This brand new issue of McCall’s Quilting will motivate you to cozy up and get your quilting season started. Autumn is just around the corner, and many of us are finding inspiring new fall fabrics on display at our favorite quilt shops. If you’ve already succumbed to some tempting fall fabrics, or have some in your stash to work with, click the Maple Leaf block below for the free pattern from our online library of quilt block patterns for instant gratification!
Classic quilt lovers will enjoy Marcie Patch’s scrappy Gosling-Go-Round, Sherri Bain Driver’s stash-busting pieced and appliquéd Bloomin’ Triangles, and Jo Beth Simons’ traditional Anvil Chorus. Personally, I’ve placed Gerri Robinson’s gorgeous, sophisticated Pinwheel Panache on my must-make list!
Do you prefer quilts that trend more toward modern designs? Take a look at Lisa Bee-Wilson’s sparkling Mint Julep quilt, and Tracee Doran’s Pink Tulip version. And you won’t want to miss Susan Guzman’s fresh floral Modern Lattice and Stepanie Prescott’s high-energy Macchiato Medley lap quilts.
For a colorful treat, enjoy Holly Holderman’s Sew Sweet twin bed quilt design.
We don’t anticipate you’ll be able to resist making your own version of one or all of Laura DeMarco and Rita Demarco’s charming home accent pieces in Autumn Ensemble, featuring a wall hanging, table runner and felted-wool pillow. For a touch of whimsy, lighten up your Thanksgiving décor with Kate Colleran and Elizabeth Balderamma’s wool appliquéd turkey in Hold the Gravy.
If you enjoy take-along quilting projects, grab your favorite scraps and try hand-appliquéd hexagons on the go with designer Abigail Dolinger’s Garden Pavers quilt pattern, then join the hexies by machine for a fast finish. Our step-by-step photos and instructions show you how.
Curious about “The Modern Quilting Movement”? Industry pro Luana Rubin attended The Modern Quilt Guild‘s first big show, QuiltCon, and shares what The Modern Quilting Movement is all about in this issue.
Are you sometimes so taken with a certain look of a quilt that you want to make the identical version made by the designer? We have a limited quantity of kits available in our Quilt and Sew Shop for a few quilts (Mint Julep, Pink Tulip and Modern Lattice) patterned in this issue, ready to ship to your door with a few clicks of your mouse! Each kit includes all the top-quality famous-manufacturer quilting fabric needed for the quilt top and binding, plus the McCall’s Quilting pattern.
You can find this issue of McCall’s Quilting at your local quilt shop or newsstand now, or click here to purchase the print or instant digital download edition from our online Quilt and Sew Shop.
Enter 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! Click here to see all the quilt patterns featured in this issue. Tell us your favorite quilt pattern in the comments below. We’ll choose 4 random winners from comments below on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours of selection.
Contest is over – congratulations to Sharon Dock, Jan Breslin, Jenniffer Howling and Barbara (“Autumn Ensemble is my favorite”). Please check your emails!