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    Favourite book falling apart

    I have a favourite Quilting "go to " book, but due to over use, it started falling apart. I was devastated.
    Then the light bulb went off.
    I took it to my local "Staples" office supply store and asked if they could rebind it. They could!! They could rebind it with a spiral binding and it cost less than $10.
    I should have done it ages ago. Now it stays open when I'm using it!
    Next time I get a new book that isn't already spiral bound, I may just take it in and have it done right away.
    I used to be "hot", now it's just "hot flashes!"

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    What a great idea! Thanks for the tip.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice tip. What a way to rejuvinate your old "friend".
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    I have went to Kinkos with many quilt books to have this done - the books are so much easier to use
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    good idea!

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    tjradj, I had the same thing happen to me and also went to Staples. You are right, it's great. Next time I have a book that I use all the time, I will also take it the office store and get it spiral bound. I was surprised at the cost to do this. I thought it was inexpensive.

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    I am trying to get all my books spiral bound. It is great and surprisingly inexpensive. The last ones I had done were only $3

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    I do that with all my Paper Piecing books then they lay flat when I want to copy them for the pattern. Kinko's is my go too.

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    Great idea for books that you are going to use a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
    I am trying to get all my books spiral bound. It is great and surprisingly inexpensive. The last ones I had done were only $3
    This is more in line with what my friends have been paying. $10 is worth it to save an old friend, but quite dear to do all your books.
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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa View Post
    I do that with all my Paper Piecing books then they lay flat when I want to copy them for the pattern. Kinko's is my go too.
    I have them do a 3-hole punch in mine. Easier to take out for copying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj View Post
    I have a favourite Quilting "go to " book, but due to over use, it started falling apart. I was devastated.
    Then the light bulb went off.
    I took it to my local "Staples" office supply store and asked if they could rebind it. They could!! They could rebind it with a spiral binding and it cost less than $10.
    I should have done it ages ago. Now it stays open when I'm using it!
    Next time I get a new book that isn't already spiral bound, I may just take it in and have it done right away.

    A couple of my favorites are in pieces, but I bought plastic sleeve protectors, put my pages in those and then put the sleeves in a binder. These are pages that I need one by one, and I usually need to copy or enlarge, so the loose sleeve protectors work great.
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    I have a lot of my books spiral bound. I go to 2 places: Staples (cheapest) and Kinko's. Both are great, but they don't do the really thick books.

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    great. exactly what i was going to suggest. glad you got it fixed!!
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    That is such a great idea! Thanks for posting!
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    Any book that gets used for patterns a lot gets spiral-bound. It is so worth the price. Glad you realized that you have that option.

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    Most of my books are spiral bound. I take them to Staples and they usually get them done in less that an hour and it only costs $6.00. It's great to have them lay flat and they can go into my printer if necessary. I thought everyone knew about this.
    Sue

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    I do this with the books that I use the most. I even had my Brother sewing machine manual done like this and it is so much easier to use.

    I like knowing that the books will be good and easy to use for a long time. I use Office Depot and usually pay under $5.

    You will soon have more of your books done this way.

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    I've also done this to many of my books...and I go to Office Depot as well.
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    I didn't know you could do this. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Quilting.

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    I recently purchased a paper piecing book and it was difficult to copy the pages as it is a large book. So, I carefully took apart the book, 3 hole punched the pages, and put it in a 3 ring binder. I took the cover of the book and slid it into the outside front cover which has the clear insert. Now I can easily copy the pages and they are not disstorted.

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    Thank you SO much. Never knew this option existed!!!

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