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Old 11-17-2008, 04:41 PM
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I have a binder or two around, but then I found a nifty free little program called Cute PDF Writer. It's free through http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
It shows up as a printer, and you can save web pages just as you see them. I'm a bug about file backups, but they would be east to burn to disks, too.

Sites change so often that bookmarks are too unreliable.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:54 PM
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i save the patterns that i like to pdf and put them on cds. i now have four 'quilting' cds. :D it's fun, and if you save them in pdf format, you should always be able to open them.

but before i started doing this, i printed and put in a binder. i may take the time one day to scan them all, but it works like it is for now.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:59 PM
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I print all of mine, but I also have a file on the computer that holds them too. All the printed ones are in binders so I can have them while sewing.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:03 PM
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I just don't have space, so disks are the perfect long term storage solution for me.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:56 PM
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I usually print mine out and put them in a 3-ring binder; however, I also have a separate folder just for quilting stuff so I save most of them on my PC. In addition, in order to free up space on my computer I also save them on their own CD or the new stick savers.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
When I first started quilting I saved patterns and templates. About 6 months ago i went through it all and elimitated 75% or more of it. I had a lot of patterns that were traditional, and others I liked then but not now. Now I only download those I will make right away. I have a lot of block patterns I use 2 or three times and then toss. This summer I will sort out some books and mags...need more room for the fabric :wink:
Ruth, I think you have the right idea and I, and I'm sure others, also hit overload sometimes. We want to make them all
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:59 PM
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Wow, you folks are so organized!! Things I find on the internet, I save to my computer in a quilting file but I'm having trouble with magazine patterns. One pattern per magazine, no problem, I cut it out. More than one and there's trouble and the added headache of how to store those magazines. I think I like looking at patterns almost as much as sewing them up.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:37 AM
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Your best bet would be to put them on a dvd and store them in a fire safe. We do this with house hold items and records. That way you can store multiple items and have them at hand and safe
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:37 AM
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all of the above. :lol:
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Loretta
I print and file patterns I like. And I am now going through all my quilting magazines, and tearing out the patterns I want and discarding the rest. Other wise I would never be able to find the pattern or know which magazine it is in.
The magazines I get usually have photos of the quilts in that issue in the front and thats how I usually find them, if I haven't bookmarked them.
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