One of our favorite finds at Spring Quilt Market was an ingenious product called Swatch Buddies™, and we’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our order…and it’s finally here!
Swatch Buddies™ are reusable fabric swatch cards with adhesive labels, which allow you to create a flexible and portable ring of your fabric swatches. The adhesive labels have space to note yardage, designer, fabric collection, and even the quilt shop where you purchased the fabric! The cards are reusable (we also have the refill kits in stock), and are available in 12, 24 and 48 piece sets.
How many times have you bought fabric because you were sure it would be a good match, only to get it home and find out that it wouldn’t work with your other pieces? Think about it…if this product saves you from buying just one yard of mis-matched fabric you will easily have paid for it! Besides the obvious use, these little kits have all sorts of possibilities!
-Easily shop for multiple projects at the same time by creating a ring for each project.
-Create color palettes from your stash on separate rings, and leave blank cards in the positions on the ring that you need to shop for to round out your stash.
-Forget pulling out yards of fabric from your stash when auditioning fabrics for your project – just choose from the Swatch Buddies™ rings! What a time saver that will be…not to mention you won’t be creating a mess that you’ll have to clean up later!
-Is your stash stored in plastic bins or boxes? Attach a Stash Buddies™ ring to easily see the contents at a glance.
I’ve already started a couple of rings for myself and I’m sure there will be more in my future! What other uses can you think of?