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    Pattern Organization

    This blog post on Barbara Huber Designs has an interesting way to organize your patterns. I think that I may have to try this! http://www.barbarahuberdesigns.com/2...organized.html

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    What an excellent idea. I sose you could do the same with a wish list photo pattern and mark location etc on it.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Looks good- except I started garment sewing as a teenager, hey patterns were cheap in the 70's, then I had a wedding dress business, what can I say, I still have them all, I would be organising till next year. This would take time I could be sewing, unless I can bribe/blackmail or otherwise coerce one of my darling sons to do this for me, I'll be disorganized x

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    I'm so glad all of my patterns fit in one binder and a magazine file!

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    It sounds like a great method, but I'm afraid I would never do it, simply because I have wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy over the 340 patterns she has. LOL

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    This is a great idea that I will definitely be copying. I think the only change I would make is on the numbering. For example, on purse patterns I would add a "P" to the number so when I finished, I would be sure to put it back in the right container. While purses/totes are really obvious, some other categories might not be. It would just take a second or two for each pattern and may save a lot of time later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    Looks good- except I started garment sewing as a teenager, hey patterns were cheap in the 70's, then I had a wedding dress business, what can I say, I still have them all, I would be organising till next year. This would take time I could be sewing, unless I can bribe/blackmail or otherwise coerce one of my darling sons to do this for me, I'll be disorganized x

    Me, too. I have two big boxes filled with clothes patterns. Some, I hear, are now valuable....though where you find buyers, I have no idea. I can't bear to throw them away, somehow (which is probably why I'm becoming very close to being a hoarder!

    My quilt patterns are in a binder, but I have very few, thank goodness. Mostly I just see a quilt and figure out--or not-- how it was done.

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    In "daze" past when I was a stay-at-home mother who sewed clothing for her children, I made photocopies of both front and back of a pattern. Digital cameras were not around in the seventies and eighties when I was doing this! The copies were kept neatly in 3-ring notebook plastic sleeves and the notebook was handy as a reference when I went shopping or was re-evaluating something in my stash. The ready reference system came about after having purchased duplicate patterns....

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    I just went through a bunch of my patterns and gave them away at the quilt group meeting. If I haven't made them by now I know I won't. I can see that my tastes certainly did change!

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    When everyone has their pattern orangize, May I ask about a pattern????. Well, I'll have to find again!!!!!!Every time I come across it I wish I had it in my now size!!!. I really like the one I made in late 70's. Tinker

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