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Thread: Quilting design storage

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    Jenny3244's Avatar
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    I have piles of lose, large quilting designs on paper. Most are from design packs and have no binders. I am wondering what others have invented to store all these ideas, with out them getting all crumbled up. I mostly want to protect them, it would be a goal of mine to actually organize them into categories of some sort to acutally find something without digging through all of them.

    I know I could invest in page protectors and binders, but I really don't want to fold up the big ones.

    Thanks for any ideas.
    Jenny

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    How about using an artist's folder that they use to carry paintings and such to class? Or, a large format sketch pad where the designs could be placed between the pages?

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    Make your own folders out of poster board or thinner cardboard. Maybe find a longer narrow box and use poster board for dividers?

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    You could lay them flat in a boot box or something similar in size. You could roll the big ones up and slip them through empty paper towel tubes.
    Carol B

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    How about storing them like they do blueprints? Roll them up and secure with a rubber band, then stand them on end in a tall container, like a new trashcan. You could put a label on the outside and maybe include a little of the design so that you could see what each one is without having to unroll them.

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    How big are the big ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluphrog
    How about storing them like they do blueprints? Roll them up and secure with a rubber band, then stand them on end in a tall container, like a new trashcan. You could put a label on the outside and maybe include a little of the design so that you could see what each one is without having to unroll them.
    This is exactly what I do with mine (amazing how long I've kept some of them but can't seem to discard them either)

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    My longarmer rolls up her panto patterns, slips a low tack piece of tape on the overlap (rubber bands rot and can tear the paper), and stores them in a wine rack. She stores hers by number (written on the corner of the roll) and has a master list for reference, but you could store yours by type (feathers, cables, kids, etc). You could also use a shoe rack instead of a wine rack.

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