Modern Quilting Magazine

Modern Quilting magazine comes out tomorrow! It’s a bimonthly magazine but I am fortunate enough to have found out about it early so I have subscribed and got my copy on Saturday morning- hurrah!

Anyway I was pleasantly surprised. It’s got two Amy Butler projects including the one on the cover (which actually I don’t like that much) but some fab smaller projects including a really cool handbag I must make. A lot of the contributor names you will recognise from blogland (if you read the patchwork blogs like I do) and it has designer interviews which are pretty interesting. There’s a block design competition too where the prize is a sewing machine (I don’t really want the one they’re offering but my MIL does so I shall attempt to win it for her!) and the runner up prizes are unspecified jelly rolls. It might be worth a punt! I’m glad I subscribed, it’s really refreshing compared to some of the stuffier quilting magazines that are out there. I just need to persuade Vick the editor to take some of my projects on as tutorials :D

6 Comments

  1. Mulene
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Have you seen this? It’s a very interesting history on the publisher of modern quilting. I hope, as a subscriber, you don’t get burned. http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/013622.html

  2. TheLibraryMiss
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Anyone thinking of contributing or taking out a subscription to a magazine from the ACM stable might wish to read the blog post here http://pompoms.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/save-other-knitters/ and subsequent posts by the same blogger including this one: http://pompoms.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/a-double-whammy-2/. Other bloggers have also written about the companies and the subject is discussed in the threads linked at the top of this Ravelry thread:
    http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/ravelry-rubberneckers/2031026/1-25
    (requires free registration). The woman behind HipKnits/KAL/ACM has a history of appallingly poor contract fulfillment and customer service.

  3. Posted March 11, 2012 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    The design on the front cover is available free of charge from Amy Butler’s website so you don’t really need to buy the magazine to get it. Thought you may be interested.

  4. Posted March 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Also the pattern on the cover of the magazine is available for free here: http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/free_patterns.php

  5. Kathryn
    Posted May 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Are subscribers going to be sent Issue 2 that I saw being put out on the shelves in W H Smith’s this morning??????

  6. Posted May 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I sure hope so- I’ve started the ball rolling to get my money back from the administators. Sad as I loved this mag :(

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