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Old 01-09-2019, 06:37 AM
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Has anybody tried any of the magazines that are available electronically? I'm not thinking so much of the F+W brands (Love of Quilting, McCalls, etc) but there are some smaller publications as well as British magazines. Even electronically, the British titles are about the same price as American. But, I'm wondering if they offer some variety from the F+W publications? I know I'm an anomaly. I still get most of their titles in print. But, they tend to run together. I'm never really sure if I'm reading Love of Quilting, McCalls, Quilting Quickly, etc. The couple of smaller publications I have found (Quilting Patterns and Quilting Companion) are inexpensive, but I noticed that Quilting Patterns is trying to implement limitations on how their patterns are used and how many times you may use each pattern.

Just curious on everyone else's thoughts on these publications.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:01 AM
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Unless I’m missing the boat on this, my experience is that I haven’t found a way to print a pattern provided in an e-magazine. This is a killer for me as I like to write on my patterns and have them at my fingertips for reference with out having to access it on my iPad. For that reason, I don’t subscribe electronically.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:05 AM
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I've never had a problem with printing a pattern from the E magazines. On the viewer I use on my laptop there is a save and print feature. The magazine has to use a viewer to open so change viewer if the one you are using doesn't have the features you want. They are free to download. Usually the computer will ask what program you want to use to open the magazine, and many have the use this program always checked. It may not be the one that has the features you want.

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Old 01-09-2019, 01:03 PM
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If you like modern designs have you tried this digital magazine from Australia?
https://www.makemodern.com.au/about
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oh I used to buy Australian Patchwork Quilting mags, loved them. also Quilt Mania from France. but i've cut back on all magazines. I do not want to print my own out. nor store them on my computer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Notwendy View Post
If you like modern designs have you tried this digital magazine from Australia?
https://www.makemodern.com.au/about
Oh I like the Make Modern emagazine! Will have to take a closer look at it.

I have narrowed down paper magazines to just QuiltFolk which I consider more of a book than a magazine. And I'm happy with the few remaining emagazines that I subscribe to. No more magazine clutter and storage issues!

To answer the OP's question - I have subscribed to the two overseas magazines you've referenced and while I enjoyed reading through them they were not ones I kept as a "must have". JMHO.

Good luck!
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:44 PM
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I get today'squilter online from AU. It's pricey but I like it. Also get a free monthly magazine. It's www.onlinequiltmagazine.com. There's not much to it. I read the www.quilterblogs.com daily. I get more out of that. It scrolls through bunches of quilting blogs each day.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:46 PM
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I've been unlucky with subscriptions. It seems that the magazines I like best are the ones most likely to go under.
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after taking almost all the F & W magazines and the Machine Quilters Unlimited and Modern Quilting Unlimited, I'm like several of you that are trying to narrow down my subscriptions. So I'm hanging on to Modern Patchwork, Quiltmaker, and just subscribed to Todays Quilter (out of the UK). I would love to find a really good machine quilter magazine that give ideas on long arm quilting--any ideas?
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Originally Posted by pchp View Post
I've been unlucky with subscriptions. It seems that the magazines I like best are the ones most likely to go under.
Me too. All my faves bit the dust
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