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. Lu says:

    Thank you for a chance to win such and awesome prize!!

  2. Lu says:

    Thank you for a chance to win such an awesome prize!!

  3. I would love to win the Sulky cotton petites they are gorgeous colors and would be fun to use …

  4. Pauline says:

    What a beautiful collection of Sulky threads. Thanks for the chance to play with some pretty treads.

  5. Very nice selection of Threads all the colors you could want!

  6. Katie Stickles says:

    As our first big snow storm is heading my way, my thoughts turn to sewing…it sure would be fun to have all those spools of color to brighten my day. :)

  7. corina says:

    Amazing thread! Maybe Christmas will come early for me :)

  8. Kimberly Stocker says:

    Beautiful, wonderful thread, and WOW could I use it! I’m sewing HOURS each day trying to get all my projects / gifts finished for Christmas! Good luck to all!

  9. I love all the beautiful colors. This thread is so nice & I would love to have it!

  10. I love all the colors and would love to own it all!

  11. Judy Curtis says:

    I am a new quilter that would love to win this. I just recently bought myself a embroidery machine so I could have more ways to make a memorable quilt. Wish me luck !!!

  12. Sharon L. says:

    What an amazing Christmas gift the thread would make.

  13. Buffie Lorah says:

    Oh the projects these could complete!!! Drools….

  14. Robin Woods says:

    Beautiful selection of colors — you’ll always have the one you need!

  15. I would so love to win this, I really need the beautiful thread for my work and would be very greatful

  16. Julie Beard says:

    Wow what a wonderful christmas present and with all those wonderful colours of christmas already there! I loved last months magazine and cant wait for next months with that spectacular quilt Magical Meadow. It is truly beautiful and with those wonderful threads it will be even more spectacular. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year McCalls. Julie Beard.

  17. Tammy says:

    Would love this to replenish my colors!

  18. Cathy Justice says:

    What a nice gift for me….just got my embroidery machine and having a blast with it!

  19. Tracey Muma says:

    would be great for all my holiday sewing….:)

  20. dorothy durough says:


  21. Pam Fodor says:

    WOULDlovelovelove to win that Thread from Sulky! Please pick me~!

  22. Kelly says:

    Ooooooooooooo, look at all those pretty colors!

  23. Cindy S says:

    I love, Love, LOVE working with Sulky Threads! It would be a wonderful gift to win this gorgeous rainbow of color!

  24. Anita knighton says:

    What a wonderful gift!!!!!! Makes me happy just to look at the scrumptious colors!!!!! Pick Me, Pick Me!!!!!!!

  25. Gracie Mastic says:

    What a nice prize!!! :)

  26. Gail olney says:

    Beautiful quilts. Would love the thread or fabric.

  27. Kristen Elaine Lauster says:

    What a great way to accent an art quilt. These threads would be fantastic for thread painting to give the design a three dimensional quality. The thread would stand out front and center. And with there being so many you could easily blend and highlight within any color scheme.
    Looking forward to using them on my next project. It is a night sky with ‘stars’ in the sky overlooking the land and lighthouse on one side and on the other is the water and cruise ship. Way to go Sulky!

  28. dorothy durough says:

    I would love to win the thread. Or quilting grandson is getting ready to start a fundraiser to go on. A mission trip. We will make stuff to sell at a craft fair and church yard sale. He is on mission trip now. I love doing crafts. Thank you for doing this contest.

  29. Tammy says:

    Oh these are gorgeous and 12 weight. I recently learned about these. I would love love love love to try them on some hand stitchery and hand quilting.

  30. Teresa says:

    Just started quilting, this would be a great prize!!

  31. christ says:

    hermosos diseños felicidades

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