Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quilt Magazines on Ipad/Iphone

I have found a few quilt magazines starting to be available on my Ipad and Iphone.  Lori over at HumbleQuilts had a huge discussion back in early June asking the question how many quilters were still subscribing to quilt magazines. I let my subscriptions go a couple years ago.  Last week I was looking for something quick to read in the newsstand section of the Ibook store and came across these quilt magazines.  The apps for the different magazines are free and there usually  is one older issue of the magazine available for a free download to see how you like reading on your Ipad or Iphone.
 You can preview the first 10 or so pages of the latest magazines (which includes the contents page) and then download the magazine for $1.99.  You can get single issues or have a recurring subscription.

 The pattern pull out pages were converted  to  8 1/2 X 11 inch pages so you can send them to your printer in the Quiltmaker issue I previewed.  
I still occasionally pick up a quilt magazine at the store and really like this option of getting to preview the table of contents and then decide if I want  to read it on my Ipad, and the discounted price for the online versions is nice. 

Just thought I would share,  Happy Stitching,


  1. What will they think of next!?! You've gotta love the price :0)

  2. What a terrific alternative and saves money!

  3. I'll have to give it a try. But u know I'm a bit technically challenged.

  4. Thanks for letting us know, I no longer subscribe but I used to and this is a great alternative. It saves trees too.

  5. Nice review of the magazine apps. The only one I get is the Better Homes and Gardens. I'd like to try the Quilting Arts one on my iPad sometime. I think I need to get a wireless printer to do any patterns, though.