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MilongueraThreads
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Date: 3/27/12 11:02 AM

I bought it a year or so ago, but haven't made it up yet.

I just bought it again: Kwik Sew 3115

Oops!

ETA: I did this by accident. I was going through my patterns last night and noticed.
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Date: 3/27/12 11:21 AM

I've done this before. Twice actually. I have a couple of duplicate patterns.

This just reminded me of the KS pattern sale..

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Date: 3/27/12 11:43 AM

I did this too! I got mad at myself because the pattern was pricey--felt like I threw money in the garbage!

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Date: 3/27/12 12:39 PM

I have done this many times until I wrote down all my pattern numbers under the pattern company in numerical order in a small notebook that I always keep in my purse. I placed as many columns as I could fit on a page under each pattern company name. I also have an Excel document with pages for each pattern company and record each pattern as I purchase it (for the Pattern Stash contest). It has saved me from purchasing at least half a dozen patterns so far this year.

There are online sites to record patterns such as PatternFile.com that some PR members use. Also I understand apps are available for those with smart phones. Since I don't have a smart phone, I cannot recommend them. I read an article in a sewing magazine that said some of them are free.
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Date: 3/27/12 12:57 PM

Yes, I have done that too. The pattern must be calling to you. You might get some of your money back by selling it here.

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Date: 3/27/12 1:24 PM

I can do you one better. I purchased the same pattern twice in less than 30 minutes. I was rushing on my lunch hour. I purchased the pattern at Hancock's then left for Jo Ann Fabrics. I purchased the pattern again because I thought it was not available at Hancock's. After I got back to my car, I opened both bags and discovered my error. You can imagine how upset I was. I was rushing and trying to get back to the office in a timely manner.

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Date: 3/27/12 1:31 PM

I started hitting the pattern sales in earnest last fall and had to start tracking the new ones to avoid unintentionally purchasing duplicates. I spent a little bit of time entering them into the PR My Stuff Pattern Catalog.

When the patterns are .99 or 1.99, I buy multiples of things that I know I will be repeating over the next few years. Regardless of how styles change, if the fit works, I can easily change the details.

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Date: 3/27/12 1:37 PM

I write down my patterns in a small book divided by pattern company--it is just too easy to make a duplicate purchase. (I also write down the size so that if needed I can pick up a different size)

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Date: 3/27/12 1:43 PM

I have several duplicate patterns, but found I actually have two triplicates. Why?????

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Date: 3/27/12 2:34 PM

I've only been duplicating pattern purchases since joining PR. I see a review for a pattern and if I like it, I write down the pattern number. Sometimes I just don't remember that I've already purchased it. Now, when a pattern envelope looks familiar when I take it out of the drawer, I won't buy it until I make sure I don't already have it.

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