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    Super Member Connie in CO's Avatar
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    I've been thinking for a few day's now.I think i'm going to start going into my sewing room closet and get my old quilt magazines that i no longer look at, out and do something with them.My American Patchwork& Quilting magazines.It's a hard choice to make,but i have to do it.But i could change my mind.

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    Good Luck, Still find inspiration from some published in the 80's , but glad I don't have all of the collections:)

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    I have tried and tried-but just can't part with mine-I have well over 300 magazines and still subscribe to most publications! The longest has been Quiltmaker-since I started quilting in 2000! I still go through them and find new inspiration and patterns that I really love! Some of my Xmas projects this year were from old mags. Good luck-

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    I made the decision to cut back on my magazine collection earlier this year. I collect several different ones and although I have my favorites but still had way too many magazines. So I started going through them and copying my favorite ones for my personal use. I didn't want to tear out pages and ruin the magazine for someone else. I have 3 quilting friends who are part of my mini group and so we passed them around. The idea was that after all of us went through all the magazines they were then donated to our guild's free table. If you don't belong to a guild why not consider taking them to your senior center if there is a group of quilters that meet there. If no group there, take them to your thrift store. I still look for magazines there.
    Think of it as making space for more fabric. Good luck.

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    They are not any good in the closet,and i don't have room anywhere else.

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    I have more newer ones to put in their place.

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    I have started going though my magazines. I pull out the patterns that are easy and that I like and really may someday make and put them in one binder. I also pull out good helpful hints. I then bring them to work and the woman there do the same. I feel bad for the one that get it last...all very hard patterns left. It easier to give things away then to throw them out.

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    Yea, Hoarders LOL. That show finally made me clean out my magazine stash. I sent out 6 boxes (about 30 mags each) through the Pay It Forward section here. A flat-rate box holds 30 mags nicely and costs $10.70 to mail. It was worth it to me: I got extra space and everyone who rec'd the mags enjoyed them. Even old mags are new to someone.

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    I can't seem to part with mine, but that show did inspire me to organize them in 3 ring binders. :-D

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    Funny how that show has an effect on us huh ? DH teased me about it, even though my "mess" was just in one room ...
    I went through lots of stuff when I converted DD's room to a sewing room this year. I've put mag. patterns in binders before, problem is, I still have TOO many after 20+ yrs of quilting ! It really did help to reorganize and refresh. I gave away a lot of fabric for linus quilts and to GS troops.

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    I love watching hoarders. From the looks of my sewing room you would think sometimes I'm a hoarder. Thats it I'm a fabric hoarder. DH says the sewing room don't even look like it belongs with the rest of the house. LMBO :)

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    Every time I watch that show it makes me want to throw something out.... just to reassure myself I can really get rid of some things. It just makes me want to go and clean out a closest, cupboard, ..... sewing room.
    It has indeed given me the motivation to post some things in pay if forward and to make some quilts out of my ever growing scrap pile.

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    I go through my magazines (not as often as I should) & burn a dvd of the patterns I want to do, then I donate the magazines to the library book sale. The discs are easy to store.

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    I do the same. Copy what I like and then donate the mags to our guild free table. There are a few that have so much I like I keep them.
    I have 3-ring binders for different types: applique, patchwork, paper piecing. I love irises so one notebook is for just that.

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    I no longer subscribe to new mags, but can't part with the old either. Over time I've learned that what does not appeal to me today may be exactly what I want a few months or years from now.

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    A few of our customers have brought their old magizines in and we put them near the front so anyone who wants some can take them. I think this is a great way to help other quilters.

    Lanny

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    I watch "Hoarders" when I'm cleaning. Encourages me to give things away before they make a TV show about me!! And for those of you with old quilting magazines that you have a hard time releasing, just know that those of us who are relatively new to quilting LOVE to find the magazines at Goodwill and other thrift stores. Otherwise, the cost of books and magazine subscriptions can really add up. I stopped subscribing to all my magazines except O and Better Homes & Gardens. It just gets to be a problem with "I'm going to read them SOMEDAY... I mean, REALLY--are we going to go back through hundreds of magazines in this lifetime??!!

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    If you feel the need to thin out your stash of magzines quilt books or fabric, try to get ahold of your local quilt quild and find out if they have a freebies table at their meetings and pass the stuff on! I just joined a lovely guild here in Lakeport Ca and they have a free table at each meeting! Spread the wealth!

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    [quote=Lori S]Every time I watch that show it makes me want to throw something out....

    Watching it when they show the food and kitchen mess makes me want to throw UP.

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    OK,i guess i won't part with them either.Connie in CO

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    When I watched Hoarders, I felt like I was gawking at an accident scene - it was terrible.

    I think I'm learning that all those lovely patterns from magazines are not the ones I'm making..........but I sure like to look at them!

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    Oh my God, isn't that gross??? I feel for them but I could not do the cleaning. I can tackle a lot of things but I would have to draw thw line there. I know I have a lot of stuff but I also know that there is nothing included in my stashes that used to be food or a pet!!!!! Yuck!

    On a lighter note, Happy Holidays everyone!

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    Earlier this spring, I went thru my mags and kept the past 5 years. I took the rest of them to the thrift shop. They go quickly there as a lot of the volunteers are quilters.

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    And they are really difficult to sell! I have 400 and sold about 8!

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    I too have a lot of magazines and should part with some before running out of room. If I ever get finished what I have started I know I will go through them. Could be fun to trade with someone that has mags different from mine.After the new year begins I know I will need a break from just sewing.

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