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Thread: What's a Girl To Do With Her Magazines?

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    Try using cereal boxes with one side cut down like the magazine boxes are that you buy. If you want, you can cover them with contac paper for uniformity. They will support each other on the shelf and will last for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boopster1 View Post
    Help Please........

    I have alot of quilting, sewing, and embroidery magazines and need some ideas on how to store them. Right now they are being stored in a file cabinet in the garage. I also have some stored in boxes. Is there anyone else out there that has the same problem?
    Had all my magazines filed on shelves. One day realized I had not looked at ANY of them since they were filed. Our guild had magazine exchange. Members paid 25 cents for any magazine, with the $$ going to the quild. Any left over were donated to the liabrary or contributor could take back home. It was great fundraiser for the guild, magazines found new homes and I 'decluttered'. It was a win-win for everyone.

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    Over this past summer; I was given 3 boxes of quilting magazines/crafting magazines when a good friend's mom died. I was lucky to have these as they came in handy when I needed some advice after reading a few. I think I am going to just tuck them away for future use in quilting/crafting. There are quite a few ideas that I can modernize them.
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    I am always on the look-out for minature quilt magazines....as I certainly don't need large quilts in my area here in Arizonia....I can still quilt-enjoy...& when friends come in to settle my estate they can piece them together for larger interesting quilts...works for me' & those magazines are no longer in print...my hobby keeps an 80plus gal busy busy.

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    I take out the anything I want to keep and put them in folders. For the ones I want to keep I make boxes for them out of boxes our trash bags come in from Sam's Club. I cut off the top and cut a u shape almost half way down one side, then cover it with pretty wrapping paper or shelf paper and set them on a shelf in my sewing room.They hold quite a few Mags. all ready at my finger tips when I need them.

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    I either copy out of mag or cut out articles I want, then I donate the mags to organizations for charity that sell them at their stores. Be sure to cut off your address labels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I am currently getting rid of all my older magazines. I figure if I haven't cracked them open in 5 years, then I probably don't need them. Who wants to go back to templates anyway? I will be keeping my newer ones and all my Quilters Newsletter Magazines.
    I too decided that if they were stored away I would never use them. Now I save only those from the past two years and others that I know I will refer to. I pass the others on to someone who will use them. Nevertheless, I still have to much stuff.

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    With most of the pattarns being somewhere on line, I saved a few of my favorite hard back books, and took everything else to Half-price books. Left a lot of room for more fabric. I am only getting electronic subscriptions for now on. It was a tramatic experience parting with my mags, (some go back to the early 70's) but I knew I would probably not make a third of the patterns unless I live to 798 years.

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    I also tear out the patterns or quilting tips & info. I put mine in hanging files by pattern type. Triangles, sqs.,applique, baby, etc. So far it's working for me, but I find I do keep all my old Quilters Newsletters for inspiration.

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    I ran out of room so I sat down with my cutting mat and a razor knife and cut out the patterns I wanted to save and put them in plastic sleeves and put them in a binder. cut down on the size they were taking up considerably.
    I wound have passed them to another quilter but i don't know any in my area and it really is too expensive to ship.

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