I went to Walmart and collected all the supplies I would need to put this together.
- A magnetic dry-erase board w/ dry-erase marker
- Washi tape
- A sheet of paper of your color choice
- Self-seal laminating sheets
- Adhesive magnetic strips
- Magnet Balls
- Scissors/Rotary Cutter for paper
Measure out your first column based on the width of your magnetic strips. My strips are 4 inches long, so I marked 4 1/4 inches to allow for some room.
Lay your washi tape along the right edge of your mark. Continue this process to create all your columns. My magnetic strips were 1/2 in wide so I left 3/4 inch between the edges of the tape for the remainder of the columns. Repeat steps for the rows.
Now it's time to laminate your color of choice piece of paper. Follow the directions on the package for best results.
After you're finished laminating, Cut your paper to the appropriate size to create your labels. Since my magnetic strips were 4 inches long, I cut my paper 4 inches long. I cut the width of my labels just slightly larger than 1/2 in.
Once your labels are cut and your magnets are in place, you are ready to start writing your label titles.
My column headings are as follows:
- Design: The quilt design is ready to make the quilt
- Fabric: All the fabric is purchased and cut
- Piecing: The piecing is completed
- Basting: The basting is completed
- Quilting: The quilting is completed
- Binding: The binding is completed
- Blog: The quilt has been photographed and blogged
My rows indicate the quilting projects I currently have on my list. If my list is currently full, I try to not take on any other quilts to keep things more manageable.
Use the magnetic balls, or any magnets of your choice, to keep track of your progress on your chart.
This tracker was fairly easy to put together and it didn't take up very much time. I've really enjoyed having it and better organization always makes my life a little bit easier. Of course, this can be easily altered to meet your needs.