12 Throwback Covers That Make Us LOL
Our Premier issue of American Patchwork & Quilting showcased a quilt in a small diamond, so we had lots of white space to write words on. We quickly learned that bigger pictures of beautiful quilts were much more fun to look at!
Although one of the first rotary cutters was invented by OLFA in 1979, most patterns still called for templates and scissors until the early 1990's. This cover promises to teach readers the magic of rotary cutting and how to use one!
Dark lighting, dark furniture, and family pictures in the background. Need we say more? (And can we talk about that lampshade?!)
Have you ever looked at a quilt and thought, Let's take a picture of it in a wheelbarrow? Thankfully, we don't anymore, either!
We want to concentrate on the beautiful quilt, but we can only focus on the creepy Santas. (Those are even worse than Elf on the Shelf, right?)
Now, we can take it for granted that a quick internet search can give us a video tutorial, a free pattern, or step-by-step instructions. But in 1999, we were first premiering our website and it was a big deal -- and we called it Cyber Quilting!
We forget one very important thing for our "Star-Spangled Issue" -- a star block quilt on the cover. Whoops!
It's such a striking cover, but if you look closer, things don't seem quite right. We have a bed and pillows on the floor and a quilt strung on a clothesline indoors.
For our 10th anniversary issue, we're still talking about the joys of rotary cutting! (Although, with the popularity of die-cutting and quilts-in-a-day now, cutting a quilt in a weekend doesn't seem that impressive.)
Anyone else getting nervous with those sharp skates next to that beautiful quilt?
In our effort to make things "strinkingly simple", we didn't add enough words or pictures on the cover to let you know what was inside!
Let's call this cover: "How many font sizes can we use on one page?"
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