Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Make Modern Issue 41: Modern Quilt Magazine Out Now!

 

iPad displaying front page of Make Modern magazine with Tiempo clock quilt on hot pink background, surrounded with sewing notions
Make Modern Issue 41 is out now!

I've just hit publish on our newest issue of Make Modern magazine - Issue 41. If you think the cover is beautiful, just wait until you see how many more projects there are inside! I hope it will get you diving into your stash and bursting with that new project feeling. Click here to grab your copy now! Not only do you get the patterns for ten beautiful quilt projects, but you'll also find some awesome articles. We like to pack our magazines full of content for quilters who love to read and discover new things. Our magazines are delivered digitally as PDFs for you to read on your computer, tablet or smartphone and print as you wish. No wait time, nothing to store and easy to take with you when you're shopping for fabric!



What's in store for you this issue?

Quilters come from all over the globe, with varying levels of experience and different areas of expertise. We come to quilting down different paths, for different reasons. But whether we have made 5 quilts or 500, we all identify as quilters. We are a diverse group and we celebrate that!


Make Modern Issue 41 Meet the Makers0

In this issue we MEET Geraldine Wilkins, a Black American woman who has been teaching for over a decade; Augusto Garcia, a Spanish man who came to quilting with the pandemic; and Kelli Marshall who balances her quilting business with raising five children.

We MAKE that show-stopping cover quilt with clever curved piecing, a gorgeous rainbow baby quilt, a jelly roll lap quilt and more beautiful modern quilt projects designed to get you diving into your stash to quilt. We chat about fussy cutting EPP, scale and proportion, drawing your quilt plan, improv piecing and show you ways to use your stash for 'not just quilts'. We MOTIVATE you to spread your love of quilting to the next generation with our new series on Sewing with Kids. And read our Editor's letter for tips on how to spot a quilter in the wild.

Make Modern Issue 41 Gallery: FPP Quilts

And if you need another reason to buy a copy, what about a fabric prize? Inside each issue of Make Modern there's a chance to win a prize and the competition is open to readers worldwide. Purchase a copy of Issue 41 or sign up to any of our subscriptions, then click on the link inside to go in the draw to win a fat quarter bundle of FIGO's latest holiday line Peppermint by Dana Willard thanks to our sponsor FIGO Fabrics. The competition is open to readers internationally but you must have either a purchased copy of Issue 41 or have an active subscription. Entries close August 20, 2021.

Make Modern Issue inside issue competition prize

Inside each issue of Make Modern magazine are the full patterns (instructions and all required templates) for ten modern quilt projects, no additional purchases necessary. Visit our website for a full list of patterns and articles included as well as some extra sneak peeks inside the issue. If you've never read a copy of Make Modern, or it's been a while, treat yourself to this one today.
And if you've got a question, I'm only an email away and would love to hear from you! I hope wherever you are in the world, you are safe, sheltered, and surrounded by fabric. Digital hugs from one quilter to another,

Friday, 30 March 2018

MM 21 Project - Banners by Kristy Lea

Banners, a quilt by our very own Creative Director and the design wizard behind Quiet Play, features in Make Modern Issue 21. This quilt was designed to showcase the beautiful prints in the Project Dovetail collection, a collaborative collection by all the Michael Miller Fabrics designers.

Kristy uses her signature technique, foundation paper piecing, to create this quilt with precision. The centres of the stars are the perfect opportunity for fussy cutting, and the star points show off prints. This is a great example of how coordinating solids can extrend a collection of prints beautifully.

Make Modern Issue 21 Banners Kristy Lea modern quilting Michael Miller foundation piecing

Make Modern Digital Quilting Magazine Issue 21
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 Check out more from Issue 21 of Make Modern here.



Wednesday, 28 March 2018

MM 21 Project - Ribbon Rings by Cathy Victor

The clever use of value is what makes this pieced quilt, Ribbon Rings by Cathy Victor of Me and My Mum Quilting so spectacular. The use of simple solids in a variety of shades gives depth and movement to each ring.

There's no tricky curved piecing but the illusion of it is definitely there. Even better, this pattern, which features in Make Modern Issue 21, is 2 1/2" strip friendly, so you can grab a solid strip pack and go to town. Cathy used the Dusty Pallette Roll Up and Elizabeth Hartman Paintbox Solids Roll Up, both by Kona Cottons for Robert Kaufman for her quilts.

Make Modern Issue 21 Ribbon Rings Quilt Cathy Victor Kona solids

Make Modern Digital Quilting Magazine Issue 21
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Check out more from Issue 21 of Make Modern here.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Meet the Maker - Jen Kingwell

There are very few Australian quilters who haven't heard of the iconic store, Amitie Textiles. And its owner, Jen Kingwell, is renowned the world over for her fabulously scrappy patterns and inspirational fabric collections.

We got to know Jen a little better in Issue 21 of Make Modern.

Make Modern Issue 21 modern quilter Jen Kingwell

 Here are five facts about Jen you might not know...
1. She may have taken up dress making, except for the fact it was frowned upon to mix 20 fabrics in one garment (our win!).
2. She started out small, buying the original Amitie Textiles store in the 1990s.
3. Her brands include the Amitie store, her patterns, her fabric, other designers in the Jen Kingwell Collective, and the Australian distribution of Aurifil thread and Quilter's Dream batting.
4. She is a die-hard scrap quilter, and the stock in Amitie and the fabric choices in her patterns represent this.
5. She wishes she had more time for actual sewing.

To find out more about her and Amitie, check out our feature in Maker Modern Issue 21.


Make Modern Digital Quilting Magazine Issue 21

Friday, 23 March 2018

MM 21 Project - Floral Burst by Ashleigh Snigg

There's something extra special about Liberty of London's fabrics, and we adore how Ashleigh Snigg has used them in such a modern way in Floral Burst, a quilt pattern available in Issue 21 of Make Modern.

Ashleigh has taken tiny squares of Liberty and given them a big impact with a cool design and lots of negative space. It's the perfect way to showcase precious scraps you only have a teeny bit of.

Make Modern Issue 21 Floral Burst Quilt Ashleigh Snigg Liberty

Make Modern Digital QUilting Magazine Issue 21
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Check out more from Issue 21 of Make Modern here.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

MM 21 Project - Eat Up!! by Katy Devlin

Katy Devlin of Lethargic Lass is one of Make Modern's most frequent contributors and her skill set extends way beyond quilt making. It's always nice to have hand sewn decor around your home - not only is it totally unique, it's also practical.

The Eat Up!! hot pads Katy made for Issue 21 of Make Modern are inspired by a retro diner theme and are beyond cute. They use the technique of sewing on iron on interfacing, which makes the task of sewing together all those little squares so much easier.
Make Modern Issue 21 hot pad pattern Katy Devlin


Make Modern Digital Quilting Magazine Issue 21
Grab your copy of MM 21
 Check out more from Issue 21 of Make Modern here.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Meet the Maker - Rachelle Denneny

We caught up with the lovely Rachelle Denneny of South Australia in Issue 21 of Make Modern, who's going to be teaching at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne in April.
Make Modern Issue 21 Modern Quilter Rachelle Denneny



Here are five fun facts about Rachelle you might not know...
1. She began quilting in 2001 and hasn't looked back.
2. She's only just got her very own sewing room.
3. She makes a special show quilt most years.
4. She quilts all her quilts on a domestic machine (for real!).
5. She has just developed her own ruler and coordinating patterns.

To find out more about her and see some of her award-winning work, check out our feature in Make Modern Issue 21.


Make Modern Digital Quilting Magazine Issue 21