|Joanna Kent||04/05/2018 13:47:08|
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Thank you Carol. I hope you are persuaded to continue with P&Q....
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I was sad to read that PP will be no more. Having been a subscriber for about 10 years. And last month I acctually entered the BOM quilt competition. My first ever quilt competition, and I challenged myself to Free Motion Quilt it. Earlier this week I took out a trial subscription of P&Q, so I don't want my subscription to continue, so I guess I need to contact them.
|Sue 62||05/05/2018 19:14:37|
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I received my PP magazine today and was saddened to read of it's demise in the enclosed letter.
I already have a subscription with British P & Q so really hope you do manage to incorporate our favourite parts from both. Pleased to hear that Stuart will still be with us-probably my favourite parts of the magazine.
I've always felt that PP has a more jaunty approach to p&q and P & Q is more serious. Maybe that's just me!!
My only comment is that I need some date for when to tell the bank to stop paying out for PP!!
Best wishes to you too Emma.
|Sue 62||05/05/2018 19:26:31|
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|Marian C||05/05/2018 23:03:54|
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In reply to Joanna about the bits I don’t like, today’s magazine has some very good examples. There are 3 projects in the magazine which use Makower fabrics on a total,of 14 pages - the patterns for 2 of the projects are available for free on the Makower website ( Beachcomber and Beachcomber tote), yet take up 9 pages in the magazine. I am angry that the magazine is being “packed out” with free patterns AND that the projects promote buying specific fabric from one supplier. I would prefer to see projects that can use the fabrics that ALL of us have in our stash already.
|Sue 62||05/05/2018 23:39:55|
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I so agree with your last sentence Marian. One of the reasons I am enjoying working slowly on Stuart's Mystery Quilt was that he used materials from his stash and I followed his lead.
Of course I could have bought all the lovely fabrics which were being advertised but I had some equally lovely materials in all the colours suggested and I changed my background to assorted creams instead of the dark one.
Hopefully there will be exciting projects for some of the other fabric designers this summer. I'm a fan of Lewis & Irene for example-especially the pretty prints available.
|Myra of Cheadle||06/05/2018 10:50:37|
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|I was saddened to collect my magazine from home yesterday and to read it is the final edition... |
My computer tablet has broken so I have missed discussion on the forum. Staying in a Premier Inn with dd who has moved out of a flat but not yet signed her new tenancy agreement..
However, we spent 6 hours with Dove Patchers yesterday so some sanity was restored.
I too have a subscription to BP&Q so will evolve with the changes. Hope to be part of the forum again soon,
TTFN Myra and dd in Stockport
|rosemary Rosenfeld||06/05/2018 14:45:33|
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Having read both magazines over the years I know that there are many similarities.....they both have articles on new fabric ranges......... quilting books ............ classes /courses/exhibitions ..........quilts and quilters........and new products. I have always liked B&Q's "In a nutshell" article! Hopefully a new reader will pick up the magazine and find it really useful. I understand the feelings over what seems to be always using one manufacturer....... but honestly ...I have never followed a pattern so closely that I feel the need to go out and buy the exact fabrics.
I personally like to see a variety of projects....big and small, by a variety of designers and in a variety of techniques if at all possible. I think it's important that each magazine should also have projects with different difficulty ratings. There is nothing worse than all the projects being too easy or too hard! It can be very demoralising!
|maria hewitt||06/05/2018 15:28:36|
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|I did admire the compass quilt and bag using the same fabric, but thought about my enormous stash of fqs and decided not to buy more.And I have a large stash of UFOs. However I am a bit like Rosemary, the only time I've stuck rigidly to the pattern is when making a block for a community quilt, and I found that extremely hard. I tend to muddle along making adjustments and changes as I go, whether it be patchwork, quilting, bag making, dressmaking, or even cooking and other hobbies!|
Everything usually turns out OK, and if it doesn't, I keep quiet, and nobody realises it's not supposed to be like that! lol 😂
|Joanna Kent||08/05/2018 09:41:01|
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