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Thread: Spiral for my book back

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    When I was using this book frequently someone suggested I had the spine take off and put a spiral wire back.
    Thinking of doing this to more of my books. Very convenient to turn the pages or keep it open.
    I went to Kinkos but other places do the same. Paid around $5 but well worth it.
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    Love it. Have you done any blocks yet?

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    Wow! what a great idea!
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    I have a few blocks made unsure if i want to make the whole quilt or not!!!!

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    great idea!

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    I did this to some of my quilt books, too. If you store the books with the spirals up like I do, I find it helpful to write the name of the book on the page edges of the book when it was closed so I could find it when I needed that particular book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the casual quilter
    If you store the books with the spirals up like I do, I find it helpful to write the name of the book on the page edges of the book when it was closed so I could find it when I needed that particular book.
    Good idea.

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    i have done that to several of my books

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    You're a smart girl!

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    That is one of my next books--my dream quilt to make!! I also saw the program and heard it is better to work with both the book and program. Not sure if that was an advertising ploy to spend more money. How big are the blocks?? I have 501 blocks that are 4" squares I was thinking of doing the same thing with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    When I was using this book frequently someone suggested I had the spine take off and put a spiral wire back.
    Thinking of doing this to more of my books. Very convenient to turn the pages or keep it open.
    I went to Kinkos but other places do the same. Paid around $5 but well worth it.
    Thanks for the idea Bebe, I have a book that needs repairing and will consider doing this.
    It's easier to use this way too.

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    I love having my books spiral bound...

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    I did that with all my paper piece books so I can copy them better.

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    Another good idea, and even easier is to use a three ring binder. Punch holes and slide in. That's it. If you purchase the binders with the cover, just slide the book cover in and you have your fave book better than ever. I do this with teacher resources in my classroom.

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    When the store does this type of binding, they first cut off the spine. I ask them to return the spine to me, then I slide it down in the coil and I can see the name of the book with the cut off spine.

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    I've done this too. It is great for all sorts of books that need to be laid flat so you can follow directions.

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    What a neat idea. I have this book too. Does anyone know where in my area, ie Ontario, I can get this done?
    Maureen

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    a copy place or a office supply place

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    what a neat idea, never ever thought of this!!

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    I had this done to several of my books. Love it. Be sure to remove the pattern inserts first or they will be part of the spiral binding.

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    I do the same thing that AmyG does. I have my pattern books that are special to me and that I use a lot 3-hole punched. (Kinko's or Staples or Office Max can do) Then I put them in to a 3-ring binder (can get the white 3/4" at Costco - 6/pkg for cheap). I get the kind that has the clear plastic front and back and the clear plastic down the spine. That way I can put the front and back covers on the outside of the binder and I type in large letters and vertically the name of the pattern book in Word and slide that inside the plastic that goes down the spine. This works great for Elly's Baltimore Album pattern books (and others) where I need to be able to take a pattern our and copy it or put it on the light box.

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    I paid $1.50 to have the spine cut off so I could run the pages of Dear Jane through the copier onto freezer paper.

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    We do this with our Bible Study books. It sure makes it easier to use them. Office Max also does this, if you don't have a Kinko's nearby.

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    Great idea I have to give this one a try

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