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Thread: Patterns

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    Super Member Bill'sBonBon's Avatar
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    I have a lot Books. From patchwork to stars and eveything inbetween. A host of magazines. I only get one now. They take up a lot of room and takes money I can use to buy Fabric. 2 folders of patterns I have downloaded from the internet. More patterns than I will ever,ever make into a quilt. But I am a Book aholic. I collect CookBooks,I have Very old ones an new ones. My quilting Book collection is getting as large as my Cookbook collection and I have only been collecting quilting books since 2004. Been collecting Cook Books since 1961. LOL :P :P Plain to see which one is my fave. Bill'sBonBon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    I recently purchased a 250GB external harddrive!! Its PERFECT for stashing online patterns!!!
    I agree - I love my external drive! I have all of the quilting pattern pdfs I've downloaded, paper piecing templates and machine embroidery files (I stopped counting at 500,000 I kid you not) all on the external. I can plug it in when I need it and don't have to worry about all my goodies getting zapped! I even let DH back up his stuff to it :twisted:

    I have 7 Eleanor Burns books, and a few Fons and Porter magazines, but I really prefer pdfs that I can save on a drive or disk and only print out when I get ready to use them.

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    I wish I was organized with my first purchase of quilt patterns and magazines. I have found through my 30 years that patterns do not always come around again. Things I enjoyed early on do not come in style again; there are always new ideas that float around in magazines. Rats to not being an organized person!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Never counted, but just off the top of my head I would say enough to keep busy until I am around 900 or maybe 950 yrs old :roll:
    I am going to have to grow old along with Melissa if I am going to actually make all the patterns/books/magazines I have purchased! Do we really have to count?

    Isn't pattern collecting a separate hobby-like fabric collecting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Never counted, but just off the top of my head I would say enough to keep busy until I am around 900 or maybe 950 yrs old :roll:
    I am going to have to grow old along with Melissa if I am going to actually make all the patterns/books/magazines I have purchased! Do we really have to count?

    Isn't pattern collecting a separate hobby-like fabric collecting?

    Wont we be a pretty pair!!! I can just see us at that age and its not a pretty sight! :shock: :shock: :lol: :XD:

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    Melissa-I may just have to "take it with me" and finish it all where ever I go....that would be HEAVEN, wouldn't it??

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    Izy, you should consider putting all your quilting patterns on a 'flash drive'. It's great for safe keeping and they are now availale in 4 GB, that would hold a very large quantity of quilting goodies. I am keeper of our HS alumni association awith over 5000 names and address. They fit easly on a 1 GB. Plus I have all the homecoming files and records for the past 5 years on the same one. I keep another just for photos, and a third for my quilt guild. You can update and add to it anytime.

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