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Thread: Organizing patterns from magazines

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    Super Member Bev's Avatar
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    I haven't read all the posted answers to this question, so here I go, at the risk of just repeating what others have said.
    I bought numerous super large 3-ring binders at Walmart. I am in the process of downsizing for a move. So, I have started going through my quilting mags, of which I have many!! When I first got them as I went through them I put a sticky tab on every pattern or whatever else that I would want to keep. Now I recheck the ones I tabbed, quickly look over the rest of the magazine, and tear out all the pages I want. I put these in a plastic 3-ring envelope and stick them in the binder. When I'm all through, if I have time I will divide the patterns into categories and separate them that way. The categories will be in alphabetical order. I do this work on a daily basis when I can sit and relax in my quilting room. One thing I must add. If you find that two of your patterns are on back to back pages just copy one of the pages on your photocopier, or use an office supply store's copier, it's fairly easy. 8-) 8-)

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    I use a glue stick, copy paper, and a copier to put together a 'scrap book' of patterns and use dividers with pockets to store the pattern pull outs. The copier is in case I have part of a pattern on one side of a page, and part of another on the back. Works for me. Copy paper is less likely to winkle under the glue stick. I put the whole thing in a 3" , 3 ring binder that I decorated with a quilted cover.I use the tabs on the dividers to title and catalog my patterns. I hope this helps. {HUGS}

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    NW Chicago Suburb
    Have recently gone through all kinds of craft patterns and magazines with a critical eye - will I really do this particular pattern? If not - put it in a box and took it to the employee lounge at work. The boxes have been a big hit. If I want to keep it, I use 3-ring binders with plastic inserts for indiviudal patterns. There is also a plastic insert that when put into the center of a magazine gives it the 3 holes to put it into a binder. All my binders are labeled - cross stitch by subject, knitting and crochet by type (sweater, socks, afghans, etc) and quilting by style (lap afghan, wall hanging, table runner, etc.). If I have the supplies needed for a particular pattern, I put the pattern and supplies in a plastic zip-lok type bag. Those bags are put into storage box sorted by type of project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Hmmmm, husband demanding, no flippin way! ........
    I'm so glad you said this way. Demanding would never have happened in my house. I just don't understand that.

  5. #155
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    Jul 2010
    Ipswich, Australia
    I put the quilt instructions in plastic sleeves, then file in a small 2 drawer filing cabinet under the different themes, then the pull out pattern sheets in the front section, putting the number of the pattern sheet on the quilt instructions. Works great.

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