Organize your pattern stash

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I was recently learning some new software, and I realized that technology can aid me in my sewing room in more ways than just having a computerized embroidery sewing machine. You can scan­—or take digital photos of—the front and back of pattern envelopes, then sort them into electronic folders in your computer. View the pictures as thumbnails so that you can see, at a glance, what’s in your pattern collection. You can even print out these files to display many patterns on a single sheet of paper. Paste the thumbnail sheet on the front of your storage box to indicate its contents. It cuts down on time spent searching through boxes of patterns.

—Linda Rock, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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