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. Jerry Beavers says:

    Can never have too much thread. Love the colors. Thank you for the chance to win.

  2. Dana Womack says:

    Wow what a wonderful collection of Sulky tread!!!

  3. Deb Rayman says:

    Love the collection. Hope to win this beauty.

  4. Marjorie Weber says:

    Would love to win

  5. Janet says:

    Nice collection! My 12 weight stash is thin. Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. Julie A. Boster says:

    such a lovely giveaway~ Thank-you

  7. Debbie Harper says:

    I am just getting into making quilts and this would be a welcome addition to my very few threads I have!!! Contest ends on my 63rd birthday so maybe I will get lucky enough to win these wonderful threads!

  8. What a great giveaway, Love it… Sulky is my threads for sewing quilts and all my embroidery works. Thank you for the great chance to win.. Good luck to all.

  9. DONA SANBORN says:

    I love thread!

  10. Florence Daly says:

    Sulky threads have such pretty colors. I have just started embroidery and would really like to try them.

  11. Deloris Beck says:

    Love Sulky everything and love the McCalls magazine. Many pages of inspiration and beautiful quilts and patterns. Thanks for the chance to win this collection.

  12. Holly Love-Marihugh says:

    I would be absolutely thrilled to win these threads in such beautiful colors.

  13. Linda Erickson says:

    Wow, I’d love to win this collection!

  14. Elizabeth A Monahan says:

    Lots of gorgeous thread — one can never have enough of it.

  15. Sheri Gleichauf says:

    I would love to try sulky for quilting. I use it for embroidery and am sure it would be just as nice for quilting

  16. Sharyn Norman says:

    Such beautiful colors, like being in the candy store where you can’t decide just which one to pick first. Would love to have that dilemma with these threads!!

  17. Kit says:

    I love sulky threads. I have so many things to make!!

  18. Debbi Biedler says:

    These beautiful threads will be a wonderful addition to the holiday season. I hope I win.

  19. N Neuharth says:

    Beautiful threads would make nice addition

  20. Marci Hallock says:

    Such a beautiful assortment!

  21. Linda Barnes says:

    Love his collection, I use a LOT of thread between sewing, quilting and embroidery. Sure would be GOOD to win this. Thanks for the chance

  22. Velveteena says:

    Would love to try this 12 wt thread, love to hand embroidery. and could see many uses for this thread set.

  23. Barbara Morris says:

    Just received my new magazine today can’t wait to make a few of those quilts and the thread would help lots.

  24. Barbara Morris says:

    just received my copy of your magazine can’t wait to start making some of those beautiful quilts the thread would help

  25. Roberta Kennedy says:

    What a GREAT prize! I’d skip buying thread for months! It’s fabulous!!

  26. Phyllis M. says:

    What a wonderful collection of threads. Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunitity!

  27. Sandy Diehl says:

    Wow! I could really use this! AWESOME!!!! :)

  28. Sheryl B says:

    AWW! Sulky threads! <3 Can never have enough! A perfect fit for all my projects….thread painting, quilting, piecing. Love of my life. :)

  29. Dawn McGee says:

    How great it would be to win this thread collection!

  30. Lisa Peterson says:

    Your magazine always features beautiful and fun projects.

  31. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    Love McCall’s and love hand work. This thread is awesome, thanks for the chance at an early Christmas present.

  32. elainela says:

    Would love the opportunity to win such a great selection of thread. Thanks

  33. Debora Vandor says:

    Would love to have this wonderful assortment.

  34. Theresa Murro says:

    I hope, I hope, I hope, I win it!!!!

  35. Rhonda Desgranges says:

    This would be a wonderful Christmas present to me!!! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  36. Gwen says:

    I’ve enjoyed using Sulky threads since I started quilting in 2002 and to this day I still love to use them in all my applique…. love them!

  37. Gwen W says:

    What an awesome box of thread!

  38. Renea says:

    Would love to have all of those beautiful colors to work with!!

  39. Joanne Keith says:

    Who wouldn’t love to win these! The possibilities would be endless!!!!!

  40. Linda says:

    Would love to win this. This is such a beautiful collection.

  41. Julie says:

    Love the thread.

  42. Shirley Helm says:

    Love Sulky!!!

  43. Sue Abram says:

    Love the colours!! Love the magazine!! Love Sulky!!!!!

  44. barbara blair says:

    I’ve never used Sulky thread, but would sure love to try it. Gorgeous!

  45. Sharon Green says:

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm Sulky thread….. :)

  46. Karrie Smith says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!!

  47. Ann Murphy says:

    I could really use any of the material. Beautiful !
    I would like to win! Pik me!

  48. Kim Turner says:

    So many pretty threads, so many pretty projects you could do.

  49. Debra Neiman says:

    WOW great threads…my stash needs to meet these. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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