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Archive for September, 2014

Pretty in Plaid – St. Louis 16 Patch finish!

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Fall winds and cooler temps are here again.  It seems that summer gets shorter and shorter every year.  This week I took advantage of the opportunity to have one more outdoor photo shoot on the old hay wagon. While working on my weekly posts for the Top 10 Tips for New Quilters series, I was […]

Let’s Bee Social #39

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Another week has gone by…. ALREADY?!!! Seems like I am desperately trying to hang onto the summer.  But it is, well…. Gone.  It’s officially fall.  The leaves are changing.  The air is crisp.  And the kids have been back in school for more than three weeks. Yet, my daughter and I are still partaking in […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Get to know your Machine

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters – Getting to Know Your Machine.  For the complete line up of weekly tips, please see this page.   Get to Know Your Machine: Your sewing machine is your best friend.  You spend hours and hours sewing and quilting.  The hum of […]

GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter

Posted on: September 20th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

New from AccuQuilt . . . . Go Big or Go Home! I just have to say…. I am impressed!This new electric fabric cutter is really sweet! No more cranking.  No more hand or arm strain.This GO! cutter safely and easily feeds the dies through the rollers. Here’s a Quick Overview Introducing the GO! Big […]

Fox & Friends {redo} Friday Finish

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to TGIFF!  I am so happy to be your hostess this week.  And look forward to seeing all your fabulous finishes! In preparation for the new teaching position at my LQS, my finish for this week is a redo of my Fox & Friends triangle quilt.  As this is my all time best selling […]

Craftsy’s BIG Fall Course Sale!

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

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Let’s Bee Social #38

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Since I started the series for the Top 10 Tips for New Quilters last month, it seems I am spending more and more time writing new posts and less and less time sewing.  I am really pleased with the results though.  This morning I wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful feedback and for sharing […]

Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway!

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcoming Fat Quarter Shop, our generous sponsor for this month’s fabulous giveaway! Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop!!! Who wants a chance to win $25 in STASH CASH?!!! Be sure to sign up for the Fat Quarter Shop Newsletter. You can find Fat Quarter Shop on all your fave social media sites such as facebook, twitter, […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Quick Piecing Techniques

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters.  Today’s topic is Quick Piecing Techniques.  For the complete line up of weekly tips, please see this page.   Chain Piecing Technique Chain Piecing is one of the most basic time saving methods.  This method involves lining up your sets and sewing […]

St. Louis 16 Patch quilt block tutorial

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Today I am sharing a finish and a tutorial for the St. Louis 16 Patch.  Hope you enjoy! The traditional St. Louis 16 Patch block is simply four rows of four patches.  This block is normally pieced using a checkerboard layout, alternating between two fabrics. St. Louis 16 Patch quilt block tutorial One pair of […]