Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Question About Digital Copies of Quilting Magazines >

Question About Digital Copies of Quilting Magazines

Question About Digital Copies of Quilting Magazines

Old 02-22-2013, 06:25 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Orbiting
Posts: 1,448
Default Question About Digital Copies of Quilting Magazines

Is there a print option? I know when I buy the physical/paper magazine and can copy the pattern (for my own use) and mark it up with notes or cut out the pattern - especially the paper pieced patterns.

I know one of the advantages of digital is instant download and no mailing costs. What are some of the other advantages? Also, is it actually on our computer or are we just given access to it. I'm concerned with this part because so many of the companies are going out of business like Borders did.
AlienQuilter is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 06:51 AM
Super Member
katier825's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: FL
Posts: 7,082

You didn't specify which magazine you were interested in, but I have a print subscription of Quilter's World, which also allows me access to the digital subscription. I can download the magazine as a PDF to my computer. I searched the FAQs and they do specifically say you can download, but I didn't see anything about the printing. I would expect you would be able to print a copy for yourself since you have paid for it. They also have "web bonuses" which are often same pattern different sized quilts or templates that you can print.

You might try emailing customer service of whatever magazine you are interested in and asking them directly.

Advantages - you get it sooner, saves space, access to back issues.
katier825 is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 06:59 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Orbiting
Posts: 1,448

Thank you Katie!

I was thinking of the Quilting Quickly Magazine.
AlienQuilter is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 07:17 AM
Power Poster
gabeway's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 10,490

Almost all have the option to print.
gabeway is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 08:41 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 11,932

I have several digital subscriptions for quilt magazines. I send the patterns I want to my Kindle Fire as a pdf file. I have the pattern easily accessible when I go fabric shopping or to have a copy handy when I'm sewing. I can save it as doc file and make notes or edit as I go.
Onebyone is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 09:38 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 538

I ordered the Tradition with a Twist book earlier this week as a digital version. I love that I can chose to print just the few pages I need for a particular pattern, without the bulk of a whole book. But I do love hard-copy books, too, since "thumbing" through a physical book is (to me) easier than flipping through digital pages.
Teeler is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 10:01 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Orbiting
Posts: 1,448

Thank you! Great info.
AlienQuilter is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 10:46 AM
Super Member
jcrow's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Small town in Northeast Oregon close to Washington and Idaho
Posts: 2,794

I have 'Quilting Quickly' as a digital download. I can't print it just certain pages as it is like one long page. It rolls and rolls down. I also bought a hard copy to have. But I really don't think I can print a copy of it. It doesn't seem likely. It's not like 'Love of Quilting' where you flip the pages and can print certain pages. Sorry.
jcrow is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 10:58 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 1,339

I don't have any digital copies of magazines, but with most electronic documents, your computer should allow you to highlight the portion you want to print then print just that portion. It works on pdfs that I receive from other places. with the document on the screen, try right-clicking and see what your options are.
ktbb is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 11:55 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 52

I have Quilting Quickly on my Ipad and can print whatever pages I want. Love these digital magazines -- don't have room for hard copies.
Sue1765 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
01-01-2014 05:54 PM
11-25-2013 08:23 AM
12-09-2007 03:13 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.