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Thread: HELP!! HELP!! How do you ORGANIZE & STORE QUILT PATTERNS from MAGAZINES??

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    Hello again every1,

    I have a question to pose to you. When you buy all of quilting magazines, how do you organize and store the patterns?? (Quilts that you want to make). I have some patterns that I want to make, BUT NO CLUE HOW TO ORGANIZE AND STORE THEM. :thumbdown: I would love to hear any and all solutions. Thanks for your help in advance.

    :-P :-P :-P Have a blessed day. :-P :-P :-P

    :thumbup: :thumbup: debra :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I had so many magazines saved from over the years that I finally downsized. I went through each mag and tore out ideas/patterns that I wanted to keep and put them in page protectors and then put them in binders. And then I label the binders as applique, quilting motifs, etc.

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    I carefully cut them out of the magazines slip them into sheet protectors and keep in a 3 ring binder. My binder has dividers for Baby, Child, Teen, Women, Men, Holiday, Special Occasion (weddings. graduations,ect.) It works for me.

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    I keep my magazines together. I put a post it note on the pages of quilts I want to make later. Then I take a copy of the picture of the quilt and put that in a binder. I mark the name of the magazine and the page # on the picture. When I am ready to make it, I can find the magazine quickly.

    Others take out the pattern they want to make and store that in a binder. You can use page protectors to keep the pages nice. Then you can keep the magazine or toss it

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    Try scanning the patterns you want and storing them on the computer. No Paper to store and you can always print them when you are ready to use them

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    What I do is put a 3M sticker on the cover with the names and page of the pattern, if its a quilt thats all I write, if its anything else I describe it like, table runner, placemats etc. I then put the magazines, if they have more than 4 patterns I want to keep, in a magazine holder like at the library, usually holds 20 magazines. If there are less than 4 I carefully cut the pages out, put them in a plastic sheet protector in a 3 ring binder. This works for me. Then I pass the magazine to my sister or daughter, they check them out and take them to the doctors office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine
    Try scanning the patterns you want and storing them on the computer. No Paper to store and you can always print them when you are ready to use them
    I do this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine
    Try scanning the patterns you want and storing them on the computer. No Paper to store and you can always print them when you are ready to use them
    I do this too then at the end of the year I put them on CD or DVD & label it with the names of the patterns.

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    I'm a scanner also.

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    I scan patterns that have directions or use rulers. Not the ones with a pattern piece to follow. I find that they do not print at the right scale for me. I have downloaded e-patterns that turn out to be a waste of money because you can't enlarge them to print correctly.

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