Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Another Practical Use for QuiltAlbum!

I've found another use for my QuiltAlbum software.  Along with adding my quilts to the data base, I've decided to add in my Sewing machines.  This is the page for my antique treadle machine that my Grandma gave me.  (You can click on the pictures to enlarge them to see better).  

I set up a category for Sewing Machines, so in my notebook of print outs, I can have a special section for my little budding sewing machine collection.

I'm using the spaces to record things like the serial numbers (having this info backed up electronically is a good idea for insurance purposes too). 

The notes section of the page is where I am recording special information like dating the machine, when I acquired it, and things I've sewed on it or other memories I have of the machine.

For example this humble little machine is the one that I sewed my wedding dress on, along with clothes for my kids, and many years worth of Halloween costumes...not to mention my first quilt :)

I plan on adding memories to the notes section as time goes on, and maybe someday I'll note who I bequeathed each machine on to!

I can also start keeping track of things like when each machine was last serviced, or any special TLC that each one receives.

Just another practical use for the QuiltAlbum program!  I'm probably enjoying uploading things into this program a little too much ~ I have to say it's kind of addictive :)

If you're interested in QuiltAlbum, check out their website for information and tips ~ and don't forget to use the coupon code BCC-BG at check out for your special $5.00 discount just for being a reader of my blog :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Pat said...

That's a great idea. I only have 3 machines now....and one that I'd have liked to put in such a journal isn't in my possession any longer. Sad to say I let it go to someone who I doubt ever used it and is no longer in contact with me. I'm looking forward to getting my copy of Quilt Album and suspect I will be spending a lot of hours using it, too!

Kathleen said...

After reading your first blog about Quilt Album, I just went ahead and ordered it since I seldom win things anyway! I hadn't even considered putting my machines in there too! What a great idea! Keeping track of the serial numbers, service dates, memories....now I've got a fun little "chore" for the next rainy day....

PatSloan said...

this is REALLY great!!