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Thread: Question about Quilting Magazines

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    Why not just scan the things you want to keep onto your pc or copy them and put them into a binder. Then you have what you want and the magazines can go to a good cause. I rarely ever get paper mags anymore. I've switched to digital and if I can't get digital then I rarely buy it. It just got too much between cooking, photos, pcs, quilting, embroidery and then there is just books in general. I now put everything either on my pc or my Nook or look at it online.
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    GIVE away the cut up magazines....even if only one project is cut out. We have a table at our guild that anyone can take from....that's where it goes. The others you can sell. My opinion....hope it helps...

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    I WOULD NOT buy a cut up magazine - I wouldn't even want it free, because I'm sure there would be part of a project I would want, and then it might not be there. You should just recycle the ones you've cut up. But I'd buy old quilt magazines if they were intact, and not so old the directions called for templates instead of rotary cutting!

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    Make a note on the front of the magazine as to what pattern you took out and just give the magazines away. I would not pay for a mag. that had stuff torn out. It doesn't take any more time to scan and save than tearing out and trying to keep the rest of the book intact. Then at a later date, you could organize them in files and print as needed. Much faster than trying to figure out what to do with paper patterns. JMHO

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    One of my future goals is to scan the projects I am interested in to
    a pdf file and save it on my computer.

    However that is for all the print copies I have now. I have started the
    process of switching MOST of my print copies into digital formats when
    possible.

    Once I have the magazines scanned to pdf files I am going to give the
    old print copies to the senior center near me and to a lady at my local
    library who has a sister in Hawaii who is a quilter.

    But that project must come AFTER my reorganization of both the sewing
    room and the fabric room.
    Louise - I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, and sewing/quilting themed fabrics.

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    Thanks to everyone who has responded! I have much to do before the next quilt show, so I may just have to wait on scanning projects for now. I'll probably re-evaluate what projects I want to actually make as I'm going through the magazines and give them to the guild to sell at the show. There's NO WAY I could actually make everything I dreamed of doing anyway!!

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    I too have wayyyyyy toooooooo many quilt magazines. Most of which I would only ever make 1 quilt from an article or pattern. I now remove the pattern/article I want, put it in a sleeve and keep it with others in a 3-ring binder. I have 3 binders now, one for applique quilts, one for pieced, and one for totes/home dec/ etc. I bundle up the magazines 10 to a pile and donate them to the local Goodwill. They usually sell the bundle for .95 and have told me people ask for more.
    Kathy

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    I would be upset if a magazine I bought was cut up. I would just copy what I want and then donate. There will always be another guild show to donate to in the future. We sell our donated magazine for 12 for $1.00 and people come just for that sometimes. There are 300+ members in the guild I belong to so we get a huge variety.

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    I am in the process of sorting and filing my vast magazine collection. Any double ups or ones I don't feel the need to keep I am donating to my Mum's craft group. I am only giving them complete books with patterns. I really hate it when cut up magazines are put for sale....either keep the whole mag or cut out what you need and put the rest of the mag in the recycle bin. Scanning is a great idea, but time consuming.

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    If the magazine if incomplete give them away to people that are aware they are incomplete. If they are complete sell or donate them to be sold. Please do not throw away magazines that are just missing a pattern. People might even be willing to pay shipping to get them.
    Anna Quilts

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