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MSQC Block Magazine, 3rd issue

Old 06-28-2014, 05:17 AM
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Maybe I missed it but haven't seen any comments on the third magazine yet. It's still a beautiful publication but I'm not sure I will keep my subscription. I initially loved the idea of no ads. In fact, my initial thought was to let my other quilt magazine subscriptions lapse. Now I realize that I get as much out of the ads as I do out of the rest of the magazine . . . new fabrics, new thread, new machines. More like a wish book. I also think the quilt patterns are pretty basic, beginner level and I like to dream about challenging myself to do bigger and better things.

There's one pattern in the new magazine that intrigued me. I read through the instructions and didn't find them very clear. I'm sure I can find an online tutorial to help, but I realized that when I read through instructions in my Fons and Porter magazine, I get a much clearer picture of the skill level and time involved. Really, I would say the block magazine is mostly a "pattern book" to go along with the tutorials. I appreciate that because it gives measurements, etc and you have a book to refer to, but there really isn't anything new. I love MSQC and order often from them, perhaps this particular magazine just isn't for me.

Curious what others think.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:01 AM
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I loved this issue of Block! The magazine seems to be getting better with each issue. Maybe this time Block has more patterns that I would actually make. Like you, nancysp, I do love to look at the ads in other magazines but Block is 'just quilting' with clear instructions and it is comforting to know there is a video online if needed.

This magazine is going to kick start my quilting after a long hiatus.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:57 AM
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I wasn't that excited about this issue either.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:18 AM
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The 3rd issue arrived the other day, and it was fun looking through the patterns, stories/commentaries and the beautiful photos. This magazine is a keeper!
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:34 AM
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i made the charm pack tumbler bag yesterday and it turned out great! I used stash and the pattern included in the book. I did go to the tutorial, but only because I needed the reassurance that I was doing things correctly. I've created my own bags without patterns, but took a class for a bag and lost my mojo for bag making. The magazine helped! I would have easily spent as much or more just for the bag pattern. I enjoy the magazine and if I get one pattern, it's paid for itself. The presentation is excellent and I enjoy no ads!
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:25 AM
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I'm happy with this issue.
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:49 AM
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The 3rd issue wasn't all that exciting, in my opinion. Wondering if I will keep my subscription......
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:58 AM
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I love the 3rd issue i can't wait for the next one and i like the ideal you can go to you tube and fine help if needed. No I don't miss the ads either.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:00 AM
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I will definitely be keeping my subscription. Even if there is only one project that cranks my tractor, at $5.99 it's cheaper than buying one pattern. Not only that, the projects that don't do anything for me today, just might be my passion next year. I've dropped all subscriptions except BLOCK.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:21 AM
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Received #3 Friday but did not have a chance to look thru it until today while my house cleaner was here. Love it.
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