Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Organizing PDF patterns A Tuesday tips and tutorial.


Welcome to my new blog. I decided that I wanted to  separate the sewing and the quilting. So, I am hoping this works well.

One of my goals is to blog at least one time each week, but more often when I can and when I have things to share.

I use a lot of PDF patterns and I don't always want to reprint each pattern each time I need a different size. So, I print all sizes of the patterns. If you use PDF patterns, you know that they are often done in layers, so you can print specific layers. I send  mine to the copy center, and just have them print it as you see it on the screen. I then trace my patterns onto butcher paper.

Once I trace the sizes I will be using, I then roll the master pattern up, put a rubber band around it and write the name on it.

Then, I put it in a mailing tube and write the pattern info on the tube.

For the ones I have traced, I put them in a file folder, label the folder with the size info  and put them in a filing cabinet.

I divide my drawers in the cabinet, in the following way. Top is baby and toddlers  up to size 4. . 2nd is kids sizes 5 and up. 3rd drawer is women's and 4th is men's and crafts.  The instructions are stored in my tablet as well as a flash drive for backup.

This has worked well for me.

I would love to hear what you do for organization  for your patterns.   Please leave a comment and be sure to follow me on my social media.

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