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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    I love my magazines too, I hate to part with them, but honestly, I know that if I live to be 250 I can't make all of the quilts that I have bookmarked!
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    Organizing my quilt magazines

    I bought some inexpensive (because I needed so many) white magazine holders from IKEA, cut some attractive paper fronts (found at JoAnn's in the Scrapbooking section) Printed some labels and voila'! Nice and neat.

    I hope the pictures are in the right order, but, if not, I'm sure you can figure them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misspriss View Post
    I don't have much of a problem with the magazines, it's all the beautiful quilts you all show. What to do with all the computer print outs?
    Don't print out anything. Copy and paste into a word document and save to a computer file. Then you only use paper if and when you decide to make something. I do this with all kinds of quilting, sewing, knitting and cooking projects I find online.
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    i scan them into computer then save to a blank dvd. just be careful to label it. then i give the magazines to my library.there are a lot of people interested that cant afford to buy them here. its a very depressed area. I live in a small trailer and just do not have room for me and my loom under construction,the sewing machines and fabric.
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Wonderful organization, Corky! Is the rest of your sewing room this neat and organized?

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    I have just spent nearly 12hours sorting out my magazines some dating back to 1995!!!!! I have parcelled up over 100 mags to pass on to one of my quilt groups!!!! My sewing room is only 9'x7' and books/magazines take up so much space!!!!!! Now need to go through my fabrics.......or live to 150 to use them all!!!!!!!!!!!!! This hobby is SOOOO addictive!!!!!!!!
    Hilary

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    If you have a scanner, scan the pages that you like from the magazines and then save them as *.pdf file. That way they are stored on your computer and you can refer to them time and again.
    I have scanned lots of quilting magazines that are no longer in publication (1970-1980), so I have the files to refer to whenever I need them.

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    As soon as I bring a new magazine into the house, I go thru it and tear out anything I want to keep and add it to my 3 inch binder in page protectors. The magazine gets donated to Big Brothers/Big Sisters local thrift store called 'Savers'......no clutter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acjacques View Post
    If you have a scanner, scan the pages that you like from the magazines and then save them as *.pdf file. That way they are stored on your computer and you can refer to them time and again.
    I have scanned lots of quilting magazines that are no longer in publication (1970-1980), so I have the files to refer to whenever I need them.


    What a great idea!

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    I cut out the patterns that I really want to make and get rid of the rest. The patterns I keep I put in plastic sheet protecters and put them in a three ring binder..I have a binder for quilts, one for table runners , one for ideas..It makes it a lot easier to find a pattern when I want it....

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