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Thread: What Quilting Magazines do you like and why?

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    you have wonderful magazines in America, but for us to buy one we would pay anything from $17.95 to $20.95
    In Australia and New Zealand we have Australian patchwork and quilting, which is a great magazine with great patterns

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    My favorite magazines are those which feature the quilts which are within my capabilities, and have the patterns in them. I usually like the ones which are neither super simple or overly complicated, and I think most of the magazines out there would fall into that category. If I were you, I'd go to the store and look through each one and get a feel for what appeals to you. I will say it is quite fun to get that magazine(s) in the mail every month!
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    My favorites are:
    -Quiltmaker
    -Quilts
    -American Patchwork and Quilting

    As you can see, we all have different favorites. I agree with the suggestion to pick up a few and decide for yourself.
    Last edited by quiltsRfun; 03-07-2012 at 11:49 AM.

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    I've taken just about all of them but I've let them all lapse. I love Quiltmaker and McCall's.

    I prefer magazines with lots of patterns and I don't much like to make modern quilts or "art" quilts - so these two magazines provide the mostly traditional patterns with modern methods that I like the best.

    That said, I think I've only made one quilt using the exact pattern and similar colors to the one shown in the pattern. Usually, I change everything in the pattern, re-do the fabrics and design a new layout in EQ. The pattern is just a starting point.

    But, if I wanted to follow the pattern, I've always found the directions in Quiltmaker and McCall's publications to be easy to read and understand and they provide plenty of pictures of the steps. Quiltmaker even has sketches of suggested quilting designs, which is especially welcome. I always wonder what to do about quilting the thing....

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    great question and great answers.

    I'm just getting back into quilting.....but have quilted for 20 years. I just started a subscription to McCalls quick quilts, and am debating about fons and porters. truth be told, i should just get it and mccalls, i buy them every month anyway!

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    The quilter is one of my favorites and if you go to their site you can see inside past issues at project pics so you can see what they offer. I buy off the rack mostly I browse through and if a quilt screams ...me me me then I buy the magazine. I found it's cheaper that way. Some months I buy 1 some 2 some none but good variety! Although I do want the Irish quilting magazine I'm waiting for it to be in a store!!
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    MY all time fav was "Minature Quilts" but since they went defunct can't hardly find any small/minature quilt mags. Recently my cuz gave me an old stack of mags that had issues 9, 11 and 13 of "Minature Quilts" so new to me.
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    As a new quilter I have been devouring all the quilt magazines - US, UK & Aus - as I can find them. But the winner without a doubt is Quilt Mania. I think of Quilt Mania as the architectural digest of quilt magazines. Not one for an 'easy quick quilt' project but definitely the one for inspiration!

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    i like Fons & Porter for beginning as the instructions are easy to follow
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    I like American Patchwork and Fonz & Porter. Both are great for every level of quilters. Good luck with you choice. I agree with the comment to just buy at store till you find your favorite.

    There use to be a magazine called Quilts with style. But no longer sell subscriptions but can still get patterns on line.
    I made so many quilts from this magazine. Really hated it when they stopped.
    Mary

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