Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2013

Lara Blog Image Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quick Quilts August/September 2013The August/September 2013 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts just arrived, and it’s filled with so many fun patterns for appliqué, modern pieced quilts, and traditional quilt designs. Having recently returned from the Spring 2013 International Quilt Market in Portland, our editorial team put together an issue that shows you how to borrow from this year’s colorful market trends and create something beautiful for anywhere in your home.

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This issue is packed with bright prints and funky pattern designs, with a few features that call upon really neat retro colors that speak to summer. Bea Lee’s Retro Tulip lap quilt is a gorgeous pattern for fusible appliqué that lets you quickly create lush flowers to complement elegant pieced stars. We love Bea’s use of retro floral prints!

Note: Retro Tulip is a great pattern to use paper-backed fusible web.

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Another awesome modern pattern in this issue is One Way or Another, by Michelle Freedman. Bright bold fabrics including Maywood Pearl Gemstones combine with Michelle’s clever design to make this super-fun lap quilt. Michelle added one orange and one green strip to her binding for a bit of visual pop.

Find more modern quilt patterns, including Susan Guzman’s Hey Girl…, and John Kubiniec’s Whole Lotta Love below, in the Exclusive Fabric Kits section below.


Fun Kids Quilt Patterns in Red, Blue and Black!
Heidi Pridemore’s Highway Heroes is filled with easy-to-appliqué rescue trucks and cars that make a wonderful gift and add fun colors to any little hero’s bedroom. Heidi uses the Planes, Trains & Automobiles collection from Timeless Treasures. This is another great pattern for those of you who like using the fast and easy fusible appliqué technique!

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Wall Hangings and Mini-Quilts
We’ve included several patterns for smaller quilts that are great to hang on a wall in a studio, kitchen or bedroom. In Melinda Honn’s pattern, Cute as a Button, you’ll learn to machine-sew buttons for a fast finish. Melinda uses pinwheel blocks that are made up of assorted prints—a perfect use for scrap fabrics!

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In this issue you’ll also find Diane McGregor’s beautiful hanging, Heartstrings. A modern applique completed with a pieced binding, this is an adorable accent piece that can be made in a day or less. Diane uses Rowan prints for this sweet wall hanging, and we’ve created a fun kit with these prints so that you can make yours just as bright!

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Note: Heartstrings is a McCall’s Quick Quilts Kit! Click here to find it in our Quilt and Sew Shop.

Finally, for those of you who are already preparing for back to school, Cheryl Almgren Taylor’s Apple of My Eye is a great appliqué table runner that sets a sweet table to welcome guests. Click here to find a free pattern for  cheerful apple appliqué pot holders, and create a kitchen set.

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More Traditional Quilt Patterns
Designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, Old Sage Road is a gorgeous pattern that’s also fast! Prints from the Townhouse Gardens collection by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics give this simple one-block quilt a timeless look.

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Another great traditional quilt is Gerri Robinson’s Moonlight Stars— a quick one-block lap quilt pattern. This classic design features one simple-to-piece block that creates an intriguing secondary pattern that will make your quilt sparkle. Click here for a free Moonlight Star quilt block pattern, and click here to download a free bed size version of this pattern.

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Exclusive Fabric Kits
We offer limited edition fabric kits for a handful of quilts patterned in each issue. Click here to find them in our Quilt and Sew Shop and have a complete fabric kit delivered right to your home! In the August/September 2013 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, we include several patterns that offer a kit for purchase, including Heidi Pridemore’s Firehouse Friends, John Kubiniec’s Whole Lotta Love, and Susan Guzman’s Hey Girl….

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Pick up your copy of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine, August/September 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. By subscribing to McCall’s Quick Quilts, you’ll find out when new QQ Kits are available!

As with every issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, we include a handful of free web bonuses like fun blocks and patterns. Click here to find the web bonuses from this issue.

Want to win a copy of this issue?
Click here to preview all of the quilt patterns included in this issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, and then tell us which is your favorite pattern in the comments below. We’ll choose 4 random winners from the comments!*

  1. Click here to see all of the quilts featured in the August/September 2013 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts.
  2. Tell us your favorite quilt pattern by submitting a comment below.

*We’ll choose 4 random winners from comments entered below on July 3, 2013. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours of selection.

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198 Responses to Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2013

  1. Rhaina says:

    I’m partial to crazy quilts.

  2. Old Sage Road is my favorite. Depending on the color combs you can have different secondary designs. I see lots of possible designs.

  3. Susan says:

    Moonlight stars

  4. Leora says:

    I like the Hey Girl, Pastel Parfait and a Whole lot of Love.. they would be fun to try and look easy to do…

  5. Therese says:

    I know I will make apple of my eye! I am working on a Tablerunner for every month for my son and dil. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Robin Johnson says:

    Heart strings. hands down I love it!! I enjoy decorating my walls with little cute designs like this one!!

  7. Mary Anne Law says:

    Love Cute as a Button!!!

  8. Barb A says:

    Old Sage Road is my favorite!

  9. Tjwindsor says:

    Moonlight stars, Blues, whites, stars — doesn’t get much better than that!

  10. Larkin Correia says:

    I like Hey, Girl… That one looks easily sizable and all colors would work well.

  11. Joyce Long says:

    My favorite is Highway Heroes. I am making quilts for Oklahoma kids and this would be perfect.

  12. Patricia Jensen says:

    I like Whole Lotta Love. I’m very into squares right now and it would be lovely in shades of purples, greens, and blues.

  13. JoAnne says:

    I love Highway Heros! I have a nephew who would love it even more!

  14. Lorri says:

    I like Cute as a button. Thank you for the chance to win.

  15. Definitely Whole Lotta Love (now I’ll have that Led Zeppelin tune in my head all afternoon!). Thanks!

  16. Tim D says:

    Moonlight Stars
    Designed by GERRI ROBINSON

    I love the two-tone colour and colour choice of this quilt. The pattern in large blocks looks great.

  17. debbie stahara says:

    Love the “Highway Heroes.” With 11 grandsons, quilts like this can always find a home.

  18. Patricia Garcia says:

    I love Highway Heroes. I make lots of baby and children’s quilts and this would fit right in with the colorful quilts I like to make

  19. mary bowman says:

    Oh, I so love the Heartstrings Wallhanging

  20. Karen A says:

    I really like the Retro Tulip.

  21. LajeanaH says:

    I like two: A Quilt of Many Colors & Apple of My Eye.

  22. Patricia Barnhart says:

    Moonlight Stars – I love one block quilts!

  23. Bev Koons says:

    I love, love, love the Cute as a Button pattern. :) I want this issue PLEASE!!!! :)

  24. Pauline F says:

    Highway Heroes is super cute!! Thanks for the chance and happy stitching everyone!!

  25. Donna Poole says:

    Firehouse Friends! ….definately has multiple uses.

  26. Bonnie Thiem says:

    Retro Tulip is my favorite. I love to do applique especially flowers. This will bright up any room.

  27. Nancy says:

    Moonlight stars! Was looking for a easy quilt to make for our 2 boys bedroom! 1 in red, 1 in blue! Love your magazine!

  28. marsha says:

    heartstrings………love it

  29. Julie B says:

    Whole Lotta Love-Modern quilt is my favorite. Also liked Highway Hero as my niece is a paramedic.

  30. vpro says:

    Apple of My Eye is my favourite but all are lovely.

  31. Cheri says:

    I love the colors in Old Sage Road, and I voted on Moonlight Madness awhile back to get it in the issue.

  32. Angie Pierce says:

    I would LOVE some “Quick Quilts” ideas! :)

  33. Cheryl says:

    My favorite is Apple of my Eye! Such a cute tablerunner! I would love to make it.

  34. Robin Wallace says:

    Whole Lotta Love!

  35. Carol B says:

    Heart Strings is my favorite. I would like to learn to applique.

  36. Polly Beckley says:

    I love the Moonlight Stars lap quilt!

  37. Valerie says:

    Love your idea for Whole Lotta Love!

  38. grapenutquilter says:

    Pastel Parfait is calling my name!!!

  39. Karen Jenkins says:

    One Way or Another wins hands down! So many fabric opportunities. :D

  40. Deborah H. says:

    Old sage road and a quilt of many colors are on my to do list for summer!

  41. Kelly Pivik says:

    I love the Highway Heroes! My 2-year old son is all about fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars. Whenever he hears a siren, he always yells “Mommy, it’s a amblance!” I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to make this for him!

  42. Jerry Church says:

    I love “cute as a button”. I’ve already bought the buttons in primary colors. Just need the book and the fabric

  43. Janice Schultz says:

    Kinda’ head over heels for Moonlight Stars ;)

  44. Bonnie Burrough says:

    Moonlight Stars is my very favorite. Would love, love, love to win some! Thanks for the chance.

  45. Dana Thurman says:

    Apple of my eye.

  46. Cindy K says:

    I really like Hey Girl….would love to make it. All the quilts are beautiful

  47. Debby Priebe says:

    Love the Moonlight Stars!!

  48. Linda Grienke says:

    Love the Highway Heroes quilt

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