So many of us will be making quilts and other handmade goodies for friends and loved ones at this time of year. Will you be looking for a special holiday pattern? If so, you’ve come to the right place!Get ready for holiday decorating and entertaining with Sarah Price’s Gather ‘Round table ensemble; make cute fusible-appliqué mittens with Erin Russek’s fun winter wall hanging quilt, S’mittens; grab a cute panel print and surround it with Deb Luttrell’s charming foundation-pieced trees in Let It Snow.
Try your hand working with trendy fleece as you make a quick and extraordinarily soft and cozy quilt with Heidi Pridemore’s Cuddle Up. (Check out this month’s FREE Block Builders Workshop Fleece Appliqué video for great tips and a helpful demonstration.)
You might even surprise a friend with something special for their pet by stitching up Kathy Patterson’s adorable Zuzu’s Car Quilt. (Psst…don’t miss the FREE coordinating tote bag pattern—click here!)For Christmas, winter and beyond, try Susan Guzman’s whimsical Little Red Bird bed quilt; the bright reds and greens will enhance your Christmas decor, but the cheerful bird and flower prints are welcome in any season.
As we head into the time of year when many of us enjoy the warmth and comfort of staying indoors while the weather does its worst, it often translates into more time to quilt! Don’t miss Gerri Robinson’s elegant floral Soft & Rosey, or Lynn Lister’s classic Log Cabin quilt, Home Is Where the Heart Is, featuring an unusual setting. Gather up your assorted scraps and piece a fresh, simple lap quilt with Tracee Doran’s Love You to Pieces.
We are excited to bring you our 2014 skill-building series quilt, Studio Sampler, a variation on the familiar block of the month format designed so you can sew with us all year long. Each of the first five parts of the pattern groups blocks by the technique used, gradually increasing the difficulty level. Even if you’re not a newbie, you’ll enjoy this design just for fun!There are so many more exciting, quick & easy quilt patterns in this issue; I hope you’ll take a moment to preview them all by clicking here. Exclusive time-saving limited edition kits are also available for a few of the quilts patterned in this issue; click image below to shop early and avoid disappointment.
This December/January 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is on its way to subscribers, quilt shops and newsstands—click here to preview all the patterns. Purchase the print or instant digital download edition from our online Quilt and Sew Shop, available now.Wait…there’s even more! Click here for this issue’s FREE Web Bonuses!