use a floss bag only. I don't like bobins either. I love to touch the skeins !!!

Michele said...

I use alot of overdyes so I just put them on rings. When I use DMC I usually just bag them up all together with the chart/fabric. When I kit a chart up, I usually just go with one skein of floss for each other. Sometimes the designer will say when it takes more than one skein.