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Date: 1/9/14 2:15 PM

I am downsizing my sewing hobby footprint at home to accommodate other family members and other hobbies. As I am moving stuff around I notice I have an unprecedented collection of sewing magazines-- Threads, Burda, SewitAll, Sew News, Vogue, Quilting Art, Stitch, Cloth Paper Scissors, Machine Embroidery, Quilt whatever and Stitches....

Anyway I can find some magazine boxes to store them but really, how often did I crack these open in the past year after the next issue came out?

For those that have downsized and just clear cut all the old magazines, do you miss them? Even one bit?

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Date: 1/9/14 2:28 PM

I got rid of a lot of my mags and no I don't miss them. Reading a sewing mag is more of an activity to me and not something to save anymore as I never go back to them. And let's face it a lot of mags now are just advertising mags with a little bit of articles thrown in.

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Date: 1/9/14 3:08 PM

I am downsizing and decluttering my whole house. I was able to get rid of all my magazine stash except the Burda. I realized I read them one time and never go to them again. I go to the internet first when I am trying to find information and how to videos. The hardest part is actually putting them in the recycling bin.

Now the Burda. I keep thinking I will use them even though I HATE tracing. I have the intention of organizing them in some way but at this point they are in a box. I have stopped buying them however and that is a big step.

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Date: 1/9/14 3:49 PM

I have given away and donated countless magazines over the last twenty years and the answer is no. I keep a few Burda's but have decided to get rid of them except for the couple that have patterns we have used - no more than 3. I have all my Ottobre Woman mags, but luckily there aren't many! I developed the habit of giving them away every few months which hurts much less as time goes on. Now I don't get any sewing or quilting magazines any more, since QUILT went out of business after that last issue in the Fall. And I don't get any other magazines either.

I also give away books that aren't of super archival value to me, and pass them on to those who might want to read them, or to a library. Even though I keep weeding, there are more. Sewing and quilting books go out as easily as the rest.
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Date: 1/9/14 5:30 PM

I give away my magazines for the most part. They go to the library book sale or fabric swaps or the free pile at my annual yard sale.

I've saved a few magazines that have more than one article I find of interest for reference. And, hold onto your socks, sometime I tear out the one article I'm interested in and recycle the remainder of the issue.

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Date: 1/9/14 6:48 PM

I just shipped out my Designs in Machine Embroidery mags and some of my Threads that I posted in the classified ads. I too, realized that I never opened the embroidery magazines after I read them the first couple of times, so no regrets. The Threads I did refer to periodically, but solved that problem by purchasing the 1985-2013 DVD archive when it was on sale before Christmas. The $75.00 was worth it to reclaim shelf space, plus it's easier to search the archive than pull and flip through issues looking for a specific article.

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Date: 1/10/14 10:59 AM

I scan the occasional article I might want to refer to then recycle the mag. If I collect several scans, I transfer them to a well labeled disc.

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Date: 1/10/14 11:41 PM

I hear you about the space magazines take up! Last month I started a thread on the very topic Here.

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Date: 1/11/14 8:02 PM

I have eliminated all my sewing magazines except Burda and know that I can purchase a DVD of Threads or do an internet search and find a video or information containing the information I need. To answer your question: No, I do not miss them.....they took up too much space!

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