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. beverly stone says:

    So many choices makes it hard to pick just one favorite…….but I’m thinking Tickled Pink would be my first choice to make!! Beautiful!!

  2. Debbi Biedler says:

    I like the Tickled Pink quilt. I need a colorful quilt for our bedroom.

  3. Joanna says:

    I think Glorietta looks beautiful. I love classic designs.

  4. Mary Ann says:

    The Zippy Strippy pattern is fresh and fun!

  5. Ann says:

    WOW – what wonderful quilts and wallhangings this month. I have more than one favorite but if I had to choose just one it would be Miss Kyra: Bright Floral Dresden Plate Appliqué Wall Quilt Pattern – I just love that vintage pattern.

  6. Sandy B says:

    I love the colors & design of “Blowin’ In the Wind” the best. I can see myself making that one with Bali fabrics & putting it on my bed. Great patterns in this issue! It was difficult to choose just one.

  7. Donna Keating says:

    Glorietta is a beauty.

  8. Jean McMurry says:

    my favorite is miss kyras dresden plate. it is so bright and beautiful. I have wanted to do a dresden plate for years, this may be the one.

  9. Darlene Krystal says:

    Wow…those quilts are cool….the folk blossoms and the miss kyra dresden plate would make a great quilt….those blocks seem to blend together…….love your mags…have a great quilting day…..

  10. Becky Couture says:

    Miss Kyra really makes me want to gather fabrics!! Beautiful!!

  11. Debra Gratham says:

    Blowin’ in the Wind is just one of my favorites!

  12. Christi Crane says:

    The Chelsea garden lap quilt is my favorite. I love the floral patterns and the colors are beautiful it is perfect for someone who is in a wheelchair.

  13. Elaine Hoover says:

    Tickled Pink is my favorite. It would use up the extra scrapes that we all have.

  14. Marnie Houston says:

    Would love this summer magazine for quilt recipes that pop!

  15. myra says:

    Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Miss Kyra Dresden plate applique pattern by Erin Russek! I adore all of her patterns and I dream of the day when I will be able to design and applique as perfectly as she does!

  16. Jennifer says:

    I liked the Glorieta quilt – always like mystery type patterns, that you can do in batches and “grow” over time. I also liked the Whiskey & Old Lace quilt – very nice!

  17. LeAnne L says:

    Favorite(s): Miss Kyra, Tickled Pink, and Blowin’ in the Wind. Couldn’t pick just one. Looks like another great magazine.

  18. Amy says:

    I love Tilt-a-Whirl. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Kathy says:

    I think I’m going to have to add “Zippy Strippy to my to do list!

  20. cecelia Van Buskirk says:

    Tilt-A-Whirl looks so refreshing. But as commented several times its hard to pick a favorite.

  21. Clara Bryan says:

    I believe I would like to make the “sunflowers in shade” quilt. It’s so cool looking with the sunflowers spread throughout the quilt.

  22. MarciaW says:

    I’ve never made a quilt categorized as an applique quilt. BUT, Erin Russek is such a master of applique that I would like to make the Miss Kyra Dresden plate applique pattern! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Of course, lots of other gorgeous quilt designs will be there for me to work upon too. Have a wonderful weekend!

  23. MargaretQuilts says:

    Glorieta is a lovely quilt that I would be interested in making, though in general I don’t like multi-month quilt installments. I’d rather have all the instructions at one time.

  24. Donna E says:

    I love them all but would choose “Miss Kyra: Bright Floral Dresden Plate Appliqué Wall Quilt Pattern” as my favorite. I just love the dresden plate pattern. Great issue!

  25. Patti Eder says:

    One quilt is more beautiful than the next. I’m saving for my Elna sewing machine and hope to be able to purchase it by the end of summer and then start to make some of these fantastic quilts!

  26. Alicia Key says:

    I like them ALL, as usual! Just depends on which group of fabric I get my hands on first!

  27. Sandy T says:

    Always liked this magazine! Beautiful quilts!

  28. Cindy Seidelmann says:

    Sunflowers in shade!

  29. April Lopez says:

    The Dresden Plate is my favorite.

  30. Robin Cole says:

    I like the Zippy looks really fun and way to use up all my little pieces.

  31. Julie Thompson says:

    zippy strippy is my favorite

  32. Sheral Brewer says:

    Tickled Pink. Wow what a beautiful quilt. Thanks for such beautiful quilts.

  33. Teri Beamer says:

    Dresden Plate is my all time favorite, but Chelsea Garden would be a good choice, too. Love the floral’s!

  34. Pat says:

    Tickled Pink is my favorite.

  35. Debbie Clapp says:

    I would love to try Lilac Splendor it looks so pretty I have only be quilting for a short time and haven’t tried one so hard so I might try that one, just love it.

  36. Roz Agulnik says:

    Your magazine has always been a favorite of mine, so winning an issue would be a real super bonus for me!

  37. Hope Wright says:

    Love Tickled Pink. Cool look to handle scrappy material on hand. Thanks for exciting project.

  38. Love the Tickled Pink quilt. They’re all nice really. Love to browse thru the magazines
    for new ideas!

  39. Suzanne Reed says:

    Love Tickled Pink, but my first project would be to use up some batik strips that I received on a Shop Hop! Zippy Strippy would be a great choice!

  40. Faye B says:

    Oh! such a dilemma – I really like three of the quilts featured in mag.. Tickled Pink, Baja Sunset and Sunflowers in shades. It will be hard to decide which one to start first.

  41. Pat Pugliani says:

    Brights are my favorite for my quilts. I love this issue.

  42. Kathy says:

    It is a toss up between Tickled Pink and Zippy Strippy can’t deceide which one I like the best.

  43. Ellen Ridsdale says:

    For sure the Dresden Plate would be my favorite, but they all look so nice.

  44. janet r. says:

    so many quilts…… little time.

  45. Sue Slater says:

    I LOVE. the Miss Kyra quilt. It is a “happy feeling ” quilt. Have to make this one!

  46. Jackie VanNorman says:

    They are all beautiful, I couldn’t pick just one!

  47. I like zippy strippy.. Looks like a good stashbuster.

  48. Sheila Wiedersatz says:

    I’m going to have to say that the Folk Blossoms is my favorite pattern. I love applique and hope to win this issue of your magazine!

  49. I like all of them,but I really like Tickle Pink.They all have beautiful colors and designs.

  50. Kathie Squarebriggs says:

    I am in love with the “Zippy Strippy” table runner. Love this magazine !

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