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Thread: Organizing patterns from magazines

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    I have several quilt magazines, by several I mean, maybe 100 or so...that my husband is demanding I get rid of. I hate to give them up because I may need one some day, for a particular pattern...

    What I want to do is save the template inserts and certain patterns from each magazine, but am unsure how to go about it. I need to make room and getting rid of the bulk of the magazines is a must.

    How do you go about organizing patterns and templates from magazines you no longer want?

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    Hmmmm, husband demanding, no flippin way! ........

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    I would like to know as well. I have found that patterns that really appealed to me when I first started out, no longer do. And patterns that I didn't care for too much, now hold more appeal. Anyone else find this?
    This make me hesitate to discard any of my magazines. Especially as I have stopped purchasing them due to the expense.

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    I have big 3 ring notebooks that I label with the magazine name. I put the patterns and templates, etc in those clear plastic sleeves and put into that magazines notebook. Sometimes if the mag. has a lot of patterns I want to keep, I stuff the whole magazine into the sleeve.

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    :shock: Wow. I'm so sorry.

    Do you have a scanner? Scan the patterns you want to save and keep them on CDs or DVDs.

    Another option is to clip the patterns you want and put them into page protectors in a binder.

    For applique patterns, put the templates into a manila envelope with the instructions and a picture of the quilt or block glued to the front of the envelope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    I would like to know as well. I have found that patterns that really appealed to me when I first started out, no longer do. And patterns that I didn't care for too much, now hold more appeal. Anyone else find this?
    This make me hesitate to discard any of my magazines. Especially as I have stopped purchasing them due to the expense.
    Ditto!

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    You can buy a few (4-5) of the 5" ring binders and a bunch of the page protector sheets and gently cut out the pages and templates and place each pattern with its template into one page protector. Place protectors in notebooks. You could also add dividers to use as index or table of contents with mag info for each pattern.

    100 mags in various places into 25-30" of space on a bookshelf...problem solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    I would like to know as well. I have found that patterns that really appealed to me when I first started out, no longer do. And patterns that I didn't care for too much, now hold more appeal. Anyone else find this?
    This make me hesitate to discard any of my magazines. Especially as I have stopped purchasing them due to the expense.
    I'm the same-I continually go thru my hoard of magazines I have for the past 10 years and "discover" patterns I didn't like (or feel good enought to tackle) before, but now I do. I just can't let them go! And really, magazines only take up a small amount of space if placed in those up-right holders and put on a shelf. Quilt books may take more space, but in my case, I have way more magazines than books anyway. What is his reason for insisting you get rid of them? I can't think of any good enough reason to get rid of mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Hmmmm, husband demanding, no flippin way! ........
    It's not so much that he is demanding that I get rid of them. He suggested I sell them, in bundles to make room for our home based tshirt printing business, which needs all the space we can get. I don't mind getting rid of them as long as I can keep the patterns I might want a later time. I think I will scan the patterns, but I don't think I can sell the magazines without the templates pull-out included....not sure if scanning the templates would do much good??

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    When I get a magazine, I go through it. If there is something that I think I might want to make, I put a little post-it type sticker on that page and save the magazine. If there is nothing in the magazine that interests me, I used to give it away to someone in Bible Study. That was before I joined this group. Now, I have a stack of the magazines that have post-it stickers on them and another stack that do not. When someone from this board is looking for a back issue of something, I go through the 'no post-it sticker' pile and see if I have it.
    Sometimes I look at the pattern that I have a post-it sticker on and wonder what it was that appealed to me about that pattern. It may not still appeal to me and I just pull the post-it sticker off and put it on the other pile.
    If you didn't want hold on to the magazines that do not have an item of interest in it, put them in a doctor's office, etc. Every magazine will not have something in it that I want.
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