Make Modern Issue 48
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When making a quilt, there are plenty of decisions. Do you use a pattern or design it yourself? What techniques will you use? Will you use pre-cut fabrics, or curate your own prints? How will you construct your quilt top – in rows, columns, quadrants? Will you lay out the blocks in a grid, or go a bit more abstract? How will you quilt it? Will you bind it by hand or machine? And the decisions you make on one quilt may be quite different for another. You don’t have to choose a particular technique for your whole entire quilting life, just for the project in front of you. Contrary to what you may have heard from an undercover quilt police, there is no right or wrong way. Choosing a certain method or technique doesn’t mean you are cheating or make you less of a quilter. If you take a concept and a stack of fabric and turn it into a finished quilt, then you are a quilting champion. We want to encourage you to enjoy your quilty journey, have fun with the process, and relish that feeling of snuggling under a me-made masterpiece!
In Issue 48, we MEET modern quilters Felie Hempfling from London and Granger, Jodie Carleton from Ric Rac + Anke B. Calzada from Pasacana Designs. We MAKE quilts featuring circles, pinwheels, and stars, foundation paper pieced (FPP) quilts, table runners and cushions! We MOTIVATE you to sew with those selvedges (or selvages) you have been collecting, with a rainbow selvedge cushion pattern to get you started, and a whole gallery of projects made from selvedges to inspire you to design your own selvedge project. We also chat about quilt design, how to use that “other” fabric stash – fabric other than quilting cotton, whether quilt backs matter, give you tips to beat creative depression (a.k.a. burnout), and so much more…
Make Modern is a digital modern quilt magazine available worldwide. Each magazine is 100+ pages long, 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 delivered as a digital PDF to read on your computer, tablet or phone, easy to take when you go fabric shopping, with the option to print if you prefer a paper copy.
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