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    ..and you end up with single pages all over the place, you can get it spiral bound. I use the "It's OK ..." book A LOT and it came apart at the seams so I took it to Kinco's and for $7 (icluding a clear cover) I had a usable book again. Another benefit of the spiral binding is that I can fold the book in half which is a space saver.
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    WOW!!! I always thought that they would charge way more than that!!! I assume they charge per page? Thanks for posting this :D:D:D

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    That is a good deal ! Wonder if they all charge the same , I have several I want to get done, but thought it was WAY more expensive. Thanks for the heads up :thumbup:

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    I several of my DH's and DS's music books done several years ago and I think I paid around $5.00 at that time and it does make the books so much more user friendly

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    Good to know!

    By the way, that is a GREAT book! In fact, I like the "first" one better, than the "revised" one.

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    Thanks for sharing

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    I think the charge is for the size of the spiral. Plus, I opted to have a clear plastic cover added. Bear, I feel that way about the Quilts!Quilts!Quilts! book - glad I have the original one. Never saw the original of the It's OK but this one came in REAL handy during the Boomeran Swap.

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    I agree - the Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! (first version) is great. I think if I could have only one book, that would be it.

    The reason I like the first version better is that they used fewer fabrics in the quilts - and for a beginner, I think that is a good/better thing.

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    Another thing you can do is have the spine of the book cut off (which removes all of the glue holding the pages together) and have it "drilled" for 3 holes, then put it in a 3-ring binder.

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    I have that same book, it is OLD. It shows cutting with scissors, not rotary cutter.

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    At our store we charge by the size of the spiral used, what cover (if any) is added, whether any copying is required, how many cuts are needed if there is copying, and how quick you need how many done. Obviously some of these factors would only be present if it is a 'print job' instead of adding a spiral to an existing book.

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    I had Kinkos do that to all my paper piecing books by Carol Doak so they would fit on my printer to copy her pages. Works like a charm. Some are spiral bound and some I had the binding cut off and they put three holes in the book so the pages are loose. Works great.

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    You can buy a spiral book binding system really cheap now. I found one on Ebay for $35 last year. I use it for all my quilt and cookbooks. The binding rings are cheap. I use it to make booklets for my guild from free patterns I find online. Staples will cut the binding off a book sometimes for free, it's according to who is working that day. Book bindings are hard to cut off without a big paper cutter.

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    Mary Ellen Hopkins! Is she still active in the quilt world? The newer quilters have no idea what a treasure she is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Mary Ellen Hopkins! Is she still active in the quilt world? The newer quilters have no idea what a treasure she is.
    I saw her at the Nashville show 3 yers ago, she looked great, was teaching, but I did not take any of her classes.

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    had this done with all my paper piecing books, but they used 3 ring binders. Works terriffic

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    yes, my friend takes her quilt books to Staples office supply store with the cool binding and a plastic cover sheet

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    this makes the books to lay flat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    ..and you end up with single pages all over the place, you can get it spiral bound. I use the "It's OK ..." book A LOT and it came apart at the seams so I took it to Kinco's and for $7 (icluding a clear cover) I had a usable book again. Another benefit of the spiral binding is that I can fold the book in half which is a space saver.
    perfect timing !!! i'm going to have my owners manual re-bound[it is now 125 loose pages] & was DREADING the cost!thanx for the post,really makes me feel better !!!

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    glad you are going to get your manual re bound

    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    ..and you end up with single pages all over the place, you can get it spiral bound. I use the "It's OK ..." book A LOT and it came apart at the seams so I took it to Kinco's and for $7 (icluding a clear cover) I had a usable book again. Another benefit of the spiral binding is that I can fold the book in half which is a space saver.
    perfect timing !!! i'm going to have my owners manual re-bound[it is now 125 loose pages] & was DREADING the cost!thanx for the post,really makes me feel better !!!

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