Well, I made some progress yesterday. I culled through 7 binders full of patterns, both printed out and pulled from magazines, and put them in a big box for the sale in April. I think I have a 1/3 left. If it looked the same as another pattern or I just didn’t like it as much as I previously did, it went in the box. I now just have 4 binders, one for swaps, guild, tips and hints and my Sew Wanna Do binder. The remaining patterns are in 2 small file boxes and I plan to store those away for later. I even went through all of my printed mystery quilts and either threw them out or put them in the box to go. Seriously, I am not going to make it now if I haven’t made them when they came out 5-10 years ago!
Goodness, it FEELS GOOD to PURGE! Maybe a new quilter can use them. Someone from the guild gave them a large file full of old patterns with PAPER templates to make the block. I considered keeping them for a bit but then realized they were from 1990s and the templates are no longer necessary, so why keep it. I have plastic templates that I can use if necessary and I certainly do not need more. There were templates for squares, 1/2 square triangles, etc., stuff that is not necessary now with the use of rotary cutters and special rulers.
I figure I can sell the patterns for 5 for $1.00, and maybe throw in some scraps to make a kit. Now to go through the bags and boxes of scraps that were gifted to me. People must think I run an orphanage for wayward fabric! 😀