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. Margaret Dacko says:

    Love all the beautiful colors, especially the cover quilts.

  2. Cyndy Hearn says:

    My favorite quilting magazine!!! Thanks for all your years of inspiration!!!

  3. Kathe says:

    I love your magazine! And I also like the Zippy Strippy runner. Thanks for continuing to put out a classy magazine.

  4. Patricia Purkey says:

    I love the Folk Blossoms. It is so beautiful. There are so many color variations to make it look so different. It is a great quilt.

  5. Would love this issue. I went to Barns & Nobel as well as Joann’s Fabrics on Thursday evening and the person that handles the magazine had not been there yet. So the expired issue was still on the stand and the new issue was not yet there. I was so dissapointed.

  6. Tami Chaulk says:

    I had a hard time deciding between Miss Kyra’s Bright Floral Dresden Plate and Baja Sunset’s Bright Solids Foundation. I’ve not tried either the Appliqué or Foundation method and would love to try them both and their colors are just wonderful!

  7. Donna Morris says:

    I really like Zippy Strippy, its my first choice followed by Miss Kyra and Tickled Pink

  8. Zella West says:

    I like the Dresden Plate….very pretty!~

  9. Donna Phelps says:

    Erin Russek has always been a favorite of mine and I can say she never lets me down. Her Dresden Plate quilt is gorgeous and I have to say, my favorite. I have just the right fabric in mind.

  10. ellenk says:

    the floral dresden, and blowin’ in the wind are beautiful, and the zippy strippy looks fun

  11. Margaret Kimball says:

    The Baja Sunset is a must make for me. Love the bright colors!

  12. I saw several that I liked but I really liked the Zippy Strippy: Scrappy Batik Strip-Pieced Table Ensemble Quilt Pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. debbie pete says:

    the dresden plate

  14. Cecilia says:

    My favorite is the Dresden plate wallhanging.

  15. Barbara Wolfe says:

    Love them all!

  16. Marjorie Cureton says:

    I love the colors in the blue and green quilt.

  17. Marilyn S says:

    I like the “Tilt-A-Whirl” quilt. Thanks!

  18. Tammy Waggoner says:

    I love the Pick a Peck of Pretty Patches, what a wonderful way to use up your scraps. would love to win the issue lots of pretty things to make!

  19. Valerie Maxwell says:

    cant wait to try the cover pattern wow to whoever made that pattern up

  20. Malini says:

    It would be fun to win this issues. Lots of great ideas!

  21. Nadine says:

    Zippy strippy…..I am always looking for easy patterns for my son and daughter to sew with me! He is nine and is already a good little quilter… :-)

  22. Margaret Lee says:

    Glorietta is the quilt I like it is gorgeous and cool looking with the blue shades of fabric really says summer to me. Would love to win a free copy of your magazine, will give me something else other than Australian designers to look at.

  23. I love Baja Sunset. It’s beautiful.

  24. Karrie Smith says:

    I love Lilac Splendor!

  25. Ruth Rocker says:

    I really like “Blowin’ in the Wind”

  26. Brigitte Scholte says:

    Looks great, can’t wait to get back into quilting again.

  27. kate hegarty says:

    Love your magazine and all the great ideas!!!

  28. Cheryl Calvo says:

    I love the floral dresden quilt! It is beautiful!

  29. sue says:

    I like tickled in pink. I’m working to whittle down my stash!

  30. Elizabeth Kuntz says:

    I love all of them but the Blowin’ in the Wind makes me think of summer. It’s so bright and cheerful.

  31. Kaie says:

    Hmm……….. Folk Blossom…..Dresden plate……….Folk Blossom…..Dresden plate……….Folk Blossom…..Dresden plate……….Folk Blossom…..Dresden plate……….
    ………
    Folk Blossom!!

  32. I am a beginner to quilting – I do a lot of hand embroidery and am looking forward to selecting the pattern for my first quilt. Your magazine has been a great inspiration and now I’m getting excited to begin

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