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. Vikki-Michele Freckleton says:

    WOW What stunning thread colours. These would be a great addition to my thread count! LOL :-D

  2. Brenda Brown says:

    Thank you all for the beautiful quilts, patterns, and talent that you share with us daily through this blog, monthly through your magazine. I thoroughly enjoy your magazine and have made more than 20 of the quilts featured in the 7 years that I have been quilting. Thank you for the giveaways to help us continue to proceed with our craft while making a bed sized piece of love to share with our friends and families.

  3. This collection is so awesome. Most beautiful colors. Would be so proud to have this for one of my first quilt projects.:)

  4. Carol Settle says:

    Hope I win!! Thanks!

  5. Jacquie Powell says:

    Please make my season Merry and Bright with Sulky Tread!

  6. Alene Fosler says:

    My machine can just hear those thread calling its name…..Oh what I can make with all of you!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jan VanDeWalle says:

    Love entering these give a ways, I never win but it is fun to try. Thanks for putting it out here for us. Who ever wins enjoy!

  8. Shelly S. says:

    Can’t wait to try these new sulky threads! Maybe Santa Claus will come early this year.

  9. Ann Jones says:

    Sulky’s thread is great quality and such beautiful colors. I’m building a stash of thread and would dearly love to add this to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  10. Connie says:

    An amazing arrae of colors….beautiful and would love to put this excellent quality thread to good use!

  11. Sherry Starr says:

    I would love these threads!

  12. says:

    Would love to win thread . .thread . . .thread. My imagination just went wild at all those colors. Hope my name is drawn.

  13. Wanda Wilson says:

    I appreciate the opportunity to enter this contest. I have used sulky thread for years and I really like it.

  14. Rhonda Desgranges says:

    Winning this would be a dream come true! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Brenda J says:

    Would love to have more threads. Always room for more thread and fabric.

  16. Theresa Aldridge says:

    Would like to win.

  17. Eileen Kelly-Meyer says:

    Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I’ve even cleaned and organized my sewing room. I am ready to get back to some serious quilting, and would love Sulky thread to make my quilts the best they can be. Thank you!

  18. Kristi Close says:

    I need to win as I have many, many sewing projects

  19. Kristy Boulé says:

    Oooh! So many luscious colors! Can’t wait to play with them.

  20. Rose Shatos says:

    Just got the new magazine, would love to win the thread

  21. Cynthia Serrano says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win :) lovely quilts

  22. Linda Hashimoto says:

    Your threads are a pallet of wonderful colours, just awaiting a quilter to create a work of art with.

  23. Brenda Lonsdale says:

    Beautiful colors!!!!! Great giveaway!!!!

  24. love the colors – pick me

  25. MS Barb Dawson says:

    Can a quilter have too many spools of thread? (no.) Thanks for a nice giveaway!

  26. Sally Eck says:

    Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Can never have too much Sulky thread!!

  27. Lois Barber says:

    Need more thread!

  28. Aleta Cappen says:

    Oh, this would make a great Christmas gift gir a beginning sewer I know! Thanks for a great contest :)

  29. Brenda Hojonski says:

    Love the colors and the selection!

  30. Nicki says:

    Omg so awesome! Love to win! It would look amazing in my studio!
    I never win this would be an amazing first thing! Good luck everyone!

  31. Sharon Powless says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these lovely threads.

  32. Gloria Pietruszka says:

    Great colors ….great giveaway. Love using Sulky thread.

  33. How many beautiful things i can embroidery with that beautiful threads.

  34. What a beautiful array of sulky colors! That would be a fantabulous addition to my sewing corner! Pick me, please and thank you!

  35. Susan Svoma says:

    This is such a wonderful giveaway….fingers crossed.

  36. Marianne Stolfi says:

    Thread is so beautiful and important!

  37. Nicole Thomson says:

    I would love to win this, unfortunately i can’t, I live in the wrong country. Big time not fair.

  38. Karen Middleton says:

    I would love to win this because, as we all know, you can never own too much thread!!

  39. Donna Cook says:

    Wowsza! Those are fabulous colors!

  40. Angela Ruppert says:

    Would love to add the rainbow of thread to my sewing room!!! Would work great for my next quilt!!

  41. Jackie Bechtel says:

    Wow! So many beautiful colors. I should be able to find the right color..

  42. Shari says:

    Would love to win and the thread colors are gorgeous! Thanks for all the info. McCalls that you share!

  43. Wendy Yandow says:

    I need new thread. Would love to win!

  44. linda sampo says:

    beautiful threads to make beautiful quilts or embroidery-love it

  45. Jan says:

    I can see all kinds of possibilities with this thread.

  46. Sydney Holmwood says:

    Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful threads!

  47. Cher Allen says:

    Winning this would be a dream come true!

  48. Laurel says:

    Leave it to me to be late…was busy using up all of my thread! A freebie would be great. Thanks

  49. Bonnie Brumbaugh says:

    I could sure use all that thread. I just got a new embroidery machine.

  50. Donita says:

    Love those colors will do great on all my bags in different stitches!!

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