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Not all quilts are created equal. Some quilts, regardless of your level of quilting experience, demand all your time and attention. From the moment you discover the perfect marriage of pattern and fabric, they become an obsession. They push you out of your comfort zone and challenge you to try new techniques. Before you know it, they’re demanding your attention at all hours … a little piecing between coffee and shower in the morning, a quick afternoon cutting session when you’re meant to be cutting the veg for dinner, or just a few more seams when it’s way past bedtime! Not all quilts are like this, which is probably a good thing, because who has the stamina for the quilting equivalent of a marathon every time you hit the sewing machine? But isn’t it wonderful that even if you’ve been at it for decades, this humble craft can still inspire obsession of manic levels as we elevate cloth to art!

In this issue we MEET Sherri Lynn Wood, Leanne Harvey and Wendy Chow who tell us what sparks their quilt obsession, we MAKE quilts of all colours, ranging from rainbow to subtle pastel, and we MOTIVATE you to make a monochrome quilt using scraps of a single colour!

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:

  • Notre Dame Quilt by Augusto Garcia (@capaquilts)

  • Geo Glow Cushion by Jo Westfoot (@thecraftynomadfleet)

  • Lockstep Quilt by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn)

  • Caved Quilt by Kelli Marshall (@simplymackbeth)

  • Fragmented Quilt by Amanda Whiting (@prairiefolkquiltco)

  • Heading North Quilt by Sandra Walker (@mmmquilts)

  • New Orleans Sidewalk Quilt by Linda Graham (@quiltedbylinda)

  • Ramen Bar Quilt by Melissa Mason (@quiltallthethings_)

  • Chalk Stars Quilt by Karin Pudenz (@kpud)

  • Scrap Garden Quilt by Joanne Kerton (@canuckquilter)

Featured Articles:

  • Reuse, Recycle: Repurposed Fabrics by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Smash That Stash & Gallery: Monochrome Quilts by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Sherri Lynn Wood (@sherrilynnwood)

  • Meet the Maker: Leanne Harvey (@leanne_mountvincentquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Wendy Chow (@the.weekendquilter)

  • DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): A New Way to Block Swap

  • Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): Welcome Back, Old Friends

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): The Great Binding Debate

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Motifs for HSTs

  • Library: Sew Happy and Healthy by Rose Parr, and Modern Wool by Tonya Alexander

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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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