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Old 01-13-2013, 06:41 PM
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So I am totally in LOVE with magazines and using them for ideas. But now they are getting unruly and I am just not sure how to organize them or store them. What do you ladies/gents do? Can you give me some ideas of what works for you?? I would really appreciate it!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:02 PM
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I am also a magazine addict, but I have found that they can be a burden. several years ago a friends daughter came up with this idea... i keep the magazines in 3 baskets. the first basket is all new issues. i keep them there for 2 months. then I move them to basket #2. those magazines are 2 to 4 moths old. none newer and none older. once they are 4 months old, i move them to basket #3. that basket holds them until they are 6 months old. at that point i look through them again and cut loose any picture /patterns that i think i like or need for ideas and i put them in page protectors under a catagory that applies. the pages then go into a 3 ring binder. the rest of the magazine i toss. the 6 month rule gives me ample time to rethink any projects that i might have considered in the beginning, and a chance to add new ones. i have found that this system works quite well. after moving hundreds of magazines 3 times all over the country, i am thankful for the idea. wish i had thought of it myself.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:50 PM
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Sounds like a system that could really be great. Just need to force myself to let them go after 6 months.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:47 AM
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I love quilting magazines, too. Someone recently gifted me with a huge box of back issues and I was in heaven. I realized that I can't keep them all forever so I am taking my time to go through them, putting sticky tabs on ideas that I like and want to try, and then the others go into a pile to share with my QB friends in swaps, especially the secret pal swap.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:41 AM
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I went thru my tons of them and cut out the quilt picture and directions that I truley thought I would make, and then stored them in a plastic sleeve and put in a 3 ring binder. That was three years ago, and I still have not made any of the quilts. It sure freed up room on my magazine shelfs.....
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:43 AM
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i keep mine for about 2 months then go through them, keep what i want and
pass them on to other people i know who quilt that enjoy them also.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:10 AM
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I am in the process of going thru all of mine and cutting out what I think I will make and letting go of the others. I have them back to 1999!! I can't believe how much room they were taking up. I have decided this year I am going to do a complete over haul in my sewing room. I need to let some of it go out of my house!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:53 AM
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I don't have much of a problem with the magazines, it's all the beautiful quilts you all show. What to do with all the computer print outs?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:50 AM
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Page protectors and 3 ring binders are my best organizational tools. I to through my magazines and cut out my favorites and put them in page protectors. I have several binders going separated by categories..a binder for paper-piecing, applique, etc.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:12 AM
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I get the inexpensive cardboard mag holders from staples. I label them by magazine and years. I can fit more than one year in a case. They fit fine on the bookcase. I just looked, and I have a LOT of magazines LOL
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