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Thread: good quilting magazine ???

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    I have some birthday$$$ to spend and might like a quilting magazine.

    Can you tell me which one is your favorite and why??

    thanks,

    Marybeth :D

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    I really like Quilter's World. They feature a variety of quilts, along with lots of other stuff. There is also an internet newsletter that goes along with the subscription, which is very downhome.

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    There are so very many. There are Vintage Quilt magazines and Scrappy Magazines, Fons and Porters puts out one...There are magazines for Quick Quilts....even for designing quilts and for current Trends in fabrics available or up and coming....I'd figure a style you follow and go from there....unless you are interested in exploring new avenues....It's like a good book......you know what you like....maybe not what another does.

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    I read them all, I adore Quilters' Home,it is awesome,the guy who is the editor is a riot.
    Kathy in Tucson 8)

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    Quilters World gets my vote too. Variety of projects and different skill levels. Quilters Home is o.k.

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    In years past, everything that caught my eye came from Quilt magazine. Lately, it seems there is one or more projects in past and current issues of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. I like the artciles and patterns. They seem to have a variety to pick from. Quilt magazine features a lot of the traditional pattern and so does American Patchwork and Quilting. Quilters Newsletter is my sister's choice and they feature lots of pieced patterns which she loves.







































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    I like Quilt as well. I tried to subscribe online last night and couldn't . The page is not set up yet. I hope they set up soon! It's good value when you subscribe, especially for us overseas folk. In Ireland I pay 7Euro for a magazine (all our mags are from the US). That's nearly $10 so to subscribe will definitely save me money.

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    I am new to quilting and have been buying up every quilting magazine I can find. I love Quilt magazine. The instructions and photos are easy to follow plus they have projects for the different skill levels. I also like American Patchwork and Quilting and Quilter's World.

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    I get all three and keep telling myself that 3 is too many, but can't decide which one to eliminate. I have been quilting for 20 years and have gotten Quilt mag almost the entire time. But I love applique and American Patchwork and Quilting features a lot of that. Under the pictures category is a picture of one that was in their magazine. It originally had a checkered border, but I messed up and didn't cut the outside border pieces long enough. Since I had no more bleached muslin left, I jsut left off the inside border. But the pattern came from that magazine.

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    I just got a copy of "Quilting Arts" magazine - wow! It's all about the Art Quilt, but the ideas are so inspiring! I also love Quilter's Newsletter. And Quiltmaker, and The Quilter.....oh geez, I'm not much help am I? LOL
    All of them are fun!

    sue

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    I was buying a mag now and then when i had a few dollars,but you can order some nice books cheap at edward R Hamilton bookseller. But if I did order a magazine it would be McCalls. It all depends on what kind 0f quilting you do on what you select. It is so fun spending birthday money on yourself. Have fun, :D :D :D and happy belated birthday.

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    Thanks for all the good info :D :D :D

    I think what I will do is buy a copy of 3 or 4 of the most recommended at Wal-Mart and then see if that narrows it down.

    I don't think I have been quilting long enough to know what kind of quilter I am :roll: a happy one mostly, perhaps eclectic, lol .

    Marybeth

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    My favorite, so far is McCall's Quick Quilts and Fons&Porter's love of QUILTING

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    I subscribe to McCalls and Quilt magazines. I love them. I used to get Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting, but had trouble with the directions being incorrect a few times.
    I also love to get Fabric Trends, which comes out only 4 times a year. Great peeks at upcoming fabric lines and nice quilt ideas made up from them.

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    fons & porters gets my vote!! You should go to a Borders book store and brows the quilt magazines, it's a great rainy day treat.

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    I don't really have a favorite yet all the quilting magazines I have are either Quilter's World or Quilting Magazine. I buy quilting magazines like I buy video games...I'll only buy it if there's something in it that catches my interest.

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    thanks for all the great ideas :-)

    I live 60 miles from the nearest city to have a large bookstore like Borders.

    Last night, I bought a Fons and Porters and a Quilt mag, also a Mc Calls that is a special issue of scrap quilts. I really like patchwork and scrap quilts so far.

    thanks for the tip on Better Homes and Gardens, incorrect directions would really be bad as I am not experienced enough to see that and figure out what is wrong or what to do.

    Marybeth

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    I am fortunate I subscribe to Quilt World, my sister subscribed for me as a Birthday present to Fons and Porter Love of Quilting and then I have a friend who gives me her subscription to American Patchwork & Quilting because her mother subscribes for it for her and she can't stand sewing of any kind (I just don't understand that do you!).

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    I like Quilters Home for a great read - met the guy and he's a nut - very popular - Mark was a producer for Ophra and the Veiw before he became a quilter. But my vote would have to be , Fons and Porter, if you could only get one. Donna

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    I just got a Fons & Porters, and loved it, but I loved SOMETHING in almost every mag I pick up. I'm not an artsy type, am into the more traditional quilting patterns, and the "A" word is not even something I want to try. I tried it once, many years ago, and did not like it then. Bobbie

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    http://www.magazinecity.com/1103-6.html?ovchn=GGL&ovcpn=M+Titles&ovcrn=mccalls+quilting&ovtac=PPC&gclid=CJ6HyODqtI0CFRyOFQod_Czs-Q

    This site has a discount on mag :) azines

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    This site tells you where you can get the best price for a specific magazine even if it is a renewal:

    http://www.magazinepricesearch.com/

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