Thursday, October 29, 2009

What are you Reading?

Elaine at SoggyBottomFlats recently did a post on quilting magazines - like how many do you keep and how do you store them... My short answer is I keep everything and while most are stored in cardboard magazine holders along a shelf, a good portion is stored in stacks around my house... I tell myself I simply must stop buying them. I already have more projects on my list than I'll ever be able to make... but how could I resist these yummy projects?

From Simply Patchwork and Stitching

This gorgeous doll for the little (or big) girl in your life...

Or this little play quilt with removeable groceries...

And from Homespun "The Kids' Issue"

The perfect quilt for adventure...
"The Stash-busting Issue"
And how's this? Just in time for Halloween...
And we all love a good owl...

These are recent issues so still available at either your newsagents or through the publishers.
I have one of each to give away. Leave me a comment telling me about your magazines and how you store them. I'll choose 3 winners so mention which of these magazines you'd like to win... entries close Friday, November 7th at midnight.
Cheers!

16 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

would you look at that cute owl!!
If it is a magazine, I tear out the pattern or fabric, or tip that I want, I have a "pink" binder with folders and I put the sheets in there and toss the rest away. If it is a book, on the shelf right where I can find it! Thanks for sharing your collection, I think I might have to get a couple of those!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What I get a chnace at one of the magazines, I love the one with the grocery stand. Thanks!!!!

Lurline said...

I am like you, too, Shari - magazines, galore! As if we'll ever put them to the use - rarely! I am always frightened I will miss out on something really special. A very interesting Post!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Judy said...

I keep most of my magazines also. I have the older ones on a bookshelf and the newer ones in a basket. A while back I decided I needed to reduce my stash of mags, so I went through and took out the projects I really liked and put them in a 3-ring plastic protector sheet and filed them in a 3-ring binder according to type of pattern, i.e., log cabin, applique, etc. Like you, I have more projects that I would like to do than I will ever get to in a couple of lifetimes! I would like the Homespun Stash Busters issue -- Yep, I have a big stash of fabric too! :)

Jackie said...

Ha, you are just like me, stacks around the house. But they can also be found on shelves too. I really need to get control of them myself. But oh, I guess that is another addition, quilting magazines. Wow, each of yours are tempting. I think though, since I have never seen the 1st one, I would opt for that. Not sure if you have been over to my blog yet, but if you haven't enter my giveaway! If you have already, sorry I am repeating myself, but my e-mail is so full right now I stopped checking it a little while ago. I'll be checking it in the morning.

Allie said...

Well, I keep most, but sometimes if there's only one thing I want to make I'll just clip out that one thing. I have an old wooden play refrigerator that's filled with magazines, and a shelf in my china cabinet.
That first magazine looks very intriguing....I like the look of the quilt on the cover!

Barb said...

Oh...mine are just in a stack on my book shelf...sometimes I just take out what I like and put in a binder.

Sheri Howard said...

I love that Home Spun magazine. I wish I could find it here in the U.S. and I wish it wern't so expensive....I will just have to subscribe!

Deb said...

I'm with you Shari, I have mine done in stacks on shelves and have got plans to eventually get some attractive mag holders to put them in but its going to cost me HUGELY so I may have to cull........

Blogless me said...

Hi Shari, you have touched a raw nerve here - magazines and books! I have started to patch and quilt about two years ago but my collection of "literature" on the subject is very extensive. I love it though and do not plan to part with any of it. In my defense I can only say that I regularly lend out to friends, so more people profit from them.
My first teacher Viviane had a useful tip that I use - post-it notes marking the quilts I might make, or those that have interesting ideas that I might incorporate in a project.
One thing I know for sure - I am not tearing, or getting rid of any of them (unless a double has sneaked in - this DOES happen, you know).
Just in case I might be lucky and win - the stash-busting "Homespun" will be a delight to have. Thanks for offering!

Stephanie said...

Magazines are such a source of inspiration. I have new ones by my bedside to look and read through them. I mark pages with sticky notes of projects I really love. I store whole magazines in magazines holders in my sewing room. I do tear pages from my magazines if I only really like one or two things and those pages are put into an inspiration book. Since I recently won a giveaway you had please don't put my name in the hat. I love the magazines!

Dawn Heese said...

I wish I could find Homespun around here. B&Noble carries most of the Australian mags but not Homespun. So sad.

Mel said...

I love the All Hallow's Eve quilt!!

I rip out the projects I like from a magazine and put them in plastic sheet protectors and store them in a 3 ring binder.

Kathie said...

I store my magazines on book shelves and in baskets
oh the stash busting issue would really help me! And I love that All Hallow's Eve Lap Quilt, would be fun to make!
I am in need of making a few quilts to help me be able to close the fabric closet door again!
Thanks
Kathie

em's scrapbag said...

My magazines are stored in boxes and in piles. I love to have eye candy close at hand. I would love the stashbuster magazine if I were to win.

Simone de Klerk said...

You are so lucky to have such wonderful magazines to choose from in Australia. Here in Holland we do have two or three (not monthly), but they don't inspire me, so I don't buy them. Luckily the quilt shop nearby does sell the Australian ones, so I do get one every now and then (O:
I try to store them in a box, but when I search for something, I forget to put them back, so my shelf has a pile *LOL*
If I could choose from the three magazines, I would go for the Patchwork and Stiching magazine. That number would enspire me most.
Lovely of you to show some of those pictures!
Have a lovely week!

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