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. Anna Taylor says:

    Tickled Pink Scrappy Half Square Triangle quilt pattern is my favorite. Like the contrast.

  2. Judy Nell says:

    That was tough trying to decide on one quilt, but I’d have to say, Tickled Pink is my favorite. I love the pattern and the colors are beautiful. Best of all, it’s for beginner’s. I would definitely make more than one.

  3. Barb Foss says:

    Has to be the Tilt. Whirl pinwheel quilt. Love to ride the tilt a whirl when I go to a fair!

  4. debbie says:

    I like the Tickled Pink Scrappy Half Square Triangle quilt pattern, such pretty colors! It caught my eye right away!

  5. Kristina Hatheway says:

    Lilac Splendor! I love purple color a lot :)

  6. Nancy Greenhouse says:

    It id impossible to pick just one! I would make a few out if this group. My first quilt will be Steam Trunk Treasure. Has that rich, classic look about it.

  7. Judy says:

    I love the Tickled Pink quilt.

  8. sue says:

    Can’t wait look through it to see which one to make first.

  9. Kathy Durance says:

    OMG! I so want to do ‘Glorieta’ for my master bedroom. I have done a few quilts for gifts now, but nothing for my husband & I. This would be absolutely fabulous!

  10. barbara blair says:

    I want to try the English paper piecing!

  11. Claire says:

    I love the zippy strippy runner for a super fast gift.

  12. Trina Mechling says:

    I love the sunflowers in shade wall hanging. They look so happy and cheerful that they make me smile. I like that you can use fabrics from your stash instead of buying new, that would make the hubby happy as well :) I love doing wall hangings cause they are a quick fix!

  13. Colette DeGroot says:

    I love the soft hues in Chelsea’s Garden. I would have to say it is my favorite in this issue. It doesn’t look too difficult to put together and would be a welcome departure from what I have been working on as of late (The Farmer’s Wife).

  14. laura says:

    What a beautiful set of quits in this issue so many to chose from
    But if i have to choose just one I would do the sunflowers in shade it would look good in a scrappy look with the sunflowers applique in the squares. Nice and summery looking
    Great magazine with lots of great quilts and great ideas.

  15. Louise Bell says:

    I love the cover photo of the Dresden Plate quilt,Miss Kyra, the bed quilt Glorieta,
    the wall-hanging Folk Blossoms, and the runner Zippy Strippy. Hard to pick a favourite, but would have to say the Miss Kyra quilt. All beautiful and so different!

  16. Ele W. says:

    I love, love, love the Folk Blossoms pattern, and will be making this one soon!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I really Tickled Pink.

  18. Michele Hayden says:

    I love them all, but the dresden plate is calling my name

  19. Kathleen Moran says:

    It was tough to narrow down because there were many wonderful choices but I like Sunflowers in the Shade.

  20. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I love Lilac Splendor. Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers!

  21. Sheila Civale says:

    The quilts are beautiful!

  22. Lisa Graves says:

    I love “Tickled Pink”. Any pattern to use up scraps is going to be a favourite of mine!

  23. Irene Eastwood says:

    All of the patterns are gorgeous; however, since I lean towards scrappy, Zippy Strippy really caught my eye.

  24. Anabel Kahill says:

    I would love to be the winner. Pleaseeee….

  25. Anabel Kahill says:

    My favorite is blown in the wind

  26. Janey says:

    Folk Blossoms is the one for me. It is a project I can do while on the go! Great instructions!

  27. Terri says:

    “Lilac Splendor” looks like the one I would make up first – very cool looking for a warm summer project.

  28. Phyllis Manson says:

    Do I have to choose just one? lol….beautiful quilts… Steam Trunk Treasure would be fun to make….


  29. m says:

    I like the dresden plate, all the designs are beautiful. Thanks for an opportunity to win. Thanks for sharing and for all the inspiration!

  30. Dana Thurman says:

    Love, love, love tickled pink!!

  31. Teri powers says:

    Love them all but sunflower in shade the best

  32. lessie mcgee says:

    What’s a girl to do…… of course. Sew much to do so lil time.

  33. Tara Stewart says:

    Amazing quilts, wonderful colors. I love this magazine! I will be getting a copy when it comes out in stores.

  34. way too many choices to pick just one…

  35. Carolyn Whited says:

    love quilts and quilters

  36. Lola Bettridge says:

    would love to win – never won anything on line before!!

  37. Karen says:

    Chelsea garden– for sure!!!!

  38. Debbie Wolgemuth says:

    I LOVE applique and Erin Russek’s appliquéd Dresden Plate beauty Miss Kyra was the one that caught my eye. I have so many straps that I could use to make this beauty.

  39. Kathy Russell says:

    I like all of them but the one that really caught my eye was the Lilac Splendor. The colors are bright a cheerful.

  40. Andrea H. says:

    I love the Zippy Strippy pattern.

  41. cindy says:

    Love this magazine!!!!

  42. Carla G says:

    I love Tickled Pink: Scrappy Half-Square Triangle HST Mosaic Lap Quilt Pattern. I’d like to do this quilt in blues, greens, and ocean colors! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  43. Charlotte Dobrinsky says:

    I love scrap quilts and I love batik quilts, so the Zippy Strippy is my favorite quilt! Thanks!

  44. all are wonderful, for myself, Blowin in the Wind

  45. Barbara says:

    I love Blowin in the Wind!

  46. Donna says:

    May just have to try zippy stripy!

  47. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    Lilac Splendor is my favorite – love the colors!

  48. Sue Rogers says:

    I can’t wait to try the Zippity table runner. I have y 2.5 inch strips picked out and am just waiting for cutting directions.

  49. Sarah G says:

    I definitely want to try the Blowing in the Wind quilt pattern!

  50. Gwynn says:

    Love the Dresden plate.
    Brings lots of memories of making this pattern with my mom years ago.
    We set it up in many different configurations.
    Love your magazine and the patterns you offer.
    Thank you for the enjoyable blog.

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