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    Hi, I am very new to quilting and would like to know what would be a good quilting magazine to subscribe to? Thanks for any advice. LyndaJean

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    My favorite is American Patchwork and Quilting. I subscribe to several but I prefer APQ

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    If you're a beginner I would go with something like McCall's Quick Quilts. There's also Easy Quilts from Fons & Porter but it only comes out 4 times a year. To me, APQ doesn't have very many simple or beginner projects. That is the main reason I quit subscribing to it.

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    I get both of these, plus two more, but these two would be my favorites. McCall's and American Patchwork.

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    Those are the two that I subscribe to. I occasionally buy others at a store.

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    I am very new to this also. (two months). Here is what I am going to do; for what it's worth!!!

    I am waiting to subscribe to any magazines right now. This board has been such a wonderful, wealth of information at the tips of my fingers. Their tutorials here ar wonderful.

    I find today that most magazines are filled with advertisements. Also, the internet is a wonderful wealth of information. You Tube has so many tutorials on quilting it's unbelievable. I learned how to make a rag quilt and a tube pillowcase (which I got the bright idea to match to the quilt) from watching a video on You Tube about 100 times!

    In this time of economic uncertainty, this has just made good sense to me.

    Good luck and welcome aboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japonica
    I am very new to this also. (two months). Here is what I am going to do; for what it's worth!!!

    I am waiting to subscribe to any magazines right now. This board has been such a wonderful, wealth of information at the tips of my fingers. Their tutorials here ar wonderful.

    I find today that most magazines are filled with advertisements. Also, the internet is a wonderful wealth of information. You Tube has so many tutorials on quilting it's unbelievable. I learned how to make a rag quilt and a tube pillowcase (which I got the bright idea to match to the quilt) from watching a video on You Tube about 100 times!

    In this time of economic uncertainty, this has just made good sense to me.

    Good luck and welcome aboard!

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    My suggestion is to go to a LQS or store and look through some. They all kind of specialize in certain types of quilts/quilting, and find the one(s) that suit your taste :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndajean
    Quote Originally Posted by Japonica
    I am very new to this also. (two months). Here is what I am going to do; for what it's worth!!!

    I am waiting to subscribe to any magazines right now. This board has been such a wonderful, wealth of information at the tips of my fingers. Their tutorials here ar wonderful.

    I find today that most magazines are filled with advertisements. Also, the internet is a wonderful wealth of information. You Tube has so many tutorials on quilting it's unbelievable. I learned how to make a rag quilt and a tube pillowcase (which I got the bright idea to match to the quilt) from watching a video on You Tube about 100 times!

    In this time of economic uncertainty, this has just made good sense to me.

    Good luck and welcome aboard!
    Thanks, there is so much information on the site, sometimes I lose track of time just browsing. Btw, the picture on my profile is my first quilt top, dont look to closely it is far from perfect! :-)

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    My favorite continues to be Quilters Newsletter. I'm not looking for patterns in magazines. American Quilter's Society also has an excellent magazine that's included with your membership.

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    Fon's and Porters Love of Quilting is a good one.my subscription is running out and i'm not renewing but got a recent issue yesterday and must say i marked about seven of them to do one day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    If you're a beginner I would go with something like McCall's Quick Quilts. There's also Easy Quilts from Fons & Porter but it only comes out 4 times a year. To me, APQ doesn't have very many simple or beginner projects. That is the main reason I quit subscribing to it.
    I agree!

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    The Quilter is a very good magazine for patterns from easy to more complicated.

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    I love the quilters world magazine. It allows you to have a digital version you can download to your computer. You then get the last 5 years of their magazine. 2nd I love the ease of their patterns. Even if it is a tough pattern they will walk you through how to make it.

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    I love them all, lol!

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    Welcome & remember...we were all beginners at one time.BTW,your quilt looks just fine.

    "Thanks, there is so much information on the site, sometimes I lose track of time just browsing. Btw, the picture on my profile is my first quilt top, dont look to closely it is far from perfect! "

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    I suscribe to over 5 and to me the best is Quilt Maker. The directions are accurate-they do not push fabric kits. The patterns are on all levels and they use different techniques-paper piecing, applique and patchwork. Great articles and tutorials.

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    Welcome to the wonderful craft of quilting. It's addictive, for sure!

    For simple great looking patterns, I like Quiltmaker and QUILT magazine.

    I quilted a Greek Key quilt designed by Kaffe Fassett, that's in the current issue of QUILT, and it's all straight sewing, rectangles and squares, and turns out looking fabulous.

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    That quilt sounds like something I would like. I will look for that magazine tomorrow at Barnes and Noble. Thanks

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