When laying out my blocks for assembly, I used to make row markers using safety pins and masking tape. One day I had more than 300 blocks to organize and thought of another way. I spread a sheet on the floor, laid out the blocks, and pinned each block in place to the underlying sheet. I could now unroll the sheet, unpin and assemble a row or two, pin that row back into position, reroll the sheet, and keep everything in order for my next sewing opportunity.
Stone Ridge, New York
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