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Thread: Magazine Organization/Storage

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post
    I have mine stacked in a bookcase, but would you believe, about 4 months ago, the bookcase fell apart from the weight of the magazines! I put it back together, but I think the computer/scanner idea might be a better idea for me. (I wish that would work for some of the OTHER clutter in my drawers and closets!! LOL!)
    I had this problem with my bookcases for my computer and photo books. I took out one of the removeable shelves, went to Home Depot and had them to cut me more shelves. Problem solved. You can even put one on top of the non-removeable shelf when it has one. This was great when I went to organize my fabric. I bought more of those pegs to install the shelves and put them closer together and it made organizine the fabric so much easier. The stacks of fabric aren't as high and you can break down the color/scheme into better managabel stacks. No tall stacks trying to get the fabric from the bottom anymore. I think my shelves are only about 8 in or so apart.
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    When the guild I belong to has their quilt show, we have one section of "second hand treasures." Member donate magazines and we bundle them up and sell them for $1.00 for 12. They go like hot cakes and people can pick them up so cheap and check magazine they don't have subscriptions for to see if they might be interested in buying. Everyone loves it. We have all kinds of things that are donated and believe me we have very little left at the end of the show. Usually just very old patterns (clothes) left. Then we donate to Goodwill or like store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    I also go thru mine take out or copy what I want to keep and pass them on to my Mom or others at our BOM classes.
    I put what I wanted to keep in sheet protectors and place in a binder as well.
    Penny
    I used to follow this procedure as well until I found that I had too many binders! So I took all of my sheet protectors out of my notebooks and placed them into a small 3 drawer file cabinet on wheels and divided the articles and patterns up into hanging file folders with tabs labeled: Quilting Tips; Binding; Machine Quilting; Hand Quilting; Kids Quilts; Male quilts; etc. My file cabinet fits right underneath my work table on one end where I have quick, easy access to all my favorite quilt patterns and articles!
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    I take out the patterns I want to try and put them in page protectors inside a three-ring binder. I pull them out when I'm ready to make them and move them to a folder of patterns I've used.

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    I use 3 ring binders and tear the patterns out. I have a binder for each category... kids, Christmas, applique and so on. I use plastic pages to hold each pattern and it's easy to flip through.
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    I moved a few years ago and had to get rid of alot of my stuff. I kept all my Quilters Newsletter which is my favorite and donated all the rest (10 years worth) to a thrift store. We recently bought a new house and at long last I have my own room. I bought two floor to ceiling bookcases for all my books and magazines. I also limit myself to my favorite quilt magazine.
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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?
    I put them in files, strips, squares, applique, Christmas, ect. They takes up little room this way And they're sorted. Easy to review. Staple together if more than 1 page. alphabetize files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post
    I have mine stacked in a bookcase, but would you believe, about 4 months ago, the bookcase fell apart from the weight of the magazines! I put it back together, but I think the computer/scanner idea might be a better idea for me. (I wish that would work for some of the OTHER clutter in my drawers and closets!! LOL!)
    I'm adding wood supports that fit on shelves like books. Midway ,helps hold weight so shelves don't buckle or sag.

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    For magazine aficionados, check your local public library. U.S. based institutions may offer free digital magazine access for its patrons. The service is provided by Zinio. Since they're digitally offered, there are no limitations on checkout and they may be accessed via desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. Back issues are also shown (based upon the period the magazine became digitally available through your library). This is an excellent way to build a collection without incurring the storage issues of their presence.

    I have the following titles available through my library:

    American Patchwork & Quilting
    Quilting Arts
    Quilts & More

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahBethie View Post
    For magazine aficionados, check your local public library. U.S. based institutions may offer free digital magazine access for its patrons. The service is provided by Zinio. Since they're digitally offered, there are no limitations on checkout and they may be accessed via desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. Back issues are also shown (based upon the period the magazine became digitally available through your library). This is an excellent way to build a collection without incurring the storage issues of their presence.

    I have the following titles available through my library:

    American Patchwork & Quilting
    Quilting Arts
    Quilts & More
    now my techie ignorance will shine! Thanks for info on library access to digital versions of those mags. Do, I want something out of one of them- do I request the whole digital mag, get it "sent" to my desktop, then can I find what I want, print it...(I still like hard copies), then send the digital version back to the library or delete it or is it mine forever?

    thinking of advertisers...who would actually read the ads in a digital version of a mag? In a hardcopy version, I personally just flip by them.....
    i will check with my library on this.

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