When I first started tangling I used TanglePatterns.com’s 4×6 card template. I was new and needed to see all the step-outs. I filled several photo albums with step out cards and filled another binder with my completed tiles.
After a few months, I decided I wanted to go to a binder of patterns. It would take up less space and I liked the idea of seeing more patterns at once. I had a feel for the step-outs and I could look them up as needed.
Then I got this cute organizing bag at a garage sale. (Also available at Amazon.com in various patterns.)
If I could get my patterns into a couple of smaller binders, I could fit everything in the bag and I would be more mobile (which is important when you live in an RV).
So … back to the photo albums. (I was beginning to feel like a yo-yo at this point, but it seems that different seasons call for different organizing styles.) My small photo albums full of pattern cards are tucked in a pocket of my organizer along with all the tools I use. I will probably keep most of the finished tiles in a binder, though I usually scan them and then give them away.
Here are a couple more ideas for corralling all your patterns and tiles.