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Thread: overflow of magazines

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    overflow of magazines

    Need to find a way to store my quilting magazines. I have a couple of those magazine holders, but wanted to know if anyone had a less expenxive way to organize these. Seems like I am always going through them all to find the one I want. All ideas will be welcome and appreciated.

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    I store mine in magazine holders. I try to label the different magazines for each holder. I'm thinking you can get cheaper holders at Ikea. I'm not sure if they mail order them or not.

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    I recently watched a clip where they made the magazine holders from old laundry soap boxes. Can we still get the bigger laundry soap boxes? I can't remember where I saw it. If you look at one of the plastic magazine holders and cut the box the same as that, it should be pretty easy. Then you can cover the boxes with fabric or paint them.
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    I used to save all my magazines with paper clips at the ones I would like to make. Well, needless to say, they got out of control. My solution was to go through them all again from cover to cover. I tore out all the ones I still wanted to make and donated the remaining magazines to our quilt guild. I put the torn out pages in clear plastic sheet protectors and put them in 3 ring binders. I've got binders for "quilting motifs", "quilt ideas" and "quilt patterns". I certainly do have a lot more space in my bookcase now.

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    I use the magazine holders from IKEA, they are 1.99 for 5, and seem to be sturdy enough. You can't buy them online, unfortunately. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50022354/

    They might have someting similar at Walmart or an office supply store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingranny View Post
    I used to save all my magazines with paper clips at the ones I would like to make. Well, needless to say, they got out of control. My solution was to go through them all again from cover to cover. I tore out all the ones I still wanted to make and donated the remaining magazines to our quilt guild. I put the torn out pages in clear plastic sheet protectors and put them in 3 ring binders. I've got binders for "quilting motifs", "quilt ideas" and "quilt patterns". I certainly do have a lot more space in my bookcase now.
    I do the same thing if there's only one or two patterns or ideas I like from the magazine. If there's more than that I use those little sticky flags or post it notes to mark the ones I like.

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    I keep three years of my magazines and then give the oldest year away. If I like something in the magazine I copy it and file it. That way I do not feel like a hoarder. HA HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingranny View Post
    I used to save all my magazines with paper clips at the ones I would like to make. Well, needless to say, they got out of control. My solution was to go through them all again from cover to cover. I tore out all the ones I still wanted to make and donated the remaining magazines to our quilt guild. I put the torn out pages in clear plastic sheet protectors and put them in 3 ring binders. I've got binders for "quilting motifs", "quilt ideas" and "quilt patterns". I certainly do have a lot more space in my bookcase now.
    This is what I do as well. Although after 16 years of quilting, I have way to many binders. Although, I do weed out the contents every year or so.

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    You can easely make you own magazine holders.
    http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Pr...age-containers or
    make them of empty cereal boxes
    http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Pr...age-containers
    www.maksitaksi.blogspot.com

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    I just use plastic magazine holders for old magazines. My quilt books are in one of the upper cabinets I have in my sew room, okay in two of the upper cabinets I have in my sewing room. I also have have pages printed in plastic sleeves in three ring binders. I don't go through them often enough.
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