We can hardly wait to show you our new collection of 15 exclusive quilt patterns! This issue features patterns with both modern and classic designs, and terrific tips & lessons. We show you how to use a slick trimming trick, make perfect block-center points, and pre-assemble fusible appliqué shapes for fast finishes…all with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Fresh for the new year, we’re introducing two new features: Block Builders Workshop and Looking Back.
Block Builders Workshop features a fun skill-building lesson along with a block pattern, and includes a free online video that demonstrates every step. This month features the Framed Water Wheel Block, and we teach you how to sew and press opposing seams. This is a great skill to have in your quilting repertoire, and even experienced quilters will enjoy a quick refresher.
This year marks the 20th Birthday of McCall’s Quilting, and to celebrate, we’re remaking some of our favorite quilts from past issues in Looking Back. Join us this month as we share Kathy Patterson’s remake of Buttons and Bow Ties, the quilt that graced the cover of McCall’s Quilting‘s first-ever issue in 1993—what fun to compare then and now! Don’t miss the free Buttons and Bow Ties wall quilt pattern download on our website. Try your hand at designing your own remake, or purchase the exclusive kit from our Quilt and Sew Shop…hurry, supplies are limited.
Here’s a preview of Patti Carey’s Misty Pines, an artistic wall quilt that brings the winter forest inside, featuring fabrics from the Stonehenge Woodland collection by Linda Ludovico for Northcott.
Misty Pines is a mountain masterpiece that YOU can make. Limited edition quilt kits are available while supplies—click here.
For traditional quilt lovers, don’t miss Rebecca’s Charm, a lovely medallion bed quilt; Porcelain Stars, a feminine floral lap quilt; Hoedown, a rich stash-busting kaleidoscope lap quilt; or News Flash, a cool bed quilt with a modern fabric spin on a classic block design; and more! Here’s a sneak-peek at Gerri Robinson’s softly romantic Very Vintage, with feminine florals, prints and stripes:
If your quilting tastes lean toward more modern designs, check out Tumbling Surf, a lap size quilt in all the colors of the ocean, and Up the Escalator, a fast quilt that features plenty of negative spaces to showcase quilting designs. Here’s a preview of John Kubiniec’s simple design, Modern View, with loads of decorating pizzazz:
And don’t miss all the fabulous FREE web bonuses associated with this issue—click here.
The McCall’s Quilting January/February 2013 issue is surely not one to miss…pick up a copy at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or purchase from our online Quilt and Sew Shop. Can’t wait? Just click here for the instant digital download!