Issue 42

Issue 42

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We love fabric scraps! But they breed like rabbits. To inspire us all to dive into our scraps and use them up, our team have put together a bit of a scrappy-themed issue with articles about how best to organise your scraps, how best to use them, and a whole gallery of modern scrap quilts made from, you guessed it, fabric scraps!

As well as our focus on scraps, in Issue 42 we have collated beautiful modern quilt patterns from some of our favourite designers from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, the UK, and the USA. We MAKE the cutest hexie and felt pincushion. We MEET makers Teresa Mairal Barreu also known as TeresaDownUnder of Sewn Up, Allie McCathren of Exhausted Octopus, and Charisma Horton. And our team of columnists discuss design elements in DIY Design with Tara, fabric weft and weave in Cloth Confidential with Wendy, make your quilt tops quicker with strip piecing in Tips + Techniques with Alyce, and HollyAnne gives you top tips to feel more confident about FMQ and face that fear that many of us have of ruining quilt tops with quilting in Quilt Like a Rock Star.

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:

  • Introspection Quilt by Brooke Shankland (@eudaimoniastudious)

  • Japanese Garden Quilt by Ruth Fortune (@lafortunadesigns)

  • Misguided Mini Quilt by Tacy Gray (@tacygray)

  • Fifty-Fifty Quilt by Leanne Parsons (@devotedquilter)

  • The Light Within Quilt by Sandra Walker (@mmmquilts)

  • Apple Lattice Quilt by Morgan Collaine (@cedarmakerie)

  • Rails Quilt by Diana Vandeyar (@dianavandeyar)

  • Dishy Pinnie Pincushion by Nic Vaughan (@craftapalooza)

  • Moore’s Window Quilt by Elizabeth Wickes (@elizabeth_wickes)

  • Oak Leaf Cushion by Greta Fitchett

Featured Articles:

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Strip Piecing Party

  • DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): Leading the Way

  • Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): What’s in the Weave?

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Face Your Fear of FMQ

  • One Block Scrap Quilts by Patty Dudek (@elmstreetquilts)

  • Smash That Stash: SOS – Sorting Our Scraps by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Charisma Horton (@charismahorton)

  • Meet the Maker: Teresa Mairal Barreu (@teresadownunder)

  • Meet the Maker: Allie McCathren (@exhaustedoctopus)

  • Sewing With Kids: Fostering a Love of Sewing by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Gallery: Scrappy Quilts by Kristy Lea (@quietplay)