The first issue of Stitch Magazine I ever purchased was in May. I had purchased some advertising with a few other crafty businesses and I wanted to see the issue. It probably isn’t a great business idea to purchase advertising in a magazine you’ve never seen before, but I couldn’t have been happier. The advertisement looked great and I was contacted by a distributor who saw the ad. The advertising was definitely worth it and when I went through the magazine I was impressed. I’ve been feeling pretty ho-hum about my current magazine subscription which I won’t *cough*cough* mention here. Each issue was starting to look the same and wasn’t providing much inspiration or good bathroom reading. The only problem is that Stitch only comes out twice a year.
But then at Quilt Market I was walking by the Interweave Press booth and saw it – the latest edition of Stitch.
Isn’t it beautiful? I mean really, how can a tote bag look that good? I feel like this is one editorial team that has their handle on the pulse of the crafty blogging world. I had to have one but they weren’t just giving them away. If I wanted to walk out of Quilt Market with a copy of Stitch, I had to become a wholesale customer. So I did. Really, the magazine is that good. They’re in the shop here. They are now sold out.
If you have a favorite sewing magazine, I’d love to hear about it. Right up there with Stitch is Cotton Friend which is really hard to come by in this part of the world but provides plenty of good *cough* reading and inspiration.