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Thread: Catloging Books

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    Senior Member quilter41's Avatar
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    Question Catloging Books

    Does anyone know of a good way to Catalog Quilting Books?

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    Here are couple of popular sites available:
    http://www.librarything.com/
    http://books.google.com/googlebooks/mylibrary/
    Pretty easy to set up.


    Amazon also has a similar feature.

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    Here is what I do:

    I have a shelf that has dividers on it with the alphabet letter on each divider. I put the books in the appropriate space. I then use receipe cards and list a book with author on each card and then file them in a little box I made with alphabet dividers. When I take a book from the shelf, I pull the card and put it where I can see that I have a book "out" ( like the library). I also have an alphabetical list of my books in my documents so I can check to make sure I don't buy the same book twice.
    There are probably other better systems out there, but this has worked for me for years.

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    I use a Microsoft Excel document to catalog mine!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter41 View Post
    Does anyone know of a good way to Catalog Quilting Books?
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    I keep them together by the type of quilting is in the book: curved seams; PP. applique, foundation piecing, regular piecing. free motion. LA quilting, history, and whatever else is left.

    Yep, I also use my spreadsheet as needed... esp for rulers.

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    I just group them together by author. It is not a very good solution, but like you I don't know any other solution to this obsession with books and magazines. my books are bowing the selves.
    Donna

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    Oh, you organized people. My system: read it lately? On the floor.
    brand new? Coffee table.
    brown edges? Spare room.
    not seen for a while? Under the bed.
    need a pattern? Heaven knows where.
    templates? Somewhere in stash with three completed blocks.

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    mine are on the shelves according to what they are- scrap quilting, applique, paper piecing, technique/workbook types, machine quilting, hand quilting ect. i have 5 (6 foot) book shelves plus 2 closets of books and like the library i can usually find what i need in a minute or two.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
    Oh, you organized people. My system: read it lately? On the floor.
    brand new? Coffee table.
    brown edges? Spare room.
    not seen for a while? Under the bed.
    need a pattern? Heaven knows where.
    templates? Somewhere in stash with three completed blocks.
    OMG - laughing hard here
    Nikki in MO

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    Hi,
    Somewhere I saw information about a software program found at www.collectorz.com - I think it was under $20. I am so glad to have bought this. My only association with them is as a consumer. I have catalogued all of my quilting books and then using a feature of the program have also uploaded them to my iPod. That is very handy because when faced with a beautiful, tempting selection of books, you can easily view your own collection and avoid purchasing a duplicate. They also have a little scanner for the isbn numbers. I bought the cheaper one; although it's a bit persnickety, it works fine for my use and simplifies adding most books. Some of my older books had to be hand keyed into the records.
    Pat

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