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    Question for anyone getting Fons and Porter digital magazine

    I just watched the episode on Fons and Porter where Maryanne and Mary make the Chasing Chevron quilt. I looked at their website and the pattern is $6.99. The Jan/Feb issue where it's listed as a project is also $6.99.

    So my question is: Does the magazine have the whole pattern or do they just discuss how to make it? If they have the pattern it will be a better deal than just buying the pattern separately since the magazine will also have other patterns.

    Also, has anyone made this quilt? Any advice? Looks like it would be a good project to practice paperpiecing.

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    I get the digital version, but I can't access it. I have tried to contact them about this but they have yet to get back to me.
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    That's not good PR to not get back to you.

    My DH was wondering which browsers you tried viewing it through. Sometimes I have trouble viewing something I will try Chrome and it will work.

    They are not suppose to but DH said some people program toward a certain browser, like IE, and not make it compatible to other browsers.

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    Know what you mean about using Chrome -- Craftsty classes won't come up on my IE, easy as pie on Chrome.

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    I have not made that quilt but do get the magazines. It would be better if you could find the magazine (maybe amazon) because like you said you'd get more for your money, they give complete instructions and templates if necessary. good luck

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    I have the magazine. It has the entire pattern, along with the foundation pieces. Everything you need to make the quilt. This includes a materials list and conversions for alternate size.

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    Oops, I have the printed magazine, not the digital version.

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    I have both print and digital subscriptions to F&P magazine.

    The Pattern and templates are in the digital copy as well as the print.
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    Thanks for the info. The digital should have everything the printed magazine has. I will buy the digital magazine then instead of just the pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    I have both print and digital subscriptions to F&P magazine.

    The Pattern and templates are in the digital copy as well as the print.
    YES, I thought the digital version has printable versions of all the patterns. You might have to forward to print from your computer as iPads can't print unless you have a special iPad printer.

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    Not to be argumentative, but I can print from my iPad on a printer I have installed on my wifi network. I print pdf's all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmerswife96 View Post
    Not to be argumentative, but I can print from my iPad on a printer I have installed on my wifi network. I print pdf's all the time.
    We could do that, too, until HP did some sort of remote update on the printer. I'm sure my husband okayed the update. He's in the doghouse, because now it won't print from the iPad. He's contacted HP and they can't figure the problem out, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    I can view it, but it does not have complete info like a template for the block. It's about how much fabric for different size quilts. But thanks anyway. This would be useful to print and take to the store when buying fabric.

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    Give me a hard copy every time.
    I have a kindle for books but still prefer a hard copy.
    Mags are mostly eye candy for me and after years of collecting still have not made a quilt from one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmerswife96 View Post
    Not to be argumentative, but I can print from my iPad on a printer I have installed on my wifi network. I print pdf's all the time.

    Is it, by chance, the iPad 3??

    The first and second iPads cannot print unless you purchase the one of the 2 printers compatible with them.

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    Ok I feel like a goof and want to apologize! I wasn't even thinking about the different versions of iPad, I just assume everyone has the same one I do!! Ya know what happens when you assume! I have the iPad 4 and haven't ever used one of the other versions. So I apologize for my ignorance on this!!

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    Yep, the entire pattern is in the digital version as well. I have been trying to go digital for some of my magazines as I am running out of room for the paper copies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmerswife96 View Post
    Ok I feel like a goof and want to apologize! I wasn't even thinking about the different versions of iPad, I just assume everyone has the same one I do!! Ya know what happens when you assume! I have the iPad 4 and haven't ever used one of the other versions. So I apologize for my ignorance on this!!
    Nice they fixed that inconvenience on the new iPads!

    Seems I always need a "paper" pattern to use by my machine. I am too, running out of room. Need to get used to using technology to reduce my ever growing stacks of patterns. I like paper to be able to add notes and make calculations.

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    I like the digital versions as often you can archive the past years as well except I found that Quiltmaker will not allow you to although they have a archive. You need a subscription to get those so I called because there was one in particular that I wanted and lo and behold they gave me access to that one. Thank you Quiltmaker.

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    You don't need a special iPad printer. All you need to do, if you have a wireless printer, is set up your iPad to print to it. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and I print wireless to my printer all the time.

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    You might want to call Apple to see if there's an app you can get so that you can print - well worth it! And, most of the printer apps are free.

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    I get the magazine and the patterns are always complete...I think the magazine is a better deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I get the digital version, but I can't access it. I have tried to contact them about this but they have yet to get back to me.
    I have the same problem. I thought it was just me! lol

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