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    Quote Originally Posted by w1613s View Post
    , hence the doubles of stuff I really want to keep track of. Hard with the two husbands. ;- )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    I used to print out lots of patterns and saved them in clear sleeves in 3 ring binders. Now, I save on my computer. But one thing that I can't stress enough is to BACKUP those precious files! Flash drives and CD's are cheap. Just think of how bad you'd feel if you lost everything to a computer virus!

    I have all my computer files and photos stored online. I can access them from any computer.
    If my computer crashes I can restore the files. Google Cloud, ICloud, Amazon Cloud and other online storage is available. Picasa will upload all your photos to an online album. Every picture I take on my Iphone goes online for backup. You pay for internet let it work for you.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 09-28-2012 at 07:16 AM.
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    I have a bunch in binders.
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    NO, I do IT! and have them in Binders in the clear sleeves .
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    I definitely have a stash of quilt photos that I printed from Google and Flickr, and find it so much easier to leaf through them than to look at an icon on the screen and try to figure out whether it's worth opening or not. I'd be clicking all day. Much more relaxing to sit with a cup of tea on a Sunday morning. I also collect books - at latest count I have 137 to provide me with inspiration.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I copy /print the free quilt patterns, have used lots of them. have only bought i quilt pattern. I put the printouts in a 3 ring binder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I store them online. No need to print them until I need them.
    I'm with you. I have too many magazines and things I've printed. I just download them and leave them be until I need a pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I download and save online and when I want them I send the file to my Kindle Fire. The Kindle is the same as having a book in my sewing room. I rarely print out patterns since I got the Kindle Fire. No paper to keep up with and lots less ink to buy. I love the technology we have now. It saves time and money when used right.
    How do you save it to your Kindle? I would love to be able to do that. I just don't know how yet. Please explain. Thank you.
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    I've done a lot of that. But its because every quilt I do has been a different pattern.. So many to try I'll never get caught up
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    Am I the only one that prints off free quilt patterns and such from the computer and have it in stacks in my sewing room? I bought some hanging file totes to put them in. There is so much information out there it is keeping my ink supplier in business!
    I do this incessantly! I spent most of one day this week sorting and hole punching a messy stack of printed-off patterns and images and ideas to put in a 3 ring binder I've now labeled Quilt Patterns & Ideas Book II! (That tells you I've already filled up Book I). If I ever get even half of these made, I'll be swamped in quilts. But I'm a little (a lot?) obsessive about saving, either on the computer or by printing out, a quilt photo or pattern I like.

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    Oh and how many have you printed only to discover you already have it? It is so adicting. I only hope I have the time to make them all.

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    I print them, staple the pattern together and put it in a sheet protector and then in a binder. I have three big binders and need to make another one. I find I do not use the patterns of whole quilts as much as I do patterns of blocks.
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    I have printed out a few patterns but I found myself not using them and it used up a whole lot of ink. And then one time I was shopping with my mother and we went to Staples. She bought a whole case of paper and I don't know how many ink cartridges. Then I took a hard look at her "office." My sister and I are going to have to rent one of those giant dumpsters just to haul away all the tons and tons of emails and cross stitch patterns and who knows what else she's printed out.

    Now I have folders and save ideas I may want to use on the computer. If it disappears before I get around to doing it, oh well, there are another thousand new ideas to take its place!

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    Oh my gosh, I have stacks, too. I'm so tired of buying ink though. Not a cheap thing.

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    I have bunches of them. As a fairly new quilter (less than 2 yrs) I collected any that appealed to me in some way, as I had no idea what I would enjoy doing. Have enough to keep me going for years .

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    OMG! You peeked! I just moved and in unpacking I have them everywhere. Since I couldn't sew (everything packed) I printed every 'bucket list, want to do' I could find. Now that I am unpacking, I am back to buying stash - woohoo my favorite thing to do.
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    I am so going to steal your flash drive idea, and clean up some of my folders on the computer, and still have easy access. Thanks for sharing that idea.

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    I only need to live 100 more years to make all those quilts I have saved patterns for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The ones I print out I put in a binder-the others in a Quilt file on my computer

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    I thought I was the only one who did such things . . . I have 2 binders full, one for "table runners" and one for "quilts". I think there's enough patterns to last my lifetime, but here I go again and now start "saving" on my computer. I guess we just get inspired
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    That is me, too.

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    I have an entire bookcase full of binders, they're on dvd's and flash drives! And yes, I am checking myself into rehab just as soon as I get done printing & saving this last pattern I just found! Just one more!?!

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    LOL As we speak I have a pile of such beside me here on the loveseat to sort and seperate into file and discard. It's a good 8" high, and contains patterns I have made myself, printed off, sketched from other inspiration for future planning, and picked up at Joann's, etc. They were stacked up on my desk and kept falling off and sliding all over. My DH just gave me a flash drive to save the patterns online so I don't have to use so much ink and paper, also.
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    Lordy and I thought I was the only "nut" who's afraid she'll miss a pattern I'll like. Of course, I forget that I've saved it. LOL
    Keep smiling, it makes others wonder what you're up to!

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    I too, keep them in clear sleeves and binders, i have them saved on the desktop on the laptop, and IPad, magazines by the bed, seems like they are everywhere...

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