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    what kind of Quilting magazines do you all get? what are your favorites? what would you suggest for a beginner quilter?

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    I'd suggest a basic how to book. You can find them used or from Amazon....or any bookstore.Why not borrow a couple from your library? A lot of ppl like Fons & Porters beginner book
    You can ask any question on here & find a lot of help. I like a book with clear pictures that "show" exactly what is meant.
    I think Quilt mag shows projects for beginners. Good luck.
    PS...here's another thread that might help.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-58838-1.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    what kind of Quilting magazines do you all get? what are your favorites? what would you suggest for a beginner quilter?

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    Quick Quilts is my favorite for simple designs that are beautiful and losts of info for new quilter (and even experienced ones that tend to forget!) I've actually been cutting back on my magazines because I found that there are so few new ideas, I keep looking thru my old ones for inspiration and loook on-line for ideas and free patterns. In spite of cutting back, I still get the QQ subscription!

    Instead of spending money on subscriptions right away, check out magazines at the library to see what helps you (for free) or buy used magazines to look thru.

    My caution when buying old magazines - purchase the ones from the past few years which have the newer techniques. Really old ones have great patterns, but the techniques used are old also...no strip quilting tips in really old magzines...no tips on use of rotary cutters, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    what kind of Quilting magazines do you all get? what are your favorites? what would you suggest for a beginner quilter?
    Being a beginner, I found it more fun to just jump in with any pattern I liked. I'm getting Quilter's World, but I tend to like the more advanced patterns better than the beginners & if you don't really like the pattern you're trying, you won't have nearly as much fun!! I also get a lot of books to read from the library. Saves my $ for fabrics! My learning curve has been vertical for the past five months since I started quilting! Have fun & enjoy your new craft!

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    I don't subscribe to any although there was a "sign a friend up for free" subscription offered on here a few weeks ago and I was the lucky 'first pm-er' and got it.
    Mostly I watch garage sales, thrift stores, small town libraries, and estate sales for them.

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    When I started quilting I bought a baby quilt book at JAs. Fast projects. Great instructions. Even had speed piecing tech.

    Title is: Quilts for Baby, Easy as ABC by Ursula Golisz Reikes.

    Use your 40% coupon! Plan to give it to friend for Christmas cuz she's collection "stuff" to start quilting after the holidays.

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    I have stopped all my magazines but Quilters World. I do like that one, such a variety of things in it.

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    I get lots but really enjoy the Quick quilts mag. Lots of fun ideas.

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    My favorite magazine is Quilters World 1 because you can have a digital copy and 2 the quilts are beautiful and they have instructions that you can follow even for a beginer.

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    I would suggest the digital magazine quiltersworld no hassle and you get 2 years of back issues with you subscription .
    http://www.quiltersworld.com/featured_pattern.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    what kind of Quilting magazines do you all get? what are your favorites? what would you suggest for a beginner quilter?
    I for one won't be renewing any of my magazine subscriptions - I find there are more ads in them than patterns lately. Besides, with this wonderful board and all the free pattern sites on the internet, who needs to pay for magazines. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    what kind of Quilting magazines do you all get? what are your favorites? what would you suggest for a beginner quilter?
    I went through all my magazines and took out any and all the patterns I thought I might make in my life time. I put them in plastic sleeves, and organized them in different categories and put them in a wooden crate I have. I buy a magazine once in while during a weak moment. :roll:

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    I let all of my subscriptions run out because there was too much overlap between the mags AND too much advertisement.

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    My favorite is The Quilter Magazine.

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    I buy a quilt magazine every now and then - the suggestion to find a quilt book/books at your library is a good idea. Our library pools their books with several other towns around the area - have a lot more books to play with

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    I really like Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting. It's got great articles and different color options for their quilt patterns. This is the only one I have time for and I find it is enough. Good luck.

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    I've subscribed to many different magazines over the years...the only two I've kept up subscriptions on are Quiltmaker and For the Love of Quilting. Since I've seen so many others say Quilter's World, I may have to try that again!

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    I really like Better Homes& Garden quilting magazine,plus they have an email newsletter available that is awesome. I also like Quilt plus Fons & Porter. I've gotten my older sister into quilting (in another state) & she has given me a lot of positive feedback about BetterHomes&Garden being the best magazine for her as a new quilter. Hope that helps! Hang in there; it gets better & better the more you do!............:):)

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    I've subscribed to Quilters Newsletter for hmmmmm - almost 15 years! Love every issue.

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    I disagree with everyone! I still find it useful to sit with a nice glass of wine or cup of tea and relax with a pile of magazines. I dream about what I might make and it's usually an adaptation of something I've seen in several magazines all together. I love American Patchwork and Quilting for the variety of skill levels it covers. I also like Quiltmaker for its very clear patterns. This is a journey, and everyone learns differently. You might just get a few every few months until you settle on one or two you rely on. Some magazines don't appear on our newsstands locally so I find I have to subscribe.

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    Your local library should carry at least one quilting magazine with the older magazines available to check out.

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    Go to your local library before getting a subscription. Mine carries two different magazines and I love being able to check them out and look to my hearts content without paying a penny.

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    Like Donna, I prefer Quiltmaker and Love of Quilting also. Most times, a quilt 'I've just got to make' has been from Quiltmaker. Fons and Porters' Love of Quilting is so much better this time around since they're doing it themselves, that I began subscribing again.

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    I cancelled all my substriptions.

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    I Agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    I have stopped all my magazines but Quilters World. I do like that one, such a variety of things in it.

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