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Quilt patterns- how do you organize ?

Old 08-17-2013, 04:22 AM
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Default Quilt patterns- how do you organize ?

I have lots of patterns printed from online but spend too much time on looking for a certain pattern. How do you organize them so they are easy to locate?
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:36 AM
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i put mine in them plastic things you put in binders. i have mine in two binders.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:40 AM
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I have mine in binders also.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:00 AM
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Binders but now adays I store as many as possible in kindle or ebooks. PDF files are great kept in kindle.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:26 AM
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I store mine in binders also. I put them in alphabetical order or, if they fit into a specific category (i.e., borders, juvenile, holidays, patriotic, etc.), file them in binders by category. But I also keep them on the computer--I have a file under "Documents" that is called "Quilt Patterns", and a file under "Pictures" that is called "Quilt Pictures". They are easy to find, using the search function, or I can browse through the files to find the one I'm looking for.

When I'm looking for inspiration for a new project, I can browse through the pictures to get ideas. Anything that I have saved is something that caught my eye, so it helps inspire me.
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Binders sounds like a great idea, thank you!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:08 AM
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I have mine in two pattern boxes and two wall hanging pattern hangers. The hangers are really nice. But the boxes are a pain. I have to start at the beginning and dig through to the end. I guess with a binder, you'd have to do the same.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:18 AM
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I have mine in binders in the vinyl sheet protectors. I also have a binder for anything pertaining to my sewing machine such as my manual and any tips. One thing I like about the sheet protectors is that they are very inexpensive. just add another sheet protector. I also have some patterns on line that are added to my favorites. I don't have a color printer so when there is a photo of the pattern, I get out the color pencils or markers. I can make up my mind if I want to use the colors in the pattern or try another color. Usually do that when I check the different boards or emails.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:39 AM
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I had started out putting downloaded patterns in sheet protectors in binders, but it got to be too much. I just keep them as PDFs now. But I still have trouble finding the one I want on my computer.

Paper patterns, I keep in a chest with drawers the size of a pattern, also keep sewing patterns in there.

Patterns in books and magazines, I tend to keep the book or magazine intact, but sometimes I have scanned the pattern so that I have it electronically.
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Group them together, traditional, applique, wearables, kitchen, landscape, paperpiecing
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