Issue 47

Issue 47

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One of the questions we ask when we interview quilters for Meet the Maker is ‘How would you describe your quilting style today?’, and often they don’t resonate with one particular style and find it difficult to categorise themselves. There are some quilters who totally fit in a certain niche – whether it be paper piecing, fussy cutting, hand piecing, applique, or another technique – they’ve totally mastered it. In the case of fabric designers, it could be a certain use of colour that defines them. With some quilters, you might see a quilt and just know who the designer is from the look and feel. But there are other quilters, who like to dabble in all sorts of things. Our team all consider themselves as ‘modern’ quilters, but we use the term loosely and not all the quilts we make will necessarily reflect a modern aesthetic. If you’ve ever worried that you don’t have a particular style, stop worrying, do what you love and enjoy the process!

In Issue 47, we MEET makers Sarah Fielke, Preeti Harris from Sew Preeti Quilts, and John MacPhail from Art East Quilting Co. We MAKE happy HSTs and awesome applique, play with harmonious colours, and give you four life hacks to protect your creativity. We MOTIVATE you to cycle your stash and give you tips to having an organised, curated stash that you’ll enjoy making quilts with. We also chat about preparing for FPP, quilt design, customising quilt patterns to make them more ‘you’, navigating bulky seams when your free-motion quilting, and bring you a gallery of Star Wars quilts from May the 4th Quilt Swaps.

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:

  • Reliance Quilt by Brooke Shankland (@eudaimoniastudious)

  • Tropicalia Quilt by Taina De Paula (@quiltwist)

  • Circles Quilt by Yuliya Reshetnikova (@quiltcreation)

  • Topsy Turvy Quilt by Preeti Harris (@sewpreetiquilts)

  • Star Blaze Quilt by Kristy Lea (@quietplay)

  • Not Again Quilt by Sarah Schneider (@sarahs.softies)

  • Happy Scrappy Squares by Amanda Jane Ogden (@amanda_jane_textiles)

  • Donut Time Quilt by Leanne Parsons (@devotedquilter)

  • Emerald Quilt by Laura Ryan (@porcupinesews_threads)

  • Scrappy Notebook Jacket by Mercedes Rose (@somethingfromnothing_nl)

Featured Articles:

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): FPP – Prep Time

  • DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): The Nitty Gritty of Design

  • Four Life Hacks to Protect your Creativity (and Sanity) by Sarah Hunter (@lazycozyquilts)

  • Customise That Pattern by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): What the ho ho ho?

  • Colour Theory: Playing in Harmony by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts)

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Navigating Bulky Seams in FMQ

  • Smash That Stash: Keep the Stash Cycling by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Preeti Harris (@sewpreetiquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: John MacPhail (@arteastquiltingco)

  • Meet the Maker: Sarah Fielke (@sfielke)

  • Gallery: May the 4th Quilt Swap hosted by Kristine Clay (@kcswapshost)