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Thread: Do you have a favorite Quilt quilt magazine??

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    Do you have a favorite Quilt quilt magazine??

    I want to get a few subscriptions again of quilt magazines. Do you have any favorites Quilt magazines ...and if so why or why not?
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    I have been a personal fan of Fons and Porter of late, especially because of delivery subscription also includes access to past digital issues....good for a "search and find".........

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    I'm not very fond of many right now - I just let my subscriptions lapse for Quilters Newsletter and Fons and Porter.

    For eye candy I like Machine Quilting Unlimited, and the American Quilters Society magazine, American Quilter. They don't have patterns, so these won't do if that's what you're looking for.

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    I am letting all of mine expire instead of renewing them. I just have so many. My favorite is probably Fons and Porter, then Quilt Magazine.
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    I like Quilt Trends. All of the rest I have let lapse.

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    I also have let all my subscriptions expire. I have saved all of my old magazines and look through them for ideas. I am old enough that each time I look at the old magazines I have forgotten what was in them, and it is like looking at a brand new issue!

    I do like American Patchwork and Quilting best though.

    My favorite place to get new magazines now is at thrift stores and garage sales!

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    I have just bought the first issue of Quilty, I believe it is a quarterly magazine by fons and porter and I really like it. I am not very fond of other magazines because I can rarely find one that speaks to me. Go to the local bookstore and flip through a few of them and see which one suits your style most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    American Patchwork and Quilting and Quiltmaker
    I love American Patchwork and Quilting and also Quilter's World. I too let all my subscriptions lapse as I found that all I did was look thru them and then put them on a shelf! But, I am considering starting Quilter's World again. I'm going to ask for it for my birthday.
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    Quilters Newsletter, Machine Quilting Unlimited, and American Quilter (the AQS magazine) are the only ones I take anymore. However, those are not the magazines to take if you want to get patterns in your magazine. I am boycotting F&P because of their atrocious marketing practices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I am boycotting F&P because of their atrocious marketing practices.
    I thought maybe it was just me who felt that way. Guess not. I watch Love of Quilting but find it as much of a sales pitch as an educational program. "Go to our website for a list of all the products used and the magazine where you'll find the pattern." And that stupid glove just about drives me nuts!

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    It may not be Fons and Porter's fault. Their magazine is owned by the same corporation that owns Quilters Newsletter, Quiltmaker, McCalls Quilting and Keepsake Quilting, among others. I'm sure they changed the emphasis from learning, to selling more stuff.

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    I used to take just about all of them but now I just subscribe to Quick Quilts (my favorite) & Fons & Porter (tho I, too, could do without the stupid glove on their show... & where is the Porter part on their show? The daughter is OK, but...).

    Do any of you have the same complaint I do about magazine patterns (& even some freebies online). I don't want them keyed to special fabrics or fabric lines. What happens if I don't have or don't want to use "Yellow Roses with Stripes" or whatever fabric they think I should use? I liked it better back in the day when it was just "Color 1", etc. Maybe it's just me being contrary.
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    I don't get them anymore because I can read them in an hour. I get my patterns from the computer. The one I really liked before it was discontinued was Quilters Home. It had a lot to read in it. When I find another like that one I'll subscribe.

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    My two favorites are QuiltMaker and Quilter's World.
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