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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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http://picasaweb.google.com/1handfull/PatternCatalog?authkey=mZi2uTtYXug#

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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aschemidt said... (1/3/09 4:16 PM) Reply
Great idea!
quathy said... (12/22/08 7:03 PM) Reply
Good idea! You're sewing must be great ;)
1handfull said... (12/16/08 4:27 PM) Reply
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.
susan39150 said... (12/16/08 8:53 AM) Reply
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.
MelC said... (12/14/08 4:17 PM) Reply
What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!
Kath in ON said... (12/14/08 9:44 AM) Reply
Thanks for the tip. I've been saving the pictures on my computer, but this would let me access them away from home...
Patzee said... (12/14/08 1:23 AM) Reply
Thanks, good tip!
Kathy in NM said... (12/14/08 0:15 AM) Reply
Neat idea! It is nice to see all the patterns at once. I might have to give this a try. Nice review also!
Susan M said... (12/13/08 9:40 PM) Reply
I love how you can add comments easily to your catalog.
Quilt2Quilt said... (12/13/08 9:24 PM) Reply
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.
mhk3boys said... (12/13/08 7:29 PM) Reply
I will have to try this and let you know!
LorelleD said... (12/13/08 7:28 PM) Reply
Good idea. Thanks for sharing
j222b said... (12/13/08 1:36 PM) Reply
You wrote a fine review. The link is especially helpful. One picture is worth a thousand words as they say....
 
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