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Thread: How do you store your hard-copy Patterns?

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    Senior Member Jo Belmont's Avatar
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    I seem to have everything else under reasonable control in my sewing room EXCEPT my hard-copy patterns. The result is I often spend as much time looking for a pattern as I do making it.

    It's in a box here, a drawer there, or I'm looking for one with a great border, but I can't remember if I filed it in the "easy, fast" box, or the "great color combos," or . . . well, you get the idea.

    Any suggestions?

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    I have made a notebook with plastic sleeves that I insert the patterns in and they are always at my easy reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    I have made a notebook with plastic sleeves that I insert the patterns in and they are always at my easy reach.
    Me too! But I have notebookS!

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    I use one of those pocket type photo albums that u can get longer sscrews to expand the binding. The pocket pages make it ez to get in n out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    I have made a notebook with plastic sleeves that I insert the patterns in and they are always at my easy reach.
    Me too! But I have notebookS!
    I have many of the binders with the plastic sleeves. I sort them by style in the binders. Applique, focus fabric, kitchen ideas, baby, tabletops, you get the idea. I started out with an index in the front, but now have so many binders, that each binder has its own category.

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    I have mine in a 3 ring binder in the sleeves, also. I also put a picture of the quilt that I've completed in the sleeve. I should put where the fabric was purchased and the cost too, but that would just be scarey. Quilts are not cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    I have made a notebook with plastic sleeves that I insert the patterns in and they are always at my easy reach.
    I have several of these. One with completed quilt pitures. One for ideas that I like and may do one day. One for patterns and one for hints etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl
    I have mine in a 3 ring binder in the sleeves, also. I also put a picture of the quilt that I've completed in the sleeve. I should put where the fabric was purchased and the cost too, but that would just be scarey. Quilts are not cheap.
    I have a journal with pictures of the completed quilts since many that I make are not from an actual pattern. But I like the idea of putting pictures in the sleeves as well.

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    I use plastic sleeves for mine in notebooks also, but went one step further and divided them up according to category - ie: applique, scrappy, log cabin, baby, purses and totes
    and have several other categories too. it works wonderful, and I have no trouble finding what I want

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    I keep mine in plastic sleeves and separate notebooks.I have a separate notebook for holiday quiltwork.

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