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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.
You can choose to live your live as though nothing is a miracle; or as though everything is a miracle!
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.
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.
Bernina 640, Singer 201-3, Singer Centennial 15-91, Tin Lizzie 26" long arm
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.
Quilt outside of the box!
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
Quilts & More
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.