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Thread: Which magazines do you prefer on quilting?

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    I liked Quilt magazine but they have gotten so expensive now and I really enjoy McCall's quilt magazine. It is hard to identify which authors I like best.

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    I go to Joanne's flip thru them, if there is more than a couple patterns that catch my eye, that is the one I buy! I like Fons and Porter, and the Better Homes and Garden quarterly magazine the best. Both of them have clear instructions.

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    You are right some patterns I do not like because they are more of a art quilt. I believe the quilter like the artist should be appreciated for their work. I also like Better Homes and Gardens

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    Better Homes and Garden and Fons and Porter are my favorites .

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    I just subscribed to McCall's Quickie Quilt magazine. I liked the word "Quickie" in the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    I go to Joanne's flip thru them, if there is more than a couple patterns that catch my eye, that is the one I buy! I like Fons and Porter, and the Better Homes and Garden quarterly magazine the best. Both of them have clear instructions.
    Ditto :thumbup:

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    I don't favor any magazine and don't subscribe to any of them because of the price. I offen find quilt magazines or books at the Goodwill.

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    As I,m from the uk I like 'Fabrications' magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    I don't favor any magazine and don't subscribe to any of them because of the price. I offen find quilt magazines or books at the Goodwill.
    I agree with this. Get mine at Goodwill.

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    I've never bought a quilting magazine. With all the information and inspiration available on the net - especially on this site - I never felt the need for one and rather spend my money on fabric.

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    I just recently decided to stop my magazine subscriptions when they run out. It seems I look at them when they come in the mail and then they go into a magazine holder for the rest of eternity! I get enough ideas from here and the internet and not subscribing will give me some money for fabrics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    I don't favor any magazine and don't subscribe to any of them because of the price. I offen find quilt magazines or books at the Goodwill.
    Quilt show sells magazines alot, bought several for $1.00. Garage sales as well as thrift stores. I seldom buy new and when I do I find that they are so full of ads they should be free.

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    I like McCalls and the Quilter. I subscribe to McCalls, but when it runs out, I'm done. I have such a stack of magazines and books I should never buy another one!

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    Quiltmaker and American Patchwork & Quilting. I like Quiltmaker because they show the quilting design. Sometimes even if I don't like the quilt I'll save the quilting design. AP&Q just has styles and designs that I generally like.

    I agree with all the comments about the content. Sometimes there's not much in the magazine that I'll actually consider making. But I enjoy having a quilt-related magazine come in the mail. It's just a little treat I allow myself. And the subscription cuts way down on the per-issue price.

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    I'm working on breaking myself from buying. I just tell myself that I can buy fabric with the money and get more use out of it. It's very hard to stop cold turkey. I try to just avoid that isle at the store altogether.

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    I am trying to break myself of buying or renewing subscriptions to quilting magazines. I do have them organized in binders and I get them out and look at them from time to time.

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    Quiltmaker, by far. There is at least two quilts in every issue that I must make. And the favorite issues, I usually make alot out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I just recently decided to stop my magazine subscriptions when they run out. It seems I look at them when they come in the mail and then they go into a magazine holder for the rest of eternity! I get enough ideas from here and the internet and not subscribing will give me some money for fabrics!
    I'm with you. I use to get about 4 or 5, and loved getting them in my mailbox. Mostly they gave me inspiration, I rarely used a pattern, and for this reason, and the price of groceries, I decided it was time to stop. Now I get my inspiration from here!

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    I just subscribed to McCall's Quickie Quilt magazine. I liked the word "Quickie" in the title.

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    You Tube.

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    My favorite magazine is Australian patchwork and quilting. It is actually cheaper at the LQS than to get a subscription. Shipping from Australia to the US is very expensive. There is a way to get it thru Canada that will save but still cheaper at the LQS. I look thru it before I buy and don't get them all. They seem to have the kind of patterns that I like. I have used many patterns from the magazine. Also good inspiration

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    My favorite magazine is Australian patchwork and quilting. It is actually cheaper at the LQS than to get a subscription. Shipping from Australia to the US is very expensive. There is a way to get it thru Canada that will save but still cheaper at the LQS. I look thru it before I buy and don't get them all. They seem to have the kind of patterns that I like. I have used many patterns from the magazine. Also good inspiration

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    Love Quilt Sampler & a new one-- Primitive Quilts & Projects. Got my 1st copy & LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Check it out on the internet. They also have a woolen shop. Great projects if you are a primitive quilter as I am. Don't like to many of the other ones, too bright & goddy quilts in them for me.

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    I used to buy tons of them, but there is so much online at the magazine's site and fabric makers sites I couldnt make everything I see if I lived to be 300 yrs old sharet

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    Australian patchwork and quilting.

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