I've been sewing up a storm! While working on a throw pillow for Julia's dorm room, I had a brainstorm that I thought you might enjoy.
There are all kinds of contraptions out there for labeling patchwork rows to keep things in order. You can purchase pins with lettered beads or numbered flags. I made the numbered pins once by writing on flower head pins with a fine tip Sharpie. I've used bits of masking tape. My friend Karen uses those bread bag tabs. I usually pin a scrap of paper to the first piece in the row.
These blocks are so small (2.5" cut) that I didn't want to use a bulky pin. The freezer paper was still out from the stencil project, and there were even some scraps lying around. Eureka!
I cut some little bits of freezer paper, numbered the dull side,
and pressed them to the blocks!
Fast, easy, free (the scraps were destined for the trash), easy to remove (no sticky tape), and flat (no pins to get in the way when pressing the rows).
I'm off to stitch up these rows!