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Thread: Do you keep the pattern after you finish your quilt?

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    Super Member ILoveToQuilt's Avatar
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    Keep mine, but then again my DH says I keep everything! I AM a packrat!

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    I keep mine in a 3 ring binder. I like going back and looking at them once in a while. Sometime it gives me good ideas for another project.
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    It depends, if I liked the pattern and how the quilt turned out I will keep it. If I didn't like it or it was a PITA I will donate it. Books also, some techniques I have tried and didn't care for so that one goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zennia View Post
    I keep mine in a 3 ring binder. I like going back and looking at them once in a while. Sometime it gives me good ideas for another project.
    Same here. I like looking back over patterns I have used. One pattern, I have used 3 times. The fabrics are so different, that you have to look closely to realize they are from the same pattern. Since I give my quilts away, looking at the patterns brings back fond memories.

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    I keep everything. I think the term pack rat was named for me
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    I keep my patterns, never know when even a small part of it might help in another project. Do not have many patterns.

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    If you really want to rid yourself of them then give them to local spots like, Guilds, churches who make quilts, retirement homes, Hospitals who take in preemie quilts, babies who don't survive and cancer quilts they maybe have people who do the quilts and maybe they can use the patterns. Just some Ideals. I give mine away or keep them depending on what it is.
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    I design all my own quilt patterns, so, yes, I keep them after I've finished the quilt...along with all the notes, etc. Who knows, I may decide to publish one or more someday. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by churcae View Post
    Hi
    Okay in a vain attempt to declutter and get rid of stuff in my sewing room, I came across a huge filing box of patterns that I have already finished. Should I keep them - probably will not remake them (although I did make a couple several times....) What do people usually do with patterns they have made?
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    I never bother with patterns-they cost extra money and then you need to store them. Generally, a picture in the mind and reasonable mathematical ability will suffice.( in other words, you don't need them-on sell them at a market).

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    Whatever you decide to do, I know that the recipient will be appreciative.

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