Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2013

Cover 200px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting March/April 2013Another new issue of McCall’s Quilting! A glimpse of the cover will surely entice you to open the pages and discover all the WOW! designs featured inside.

The Garden Gradation lap quilt pattern glows with bold prints and graded solid fabrics. Have you ever enjoyed the convenience of a quilt kit? A limited quantity of kits for this gorgeous design is available now at our Quilt and Sew Shop.

Garden Gradation 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting March/April 2013Do you know a college coed? Try the modern dorm quilt pattern, Clarkson Crossing, in the recipient’s favorite color family plus an accent color.Clarkson Crossing 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting March/April 2013If you love traditional quilts, you’ll enjoy the timeless red and white Infinite Possibilities with curved piecing, and Leesburg Inn featuring Civil War era reproduction prints. Have you ever wanted to make a classic Hunter’s Star quilt? Try Toby Preston’s modern batik update…we show you how to use a specialty ruler technique with step-by-step photos in the Hunter’s Stars lap quilt patternHunters Stars 300px1 Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting March/April 2013

Practice value placement as you piece a stunning wall hanging, have some fun with wonky-trimmed blocks that add interest to a feminine lap quilt, or make a bright, easy-to-construct lap quilt that was inspired by an antique. Are you a fan of foundation piecing? Check out Carol Doak’s striking original design.

Two elegant and sophisticated quilts inspired by Asian prints are featured in this issue: fun-to-piece Fujita Maze, shown below, and Kasuri Pathways, a Jelly Roll™-friendly design.

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Exclusive limited-edition quilt kits available from, while supplies last.

Don’t miss the free MQU video about color selection using a focus fabric; you’ll be able to  practice what you learn on this month’s featured Block Builders Workshop block, Floating Postcard.BBW Floating Postcard Block 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting March/April 2013In each issue during our 20th anniversary year, our Looking Back article highlights a favorite quilt from our archives. Are you ever inclined to take on a more challenging, traditional quilt design? Be sure to download your FREE Crowns of Decoration quilt pattern…it’s our anniversary gift to you!

In Quilter to Quilter this month, readers share their photos of the popular A Mystery in Three Parts mystery quilt. There were too many photos to print them all, so be sure to stop by our A Mystery in Three Parts Flickr group to see more, and share your own photos!

mystery quilts Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting March/April 2013

Have you ever considered venturing into selling  your original patterns or handmade items? This issue features a helpful article about selling on Etsy. Do you free motion quilt? In Sherri Bain Driver’s regular column, Layer, Baste, Quilt!, you’ll learn some great tips and ideas for getting a grip on your quilt for smoother, more relaxing free motion quilting on your home sewing machine. Preview all 16 patterns and find all the FREE Web Bonuses and contests featured in this issue – click here.

Isn’t quilting a great way to play, have fun, and exercise individual creativity? Don’t miss this March/April 2013 issue of McCall’s Quilting…pick up your copy at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or click here to purchase from our online Quilt and Sew Shop.

An instant digital download of this issue is also available – click here.


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6 Responses to Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2013

  1. LOVE your magazine. Have been taking it a couple of years since retirement. Thank you for being available to us quilters.

  2. Elaine says:

    Why can digital subscribers not have access to the new issue as soon as it’s available?
    Very disappointed that digital copies are being sold but subscribers can’t get access!

  3. Valerie says:

    Hello Elaine,

    Thanks so much for your feedback. Individual digital issues downloaded from utilize a different technology than the digital subscription issues. Please rest assured, our production team is working very hard to make both digital versions available on the same date. Please feel free to email us a if we can answer any other questions.

  4. Mary Lou Cooke says:

    Love your magazine but disappointed that the kit for the Cherry Dash Churn was sold out so soon. Any chance of reordering it?

  5. Mary Lou Cooke says:

    Sorry, the Cherry Churn Dash quilt is in the Jan/Feb, volume 20. no by Diane Nagle.

  6. Valerie says:

    Hello Mary Lou, We’re so sorry for your disappointment regarding the Cherry Churn Dash kit having sold out so quickly. We were unable to order more fabric for this popular kit.

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