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HOW MANY, AND WHICH, QUILT MAGAZINES DO YOU SUBSCRIBE TO? HOW MANY QUILTING BOOKS DO YOU HAVE?

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Sukochi Posted: Sun, Aug 28 2011 4:58 PM

I have a about 30 quilt books, last count. I only subscribe to two mags right now as the economy has shut me down on the non-essentials. So, fabric is the essential!!

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safrmaz replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 5:11 PM

I have 18 books and subscribe to 3 magazines.

 

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Sukochi replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 5:37 PM

I took a class from a quilt teacher who had over 100 quilt books. Her huge sewing room looks like two quilt shops merged together. Envy!!!

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Ramona replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 5:39 PM

I have approximately 100 quilt books and magazines. Can't seem to get rid of anything. There is probably something in every book/magazine that I would like to make. Economy, too, has stopped me from being able to subscribe at this time. :-(

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Nana replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 8:01 PM

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I honestly don't know how many quilt books I have....LOL>  The only magazine that I get at present is Easy Quilts that comes with the QCA membership.

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I'd be really interested in which magazines you all like best.  I'm partial to less traditional quilts, and I don't mind if they take a long time.  I'm more into the process than the result.  Any ideas?

 

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I'd be really interested in which magazines you all like best.  I'm partial to less traditional quilts, and I don't mind if they take a long time.  I'm more into the process than the result.  Any ideas?

 

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I have over 200 books. I am a book junkie. and I try so hard not to buy a book, but it finally wears me down. I currently subscribe to American Patchwork and Quilting, McCalls Quilting, and Love of Quilting, along with Easy Quilts that comes with the QCA membership. But as they come due I am letting them lapse. I am being squeezed by the economy like everyone else. And I am like you, fabric is top priority. Of the mags, I think I like Fons and Porter best.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 9:52 PM

I have a couple of shelves of quilt books.  Haven't counted them.  I subscribe to 5 magazines: Easy Quilts, Love of Quilting, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quiltmaker, and Quilter's Home (which has just gone out of print so subscription will be replaced with Quilter's Newsletter).  I also buy Stitch quarterly - you cannot subscribe to it.

In answer to Simone's question, I think Quilter's Newsletter focuses on more of the non-traditional quilts.

I am probably going to reduce my subscriptions to two or three at the most because I feel really funny when I visit quilt shops and purchase individual patterns.  It probably makes more sense to either buy books, subscribe to magazines, or purchase patterns - not all three.


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Nana replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 10:07 PM

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I have started buying more individual patterns that I just fall in love with instead of purchasing mag subscriptions.  I will also pick up a single copy of a mag that has something in it that I particularly like.  I have found that it is more cost effective in the long run.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 10:10 PM

That makes sense, Nana.  I will say, though, that if I drop magazine subscriptions I will sorely miss the joy of finding a quilting magazine in the mail once or twice a month.   I haven't made many of the patterns in these magazines, but just looking at them motivates me.

Elaine, will you be bringing a U-haul filled with books to share to the Iowa retreat???


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Barbara replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 10:27 PM

Nancy that is funny ,I just left Elanie and message  telling her we may need a big truck for the retreat.   I subscribe to 4 magazines .at this time . I don't know if I want to give any of them up but they are my favorites . The two from here and then Quiltmaker and  Mccall's Quick Quilts. I have several books  but not  anywhere near what Elaine has , we may have to make her the librarian, for the club..LOL    Barbara

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KATHY replied on Sun, Aug 28 2011 10:32 PM

I have several books.  but magazines are my downfall. I buy  from the magazine stand usually at my local walmart.  I have a suscription to Love of quilting, quilt, and quiltmaker. as well as easy quilts that comes with the club.  and like Elaine, i like Fons and Porter Best.  :)

 

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gini replied on Mon, Aug 29 2011 12:09 AM

oh heavens, my book buying is more out of control than my ufo's.   i subscribe to quilters newsletter, aqs, quiltmania, and machine quilting unlimited.   i buy art books as well as quilting books that i use for quilting.  oh, and kids books, they are a great resource for quilting

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gini replied on Mon, Aug 29 2011 12:10 AM

and quilter's home and mccall's quilting.  

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