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Thread: What's best quilting magazine for me?

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    Junior Member conniemaried's Avatar
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    What's best quilting magazine for me?

    I'm being innundated with offers to subscribe to quilting magazines. Didn't know there were so many. What's a good magazine for an advanced beginner/low intermediate quilter? Don't want any applique or "artsy" quilts. I like to make throws out of precuts and scraps, but I want a little challenge and clear instructions on new techniques. Any suggestions?

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    Do you have a store nearby that has a good selection of quilt magazines? If so, I'd go look through some of them. We all seem to have our favorites and what works for some might not work for others.

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    I think Quick Quilts is a good magazine. Joann Fabrics carries it.
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    I subscribe to a couple of quilt magazines. I really think what one would think best, another may not like. It is a good idea to look at the magazines at a store to decide which you like best. Also I read 2 different quilt magazines that I check out from the local library. There is also an online magazine that is free.

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    I would say Quick Quilts or Quilt - they seem to be pretty basic magazines without all the artsy stuff.

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    "Quilt" and all of "Fons and Porter" magazines are my favs.

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    American Patchwork and Quilting may be right up your alley. I personally want a hint of a challenge, and your level of quilting indicates that you may like the same. Every year (6 issues) they do try to feature scrappy quilts several times.
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    Depending on where you live may be a factor. I live in Canada and we pay more for subscriptions. Even with the discount offers, I can buy them less expensive at my Walmart with their regular discount on magazines. This also allows me to flip through an issue before buying it. I don't buy a magazine now unless it has a least 1 thing I might like to try. I figure if I try 1 thing, then that is like purchasing a fairly reasonable pattern.

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    My favorites are Quilt and Quiltmaker, but everyone is different in what they like.

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    I let all of my subscriptions lapse because it was getting out of hand and there were too many duplicates. I do still pick up the occasional American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It seems to have a broad range of topics and patterns.
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    I love Fons and Porter "For the Love of Quilting". I also like Quick Quilts. But I'd suggest buying a magazine for a couple of issues then decide which one suits your style. Me, I subscribe to about 5 or 6. I love my magazines!
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    I am not a magazine type of person, but broke down and ordered Fons and Porter, because it was so cheap just recently. I can find lots of patterns on the internet, but love to dream about the more complex ones. From Santa I got the Sew Scrappy, from Better homes and Gardens, with favoties from American Patchwork and Quilting. I think AP&Q is a wonderful beginner to intermediate magazine, I started with that one years ago and still have a bunch, as the patterns looked like fun.
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    I always go back to "Fons and Porter Love of Quilting" . I used to get McCalls as well they have 3-4 different ones, I like them all.

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    I get:

    Quick Quilts
    F&P Easy Quilts
    Quilt
    F&P For the love of quilting
    BHG American Patchwork & Quilting
    The Quilter Magazine

    and I let Quilters World expire.. I wasnt impressed with that one..

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