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Archive for January, 2015

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Binding by Machine

Posted on: January 31st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this, the final installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters – Binding by Machine.  For the complete line up of weekly tips, please see this page. Binding by Machine: One of my proudest accomplishments in learning how to make a quilt has been developing a machine finished binding method that works […]

Elephant Parade

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

From design concept to reality…. The making of the Elephant Parade quilt has been a joy filled journey. This project was generously sponsored by Northcott Fabrics.  All those adorable animals were made from Northcott’s ColorWorks Premium Cotton Solids.  Those rich and vibrant colours really pop against that snowy background.  I am so pleased with how […]

Let’s Bee Social #57

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all you do.  For doing your part to make this link up so much fun.  For BEEing Social and reaching out to others.  Leaving friendly comments.  And for sharing about this linky party on your blogs. The word is getting around and last […]

Taking the Kona Challenge

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

I am so excited!  Today my tutorial for this Flowering Table Runner is being featured on the Sew Sisters Quilt Shop blog!  Flowering Table Runner – 12″ x 58″ When offered the opportunity to take the Kona Club Challenge with Sew Sisters Quilt Shop, I was more than happy to oblige.  I do love me […]

Island Batik – Sock Hop and Twin Baby Quilts

Posted on: January 25th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to Sew Fresh Quilts!  My name is Lorna and I so excited to be taking part in the Island Batik – Sock Hop Blog Hop. Each participant has featured their choice of Island Batiks new fabric collections in a Classic Block. To make my project, I had the pleasure of using these new batiks […]

Class Act & An Elephant Update

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

It was -18 Celcius when I got into the car to head out to the class.  That’s -0.4 in Fahrenheit.  Let’s just say it was cold.  Really chilly.  Frosty.  But as I drove along, I warmed up.  Stopping in at the Tim Horton’s drive through on my way and picking up a toasted pretzel bagel […]

Let’s Bee Social #56

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

What a whirlwind!  What a fabulous way to begin the new year!Things are getting really busy around here this month! I am overwhelmed and delighted with the positive response to the suggestion of hosting the Elephant Parade quilt along.  Your kind comments have all been greatly appreciated!  I am so excited and looking forward to […]

Flanged Binding Tutorial

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

A wonderful method for starting out, and getting some experience with machine finished binding, is a Flanged Binding, also known as a faux flanged binding or piping.  This Flowering Table Runner was finished with a flanged binding. After practicing the flanged binding method on many, many quilts, my confidence grew with experience.  This experience enable […]

Giveaway Day with Discover Fabric

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Discover Fabric is our generous sponsor for this fabulous giveaway! You can find Discover Fabric on all your fave social media sites such as facebook, twitter, and pinterest. The Discover Fabric newsletter will keep you up to date on all the great sales! For the Giveaway, Discover Fabric is offering a $25 gift certificate to […]

Stepping Stones Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted on: January 18th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Today I am sharing a tutorial for the Stepping Stones quilt block designed in EQ7. I next had to decide on a positive or negative setting.  I drew these up on my EQ7 quilt program. I asked my son Russell for his opinion.  He favoured the one on the left in the positive setting.  But […]