Issue 36

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You only live once and if this year hasn’t served as a reminder of this, then nothing will. We all need a little down time and quilting is perfect for this. It’s meant to be fun and enjoyable, not guilt inducing. Whether you are highly organised with your WIPs numbered and stored in tubs (like Editor, Jane), throw your threads on the floor and start new projects with wild abandon (unashamedly Lara) or you’ve got a magical cupboard where WIPs disappear never to be spoken of again (Kristy), your WIPs (works in progress or unfinished projects) should be something to be celebrated, and this issue we’ve added some bonus printables to help you create your own beautiful quilt journal and document your WIPs.

In Issue 36, we MEET quilt pattern designers Heather Black and Tara Glastonbury; we MAKE HSTs, triangles and denim quilts, and we MOTIVATE you to take your finished quilts outdoors with a whole gallery of quilts in the wild … and some hilarious outtakes!

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$10 (approx. US$7, CA$9, €6 or £5).

*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.

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Included Patterns:

  • Fade to Fall Quilt by Sarah Hunter (@lazycozyquilts)

  • Windchimes Quilt by Sharon Picciolo (@sewjoyquilting)

  • Laid Back Denim Quilt by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn)

  • Copper Forest Cushion by Amanda McCabe (@jamesandgraciehandmade)

  • Starlike Quilt by Catalina Barcelo Maimo (@amarar_creacions)

  • HST Love Quilt by Leanne Cane (@thefibrenerd)

  • Mandarin Lanterns by Rashida Khanbai (@no3quiltstudio)

  • Wings of a Butterfly Quilt or Cushion by Angie Wilson (@gnomeangel)

  • Catalyst Quilt by Heather Black (@quiltachusetts)

  • Mod Market Bag by Brianna Roberts (@briannaroberts71)

Featured Articles:

  • Inspired by Numbers – Maths in Quilt Design by Alex Kingswell (@alexandra.kingswell)

  • KISS: Keep it Simple Sewist by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Smash That Stash: Back It Up by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Gallery: Quilts in the Wild by Kristy Lea (@quietplay)

  • Meet the Maker: Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn)

  • Meet the Maker: Heather Black (@quiltachusetts)

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Straight to the Point

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

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Intro to Thread Painting

  • Library: Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art by Aimee Ray, and Playful Precut Quilts by Amanda Niederhauser

  • Plus BONUS printables to help you create your own beautiful quilt journal and get your WIPs list under control!

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Make Modern is a digital quilting magazine produced in Australia by a team of passionate modern quilters with creative collaborators from all over the world.

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