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Thread: Quilting Magazine Prices

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    When did they get to be so $$$ ?Saw one yest that looked interesting,till I saw the price of $12.98.
    It was called something like "Scrap Quilting" & I love scrappy....but not for that price! Took me about 1 sec to put it back,unopened. :(
    This was not a book,but a magazine.I seldom even look at mags in the store.Looks like seldom will be never....for me.Thankfully I have stacks of them & more patterns than I can ever use.

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    I agree totally. Even with the Wal Mart discount (10%) they still aren't cheap. Everything just keeps going up. That's why I'm always looking for 'used' magazines, at garage sales.

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    The total here would be $13.89 with tax added.Might as well say $14.On the other hand,I doubt they'd stay in business without buyers.Guess I'm just cheap :lol:


    I agree totally. Even with the Wal Mart discount (10%) they still aren't cheap. Everything just keeps going up. That's why I'm always looking for 'used' magazines, at garage sales.

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    There are so many free patterns on the net that I would not be able to justify paying $14 for a magazine. I keep my old ones and always find a "new" pattern I need to do. I WILL have to part with them tho - they are taking up too muchy space. $14?? NO WAY.

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    If you have an antique mall near your home you can get used mags there. I bought 3 used cross stitch mags for a $1 each at one.

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    If you looked at the patterns in that mag they are just scrappy patterns of old patterns, in my quick view I saw nothing new

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    They are full of advertisements, you would think that would help to keep the price down.......Michele

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    I wanted that same magazine, because scrap quilts are my favorite. THANK GOODNESS I looked at the price first. I dont know WHY that one was so expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    There are so many free patterns on the net that I would not be able to justify paying $14 for a magazine. I keep my old ones and always find a "new" pattern I need to do. I WILL have to part with them tho - they are taking up too muchy space. $14?? NO WAY.
    With the hundreds of free patterns I have found from this wonderful board, I too will not buy anymore books, patterns or magazines.

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    Now they are calling them bookazines or something like that. I saw one on allpeoplequilt.com and was about to buy it it had a lot of neat looking patterns then realized I would have to pay tax and shipping and my 12$ bookazine is now a 20$ bookazine. Not worth it amnymore with friends like ours on this board.

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    Agreed....they can call them by any name they choose,but I choose not to pay the inflated prices.

    Not that it matters to them, but I like having choices.


    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Now they are calling them bookazines or something like that. I saw one on allpeoplequilt.com and was about to buy it it had a lot of neat looking patterns then realized I would have to pay tax and shipping and my 12$ bookazine is now a 20$ bookazine. Not worth it amnymore with friends like ours on this board.

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    WAY too much!! And they have sooooooooooooo much advertising. Between all the wonderful pictures, patterns, etc on this board and free stuff on the internet it's hard to justify spending anything on a magazine. And then there's the library - Free fits in my budget!

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    I used to buy them until the prices got too high. Now I just log onto the magazine's website and they alway have free patterns to print out. You can also go to " www.freequiltpatterns.com". I have found more patterns this way than I did buying those magazines. The Public Library has quilt magazines that you can check out too.

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    Are you familiar with http://www.quiltville.com/ There are tons of wonderful ideas for scrap quilts and more. I agree for that price i would by a real book.

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    I didn't know about that site,thanks !

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    You can log onto" Connecting Threads" website. They always have free quilt patterns." Quilt In A Day" does too.

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