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

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    I have all of mine in the holders and have post it notes all sticking out with notes I made while looking at them in bed. I will never in my life get them all made. Not even one tenth.
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    I have wondered the same thing myself for years. Thanks for so many ideas everyone.
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    I tear my favorite patterns out. save them, then bring the magazines to our guild or bee meetings for anyone who wants them. I am saving magazines, in tact, for our Quilt Show. Back issues of magazines are some of the most popular items for sale at 25 Cents. We also collect patterns quilters have bought and no longer need or want. Those usually sell for .50cents.
    Lizzy in La.

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    Thanks for the nudge here. I am going to our Library today and will ask if they would want any of my mags for their sale. Most of mine are from 2008. I had given the older ones to quilting friends......they don't want any more.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micki922 View Post
    I remove what I want from the magazine, put in plastic page protector and keep in 3ring binder. This has cut down on the am't of paper I have to store
    I'm in the process of doing this as well, got a stack a foot high of grandma's old quilting mags, gotta cut them down.

    If anyone is looking for a certain old quilting mag, let me know & I'll take a look.
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    Would love to have some of your mag. Anyone want to get rid of some? Some of us beginners might want some> Please share.

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    there was a time I saved them all using those plastic bones that fit in the center then into 3 ring binders (bought at office max), but then became overwhelmed with binders........and decided to sell bundles at a garage sale..........that worked.....the ones I wanted to save I became creative and butting a ceral box to resemble those plastic mag holders and covering w/contact became my next project.......now I simply rip out the one or two ideas I might want to try and toss or give away the mags at guild meetings....some people take them to doctor/dentist/hairdresser - my next drop off sites!!!!! But lately have not bought many and stopped all my subs so down to doing with what I have.......and will eventually thin those out.

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    Having moved home in the last year before I left I sorted through my magazines with friends and gave a load away. In the last month or so I have re sorted and reduced again, giving those I really won't use again to members of a craft group I have joined.I rarely buy magazines now,this forum and other sites provide so much inspiration I can do without.The money I save I would rather spend on fabric ! Love to all Letty

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    I just went through over 30 magazines last night and I carefully tore the patterns I wanted out of them. I am taking the patterns this weekend and will scan them into my laptop in a folder labeled "Quilt patterns! Nothing to take up shelf space!!! i don't need to share the magazines because they were shared with me!!
    Carolyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragquilter View Post
    I use the magazine boxes. I found the smaller ones work better the ones that hold more than a year's worth are too heavy to move. I bought all of mine at yard sales and thrift stores. Luckily I am not a matchy matchy person. I thought about cutting them up but as a new quilter I want them whole for now.
    Take some wrapping paper and glue to the holders to match, if you want them consistent.
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