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Thread: Magazines--what todo with them?

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    I'm in between quilting projects for the first time in years, and I'm using the time to catch up on my spring cleaning for about 1985. I've got boxes and boxes of Quilters Newsletter and cross stitch magazines. I figure if they've been stored away this long, I don't need them, but I don't want to throw them away. I guess I'll sit down one afternoon and look through them, but I'm trying to unclutter my life. Any ideas?

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    You could sell them on this board. A lot of people are looking for magazines!

    Good luck. I know I have a lot of Cross-stitch magazines that I will never use, but been able to let them go yet. I can no longer due cross-stitch because of my eyesight. But can't give them up! :( Too much clutter!

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    let us know which ones they are or the board can inquire to pattern name and pay you for shipping cost?
    there's lots of us who are on a tight budget but can send $ for postage. Nursing home are another place that you can donate them to. Or a guild that collects fabrics for downy/abused/sick children could possibly appreciate these mazagines for idea & patterns. JUST A FEW IDEAS, hope this helped? :wink:

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    If you are ready to be rid of them , sell or give them away. I have magazines from years ago, just can't bear to part with :oops: LOL

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    This year I finally had to get rid of mine. We are on a major cleaning out kick and I couldn't stand looking at mine anymore. Actually, I never did so I figured I should get rid of them. I donated mine to the local library.
    Haven't looked back since and I have lots more space !! :D

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    One quilt store told me to try quilt guilds. they have libraries.

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    I was lucky enough to get about 3 boxes of old quilt magazines. I sat and looked through each one and if I found a pattern that I liked, I carefully cut it out and put it in sheet protectors and put them in a binder. Now I have about four large binders full of fabulous quilt patterns. You will notice that when magazines print a pattern, they usually put a page of advertisement or such on each end so that if you cut the pattern out, you don't damage any other pattern. Then I gave the magazines to the local Library. They sell them for about $.25 each so we both win. I don't feel that I abused the magazine by taking one pattern out. If I took more than one, I just threw the magazine away. I don't want/need the clutter of keeping magazines around the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmer623
    I'm in between quilting projects for the first time in years, and I'm using the time to catch up on my spring cleaning for about 1985. I've got boxes and boxes of Quilters Newsletter and cross stitch magazines. I figure if they've been stored away this long, I don't need them, but I don't want to throw them away. I guess I'll sit down one afternoon and look through them, but I'm trying to unclutter my life. Any ideas?
    I went through them and pulled out the ones that I liked. I put them into file folders based on the type: PP, applique, pieced. I have a file cabinet next to my sewing table downstairs and it is for all of my craft files. I like to do beading and knitting, too.

    I used to put them in page protectors and then put them in different binders but they took up too much room. Having the file cabinet next to my sewing table gives me an extra surface to put items on, such as my iron. Now my bookshelves are where I store my fabric on storage boards.

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    I would go through them and pull out the patterns you like. I have some magazines saved, but only about 4 years worth, so I still have room to save more! :-) The file folder idea sounds great. I'll try that.

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    I didn't like the fact I found it hard to even think of getting rid of the big stack of quilt magazines I had. It was scary and silly I felt that much emotion about magazines! I put a stop to it. I boxed them up and donated them all.

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