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    Super Member orangeroom's Avatar
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    I have a 3" binder that I hole punch and insert patterns. If the picture is small, I glue stick it onto a piece of printer paper, where I can fit many more on both sides. I also rip/cut out patterns I like from magazines. No use in keeping what I don't like. Recycle the rest of the magazine.
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    I created some ring binders for quilting; patchwork; applique and miscellaneous things when I was taking a City and Guilds course for P&Q years ago. I add to these all the time with patterns I've found. I also have a big collection of QNM mags and often find that designs I couldn't attempt before now seem easier as I've learnt more. So I won't be throwing them away yet! Also I have found my taste for different styles of piecing and applique has changed over the years. All a learning curve.

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    not many people will want (or appreciate) your magazines once you tear out numerous pages---if you want to (share/donate) the magazines after removing the patterns you would like to keep a better option would be to either copy them with a copier - print them out & put them in binders (you can buy printer paper with 3-holes already in it) or scan them onto a disk for future use- if you tear the pages out you may as well then recycle the rest of the magazines.
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    Scan, scan, scan. No books for shelfs and you print when you are ready to make the item, then store the pattern or other quilting items on thumb drives. If you replace the computer, just use the thumb drive in the new one. Besides at the cost, a thumb drive save a LOT of data.

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    Plastic pages in a binder is what I've done with favorite projects in mags. I don't copy first. I just tear them out and put them in my binder. Plus, when I want inspiration, I have all my favorites in one place. Books are harder for me to keep organized since I don't like to tear them apart.

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    I would scan IF I were to thin down my magazines. Sometimes 2 patterns share a single page and if that single page were missing, half of one pattern may be gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeemmerling621 View Post
    I have 3" binders with plastic transparent sleeves that I put patterns in. For magazines, I tear out the patterns that interest me and give the magazines away.
    This is what I do too!!

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    I hae mine in Photo Albums.
    The ones with the (Lift Up Sticky See Thru Plastic).

    Easy to see, use, and return to the album.

    J J

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    Had not thought to scan to thumb drive but that's a great idea thanks!

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    I make copies of the patterns I like and pass the magazines to someone else.
    I put the patterns in plastic sleeves and put them in binders.
    The magazines are mostly advertisements and become outdated very soon.
    I see no reason to save them, they only add clutter and possibly a fire hazard.
    My taste in patterns change, so when I add new patterns I pull out and discard old patterns that I no longer am interested in making.

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