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I have so many patterns saved, bookmarked, pinned, and printed i could quit sleeping and quit my job and sew until I was 200 and probably not finish them all. My stash might be big enough to complete about half of them. Yet I still enjoy downloading them etc. They are so much fun to look at. When I look at some of them now that I have more experience I say what was I thinking. Enjoy your fun.
Us quilters hoard fabric and any paper products related to quilting.
Quilt outside of the box!
If I never bought or downloaded another pattern, I could stay busy until I was 125! Like you, I love to look through all the magazines and books and downloaded patterns and "plan".
I print free patterns as I find them that way I can drool over them. Also If I do not print them out they are "lost " in cyber space forever. (I really like a hard copy of stuff). Also I add any new sites I find to my favorites. I have about 200 quilting site bookmarked! (again they will be lost in cyber space forever if I do not save them).This board is GREAT about suggesting new site and patterns!!!! Thanks , Ladies!!!!!
"In the crazy quilt of life, I'm glad you are in my block of friends."
I am fairly new to quilting and I am in the same boat. I down load a lot of free patterns. I also will never be able to make them all. I keep downloading though because you never know.
Just looked, have 43,000 quilting files on laptop (and all are backed up on external hard drive). All sorted into various folders so I can find something if I choose to. Also have 2 special folders, One is "DO" with maybe 50 patterns in it & the other is "Favorites", with maybe 200 in it. So those are my got to folders if I am looking for something new to start.
I always look at the new free patterns, have enough now that I would/will never make one of each pattern in my life time. I have an embroidery machine and my husband is learning to make the patterns for me, so quilting has been side tracked for a while. But it is haunting me to get make to it. I have 3 quilt tops to quilt and a new sample block hanging up over my machine saying make me. Happy quilting
Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...
I am also guilty of this I need 3 more life times to use my patterns and fabric plus kits oh well sure saves buying at todays prices since we also live on a fixed income