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Old 04-09-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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ORGANIZING the printed pdf's and leaflets!
Oy vey! Patterns, leaflets, and pdf print-outs! What to do! What to do!

I had them in GIGANTO 3" and 4" binders.
The Drawback: they were so heavy it was impossible to handle them with ease.
Too many, too much.

So today... I purchased seven 1" binders in seven colors. I could have use a few more, but 7 was my number. Here is a photo of them. I printed the 'backbone labels' on cardstock so they'd slide in easily!

Now when I want to browse in my pattern binders, I won't get carpal tunnel over it!









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Old 04-09-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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That looks great! I need to organized mine a little better. I don't have near as many as you do (yet!) but I like your idea. I have most of my sewing stuff organized like that.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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Very nice! I'll show you mine, tomorrow!
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:08 AM   #4
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I've had the same idea for a while and even bought a couple of binders, then got distracted. Soon... I swear
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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Looks great!! I have several binders with dividers. They were getting pretty huge so I recently went through them and got rid of a lot of my earlier patterns that I knew I would never make. That helped. I used to mainly crochet - not so much anymore. And now I've started adding to my "collection" through Ravelry instead of printing everything I think I may want to make one day. When I want to make something Ravelry is usually the first place I go anyway. I went through my printed patterns and tried to add them to my favorites, then added a "printed" tag so I'd know I already have that pattern in my binders. Now when I look at a pattern in my favorites I can easily see if I need to print it or not. So far it's working well.
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Oh, I'd like to browse through those binders for an afternoon!
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:06 AM   #7
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What a great idea. Would you like to come and do mine too?
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Jan , me too, tomorrow.
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Looks great!
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Hi!

This is SUPER! You're a credit to us all!

You've actually inspired me to get busy and organize, too!

I guess it's a great life when you can inspire others towards a positive goal - and you have!

Thanks and happy knitting,

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