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    Question Used quilting magazines...

    I was trying to organize (can we say New Year's resolution?) last night and started going through magazines - McCalls, Quilter's Newsletter,etc. I did tear out a pattern from every 1-3 magazines and put in recycling box and then saw a post from someone looking for a magazine and thought - maybe I should not recycle after all. Ideas?

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    I rip out what I want or xerox it and then pass on to fellow local quilters who don't subscribe.

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    It's your call. I recently bought 160 back issues of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine from a member, but none of them had patterns torn out of them. You could offer the 'whole' ones for postage and recycle the ones with patterns missing...you just can't copy the patterns for yourself and then transfer the magazine to someone else; that's not legal.
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    If you belong to a guild you could take them to a meeting and let everyone take their pick.

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    Confession: I have a terribly hard time throwing old quilting mags out - at this point I probably have a few hundred here. I have them on a bookshelf and I do occasionally just go grab a stack and browse through them. I've bought old ones as well as saved the ones I subscribed to myself. I only have 1 sub now, so it's slowed down a lot. I just can't part with them at this point.

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    Oh gosh. I can't bear to throw out a quilting magazine even though my husband keeps encouraging me to do so. Let him or my kids do it after I'm gone ---LOL.
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    Someday quilt mags could become collectors items. Who knows.
    I do not tear up mine as my tastes change. I just wish they would have pictures of all the quilts in the issue on the back cover. One of my crochet mags did that and it makes it so easy to just look at the back cover to find something of interest.
    Fons and Porter at least show them inside the back but thats not near as helpful.

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    "you just can't copy the patterns for yourself and then transfer the magazine to someone else; that's not legal."

    Can you help me understand this? Sorry to be dense. If I gave credit to the person whose pattern it is and where it came from and when, why could I not give the magazine away to someone else?

    But truly it would have been better to Xerox but with a color machine I see. I need to see colors. Thanks...

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    With the internet so available I quit saving my magazines. I tear out the patterns I like and recycle the rest. Even with that I have more patterns I could make in a life-time. Also, some times I look through the ones I saved and wonder what was I thinking, but don't throw them away. I keep them around to see how my taste has changed over the years.

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    At retreat we bring whole magazines or partials and pass them around. Everyone takes what they want and then we leave the rest there for future retreaters to look through or take.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Our local library has a free magazine shelf. You leave any magazines you no longer want for others to take if they so desire. I love the service and feel less guilty about putting my magazines there rather than in the recycling bin. I, in turn, take any of interest and bring them back when finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holba View Post
    "you just can't copy the patterns for yourself and then transfer the magazine to someone else; that's not legal."

    Can you help me understand this? Sorry to be dense. If I gave credit to the person whose pattern it is and where it came from and when, why could I not give the magazine away to someone else?

    But truly it would have been better to Xerox but with a color machine I see. I need to see colors. Thanks...
    It is a violation of the copyright laws. You cannot reproduce a copyrighted work (the printed pattern) without the express permission of the copyright holder (could be either the magazine or the pattern designer) and then distribute (give away, sell, loan, trade, etc) one of them. The copyright holder has the exclusive right to copy and distribute their work. In simple terms...you cannot make two patterns out of one so that two people have it at the same time. It is not legal. And you're not being dense...it can be hard to understand. There are a lot of discussions on copyright here; do a search to find more info.
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    Please do not throw quilting magazines in recycling. I absolutely love the old ones and so do others. Most libraries have book sales and these go really fast. Also, some quilt shows have 'second hand rose' which sells used books, magazines etc. I am always looking for them.

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    our library takes them and lets us trade with one another...

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