Usually at this time of year, we’re anticipating a fresh new year of sewing challenges. Funnily enough, this year feels different. Mentally and emotionally we’re drained, our sewing spaces reflect that and our finished lately have been few and far between. But rather than beat ourselves up over it, we’re trying to be kind to ourselves … because, especially after the chaos of 2020 … everything’s better with kindness.
In this issue, we discuss how to be kind quilters, being kind to ourselves, supporting creative businesses, and giving quilty gifts are just a few of the ideas. We MEET our brand-new columnist Wendy Wild from The Next Stitch, the talented Mandy Murray from Sew Quirky, and FPP queen Ingrid Atteneder of Joe, June & Mae. We get MOTIVATED to develop our own design aesthetic and learn how to plan a big quilt project or be inspired to start hand piecing with our stunning gallery. And we MAKE huge hexies, the cutest bee cushion, or our walk the dog tote bag. There’s something for everyone in this issue!
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$9, CA$11, €7 or £6).
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Monochrome Peel Quilt by Nic Vaughan (@craftapalooza)
Hexie Flower Quilt by Linda Graham (@quiltedbylinda)
Playful Lattice Quilt by Vasudha Govindan (@storiedquilts314)
Humble Bee Cushion by Mandy Murray (@sewquirky)
Amplify Quilt by Rachelle Craig (@rachelle_handmade)
Go with The Flow Quilt by Lynne Roe (@stitchesancream)
All in This Together Quilt by Angie Wilson (@gnomeangel)
Elevator Pitch Quilt by Kerry Foster (@pennydog)
Walk My Dog Tote Bag by Ingrid Atteneder (@joejuneandmae)
Hot n’ Cold Quilt by Carrie Wikander (@thezenquilter)
Smash That Stash: Planning a Big Project by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)
Smash That Stash: 2021 Quilting Bee by Angie Wilson (@gnomeangel)
Gallery: Hand Piecing by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)
Meet the Maker: Mandy Murray (@sewquirky)
Meet the Maker: Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch)
Meet the Maker: Ingrid Atteneder (@joejuneandmae)
BRAND-NEW FABRIC COLUMN: Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): Woven and Yarn Dyed Fabrics
BRAND-NEW DESIGN COLUMN: DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): Developing Your Design Aesthetic
Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Binding – The Final Frontier
Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Machine Embroidery Meets Quilting with Kate Toney (@toughkittencrafts)
Library: Boro and Sashiko – Harmonious Imperfection by Shannon & Jason Mullet-Bowlsby, the Shibaguyz, Harriet’s Journey from Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini, Urban Quilting by Wendy Chow, and Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler by Cinzia White