Issue 34

Issue 34

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It’s a funny time now, with more of us staying tucked up at home than ever. We’ve got plenty of ideas for how you can make the most of your stash while you’re staying home, and how to stay focused and productive. When you get through the WIPs and UFOs, there’s a heap of new patterns ready and waiting for you. We consider what quilting was like in the 1950s – mid-century quilters had quite a modern vibe! And if you’re craving travel, you might enjoy our recap of the recent International Quilt Festival in Tokyo.

We MEET the amazing Carolyn Murfitt of Freebird Quilting Designs, whose quilting skills will have you in awe; and the fabulous Karen Brown of Just Get it Done Quilts, a motivator for quilters everywhere! We MOTIVATE you with pandemic sewing ideas – it’s a crazy world, but the perfect time to smash that stash! There are tons of great makes, from striking foundation paper pieced quilts, to an adorable EPP pincushion and a super-fun medal quilt (we could all do with one of those!)

Make Modern magazines are jam-packed with modern quilt patterns suitable for beginner quilters to advanced, and articles about modern quilting guaranteed to make you smile, inspire you to quilt outside your comfort zone, and start making modern quilts today. Our beautiful patchwork magazine is published independently by a team of quilters, and priced at just AU$12 (approx. US$10, CA$11, €8 or £7).

*Price in AUD converted to your currency during checkout. Make Modern is a digital modern quilt magazine available worldwide. Instantly download the 100+ page PDF to your device and print pages as you like.


Included Patterns:

  • Whirl ‘n’ Twirl Quilt by Anita Lorimer (@breakawaydesign)

  • Altered State Quilt by Jessica Plunkett (@maeberrysquare)

  • Between the Stars Quilt by Leanne Parsons (@devotedquilter)

  • Stargazer Quilt by Rona Herman (@ronatheribbiter)

  • You Deserve a Medal Mini Quilt by Sarah Scott (@piccolostudio_sarah)

  • Serious Sewist’s Pincushion by Lauren Wright (@mollyandmama)

  • Broken Back Quilt or Cushion by Angie Wilson (@gnomeangel)

  • Interlinked Quilt by Christa Watson (@christaquilts)

  • Moon Guide Quilt by Paige Anderson (@ponderosacreative)

  • The Last Kiss Quilt by Cristina De Miranda (@shipsandviolins)

Featured Articles:

  • Smash That Stash: Pandemic Sewing by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Modern Quilting in the 1950s by Colleen Hall-Patton

  • International Quilt Festival Tokyo by Emma Kemmis (@ekemmo)

  • Gallery: #quiltersforkoalas by Kristy Lea (@quietplay)

  • Meet the Maker: Carolyn Murfitt (@freebirdquiltingdesigns)

  • Meet the Maker: Karen Brown (@justgetitdonequilts)

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Batter Up!

  • The Hustle by Angie Wilson (@gnomeangel): The Pivot

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Quilting with Rulers

  • Fabric Love by Chelsea O’Hayre (@pinkdoorfabrics): Sewing in the Face of a Pandemic

  • Library: Foolproof Fabric Dyeing by Linda Johansen, and The Ultimate Guide to Rulerwork Quilting by Amanda Murphy