Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

What has 13 fresh, fast quilt patterns, 2 step-by-step photo tutorials of fun quilting skills, pictures of 5 fabulous reader quilts, and lots of color options, quilting details, and more? The April/May 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, of course! This new issue is now reaching subscriber mailboxes and quilt shop magazine racks, and we’re so proud to bring it to you. Let’s take a look at some of the projects inside:

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Dream At Dawn

Dream At Dawn, a 6-part sampler quilt pattern designed by Sarah J. Maxwell, begins in this issue with instructions for the 5 center blocks that will combine to create the medallion star. Piecing is simple but fun, with a sew-and-trim technique you’re sure to love.

Sarah’s Dandy Days fabric collection for Studio 37 by Marcus Fabrics is showcased in this sophisticated design. If you’d like to use the same fabrics as in the sample quilt to make your own Dream At Dawn, a limited number of quilt kits are available for this 72″ x 96″ project. Backing fabric is available separately.

 

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WIldflower Bouquet

Lori Baker’s queen size Wildflower Bouquet quilt was adapted from a design by Cindy LeBaron, and features fabrics from the Poppies collection by Maywood Studio. The LeMoyne Star Blocks are made with triangle-squares to eliminate Y-seams, making the block much easier than it looks. A beautiful floral border print is the perfect frame for the pieced quilt center, and our pattern includes step-by-step instructions for mitering the corners. Quilt kits and coordinating backing fabric are available in our online shop.

 

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I’ll Fly Away

When Kathryn Wagar Wright came across a damaged vintage quilt top at a quilt show, she didn’t let its flaws stop her from making it her own. Its homey feel and lovely fabrics called to her, and she decided to use similar fabric from her stash to repair the top.

Kath pieced a unique back for the quilt (shown in the magazine), and added machine quilting and a simple black print binding to complete the antique quilt top, at long last. I’ll Fly Away is now one of our newest Quick Quilts patterns!

There are 10 additional awesome quilt patterns and much more inside the April/May issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts; preview all the patterns for a more complete look. And don’t miss the new free bonus quilt pattern associated with this issue.

Watch for your copy of the April/May 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts in your mailbox – it’s on its way. Not a subscriber? Check out our current best subscription offer here, and never miss an issue! Or purchase a print or instant digital copy of April/May Quick Quilts in our online shop. No matter how you get your copy of this new magazine – enjoy!

Warm Greetings,
The McCall’s Quick Quilts Team

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One Response to Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

  1. Sue Fender says:

    I love reading about other quilters who “save an antique quilt in distress” by purchasing and fixing them to extend the quilt’s life. I have a few more in my possession that I want to finish up restoring. I am also guilty of finding antique quilts online and purchasing them so they don’t end up as animal bedding or worst. I only wish that there were labels on the quilts so that I might possibly research where they were actually made and by who and for who –so it is inmportant to remember to label all the quilts that you make—keep in mind that in 50 years or more someone will be wondering who made the quilt that they came across in an estate sale and wonder the same thing that I mention here.

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