Tuesday, November 09, 2010

NaBloPoMo Day 9: Quilting magazines

After Calico Christmas the other day, I went to Borders, which is a fabulous bookshop. I can spend HOURS in there, and I usually do. I love the fact that it has a cafe in there as well, so you can sit with a nice latte and peruse books and magazines at leisure.  Heaven!

Anyway, I spotted a Fons and Porters Magazine 

And there were lots of quilts in there that I loved!  I *had* to have this mag. Well, then I looked at the price. Gulp! NZD$25 (which is about USD$20).  OMG!!  Hmmmm, but there are 3 I would definitely make and most patterns are about $25 here, so with the rationalisation that I was now getting 3 patterns for the price of one, I quickly handed over my credit card before I changed my mind.

I have since been to their website and seen how much this retails for in the USA. Crikey, I can't believe I paid about 3 times as much as it sells for there.  I am now thinking about subscribing to a magazine, but wonder what magazines you all think are worthwhile.... Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Deb,Firstly thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!
    This magazine looks great, like you say if you make 3 quilts then it was worth it as you pay $20 plus for one pattern...that's where magazines can be good value.I have just started getting a Better Homes and Garden's magazine called 'Quilt Sampler' an American magazine, but I love it. It has nice patterns and a tour of the quilt shops over there, it is $20 but it only comes quarterly.


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