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    magazine pictures organization

    I want to go through my quilt magazines and take out only the directions and pictures of quilts and or hints of things I want to keep and get rid of the rest of the magazine. How do others store thier things they are saving? Baggies? folders? notebooks? Is there a way to scan them into your computer? Thanks Diane C.

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    I use a 3 ring binder and buy the cheapest (thin) plastic sheet covers. I use cheap plastic tabs for index. Seems to work really great for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
    I use a 3 ring binder and buy the cheapest (thin) plastic sheet covers. I use cheap plastic tabs for index. Seems to work really great for me.
    That's what I do also. Works well.

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    If your printer has scanning capabilities, scan them. Follow the directions for your printer. I usually copy them and store in notebooks with labels ie. patchwork, applique, foundation piecing, tips, etc. Most magazines have their name and issue info at the bottom of the pages so you always know where you found it and can give credit where due.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb View Post
    If your printer has scanning capabilities, scan them. Follow the directions for your printer. I usually copy them and store in notebooks with labels ie. patchwork, applique, foundation piecing, tips, etc. Most magazines have their name and issue info at the bottom of the pages so you always know where you found it and can give credit where due.
    thats what i do- i make a copy of the mag page just in case i need to find it again.. but all gets color copied, put in sheet protectors that i bought in bulk at Costco in three ring binders that i bought at the thrift store for ten cents..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
    I use a 3 ring binder and buy the cheapest (thin) plastic sheet covers. I use cheap plastic tabs for index. Seems to work really great for me.
    This is what I do too. I used a REALLY BIG 3-ring binder.
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    I have folders marked Tip's, Quilts to do soon and types of patterns stars, holiday, fall and so on. I also have a folding file box that I keen ones I like but cant get to anytime soon.

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    Be careful I was going to this and a friend suggested I wait and after awhile I went looking through my magazines and my favorites had changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
    I use a 3 ring binder and buy the cheapest (thin) plastic sheet covers. I use cheap plastic tabs for index. Seems to work really great for me.
    That is what I am doing too. Today I bought three very large 3 ring binders in a thrift store. The covers will need to have something interesting put on them. I have the sheet covers and will have to get some tabs. Will that ever make lots of room in my magazine area!!! (Room to buy more magazines?)
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    Yes they can be scanned and saved in a folder on your PC and maybe saved some other way too. I have all my patterns, pics from mags, any info stored in 3 ring binders with clear sleeves. It works well for me.

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    When I pull mine out of the magazine, I put them in a plastic container that hold hanging file folders. I mark each file like paper piecing, big quilts or whatever. I find this works better for me than the 3 ring binding. I go thru this file very often to find patterns.
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    Hi, I do have ring folders and plastic sleeves to keep patterns in. I label the folder e.g. internet patterns, mag. patterns etc. I also have folders on the computer of mag patterns and internet patterns. I label them accordingly - bags, brights, applique, small quilts, large quilts, miscellaneous etc. I put these computer folders in a main folder called QUILTS. It works for me and then when I want to print one out I just do it as I need it. Then you don't have heaps of hard copies and running out of space to put them all.
    Cheers from Downunder.

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    The 3 ring binder is the way to go. I've clipped out decorating ideas, sewing ideas, quilting, pictures I took in model homes, yard ideas, things to build, organization, etc.....for years. I have 3 very full binders, which a number of people have borrowed over the years when they needed to get ideas. I see ideas everywhere I go -- and I use them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
    I use a 3 ring binder and buy the cheapest (thin) plastic sheet covers. I use cheap plastic tabs for index. Seems to work really great for me.
    I do exactly the same thing. I can get binders really cheap at Goodwill, too.

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    I have loads of magazines and not much room. There are some great ideas here.

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    3 ring binder is the best and cheapest way to go.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Some of the ones I want to make in the near future, I print.
    Some I scan into my PC.
    But I still keep the magazine!!! (duh!!!)

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