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Organizing & Storing Cross Stitch Magazines


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crossstchfan48
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10:59 pm Jan 29, 2008

Just found this site for the first time today and joined. Would like to hear from as many of you as possible about possible storage of my ever growing stash of cross stitch magazines. I have received about 200 new (to me) magazines this month and now I have no idea of what to do. All mine were stored in a single plastic tub that goes under your bed. It is already packed so full that it wouldn't shut. Now I have more. Can anyone help?
BarBaraPrz
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12:30 pm Jan 31, 2008

Welcome to our happy little group!

I keep my magazines in those magazine holders you can get at stationery stores. Some are cardboard, some plastic, and I even have a wire one. I had them on one shelf of one of my bookcases, but have run out of room there, so the overflow is under a coffee table beside it, in holders of course. (That's why I have so many different styles of holders... I just buy one as it becomes necessary.)
Alanna
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8:00 pm Jan 31, 2008

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Welcome to our happy little group!

I keep my magazines in those magazine holders you can get at stationery stores.


Ditto. Those vertical standing magazine racks are the thing. And welcome to the group!
Julie T
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2:27 am Feb 01, 2008

Welcome, and glad you found us. I was so excited when I discovered SQ and this wonderful forum too. Here's my tacky idea of the day. One of my kids came home with it years ago: you take large(ish) cereal boxes (once they are empty) and paint or cover them (we have used several different mediums, including left over shelf paper and gift wrap). You remove the top/lid completely (obviously throw away the plastic liner) and then cut a diagonal corner off at the top, so the box holds it's shape but you can get the mags in and out and also see them. These have the same shape as those storage units for magazines that I have seen for sale. Sorry if I didn't describe it very well, but it's a pretty simple, and way cheap recycle craft that works great.
crossstchfan48
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12:52 am Feb 02, 2008

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Welcome, and glad you found us.  I was so excited when I discovered SQ and this wonderful forum too.  Here's my tacky idea of the day.  One of my kids came home with it years ago:  you take large(ish) cereal boxes (once they are empty) and paint or cover them (we have used several different mediums, including left over shelf paper and gift wrap).  You remove the top/lid completely (obviously throw away the plastic liner) and then cut a diagonal corner off at the top, so the box holds it's shape but you can get the mags in and out and also see them.  These have the same shape as those storage units for magazines that I have seen for sale.  Sorry if I didn't describe it very well, but it's a pretty simple, and way cheap recycle craft that works great.


Thanks to all. The ideas were wonderful. I never thougtht about the cereal boxes! It doesn't matter what method I go with it will cost a fortune. The two laies that gave me their cross stitch mags., have thrown my collection to almost 500. I also thought about sheet protectors. I am destructive to charts when I stitch and so I keep the charts in a sheet protector and the chart doesn't get so banged up. If they start out that way maybe I will continue to use the protectors. But I am going to look at all the ideas as well because I need it to be as inexpensive as I can right now.
Only child is getting married in March and the wedding is in another state so I am saving my pennies for the trip.

Thank you again for taking the time to respond to my request. I love this site and one day I will buy and do one of the projects. I just have a few hundred others I want to do and I don't usually do small easy things. I go for bigger and bigger. Got a magazine yesterday from England and it has a huge project that I would love to do for the kid in me. It is a beautiful doll houe and why I want to do it is a mysery to me but I fell in love with it.

Thanks again.
Alisa
Julie T
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2:12 am Feb 02, 2008

Doll houses? I adore them. Also, like you, I don't know why. But share the site, name of mag, chart designer, or something. We love new stuff, and from a foreign land, yes share. (About the cereal boxes, you're welcome. And it's cheap, if you eat cereal.)
crossstchfan48
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12:15 am Feb 08, 2008

The doll house is designed by Joan Elliott and the chart is found in a magazine called Cross Stitch Gold. their web site is www.cross-stitcing.com/gold.asp The magazine is published in Bristol England and sent over so the mail time is a little longer. but I promise that it is a beautifully designed magazine and the issue (my first) is full of huge projects. The doll house is stitched on 28-count fabric and measures 17 x 21 inches. The colors are so beautiful. I can't say enough about this magazine. I can't wait to get the next issue to see what will come next. Not sure that they can top this issue.
Alanna
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12:24 am Feb 08, 2008

crossstchfan48
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11:26 pm Feb 12, 2008

That is the one.  However it is so much prettier in person.  I can't wait to start on it but I have 3 major projects plus a smaller piece going right now and the smaller piece is a Precious Moments wedding picture.  I don't know why I chose PM to do.  I just hate all the 3/4  stitches.  Plus I have a March 15 deadline.  I also have to bake and decorate the kids wedding cake before leaving to make the 6 hour drive to the wedding.  I did finally get them to settle on a cake design so now all I have to do is gather up the supplies and start working on the cakes.  I will do some minor detail work here but most of the decorating willl have to be done there so it won't fall apart.  The next month will be crazy around here!
Alisa
Alanna
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11:29 pm Feb 12, 2008

Sounds like you're in for a pile of fun! Good luck!
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