This is how a nerd learns her fabric
Miss Crayola Creepy 3:31 PMWhen I was in school I learned best by using flash cards, I wouldn't have learned my vocabulary words without them! Since I have trouble remembering which fabric is which, I decided to apply the flash card principle to my fabrics. Kind of nerdy, but hopefully helpful :)
I stapled the fabric to the card and put the fabric type in the upper right hand corner. I'm not sure if I should put the fabric description/traits on the front or back of the card. I might put it on the opposite side, so I can "quiz" myself.
From now on when I buy a fabric (and before I can forget what it is!) I will fill out an index card. Someday I will have my own custom swatch library and when I want to know the consistency of a certain kind of fabric, I will just flip to the card and feel it for myself.
Does anyone else have a system like this? It's definitely not the Fabric for Fashion swatch book, but it works.