Monday, January 26, 2009

What Magazines?

I need some help...... and I am sure this it the place to ask.....if you were going to subscribe to a quilting Magazine, which one would it be?My Threads and Sew News have now expired and I really want to subscribe to a couple Quilting mags, but there are so many out "there" that it is definitely hard to pick only one or two.So please give me some imput......If I decide to pick the one you suggest, then the first person that suggested it will get a gifty in the mail. I probably will get two, so that means two winners. I must close the contest by Feb. 15th. cause we will be leaving here at the first of March, so I need some time to get the packages in the mail.
I went to the LQS today and signed up for a Quilt-as-you-go class. Looks easy enough, now lets see if I am smart enough to get it done....I didn't buy any of the fabrics, cause I was going to get them from my stash, but......I have only 2 (yes 2) fat quarters of black/white print. I am going to make it Black, white and red. I DO have plenty of red, and I also have the book that is required, so, guess I will go shopping tomorrow. I have lots of preparation work to complete before class,and the class is this coming Thursday evening.Wish me luck...LOL...
I have been trying to learn paper piecing, have had several people to show me the technique over the years, but just couldn't get the hang of it, so yesterday, I found some patterns and decided I needed to try my new machine, so started sewing. I am pleasantly surprised, I didn't mess up but one pattern. Had to throw it away ( another story), but finally got 3 blocks together. Now, I wish I had chosen the fabrics more wisely, as they turned out just like they were supposed to, but the color choices are lousy. Lesson Learned... I seem to learn all my lessons the hard way...(:
Hope all of you are warm and cozy this evening and maybe snuggled down, quilting memories or reading a good book, or maybe a "magazine'
BOBBIN

7 comments:

Kim West said...

I agree - it is hard to just pick one magazine.

For a good "read" - Quilter's Home. (Warning, may not be your cup of tea... buy an issue to see if you like it before you subscribe).

Two I want to subscribe to: McCall's Quick Quilts and American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. Those I never fail to find at least one project I would like to do in them.

Salem Stitcher said...

The only subscription I have now is McCall's Quilting. I usually find something in there I love. If I were to add a second subscription, I'd probably choose Quilter's Home. That guy cracks me up!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Definitely American Patchwork and Quilting. I love that magazine and it has patterns with good instructions. They also have a neat website you can check out. www.allpeoplequilt.com You can set up a blog on that site. That's how I got started blogging. Ruth

Libby said...

My favorite magazine is American Patchwork and Quilting from Better Homes and Gardens. I have saved each issue and refer back to them often for ideas and inspirations.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

American Patchwork and Quilting and Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting if I were picking only two. If you want to add a third I would suggest Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. I do like McCall's too. OK, so it's hard to narrow down the choices!! ;)

Carrie P. said...

I really like the two magazines that McCalls publishes. McCalls Quilting and Quick quilts. I like most of the other already mentioned too. Better Homes and Garden American Patchwork is always a good read too.

quiltteacher said...

You are way passed smart enough to do this quilt! Looking forward to you being in the class