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Posted on: 1/10/06 1:43 PM
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I recently bought Fast Fit, but it was not spiral bound as I wanted. I was told at Jo-Ann's to go to LazerQuick and have it done. I did. They charged me $4.70. Now my book lies flat on my cutting table and I will not loose the page I was looking at if I put it down.

Carol

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stitchinjj said... (4/23/06 11:34 AM) Reply
A quilting buddy suggested this to me awhile ago. I love it and I get mine done at my local Staples. So many quilters have been coming in that they know what we want when they see us walk in the door! LOL!
inkyannie said... (1/16/06 11:00 PM) Reply
Very good idea. I think I will also do that with all the tips and things I have printed off the internet.
MaryLynn in Long Beach said... (1/15/06 2:15 AM) Reply
Beth, and others, you can use a Sharpie to write the title on the spine. Or use a mailing label and write on it.
Renee' S said... (1/11/06 3:10 PM) Reply
Ann, if you have a Kinkos nearby, they'll spiral bind it for you.
Mary Stiefer said... (1/11/06 1:55 PM) Reply
What a great idea. I'll have to check around here for someplace like that.
Miss Fairchild said... (1/11/06 7:01 AM) Reply
Marvelous solution! I did this with a KwikSew Master Pattern book and it was soooo handy! The only problem is, the spiral binding doesn't identify the book when it's on my bookshelf. I think I'll use different colors for identification. Also, in response to Ann Chafin's comment, some office supply stores call spiral binding different things--comb binding, velo binding, etc. so (hopefully) Staples was confused. My hometown (non-Staples) office supply store didn't know what it was until I explained it to them; then they called it something entirely different! So when I'm ready to do it again, I'll take the book in.
Miss Fairchild said... (1/11/06 7:00 AM) Reply
Marvelous solution! I did this with a KwikSew Master Pattern book and it was soooo handy! The only problem is, the spiral binding doesn't identify the book when it's on my bookshelf. I think I'll use different colors for identification. Also, in response to Ann Chafin's comment, some office supply stores call spiral binding different things--comb binding, velo binding, etc. so (hopefully) Staples was confused. My hometown (non-Staples) office supply store didn't know what it was until I explained it to them; then they called it something entirely different! So when I'm realdy to do it again, I'll take the book in.
annsew65 said... (1/11/06 4:04 AM) Reply
BooHoo, Wish I had a LazerQuick near by! I took a book to Staples (my only office supply box store nearby) and they don't do it! I have a few books I'd love to have done this way! I really love some of the newer sewing books that have this feature. Makes using them so much easier when using as a reference while sewing!
SewVeryTall said... (1/11/06 0:25 AM) Reply
This is nice to know...and it's not very expensive...it is annoying to lose the page you're on. I have a couple cookbooks that I'd like to see spiral bound. Thanks for the tip!
Mirza said... (1/10/06 3:12 PM) Reply
Great idea especially if it a book you refer to often. Thanks!
 
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