Issue 43

Issue 43

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This issue begins with our Editor telling an age-old tale of coffee, blue jeans, and too many WIPs - the overwhelm of which is paralysing her desire to quilt. Jane shares a recent epiphany which has resulted in her tackling some of her oldest unfinished projects, and she shares tips to help us whip our own WIP list into shape ready for the new year.

Also in Issue 43 is a fabulous collection of modern quilt patterns and projects to fill your creative cup – we MAKE quick quilts and cushions which would make great gifts, a modern applique quilt, a postage stamp quilt, and something a little trickier for those of us who like a challenge. There’s also a handy project travel bag to hold your quilt blocks flat and notions to quilt on the go. We MEET makers Troy Murrah who makes quilts from wood, Sharon Burgess from Lilabelle Lane, and Annie Hudnut. Our regular columnists discuss making plans, fabric substrates, HSTs, and we chat with Jess Zeigler from The Longarm League. An article on Sewing Room Ergonomics will help you make quilting less of a pain in the neck and we MOTIVATE you to try fussy cutting with tips from Ange Wilson and a whole gallery of fussy cut inspiration.

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:

  • Deviate Quilt by Rachelle Craig (@rachelle_handmade)

  • Diamond Lily Quilt by Lynett Muhaso (@lynsavenue)

  • Interconnected Quilt by Brooke Shankland (@eudaimoniastudious)

  • Naturale Quilt by Heather Cartmel (@hcartmel)

  • All In Quilt by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • East Coast Star Cushion by Mercedes Rose (@somethingfromnothing_nl)

  • Separate Ways Quilt by Shereece Spain (@sewhookedontreasures)

  • Twisted Path Quilt by Cindy Pieters (@stitchinathome)

  • Aunt Baby’s Project Travel Bag by Geraldine Wilkins (@livingwaterquilter)

  • Sunshine is for Everyone Quilt by Ronni Chavez (@roadhomequiltn)

Featured Articles:

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): 2, 4, 6, 8, HSTs we appreciate!

  • DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): Making Plans

  • Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): Know Your Substrates

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Let’s Talk Longarming with Jess Zeigler of The Longarm League

  • Sewing Room Ergonomics by Rose Parr (@healthyquilting)

  • Smash That Stash: Quilts Charming (@janekellyquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Troy Murrah (@troy.murrah)

  • Meet the Maker: Sharon Burgess (@lilabellelanecreations)

  • Meet the Maker: Annie Hudnut (@anniehudnut)

  • Whip those WIPs by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Introduction to Fussy Cutting by Ange Wilson (@gnomeangel)

  • Gallery: Fussy Cut Quilts by Ange Wilson (@gnomeangel)