Make Modern | Modern Quilt Magazine | Issue 1

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Make Modern Issue 12


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Welcome to the very first issue of Make Modern! We’re so glad you’ve joined us on this quilty journey as we bring the Australian (and international) modern quilting community together in Australia’s very first modern quilting magazine. For us, modern quilting is all about fun, fabric and friendship. As you read the magazine, you’ll discover we don’t take ourselves too seriously, though we take our craft very seriously. While we’re happy to stretch boundaries and bend the rules, we are all about doing your best work and growing as quilters. We believe that as artists none of us ever stop growing or developing, and you’re never too old or experienced to learn a new skill. That’s why we present a range of projects that use different techniques and cater to different skill levels. In each issue of you’ll find a variety of projects that appeal to the modern aesthetic. Whether you’re addicted to paper piecing, want to try triangle piecing, need a fast pre-cut project, want to try appliqué or need to use up that selvedge stash, there’s something for you in this issue. We’re also excited to bring you an interesting mix of articles in this (and every) issue. If you’re anything like us (and we suspect you are), you’ll appreciate meeting new quilters and bloggers, peaking into other people’s stash cupboards, hearing more about the latest trends and learning new skills. We hope you enjoy this first issue of MM as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

  • Circlet Quilt by Serena Edwards

  • Pavement Puddles Quilt by Melissa Gottliebsen (cover)

  • Pretty Petals Cushion by Anorina Morris

  • Eat Your Words Placemats by Cat&Vee

  • Bright Side of the Moon Selvedge Quilt by Jane Kelly

  • Hexie Pincushion by Lara Motta

  • Easy As Pie Kitchen Set by Gina Ferraro

  • Frozen Blooms Quilt by Kelly Elliott

  • Trip Around the Universe Cushions by Molli Sparkles

  • Puzzled Table Runner by Juliet van der Heijden

  • Storybook Quilt by Ruth Bourke

  • Betty Hearts Fabric Mini Quilt by Kristy Lea

  • Aurora Sampler I by Alyce Blyth

  • Sewing with Kids: Simple Nine-Patch Quilt by Brooke & Lily

Feature Articles 
  • Stash Happens: Building & maintaining a workable fabric stash

  • Instagram for Quilters: A what, why and how guide

  • Memory Cats

  • Finding the Right Longarmer (yes, it's like dating!)

  • Gallery: Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap

  • Meet the Maker: Catherine Demack & Vanita Snell from Cat&Vee

  • Meet the Maker: Alyce Blyth from Blossom Heart Quilts

  • Maths + Methods by Alyce Blyth: Upsize Downsize - Resize any quilt block

  • Domestic Quilting Goddess Melissa Gottliebsen: Straight Lines - An introduction to SLQ

  • Ask the Makers: What's your favourite quilt tool?

  • Library: Fun-Size Quilts by 17 Popular Designers, Sew Cute to Carry by Melanie McNeice, and Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern by Jera Branvig

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Make Modern is a digital magazine produced in Australia by a small team of passionate modern quilters with creative collaborators from all over the world.

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