Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting July/August 2013

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I’m so pleased to present our July/August 2013 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine, packed with 15 new summer-treat quilt patterns! Take a few minutes and join me for a preview of the quilting delights that await you in this issue – let’s jump right in:Cover 200px2 Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting July/August 2013You’ll find patterns for bright, colorful quilts like the scrap-friendly Tickled Pink by Tonya Alexander (pictured below), Erin Russek’s appliquéd Dresden Plate beauty Miss Kyra (on the cover), and Bea Lee’s foundation paper pieced Baja Sunset. Learn a near-magical technique for preparing curves for appliqué as you make Kelly Gallagher-Abbot’s whimsical Sunflowers in Shades quilt.
Tickled Pink 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting July/August 2013Speaking of color, Christine Barnes contributed a wonderful article about managing color intensity when selecting fabric combinationsyou won’t want to miss it! (For even more inspiration on color, check out her latest book, The Quilter’s Color Club.)
TTcolor1 Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting July/August 2013Sew along with us as we begin Glorieta, a new 3-part series classic bed quilt pattern designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith.Gorieta 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting July/August 2013Raid your stash for 16 coordinating fat quarters, add background/border and binding fabrics, and you’ll be ready to begin Konda Luckau’s Blowin’ in the Wind bed quilt pattern glimpsed below.Blowin in the Wind 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting July/August 2013Have you become addicted to English paper piecing (EPP) yet? Give this technique a try as our experts show you how to English paper piece with the step-by-step photos and instructions in the Folk Blossoms wall quilt pattern designed by Vicki Bellino.  We make it easy to get started with our limited-edition kit that includes all the fabrics shown plus the paper pieces – just click here to find the kit on our Quilt and Sew Shop. (Can’t get enough of English paper piecing? Check out more of Vicki’s EPP designs in her book, English Paper Piecing; Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek.)Folk Blossoms 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting July/August 2013Short on time for quilting? Gather up 2 1/2″ batik strips and try Abigail Dolinger’s easy, colorful table ensemble, Zippy Strippy…you could make it in a night!Zippy Strippy 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting July/August 2013To help you save even more time, we’re offering limited edition kits for a handful of quilts patterned in this issue – just click here to find them on our Quilt and Sew Shop, and you can have complete fabric kits delivered right to your door!kits Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting July/August 2013Pick up your copy of McCall’s Quilting magazine, July/August 2013 from your local quilt shop or newsstand, or click here to purchase the print or instant digital download edition from our online Quilt and Sew Shop.

How would you like to win a copy of this issue? Click here to preview all the quilt patterns included in this issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine, then tell us which quilt pattern is your very favorite in the comments below; we’ll choose 4 random winners from the comments!

  1. Click here to see all the quilt patterns featured in this issue.
  2. Tell us your favorite quilt pattern in the comments below.

We’ll choose 4 random winners from comments below on Monday, June 10, 2013. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours of selection.

Contest is over…congratulations to our winners: Kathy Russell, Colette DeGroot, Sheila Wiedersatz and Anna Taylor. (Please check you emails for instructions to claim your free issue!)

Psst…Don’t miss out on this issue’s FREE Web Bonuses—click here!

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183 Responses to Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting July/August 2013

  1. Judy says:

    Folk Blossoms quilt is my favorite with English paper piecing would love to make this quilt. Free issue would be great.

  2. Abby Loden says:

    The tilt-a-whirl lap quilt is my favorite.

  3. Connie says:

    Tickled Pink is my favorite this month. I have scraps to make it also. Now all I need is to win a pattern. Thanks for the chance, I am tickled pink!!

  4. Deone Williams says:

    The Baja Sunset is my favorite. I love rainbow quilts and I may just have to make this one!

  5. dianalyn says:

    my favorite is miss kyras dresden plate. it is so bright and beautiful

  6. Kelly says:

    I just love the Blowin’ In the Wind quilt. I would also like to learn about the English paper piecing.

  7. barbara blair says:

    Tickled Pink looks like one I’d like to try. I’m always looking for an interesting pattern for scrap quilts.

  8. s.bearden says:

    Love the quilt patterns.

  9. Karen Schultz says:

    I like the “Zippy Strippy” ensemble – I have the batiks for it, and also a Kaffe Fasset Jelly Roll that might work. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  10. susie wheeler says:

    these are awesome the zippy strippy

  11. I like Tickled Pink! I would really like to win a copy of this issue. Thanks so much!

  12. Oh, dear, I love them all! I can’t pick just one but, I can give my tie-for-top place 2: “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Miss Kyra’s Dresden Plate”. Great giveaway, thanks! Crossing my fingers :)

  13. Cyndy Campbell says:

    Sunflowers in Shades

  14. Peggy Moller says:

    I think I like Blowing in the Wind.

  15. Carla Meade says:

    Whiskey & Old Lace. I love to strip piece and this one looks so pretty. (My favorite colors, too!)

  16. Tickled Pink is my pick. Although I really like them all.

  17. Heather C. says:

    I love the Tickled Pink quilt. It’s one I could see myself making. It looks like it sparkles!

  18. Robyn B says:

    I love Miss Kyra. Gorgeous!

  19. Claire LaPine says:

    I like the Dresden plate. I have a new “tool” to try doing the Dresden plate

  20. Donald Casey says:

    Love the zippy strippy . This is the year for using up my scraps…I have way too many

  21. Linda says:

    REALLY LIKE “TICKLED PINK”!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

  22. Karen says:

    Baja Sunset………..oh my !!!

  23. Blowing in the Wind .. got to make it !!

  24. Wanda Heath says:

    There are a few very nice patterns in this issue, but if I have to choose my favorite, it would be Glorieta :)

  25. Danielle F. says:

    The Miss Kyra Dresden Plate quilt is stunning!

  26. Julie says:

    sunflower in shades in my daughters favorite so I will probably make it for her for Christmas!!

  27. Karon L. Gregory says:

    I love them all. I do about a quilt every other month this could always be used foe something
    thanks for the chance to win. Love the magizine.

  28. April Paramore says:

    Love Love Love Bright Floral Dresden Plate Appliqué Wall Quilt Pattern

  29. Cindy M says:

    My favourite pattern is definitely Miss Kyra’s Dresden Plate…I absolutely love that quilt! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  30. valerie csmith says:

    Steam Trunk looks like so much fun!

  31. Kate J says:

    Too many to pick from, love the flower garden and Dresden plate.

  32. Joan says:

    I like the colors in Chelsea Gardens.

  33. Linda Musser says:

    I liked the zippy strippy pattern. I like to make table runners and I could use up alot of my scrap stash.

  34. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    many beautiful quilts, I really like “Whiskey & Old Lace” Thanks

  35. de baker says:

    zippy strippy is a great summer idea to get started on / a 4th of July center piecs, thanks

  36. Diana Stansell says:

    I like the lavender table runner.

  37. Cheryl says:

    I love the Dresden plate quilt!

  38. Evona Seagraves says:

    Miss Kyra: Bright Floral Dresden Plate Appliqué Wall Quilt Pattern is my favorite. Colorful but not overpowering. Neat looking. Very Pretty quilt pattern.

  39. Meredith Miller says:

    Oooh! Love that Miss Kyra. A beautiful update of an old classic. :)

  40. Sherry Whalen says:

    Zippy Strippy for a fun, quick project, and the pattern looks like it could be a cute bag too….

  41. Julie B says:

    Whiskey & Old Lace is my favorite. The fabrics used the sample photo make it look very masculine. I think changing the colors to rose, lavender and ecru would give a more feminie look. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Jodi R says:

    I love the Miss Kyra

  43. Lavonna ZWB says:

    Tickled Pink looks like fun. :)

  44. Donna C. says:

    Folk blossoms! Love doing English paper piecing!

  45. Anda says:

    It was hard to decide a favourite but I have a soft sport for Tickled Pink! awolk at rogers dot com

  46. Rina Mason says:

    Hard to pick a favorite but I can narrow it down to Lilac Splendor and Wiskey & Old Lace.

  47. robyn jones says:

    Tickled Pink

  48. Susan Green says:

    Miss Kyra is my favorite. I love all of Erin Russek’s designs.

  49. lindawwww says:

    Glorieta is beautiful. Thanks for the preview.

  50. debra yates says:

    I like tickled pink. I seem to be drawn to bright and colorful quilts. All the colors just work so well together in this quilt.

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