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Old 11-28-2012, 08:58 AM
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Good Morning, All! I have a question...if you discovered several shelves with many, many books related to quilting of every subject imaginable, how would you best surf those shelves? By author/publisher? By technique or subject? By title? Dewey decimal?(!) I guess I might go study the shelves in the bookstore, huh? Just looking for gut-instinct responses from everyone.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:04 AM
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I would probably go book by book,lol, I love looking at Quilt books, but final decision would be based on technique or patterns. Have fun!
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I don't even want to attempt this. It is to early in the morning and wrong time of year. HA HA Don't make me do this. Work on something fun!!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:22 AM
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by technique
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:40 AM
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I have mine shelved alphabetically according to author. And, I have an Excel file of them in the same order (author, title, publisher). I printed it out and keep it in my purse, that way I know which books I have when I go shopping.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:00 AM
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I have mine by subject. It is easier for me to find a certain project in a book when I have forgotten which one it is in when they are all there together.
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I have mine by technique! Paper Pieced, Applique, Strip method, Template, bargello etc with one whole one for scrap. Then if the volume of one group is large I break it down further into traditional and non- traditional. I use a cardboard with the group name slid inbetween to separate and mark a different section. I also store my patterns in with the books or at least he ones that have the nice zip lock plastic.
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I also have mine by techique, and have a special shelf for books with patterns that I really ,really, want to make.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:19 PM
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mine are arranged by technique/type- applique books are together- flannel & wool applique are together- with other techniques in line- paper piecing, scrappy, machine quilting, hand quilting...--- on & on- i have 3 book shelf units - 6 shelves each- 7 foot tall- full- and i can generally walk over & pull out the book i need with very little looking-
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I know the title of the book I want is either hardback or soft cover or just a booklet. I keep my books arranged by size and type of binding. At a quilt shop I want to see the books arranged with front cover facing out.
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