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    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
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    There are so many mag available between direct mail and at the stores. Do you have a favorite? I cannot decide if i want to keep subscribing because it seem to me that most are filled with ads. Do you feel the same? :roll:

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    Yes, although I have not subscribed yet. I pick one up here and there to see which is the best to subscribe to. I am a beginner so some of the patterns are way beyond me.

    We do not have very many stores in our immediate area that carry the quilting mags anymore, except Barnes and Noble. Even the Newspaper and Mag stores have stopped carrying them. I was surprised to find out the the LQS don't carry them either. I thought at least they would, but most of their customers probably alread subscribe.

    I am waiting for answers to which ones are the best!

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    I like Quiltmaker and Quilter's Home. Just subscribed to a new one for me: BHG Quilting, I think it's called. My Dad gets me Quilting Arts each year for Christmas. I used to get Fons and Porter's and Quilter's Newsletter.
    One thing I really like about Quiltmaker is that they highlight handwork as well as machine work - hand embroidery. Four magazines is pretty extravagant for me but DH found discounts on the internet to order two of them for me. I so look forward to them coming each time - and two of them come on a different cycle than the other two so that's good, as well.

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    I read any that I can get my hand on! I look at garage sales, thrift stores, ect. though....love the old ones, they never really go out of style, just the fabrics change. I used to love Quilters Home when Mark Lipinski was there, I loved how funny hewas, included his pets, but I didnt even renew that when my subscription ran out.

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    I recently started getting Quilt magazine..
    http://www.quiltmag.com/

    I have only gotten 2 issues. The first issue there is NOTHING in it I would make - nothing... this last issue there is a fish quilt that I want to make for my mother :) There are a few other possibilities.

    I am not completely blown away over the magazine but it's nice. I am always eyeballing Quilts & More but I haven't subscribed yet - I like to try and wait for a special that I can't refuse before I get a magazine - there are just too many patterns I already want to make let alone see more to add to the list!!

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    I'm like CarrieAnne in that I go to garage/yard sales, estate sales, church bazaars. The patterns are still useable, but the fabrics have changed over the years..

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    I got tired of all of the ads and the expense, and didn't renew any of mine. I find magazines, books, patterns at yard sales, etc... and buy a few new here and there... and spend the money I save on fabric :D:D:D

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    I do not subscribe to any mags I get them all on loan from my local library and if I find any patterns I like I photocopy them and put them into my file for later. Or i buy from trade me in pile lots or from garage sales, I always pass them on once I have copied the patterns I want from them.

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    Quilters Home, Quilters Newsletter are the one's I buy. I always look thru them first to see if it's worth buying. After all, thats giving up a yard or so of fabric when your on ss retirement. I have lots I need to give away.

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    I get Quiltmaker and Quilter's World. They seem to have the most patterns I want to make.

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    lots of ads in magazines lately

    I still enjoy the

    Better Homes & Gardens Creative Collection

    "Quilts and more" they have cool quilts, easy projects and other small things to make like pincushions, bags, totes, baby soft blocks etc.

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    Quilts and more

    you can preview the pages on this link to see 21 of the projects in issue

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...-2010_ss1.html

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    I get Fons & Porter 'Love of Quilting' and McCalls 'Quick Quilts'. I used to get Quilter's World and didn't really care for it. However, those old issues are looking good now. I have only ever made one pattern though. I just like to look at the pictures and I like the ads for the various fabrics and stores. There are usually links to websites to download free patterns. I also pick up various magazines at the store, usually before I travel so I have something new for on the plane. There is so much available on the web now, it is almost silly to buy the magazines but I still like to have something in my hands instead of on the screen. --Linda--

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    I am getting the magazine "Quilt" but only because it was only $10.00

    I use to get McCalls Quick Quilts , liked it , but, well money :roll: LOL

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    I subscribe to two. Irish Quilting and Irish Quilt & Craft magazine. Love them both.

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    I think I get every quilt magazine they print! I can't seem to part with any of them either!! I find that when I first started quilting that most of the patterens were over my head so I thought they were a waste. However after 7 years of quilting, when I get bored, (I sit with the ederly), I can't quilt for all the hours I sit but I can take lots of magazines. I pull out a lot of the older ones and see them differently now and they are no longer too difficult for me. It's like they are all new again! Frequently if I take one while I have a client at a Dr's appt. I will leave it in the magazine rack when I'm done. Hopefuly someone will pick it up and we will have another new quilter!

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    I don't have those ! Where can I get them ? Just on the internet? I have a lot of Irish friends and family members and that would be great !!

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    I like this site...thanks! I think i will refrain from any subscriptions and just keep looking online...it's definitely cheaper!! :lol:

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    I prefer the Quilters' Newsletter and Quiltmaker, but my favorite is Quilter's Home because of its irreverent tone and amusing articles. I wondered what happened to Mark Lipinski, but on his blog he explains that he has health problems. I agree that some of the magazines seem to have the same patterns and color arrangements. But then it's probably because after so many years, these designs start to resemble one another. Oh well, here I go into LaLaLand. :lol:

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    I like Quick Quilts, but I buy them off the rack when there is something I am interested in them. I put a sticky note on the page of the quilts I like and even write a name if I have someone in mind. I am also a scrapbooker and subscribed to numerous magazines. Now I have a shelf of magazines that I rarely even look at. Didn't want to do that again.

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    I don't have any subscriptions. I have to confess of what I have been doing for a few years now. When I am at the line at the supermarket I pick up a magazine and look at it. If I find a pattern I like I write down the name and usually find it some place else. I then don't buy it. Very often a quilt is made with a traditional block but what makes it especial is the use of fabric, usually of certain fabric line. I do understand that the magazine wants to make money as well as the fabric designers and I don't blame them for that, but I sometimes feel abused as a consumer. Magazines are expensive for what you get, when the reality is that they don't make money out of subscriptions, but from the sale of adds.

    I believe that magazines should be ran like TV. The channels that you get for free are full of commercials, because they are the ones paying the big buck. When the consumer pay to watch TV, like premium channels, the programs are commercial free. My point is, if they want me to read the adds and buy the products being pushed on me, give me the magazine for free. If you want me to pay for a subscription, give me an add free magazine.

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    My mag collection got totally out of control. So now when I go to the store I look through all the mags and if there aren't at least 4 patterns in there I want to do I won't buy it.

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    Better Homes and Gardens has a quilt magazine "Quilt Sampler" that is published twice a year, Spring and Fall, and it highlights 10 quilt shops around the country with a pattern from each one. That is the main magazine I purchase each year. Think you might enjoy this one as the patterns vary from shop to shop.

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    I am looking for a magazine (Trip Around the World) I did have it but seem to have lost it (probably left it at a friends house) does anyone know were I can find it? I started to make the quilt and need the pattern to finish it.

    Thanks

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