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Date: 9/15/09 8:39 PM

I am in the process of downsizing various parts of my stash and donating it to my son's school. I have quite a variety of issues of Threads magazine and was thinking of buying the Best of Threads DVD set, instead of going to all the trouble of copying the articles I am interested in keeping.

Has anyone bought it and if so what did you think of it?

I had fabric, patterns, notions, thread, and a couple sewing machines to go to the school as well.

The Burda magazines will be staying as will the various Cross Stitch and Holiday Craft magazines I have collected over the years.

I tend to be a pack rat, but it is time for some of this stuff to be used and I just do not have time. Plus I want to make room for embroidery, better quality fabrics and up to date patterns.

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Date: 9/15/09 9:10 PM

I've considered this myself, but it's my understanding that some of the earlier Threads articles are 'owned' by the authors and thus can't be copied by Threads and redistributed. Not sure how accurate this info is...

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Date: 9/19/09 3:26 AM

There is SO much valuable info in those thread mags and I constantly re read them and even make copies of my absolute favorites and keep them in a huge binder (s) but then again, I am a sewing instructor. You really will not find all that wonderful info just anywhere so I would caution you not to get rid of them!

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Date: 12/30/09 0:15 AM

I just received mine and will be posting my thoughts to the other thread on this topic.

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Date: 1/1/10 8:23 AM

I just finished browsing all the issues prior to when I started buying the hard copies in 1992. Yes, there are missing articles but not enough to have kept me from enjoying the dvd. I really like that I can search by author or by key word so I can quickly find something. I can also mark favorite articles for later reference. It is really interesting to see how the magazine content has evolved from fiber art to sewing. Since I have recently taken up knitting again, I am enjoying the knitting articles. Like all of Threads content, they are intriguing.

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Date: 1/1/10 11:59 AM

I agree. The number of missing articles is quite small. I have also enjoyed the other features that Tere mentioned.

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Date: 1/2/10 6:20 PM

How does it work on a Mac?

Also, it's expensive. Are there free updates as new issues are published?

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Date: 1/2/10 7:50 PM

My experience is that most of the functions work fine on a Mac; someone mentioned an issue with printing. I have also had that issue but I believe that will be solved.

Expensive? Well, that's a matter of opinion. Considering there are over 25 years' worth of issues, it really isn't too bad on that basis. I would not expect future issues to be free, but I think a yearly update at a nominal price would be great! I remember some magazines used to offer similar annuals in hard copy (like Southern Living?) and they ran maybe $25-$30 per year.

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Date: 1/2/10 9:13 PM

Quote: Soolip
How does it work on a Mac?



Also, it's expensive. Are there free updates as new issues are published?

from the back of the DVD package for Apple -
Mac OSX 10.3.8 or higher
PowerPC G4 (Intel recommended)
256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
3GB of available disk space
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Quote: Soolip
How does it work on a Mac?



Also, it's expensive. Are there free updates as new issues are published?

from the back of the DVD package for Apple -
Mac OSX 10.3.8 or higher
PowerPC G4 (Intel recommended)
256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
3GB of available disk space
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