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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Quilting with your Walking Foot

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters – Quilting with your Walking Foot. For the complete line up of weekly tips, please see this page. Quilting with your Walking Foot: You have completed your latest quilt top!  Yes!  What an accomplishment. Now what? Lots of quilters shy away from […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Sashing & Borders

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters – Sashing & Borders.  For the complete line up of weekly tips, please see this page. Sashing: The basic building block of a quilt is a quilt block.  Some quilts look fabulous by simply piecing these blocks together.  Some blocks even allow […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]