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Posted on: 12/13/08 11:49 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 14 people   
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I use Picassa web (Google pictures). I find a picture of my pattern or scan my copy and save the photo to my google photo album. I save the pictures from anywhere I can find them - ebay, the pattern companies, whatever. Each photo it identified by the pattern name. Then I add info about the pattern. I usually indicate it it has been cut, cut apart, whether or not I have made it, and any changes I have made.

This lets me look through all my patterns easily. If I see one that I'm interested in, I click on it and see if there are any notes.

This is my first tip. Please tell me how I can make it better. I write worse than I sew.

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j222b said...
You wrote a fine review. The link is especially helpful. One picture is worth a thousand words as they say....
12/13/08 1:36 PM
LorelleD said...
Good idea. Thanks for sharing
12/13/08 7:28 PM
mhk3boys said...
I will have to try this and let you know!
12/13/08 7:29 PM
Quilt2Quilt said...
I think this is a great tip. I've never left a tip myself, but certainly enjoyed learning this tip. I think it will really help me get organized with my patterns. I think your tip writing was fine and having the link to click was excellent.
12/13/08 9:24 PM
Susan M said...
I love how you can add comments easily to your catalog.
12/13/08 9:40 PM
Kathy in NM said...
Neat idea! It is nice to see all the patterns at once. I might have to give this a try. Nice review also!
12/14/08 0:15 AM
Patzee said...
Thanks, good tip!
12/14/08 1:23 AM
Kath in ON said...
Thanks for the tip. I've been saving the pictures on my computer, but this would let me access them away from home...
12/14/08 9:44 AM
MelC said...
What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!
12/14/08 4:17 PM
susan39150 said...
Really like this idea. It seems no matter how hard I try I can't keep my patterns organized but if I log them in as soon as I get one then this would work.
12/16/08 8:53 AM
1handfull said...
I am still logging in patterns. sigh. I knew I wouldn't be able to do it in one sitting, or even one weekend, but I wanted to start. I am pretty good about entering them as soon as I get them home when I get new ones. I just hoped that this would help somebody else who likes to be able to see the patterns like a catalog.
12/16/08 4:27 PM
quathy said...
Good idea! You're sewing must be great ;)
12/22/08 7:03 PM
aschemidt said...
Great idea!
1/3/09 4:16 PM
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