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November magazine cover

Dagny_Thrower | Posted in The Archives on

I think your quilting cover design is much more exciting and attractive. The subscription cover (which I have) looks like the cover on a Vogue Pattern Book. Not very original!!


  1. Stephanie_Corina_Goddard | | #1

    I just cast my vote and was surprised to see that the garment cover is running ahead of the more colorful quilt cover. The shrug looks terribly uncomfortable and ill-fitting. I note from the article that the pattern was originally designed for knits. I'm not convinced that simply cutting it one size larger - for unforgiving chintz - is the way to go. Any other opinions? Is it that most readers are garment sewers and not quilters? What a great topic for discussion!

    1. Lisa_M | | #2

      *I'm a garment sewer, and not a quilter, but I appreciate the beauty of the quilted cover much more! It is very artistic and original. And who on earth is going to wear that shrug???!!! :)

      1. Suz_ | | #3

        *I couldn't agree more, but then I live in Paducah, the quilt world epicenter. The shrug reminds me of Incredible Hulk, my son watched it every week and I was always facinated by the fact that his shirt ripped off but his pants just got shorter. Could this be the garment for an incredible Hulkette? BUT the rest of the issue is super. I'm dying to make a hat pin now. Just gotta find the pins.

        1. Vida | | #4

          *I like the cover with a real live person-I am a Custom Clothier, and to me the value of Threads is that they address the person who knows how to sew, and is interested in getting better-an open field.The world is full of quilt magazines-I hope this is not the way Threads is going....

          1. Elona_Masson | | #5

            *I sew clothing, and am not really interested in quilting, except as small decorative elements on garments, but boy, the quilting cover design has to be more attractive than the shrug. I suppose the scallops are supposed to be the focus, and you can really see them--as well as some puckering on the curves (ahem!).

          2. Ghillie_C. | | #6

            *What a pity they chose to use that awful garment to compete with the quilt. I want to vote AGAINST the inclusion of too much quilting and the like in the magazine, there's plenty of that elsewhere, but NOT FOR a model who apparently can neither raise or lower her arms!

          3. Julia_Fletcher | | #7

            *I voted for the quilting cover too, even though I sew garments predominantly, because it is visually more exciting. I prefer to see Threads giving greater prominence to the sewing than to a model.

          4. CColehour_ | | #8

            *I loved the quilting cover. I like to occasionally have some articles on cool, unusual quilting because that is another of my interests, and the magazine that covers it, ArtQuilt, has sent me one issue in a year (I may post about this separately, to see if all subscribers are in the same boat).The whole shrug idea kind of mystifies me. I was in Paris in April, where I saw someone wearing a knit shrug over a matching sweater, and I thought, "Boy, that's not an American look at all." However, American women are now wearing the knit shrugs, and they look great. I'm way less sold on the woven fabric shrugs, which I don't think look comfortable or flattering. I think it was an unfortunate choice for the cover of the magazine.

          5. Cecile_Moore | | #9

            *Hi Suz - Just wanted to say that I thought the shrug itself and your comments about the incredible Hulk were both hilarious!! As much as I love Threads, I am frequently mystified by the selection of garments that appear on the cover. The back cover, now, almost never misses.Ceil >^, ,^<

          6. Nancy_in_NM | | #10

            *I know what you mean about being mystified by the choice of garments for the cover. That shrug was probably the least interesting of any of the garments in the current issue. If the point was to feature the article on scallops, I would have gone with the skirt photo on page 30. And overall, I think the most attractive cover would have been the wrap on page 69. However, the shrug article is encouraging me to rummage through my closet for a vintage bolero sweater that belonged to my mom. It's back in style!!

          7. Bill_Stewart | | #11

            *Ladies, your commnets are right on target, but is THREADS listening? I'm not sure they go through and read these discussions. Thought of sending you comments directly to them? I know they notice those, because I've gotten replies back. You need to get together and send your notes in. Includes me on the sewing side over quilting, even though intricate piecing is appealing. Bill

          8. Susan_Whelan | | #12

            *I vote for the quilt cover, too, even though I'm a garment sewer exclusively. The shrug did not tempt me but I loved the "fichu" idea (although I'm sceptical about the name!) I think the idea of a shrug in a woven fabric is weird -- there just wouldn't be enough give to be comfortable. My daughter has a little black knit shrug which looks cute on her 20-year-old frame. On 50-year-old mom? No way!

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