Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting January/February 2014

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Just one look at Lissa Alexander’s Lone Star Sampler quilt on the cover is inspiration enough to open the issue…wait ’till you see all this issue has to offer! (And speaking of the gorgeous Lone Star Sampler, don’t miss the FREE Lone Star Wall Hanging Web Bonus pattern.)

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Traditional: Begin the new year by quilting along with our new Peace Cottage series. Try the  magnificent Italia bed size medallion quilt pattern inspired by fine mosaic floors, or the bright strippy pieced and appliquéd Fuchsia Furrows. Make a sophisticated, understated feminine floral lap quilt with the Misty Stars pattern. Civil War repro fabrics star in the pieced and appliquéd Clara’s Pride lap quilt pattern.

Peace Cottage 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting January/February 2014Contemporary: Our streamlined pattern for Spiral Squared will help you make it through the maze in record time. Neutral batik tones and cool geometry combine in the Dash in the Box lap quilt pattern. For maximum color impact, you’ll love the Modern Stash bed quilt pattern.

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Cute: Owl lovers are sure to be charmed by the fast, adorable It’s a Hoot wall quilt pattern, and Tweet Hearts is a fun, cozy flannel quilt that is a guaranteed kid-pleaser.

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The Tweet Hearts pattern features two popular colorways for both girls and boys.

Artistic: Creative use of a panel print turns Patti Carey’s Magical Meadow lap or wall quilt into a work of art.

We loved the Magical Meadow quilt so much, we’ve added the Meadow Star Block to our FREE library of quilt block patterns!

Are you a Liberty of London fabric fan? Gina Halladay takes you on a tour through the famed London shop in our special interest article.

Click here to sneak a peek at Joyce Robinson’s His Royal Union Jack foundation pieced lap quilt pattern. If you love mini’s and foundation paper piecing, click here for a FREE mini foundation master download. Need a refresher on paper piecing? Just click here for our  FREE Foundation Piecing Primer, including a FREE download for reference.

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Use the FREE Union Jack Mini Block foundation master to make a challenging 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ block!

Be sure to stop by our website and enter to win a beautiful fat quarter pack of fabrics from the Vin du Jour collection by 3 Sisters for Moda. These are the same fabrics showcased in the Lone Star Sampler quilt patterned in this issue.

The gorgeous boxed collection of Sulky Cotton Petites pictured below has been a coveted decoration in my office ever since the photo was taken for our Fresh Picks page, and now we’re giving it away to one lucky blog reader! Sulky’s new collection of 12 wt. Cotton Petites threads includes 66 solid and 14 variegated threads. Just leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win! Click here for official rules*; contest ends midnight MST December 2, 2013. One winner will be randomly selected from comments below and notified by email on December 3, 2013. Contest is over…congratulations to winner Donna Gavin!Sulky Petites 12 wt cotton Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting January/February 2014You can find the January/February 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting at 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.

Wait…there’s even more! Click here for this issue’s FREE Web Bonuses!


*We value all of our readers, whether in or outside of the U.S. While we wish that it was possible to include everyone in our contests, it isn’t. Holding contests has complex legal implications that preclude us from being able to offer prizes except in the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).

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1,633 Responses to Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting January/February 2014

  1. Mary Farrar says:

    Hope I win this

  2. Denise Mohan says:

    Love Sulky thread. Colors are beautiful and quality is great.

  3. Christine Kelly says:

    I just started quilting and these colors are beautiful!!!!

  4. Dianna White says:

    These threads are gorgeous to use for those coveted projects you want to make special. I have a few, but to have a WHOLE COLLECTION IN THIS BOX!!! Luv, luv, luv them. Awesome giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  5. Linda Pawlak says:

    Wow! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Gwen Breen says:

    WOW might be just the prize to get me doing applique’ or try my fancy stitches.

  7. Mashelle says:

    The Cotton Petites are so beautiful I would love to win them.

  8. Sandy Sutton says:

    Hope I win you can never have too much thread.

  9. Deb Roberts says:

    The threads would be a perfect gift!

  10. Deb Roberts says:

    Would love to share these threads!

  11. Very nice! thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Kathy Woolsey says:

    I just love Sulky threads and would love to win these.

  13. Linda says:

    I have a love for sewing that dates back 3 generations for me….my Morher and grandmother has both passed on but I learned all their skills….I order books to learn new stiches…..I sure love these threads…they are beautiful ….Thanks for the chance to win them…..

  14. Tricia Hopkins says:

    Feeling lucky!

  15. I prefer Sulky thread over other brands I have tried. Would love to get this.

  16. Karen Smock says:

    Gorgeous collection of threads!

  17. Allison says:

    Wow – whata great assortment of threads!!! I like them!!!

  18. JENIA CIOMEK says:

    I would love to try these threads. Thank you for the opportunity to try and win this kit.

  19. Bettie Smith says:

    Would love to have these threads to use on the charity items I make.

  20. Tina says:

    Love Sulky and hope to go back to Sulky teacher training one of these days.

  21. Sue Caldwell says:

    Beautiful threads – think of all the quilting and embroidery one can do!

  22. Sue Caldwell says:

    Beautiful Colors

  23. Karen Schultz says:

    I would be thrilled to win this thread! Thrilled!!!! Thank you so much :)

  24. Rebecca Shumaker says:

    Beautiful colors, of course all I could use!

  25. Barb Lynn says:

    I love the thread and would love winning it!

  26. Diana Noyes says:

    Can never have enough thread. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Viva Hodel says:

    Lovely collection.

  28. I am just getting started in quilting – and it would be wonderful to win this great set!

  29. wonderful giveaways, thanks so much!

  30. Karen VanRaden says:

    What a nice bundle for under some lucky person’s tree!

  31. Claudia D says:

    Wow those threads are just fab! They have my name written all over them!
    Love the colors and really could use these threads. Pick me, please!

  32. Imogene Hall says:

    I love using Sulky thread on my embroidery machine. Never any problems with using Sulky.

  33. Gaye Thorn says:

    what a lovely giveaway! it would be wonderful to win this thread!

  34. Myra McPeak says:

    Love this thread! Would love,love,love to win them!!

  35. arlene haley says:

    love it,beautiful colors ,and quilters always need thread .THANKS for the chance to win.

  36. Brenda Boyd says:

    what an awesome prize !

  37. ellenk says:

    oh I love 12wt thread to enhance applique, this would be great inspiration!

  38. Joyce Shine says:

    I’m a beginner and own 4 spools of thread!!! Lol this win would help a lot!!!
    Beautiful and excited!!!

  39. Love the Sulky threads I have. Would love more of the beautiful colors. Thanks for the chance.

  40. Beautiful thread!!! Hope I win!

  41. Mary Deeter says:

    Love all those colors of thread!!

  42. ANN SEVERINSEN says:


  43. Patrica Elmore says:

    These threads are beautiful! I would so love to win them!! :)

  44. Lois Fackler says:

    I would love to win the useful thread collection. What a prize!

  45. This thread is beautiful.

  46. Susan McKay says:

    I recently saw an embroidered quilt square where the Petites were used. Wonderful!

  47. Sally Larson says:

    I have been wanting to get an embroidery machine… that will happen much sooner if I am lucky enough to win these threads!

  48. Marcia says:

    Thanks for the wonderful year of reading about quilting, tips, free patterns, and inspiration. Looking forward to 2014. Would love to use this wonderful thread in my creations!

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