Issue 37

Issue 37

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If your quilting tools were friends, then your sewing machine would definitely be your bestie, the one you need right by your side to make magic with. Also in your inner circle would be your rotary cutter, scissors and thread. But what about rulers, templates and, ultimate enemy of the quilting world, your dreaded unpicker …?! Our Editor’s Jane tells us why she thinks you need to rethink your relationship with your seam ripper.

In this issue we MEET Sandra Johnson who shares her love for repurposing denim, hand stitching and wearable art, and Rachel Hauser of Stitched in Color whose quilt blog fuelled both Kristy & Lara’s personal quilting obsessions! We MAKE lots of flying geese, an optical illusion quilt and a clever secret message baby quilt with a pattern than spells out ‘I Love You’ in binary code! We MOTIVATE you to do a little more background work before choosing the perfect background fabric for your next project, and encourage you to make a plan to use your precut fabrics.

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:

  • Bursting Bullseye Quilt by Jamie Siel (@sewbrainy)

  • Love Code Baby Quilt by Tiffany Taylor (@tntquilts)

  • Picnic Perfect Placemats by Mercedes Rose (@somethingfromnothing_nl)

  • Phoenix Quilt by Amber Elliot (@alderwoodstudio)

  • Criss Cross Cushion by Kristy Lea (@quietplay)

  • Come Fly With Me Quilt by Dianne Giles (@dianne.giles)

  • Pivot Quilt or Cushion by Angie Wilson (@gnomeangel)

  • Half Square Sampler Quilt by Rebecca Cottongim (@aquilterschaos)

  • Upside Down Quilt by Carolina Asmussen (@carolasmussen)

  • White Christmas Quilt by Sharon Picciolo (@sewjoyquilting)

Featured Articles:

  • Backgrounds by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

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

  • Gallery: Fabric Postcards by Sarah Ruiz (@saroy)

  • Meet the Maker: Sandra Johnson (@sandrajohnsondesigns)

  • Meet the Maker: Rachel Hauser (@stitchedincolor)

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Feel the Freedom

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

  • Fabric Love by Chelsea O’Hayre (@pinkdoorfabrics): The Year of the Sewalong

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Finishing the Quilting Threads

  • Library: Gemstone Quilts by MJ Kinman, Sew Unicorns, Dragons and Mermaids by Annabel Wrigley, Home Sweet Home Sewing by Helen Phillips, and Bad*ss Women by Mara Penny.