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    Which quilting magazine?

    Hi all. I've been receiving several offers for quilting magazine subscriptions. Right now, the only one I get is Easy Quilts. There are just so many, and if one could afford to get them all; it would be easy. So, thought I'd ask the experts--which magazine or magazines do you subscribe to? Which do you like best, and why? Are there any to stay away from? Thanks!
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    I used to subscribe to a whole gaggle of them. Then I realized that I look thru them once or twice and then they go on my bookshelf. I let all the subscriptions run out. Recently, I got my final issue of "Quilters World" and I'm sad. I think I will probably have to renew this one. I really enjoy it!!!
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    I am sorry. but I don't subscribe to any. I look for quilt blocks and then designs my own quilts.
    However, I do have Electric Quilt 6, so I can see what I am doing.
    Hope someone else will be more help to you.

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    Quilters World for me, too. I've found patterns I think I can handle.

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    Quilters World was the best for me, and the one you are about to expire on - I'd get both of them; they are the best as far as I can see...
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    McCalls Quilting is a favorite and I should subscribe to Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting since I buy it every issue. I try not to stock up on so many magazines, but I can't help myself. I have all the patterns I need and will have to live to be at least 200 to get them all done. lol
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    McCall's Quilting is my favorite right now.

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    The only one I regularly pick up in Quilter's Newsletter. The title speaks for itself because it is more about what is going on in the quilting world rather than a lot of patterns. I pick up a few issues of other magazines if I want to try one of the patterns featured in that issue. I find that there are not a lot of patterns that are new to merit a subscription. Lately I've been picking up Quilts and more for their small projects. I did the T-shirt tissue holders in the last issue and they are very cute. I figure that if a magazine has 1 pattern that I do it is like purchasing a pattern. That's how I justify the price of quilting magazines in my budget.

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    I flipped through a sample of Art Quilt online, and I was drooling. Anyone subscribed to Art Quilt? Do you go through the main website or through 3rd parties like Amazon? Prices are better at third parties sites, it seems. But I am wary about garbage of flyers that jam your mailbox.

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    I get McCalls and Fons and Potter- if I had to choose just one it would be the McCalls
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    I find that I can find just about any pattern I might want on the internet...FREE! Yes, magazines prompt me to want to do a certain pattern, but I usually manage to find it online and don't have to feel guilty about throwing out an expensive magazine or finding a place to store them, possibly never to look at them again.
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    I have kept subscriptions to two magazines, Quilter's Newsletter and Machine Quilting Unlimited. I have patterns so I don't really need magazines that are mostly patterns. I do look thru them on the newsstand and will pick up The Quilter or Quilter's World if they have patterns that really catch my eye and I have done several quilts from both of those magazines.

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    Quiltmaker is one of my favorites. Not only great patterns but quilting motifs too!

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    I agree, McCalls is the best for me. They have "fun to do" quilts and give great instructions. My suggestion is to go to a bookstore like Barnes and Noble and read through all the different ones and then decide.

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    I have stacks of older magazines given to me,that I havent looked thru yet, but still love the thrill of getting a new one ...Will be watching this thread to decide which one to order

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    I really like Quiltmaker.
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    I used to get a lot of them and found over time that I had lots of duplication. All my subscriptions have NOT been renewed but I am thinking of getting "Quiltmaker" online.
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    I am blessed to live relatively near a Barnes & Noble store. I can go there and look at all the quilting magazines [that aren't wrapped in plastic] while having a 'pretty' coffee at their Starbucks. Also my son lets me use his account for discounts on all I buy, including the coffee! I only buy what I like.

    When I did subscribe a bunch of us quilters each had different subscriptions and shared with each other.

    Since I like to scan what I like into my computer and flash drive, I pass the whole magazine along to quilting friends anyway. Scanning prevents paper build up and yet leaves me with what I want.

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    I get Fons and Porter. I also get American Patchwork and Quilting. But, I also buy a few at the grocery stores. I'm finding out that it seems like all the patterns have been done before and the only thing I'm getting out of the magazines are a few tips about new gadgets and the latest fabrics, which, by the way I can find online and on this forum, so I really don't need the magazines at all. I use to get so excited when I got a new magazine...not so much anymore. Quilter's World is about the best one out there, I believe. The other gals are right on.
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    I love Fons and Porter. Last year I let my other subscriptions run out and I miss them. A quilting friend and I would share and when we were done we would put a check mark next to our name. When both of us were finished with the magazine we saved them and took them to our favorite LQS and they have a big basket to collect them and share with any customers. We did save the magazines either of us wanted saved. Look at all the quilt magazines in the stores and see which ones are more to your liking.

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    Fons and Porter, McCalls Quilting, Quick Quilts, and Quiltmaker are my favorites and in that order.
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    McCalls and Quilters World here like them both. They have patterns everyday quilters can manage plus new techniques if you want to learn some. Check out there websites/facebook page before you subscribe it may help you decide.. Good Luck.
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    My favorite is American Patchwork & Quilting. I used to get a whole bunch but right now they are in a box in my basement. So I just get one now. Really do enjoy reading it.
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    I recently signed up for digital Quilters World with back issues. I am loving it! The price is very good.
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    I get Fons & Porter, Quiltmaker, American Patchwork and Quilting and McCalls. I use Quiltmaker and McCalls most frequently for inspiration, but just when I decide to ditch the other two they come up with something that really inspires me. Before I subscribed to any magazines, I went to Barnes and Noble and looked at all the magazines buying what inspired me for a few months.
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