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Date: 7/13/13 7:07 PM

I downloaded Jalie 2005 which was 72 pages. I assembled the pages and traced off the view I want.

I know this is one my dd's will be requesting and I don't want to go through that again. Therefore, I'd like to store the master sheets.

Do you store yours? How do you do it?

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Date: 7/13/13 7:14 PM

Hi marymary86, I have traced onto painter's plastic using a perm. marker. Then when I am done using the pattern, I've folded it into a square pack about 5"x5". When unfolded there are creases, but you can lay out the plastic and weight it overnight. I have also folded them into tubes, but that is too hard to store.

I just received 2 patterns from a friend and she had printed them off and then put the masters in a file folder.
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Date: 7/13/13 8:43 PM

I use removable tape to join the printed pages. After I trace the size (or sizes) I want I take the tape off and put the sheets in a binder pocket like this one. Yes, I would need to tape them all together if I wanted to trace again but so far I have pretty much gotten what I need on the first trace.

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Date: 7/14/13 1:00 AM

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Do you store yours? How do you do it?
Awkwardly. My multi-size downloads are taped together, then rolled up like blueprints, with the pattern brand and number written on the outside. I'm going to need warehouse shelving and a full-time librarian pretty soon. The single size patterns (Lekala) are less of a problem. I trace those onto soil separator cloth or exam table paper and store the traced pieces in clear page-protectors designed for 3-ring notebooks; the original gets tossed.

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Date: 7/14/13 6:42 AM

Quote: Sewliz
I use removable tape to join the printed pages.

Someone on another thread recently said the same thing.

For myself, however,
Quote: Sewliz
I trace the size (or sizes) (...) and put the sheets in a binder pocket
is what I do too.

I trace EVERYTHING. Burda Baby, I'm afraid!

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Date: 7/14/13 6:05 PM

These replies are so helpful. I really don't mind re-taping but I don't want to reprint.

Karla - I like the idea of rolling them but I just don't have a place to store them that way!

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Date: 7/15/13 6:54 AM

I roll mine like Karla. I use the cardboard rolls from the Swedish tracing paper. Check under your bed- there is usually room there!

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Date: 7/15/13 8:02 AM

I roll mine as well. But like Karla I am running out of space! Especially since I sew for my daughter too. Right now I am using a rubbermaid wrapping paper holder to store all of the patterns.

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Date: 7/15/13 10:35 AM

What a great idea!!

I have one and was looking at it the other day. I stopped using gift wrap and now use brown kraft paper with pink rafia ribbon (sort of my personal signature gift wrap). Using the same paper for every occassion saves me a ton of money and aggravation (I would use red or green rafia at Christmas).

All that to say, I was looking at the container wondering what to do with it. Now I know!

I guess I'm not done with downloadable patterns after all!

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Date: 7/15/13 11:41 AM

I store the instructions in one of the pockets on one side of these double pocket divider pages and the taped together pattern pieces on the other side. These dividers really do hold many, many pages!

I tape together my pattern pieces with Nexcare Paper Tape I do not remove the tape. Instead I fold the pattern on the taped edges and store in the pocket on the other side of the instructions of those divider pages. They also sell twin pocket dividers like this with the tabs so you can write what pattern it is.

Then I store the patterns sideways in legal letter size bins like these If you buy those divider pages with the tabs for your patterns then you can easily read what patterns you have or want to use.

And I use that medical paper to trace patterns on that I believe was you marymary86 that showed us the great deal on Amazon for it! The divider pocket is big enough to hold the master pattern and any more you trace off.



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