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Thread: QUILT MAGIZINE--which one?

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    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
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    I'm am thinking about trying out a quilt magizine...

    Which ones does everyone prefer? and why

    Cost is a factor, not so much the $ factor but the value of that $. I consdier my self a beginner/itermed quilter. I prefer lap/table runners and crafty stuff.

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    I like Fons and Porter, they have projects for all levels.
    Try a couple from the library, or just buy a couple and see which ones you like best.

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    It just depends on you, really. I like Quilter's Newletter best because it has more articles and artsy type stuff. But if you want projects, Quiltmaker or Fons and Porter might be better (I personally am not a fan of Fons and Porter - too many projects that depend entirely on one line of fabric). Quiltmaker has some really cute projects sometimes.

    I would go somewhere that has a large selection of magazines and browse through them, to see what magazine seems to have the features YOU would like. You might like McCall's. They seem to have a variety of small projects. I used to have a subscription but let it drop because I wasn't really making anything out of them, but like I said it's all a matter of personal taste.

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    unforunately , I live ina small town and while we get a few magazines on the rack.. they tend to be diffrernt ones each month.( go figure?!)I do not expect to find EVERYTHING I want to do in each months magazine. Just trying to think out side the box. Magazines now days seem to have more ads than projects or articles.

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    You might try your library. Sit down with a few and see what you like. I don't subscribe to any anymore. The ones I was getting seemed to be more about advertising and less about quilts. I look for things online more than anything elses

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    You would like Quick Quilts or American Patchwork and Quilting.

    Visit here:http://www.mccallsquilting.com/index.html

    and here:http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines/index.html

    Try a google search for quilt magazines and look at the different ones at their websites. It will give you a good idea of the magazine content.

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    I like Quiltmaker best.

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    "The Quilter" has 16 to 18 projects in every issue.

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    When I was staring out, I just LOVED Fons&Porter.

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    I get several magazines, but get more out of the American Patchwork and Quilting I think.


    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    You would like Quick Quilts or American Patchwork and Quilting.

    Visit here:http://www.mccallsquilting.com/index.html

    and here:http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines/index.html

    Try a google search for quilt magazines and look at the different ones at their websites. It will give you a good idea of the magazine content.

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    I would like one for my IPad!

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    Recommend you go to a bookstore or newsstand and take a look at all the different magazines. Buy a couple that appeal most to you. Also check out their online sites, that can give you a good preview of what each offers. My Fav are BHG American Patchwork & Quilting and McCalls Quilting. Love the Australian mags too.

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    My current favorite is Quiltmaker because they have hand embroidery options from time to time in addition to the usual offerings.

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    i have tried many and have dumped them all except for McCalls quick quilts. i love them

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    I did an on-line subscription to Quiter's World. you paid for one year and got access to two additional years from their archives. I thought it was a pretty good deal.

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    Fons and Porter and Quiltmaker.

    I have discovered that the measurements for patterns in FP's are not accurate.

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    Agree with trying them at the library or buy a couple before you invest in a subscription. McCalls is more traditional and I think their directions are very clear. Some of the magazines are very artsy. Just depends on what type quilts you are interested in.

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    I like Fons and Porter's 'Easy Quilts'.

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    AQS membership for $25/year comes with subscription to 2 magazines for the year (1/month ) American Quilter and Quilt life - so there is something coming int he mail every month

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYWR
    AQS membership for $25/year comes with subscription to 2 magazines for the year (1/month ) American Quilter and Quilt life - so there is something coming int he mail every month
    Would you PM me more info?

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    I would borrow from the library if $$ is a factor.Most magazines become repetitive and boring after a while so I don't bother with subscriptions and just pick up what looks interesting after a quick browse. Now I mostly browse the internet instead and you get more value from watching regular shows such as The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.

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    I have looked at different ones but have a subscription to McCall's

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    We get McCalls at our library here, and I really like it.

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    The one I would NOT recommend to anyone is "Quilter's Home". There are very few patterns and too many slams at any and everything in it.

    Definitely a waste of money, when subscription expires it definitely won't be renewed. It's gone downhill more every issue.

    But as someone else said look through them and purchase an issue of different ones until you find one you like.

    Longarm

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    Quiltmaker is a good one, so is American patchwork and Quilting, and Pons and Porter, but I think I perfer Quiltmaker. You know, you start with one and end up with many.

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