Joanna, you don't like the lumpless binding method? That's the only one I use. It works every time.....at least for me.
My mags are much the same as Joanna's. I do like American Patchwork and Quilting. I guess I got hooked on it years ago and don't like to let it go. I haven't gotten much from the newer ones; I guess I'm set in my ways.
I let QN lapse some years back. It was too much information and not enough on the projects. I do like Quiltmaker, though. Nice patterns with a minimum of articles.
F & P is another one I really like, as well as McCall's Quilting.
I don't have any subscription to any magazines at this time. My Mom gets enough, so when she's done with her magazines, I eventually get them. The worst is when there is a quilt done in a series and I don't always get the whole series…LOL. But, when I see some pattern or tip I like, I don't feel guilty about tearing it out and throwing the rest away, in the recycle bin, of course. That all sounds good in theory, right?
(I have a large plastic bin under my daybed full of magazines that I need to go through…LOL) And there are stacks sitting with pages marked, but not torn out yet. Sometimes, when I'm too tired to actually read, I just like flipping through the pages and looking at the quilts.
I let my subscriptions lapse as well. I've subscribed to most of them at one time or another. McCall's & Am. P & Q were favorites. I liked whichever ones featured the most scrap quilts and charts for different sizes from baby to king. I became disillusioned with quilting magazines in general, because I was seeing a variation of basically the same basic (or traditional) patterns in various color ways being renamed and touted as "original".
On that same note, I went to a local quilt store where they were selling a copyrighted pattern with a catchy name and it was merely a Jacob's Ladder block with a border! There was no new technique to patent and no unusual twist to the pattern. That would be like me making a Log Cabin block with my own scraps, calling it PQ's Lodge and selling the pattern as "an original"! How can that be? (This is probably not the place to post this question, but my problems with the pattern repeats in magazines made me think of it.)