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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheriefaye2008
    You are not the only one. I'm still a beginner at quilting and the magazines are kinda pricey for me to buy without knowing if the patterns are going to be too advanced for me. Even if I love the quilt on the cover, I usually won't buy it unless it says right there that it's an EASY quilt or great for beginners.
    I agree totally with you, I am new at it too! Marlene

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    I will not purchase any magazine wrapped in plastic. I also am dropping my subscriptions to most of the quilting mags because they have had such dismal patterns. I have a good library of my own and belong to a guild with an extensive library so I don't need their expensive magazines that are now full of advertising and stuff for sale rather than new quilt patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    I was out shopping yesterday and saw a few new magazine issues - and they were sealed in plastic so you could not leaf through them. .... so I figured I could check online... but nooOOOOoooo.... Fons and Porter doesn't show preview pics

    There were 2 other magazines that were wrapped up in plastic and I forgot which ones they were....

    I always like to leaf through them to see if I want them - and on occasion I've bought them - although I'm still upset that I actually misplaced one I bought 2 winters ago and now I'm ready to make the project and can't find it lol. I'm determined to find that magazine!!!

    Is anyone else annoyed that you can't see a preview of the quilts inside a magazine?? I can't be the only one...
    Is it a Fons and Porter mag that you are looking for?? If I don't have it I am sure someone on here will have it. I have all my back Fons and Porter mags. MNM

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    I also fret about the plastic. In this economy, you would think they would forget about the plastic. It justs makes the magazine more expensive to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    I wonder if they went to that because people were ripping out the pages they wanted? Just a thought.
    Probably and may be for sure. I hate buying a quilting mag that is NOT in a plastic bag. You can tell that they have been looked through (dog ears) and indeed ripped out pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    I was out shopping yesterday and saw a few new magazine issues - and they were sealed in plastic so you could not leaf through them. .... so I figured I could check online... but nooOOOOoooo.... Fons and Porter doesn't show preview pics

    There were 2 other magazines that were wrapped up in plastic and I forgot which ones they were....

    I always like to leaf through them to see if I want them - and on occasion I've bought them - although I'm still upset that I actually misplaced one I bought 2 winters ago and now I'm ready to make the project and can't find it lol. I'm determined to find that magazine!!!

    Is anyone else annoyed that you can't see a preview of the quilts inside a magazine?? I can't be the only one...
    Maybe we should ask the newsagent if they could leave one open so we can see what the magazines have it them. They might sell more that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Okay -- I confess, it irritates me so much, I've been known to open the plastic and look........ :oops: ;-) I don't tear it up....I do it so I can put it back. If they want to sell to me, I'm looking.... Haven't been thrown out of a store yet!
    I've read the whole thread and see that no one has asked the big question: Just HOW do you get into this plastic --especially for it to be in any shape to replace the magazine? Occasionally one of those plastic bags will have perforations for tearing, but even those are almost impossible to rip open. If I were to try to open a bag in the store, I'd probably create quite a scene and would probably be asked to leave the store.

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    Looks like you and I are odd men out. But, for me at least, that's okay. Won't be the first time I've been the dissenting vote!

    angelanicole wrote:
    Probably and may be for sure. I hate buying a quilting mag that is NOT in a plastic bag. You can tell that they have been looked through (dog ears) and indeed ripped out pages.[/quote]

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    I heard back from F&P.
    Apparently you have to be a Facebook Fan to see what's inside.

    "Deb, we are starting to preview all quilts in an issue on our Facebook page so to “like” us on Facebook and you will be notified each issue. Then you will be able to see the quilts before you pick up the issue."


    I will say that I got an advertisement in the mail the other day for the McCall's quilting magazine 2 years for the price of 1 and I am tempted... very tempted but after my haul at the library last night, I don't think I'll need another pattern for quite awhile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    I never buy a magazine in a plastic bag. I like to check the patterns. Also, another plastic bag to be deposed of along with all those inserts that fall over the place.
    yeah, so annoying

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKITTY1
    I also fret about the plastic. In this economy, you would think they would forget about the plastic. It justs makes the magazine more expensive to make.
    I just hate the fact of even more unwanted plastic in our environment. Won't buy individually wrapped biscuits etc. either, what a waste :thumbdown:

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    I Agree! I do not buy something that I cannot glance through to see if I really want it. I wonder if their sales have gone down since starting this "inconvenience"??

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Okay -- I confess, it irritates me so much, I've been known to open the plastic and look........ :oops: ;-) I don't tear it up....I do it so I can put it back. If they want to sell to me, I'm looking.... Haven't been thrown out of a store yet!
    I've read the whole thread and see that no one has asked the big question: Just HOW do you get into this plastic --especially for it to be in any shape to replace the magazine? Occasionally one of those plastic bags will have perforations for tearing, but even those are almost impossible to rip open. If I were to try to open a bag in the store, I'd probably create quite a scene and would probably be asked to leave the store.
    Honestly, it isn't right to open the magazine unless you are going to buy it. If we all did this, we would be adding to the problem, not helping. If you open it, buy it. If not, leave it alone and walk away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysgal
    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Okay -- I confess, it irritates me so much, I've been known to open the plastic and look........ :oops: ;-) I don't tear it up....I do it so I can put it back. If they want to sell to me, I'm looking.... Haven't been thrown out of a store yet!
    I've read the whole thread and see that no one has asked the big question: Just HOW do you get into this plastic --especially for it to be in any shape to replace the magazine? Occasionally one of those plastic bags will have perforations for tearing, but even those are almost impossible to rip open. If I were to try to open a bag in the store, I'd probably create quite a scene and would probably be asked to leave the store.
    Honestly, it isn't right to open the magazine unless you are going to buy it. If we all did this, we would be adding to the problem, not helping. If you open it, buy it. If not, leave it alone and walk away.
    Very true!! But..... to the ones who open the plastic, how do you do it? That plastic is not easy to open. (For the record, I have let ALL subscriptions run out and buy only the magazines I can see before I buy.)

    :wink:

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    First of all the price of these magazines is getting, for me anyway, a bit out of range. $7 or more for a magazine that is way thinner than in the past, and many more ads just doesn't justify the price they demand now.

    Also, the last the time I took a new magazine to the quilt store to get fabric from the featured quilt the ladies all laughed and said that by the time the magazine comes out that fabric is "old" and gone.

    I have had a quilt that I like and make it periodically that I got from a magazine that is several years old. Imagine my surprse when I saw the exact magazine layout in the same magazine this year. Now what's up with that??????

    Karen

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    i will not buy a magazine that's been skimmed through by someone else. it's not new anymore. people look through the mags to see if they want it, but then they buy a fresh copy. i've been interested in buying certain mags but only found bent and torn ones. what is the store supposed to do with those? that's why they come in plastic. i won't buy one in torn plastic. i'm sorry if there's nothing there to interest you, but to tear it open and then not buy it is stealing.

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    I hate plastic wrapped magazine's never buy them, I also tear open the plastic, the last few I opened was just repeats of old stuff. elise

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    I hate plastic wrapped magazine's never buy them, I also tear open the plastic, the last few I opened was just repeats of old stuff. I think the reasion they do that is because they have nothing new to show you. elise

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    I won't buy a magazine wrapped in plastic. However, F & P sometimes have a template or something else that comes with the magazine that they don't want to fall out so hence the plastic. Also, patterns can be ripped out of mags. and stolen.

    As far as opening the mag to look through it and see if you want to buy it? I don't call that stealing, but it is wrong.
    Do you open a bag of cookies, milk, chips, take a few grapes and eat them to see if you want to buy it? Wrong.

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    Now, I realize my head is on the chopping block here, but since a few of you have said this I'm gonna have my say about it. That's just wrong. It's inconsiderate of others and typical of the "it's all about me and what I want" mindset. Very few quilting magazines come wrapped in plastic. Leave those few be and get on to the others you can rifle through.
    Quote Originally Posted by elise
    I hate plastic wrapped magazine's never buy them, I also tear open the plastic, the last few I opened was just repeats of old stuff. I think the reasion they do that is because they have nothing new to show you. elise

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    I won't buy a magazine wrapped in plastic. However, F & P sometimes have a template or something else that comes with the magazine that they don't want to fall out so hence the plastic. Also, patterns can be ripped out of mags. and stolen.

    As far as opening the mag to look through it and see if you want to buy it? I don't call that stealing, but it is wrong.
    Do you open a bag of cookies, milk, chips, take a few grapes and eat them to see if you want to buy it? Wrong.

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    I won't open a plastic cover magazine, again just won't buy it, because I know it won't have anything new in it.I truly belive the reasion they do it is just to sell more magazine's elise

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    i know a lot of you disagree with me, but if the plastic is torn and the store cant sell that magazine, that sale has been stolen from the store. they paid whatever they paid for the magazine and that money is gone. most stores run on a very small profit margin and any loss is important.

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    [quote=dixiechunk]Now, I realize my head is on the chopping block here, but since a few of you have said this I'm gonna have my say about it. That's just wrong. It's inconsiderate of others and typical of the "it's all about me and what I want" mindset. Very few quilting magazines come wrapped in plastic. Leave those few be and get on to the others you can rifle through.


    I totally agree with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i know a lot of you disagree with me, but if the plastic is torn and the store cant sell that magazine, that sale has been stolen from the store. they paid whatever they paid for the magazine and that money is gone. most stores run on a very small profit margin and any loss is important.

    This is true and people wonder why prices go up?????

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