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. Aronda Thompson says:

    I love Sulky Threads they sew so beautifuly wow the quilting I could accomplish with all these beautiful colors would be endless.

  2. Ann Begich says:

    Wonderful selection of thread. Can never have too much thread!!!

  3. Evelyn Cureton says:

    I love Sulky Blendable threads.

  4. treva webb says:

    Would love to win

  5. Sandi Jesperson says:

    So many nice colours!! I don’t know which one to use first!!!
    I would really like to win. Now that I’m retired, I actually have some time to quilt!!!

  6. Carol Adams says:

    The possibilities are endless!

  7. Karen Welden says:

    My 4 yr old granddaughter said “You don’t need to buy thread you have lots of thread MomMom” My reply “One can never have too much thread”

  8. Merle says:

    I need this, I want this, I love this. On my wish list ❤️

  9. Martha Knoll says:

    Oh the colors, the magic I could add to the dog memory quilts that I make and the ones I make to donate to basset rescues across the country.

  10. Brenda Sutton says:

    Beautiful colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Evelyn says:


  12. Charlene Terrell says:

    Love the colors and certainly use the thread.

  13. Judy McKee says:

    I love Sulky Thread and could put it to good use. It is all so beautiful and tickles my fancy, making me want to run to the sewing machine and sew!!!! I’m so excited.
    Thank you for offering the best thread set ever. Hoping I can win.

  14. Janet Barnet says:

    Love the sulky thread! hope I am picked :)

  15. Betsy K says:

    These threads are beautiful! I would love to be able to use them in my new sewing machine!!!

  16. Carol Mais says:

    Oh my!!! I would love to win this beautiful collection. ♥

  17. Joanie says:

    What a great contest!

  18. Kary Miller says:

    This collection would be a grand motivator for finishing a few projects currently folded into a drawer…

  19. Pat Lawson says:

    Such beautiful colors!!!! What a great addition!!

  20. Debi Lohr says:

    Amazing giveaway love the threads.

  21. Faye Boss says:

    Wow! Lots of colors

  22. Emily C says:

    Awesome, can never have enough thread.

  23. Betty drake says:

    I would love to win the box of thread

  24. Brenda Rowton says:

    Would love to win all these wonderful threads.

  25. Kathy says:

    What a great Christmas gift that would be for me…Merry Christmas to everyone!

  26. Duane says:

    Lovely colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Betty Jensen says:

    I am new to machine embroidery and love all the colors of Sulky thread. It would be wonderful to win the “pallet of colors” in this set of threads from Sulky.

  28. Fabulous opportunity!! Thank you

  29. Linda Kellas says:

    Just beautiful!

  30. Patrick Meyeres says:

    Would be awesome to see a quilter that’s a guy win for ONCE!

  31. Marilyn Fox says:

    Love the colors. Would love to share this with my quilting buddies.

  32. Hermina McNeill says:

    Would LOVE to have the great variety of colors!

  33. Suzanne Tomkinson says:

    What a beautiful rainbow of colors. Would go great with all my fabrics!!

  34. Lynne Powell says:

    I would love to be the owner of all these beautiful threads and promise that I will put them to very good use! :)

  35. Pamela Applegate Simpson says:

    ok im entering

  36. Jean McMurry says:

    I would love to win the thread, such beautiful colors.

  37. Hope Strohl says:

    It’s always hard for me to pick the right color thread for my quilts. With this array of colors on hand it would be so much easier. And Sulky is such a great brand.

  38. Mary White says:

    Someone is going to be a very happy person!!

  39. Rhonda Dunn says:

    What an awesome win this Sulky thread would be! Keeping fingers crossed.

  40. WyoDi says:

    I have a friend who raves about her Sulky threads; she makes beautiful art quilts, so she must be on to something!

  41. Debi Tullier says:

    What beautiful threads!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  42. MY daunter in law could sure use this

  43. Joan H. says:

    Oh my! What beautiful colors! I would love to win this giveaway.

  44. Would love to have this collection of thread!!

  45. Dottie Day says:

    I would love to have this. I am just starting to quilt and this would be a great boost to help me with starting.

  46. TRACY DVR says:

    what a great giveaway!!!
    and a great way to start the countdown to christmas

  47. Anita Kefgen says:

    Well yesterday I thought the thread was Superior and then today I found out that it was Sulky,ooopppssss

  48. Hollye West says:

    It looks like a beautiful box of jewels!!!

  49. Michelle Allen says:

    So many colors would definitely solve my problem of needing a good variety of cotton thread as I transition from poly thread. What a nice idea for a prize.

  50. Mary Ann says:

    Wow, beautiful set of thread! Thanks for the opportunity.

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