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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: I may be revamping my pattern storage. Your opinions needed.

    I don't put much faith in computers as mine was compromised, and the last backups on hard drives were also corrupted, so I lost everything I had. Luckily I was able to recover photos as I had separate CDs of many.

    I might suggest a good purge to keep only those you truly want or expect to make. And if you have time to scan them.
    I do like to refer to paper version, while quilting.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: I may be revamping my pattern storage. Your opinions needed.

    I guess Iím old school as well because I put my patterns
    in a notebook with individual patterns in clear pages too.
    I have the baby/crib quilts in a separate notebook.
    All others in a notebook with similar quilts together.
    When I add patterns I discard older patterns
    I will probably never make.
    If you want to keep patterns in notebooks I would
    suggest to thin them down. Do you really think you
    will make all the patterns you have saved?
    Iíve been quilting for 50 years and have
    2 notebooks. There are patterns I really like
    and have made them several times. Different fabrics
    different colors, especially the crib quilts.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: I may be revamping my pattern storage. Your opinions needed.

    I don't download any digital patterns. I also like to have the paper document (pattern) in front of me so I can write comments on it. I keep mine in a 3-ring binder. I also have all of Jenny's BLOCK magazines as well as other mags. I keep them in mag. files on the shelf for easy access. I have separate binders for FMQ ideas, class notes, etc.

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: I may be revamping my pattern storage. Your opinions needed.

    I do as many others have described - scan the pattern to a pdf, then I save it to a specific folder on my desktop that is automatically and immediately backed up to the cloud. This gives me a "local" copy and a "crash-proof" copy.

    The nice thing about storing it in the cloud is I can access it from any computer. For instance, I went with my husband on a business trip out of state. I had brought a small project along, finished it, and was getting somewhat bored. Then I found a lovely and well-stocked quilt shop within walking distance of our hotel, oh happy day! I was able to access my quilt patterns on my cell phone and buy the required yardage, and when I got back to the hotel I printed out the pattern from one of the hotel's business center computers and was able to start working on the project immediately.

    Digital is so nice. I love having books, music, and quilt patterns available to me anywhere at any time. We have purged so many collections that were taking up space - our music CDs, movie DVDs, all of our books, and my quilt patterns. It's amazing how much more room we have, and how uncluttered our home is.

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