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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 […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Pressing Seams

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

This is Week 4 of the Top 10 Tips for new Quilters –  Pressing SeamsFor the complete line up of tips, please see this page. Just what does it mean to press the seams? Because your fabric pieces are sewn together with right sides facing each other, it is necessary to press the seams to […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – 1/4″ Seam

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Here we are with Week 3 of the Top 10 Tips for new Quilters –  1/4″ SeamFor the complete line up of tips, please see this page. Following accurate rotary cutting, the accuracy of your 1/4″ seam is the next step in accomplishing proper sized blocks.  If your seams are not accurate, your block will […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Cutting Accuracy

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

This week’s installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters is Cutting Accuracy.  For the complete line up of tips, please see this page. There are two methods for cutting accurately – Rotary Cutting and the AccuQuilt GO! Cutters. Purchase Quality Tools that are of an Appropriate Size for the Job. When I first […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Fabric & Thread

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing Week 1 of the Top 10 Tips for new Quilters –  Fabric & Thread For the complete line up of tips, please see this page. Quality Cotton Quilting Fabric: Three elements are used to determine the quality of cotton quilting fabric: the thread count, the quality of the threads/yarns used, and the finishing processes. […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Introduction

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I spent quite a few hours this past week densely quilting a runner with organic wavy lines.  During these hours, I contemplated how much experience I have gained along the way in my quilting journey.  How many little tips and tricks I have managed to learn.  And I decided there is nothing I wanted more […]

Boxes-N-Bows

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

In spite of a power outage, I managed to get these Christmas table runners quilted and bound in two days.  The quilting is quite dense and was a little time consuming, but sew worth it!  This first runner finished at 14″ x 49″ after quilting. The second runner finished at 14″ x 70″.  Both are […]

Prayers and Patience

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Please be patient with me.  For all those who have kindly commented on a post.  Written me an email in the past two days.  Linked up this week with the Let’s Bee Social.  It is going to take me some time to reply to comments and emails.  And to be able to visit you. I […]

Pretty Posy FREE Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Hello all you quilty people! Welcome to the Pretty Posy quilt block tutorial! This simple 9 patch block finishes at 9″ square and can be used to make quilts of various sizes.  For my sample, I used 4 blocks made from Kona cotton solids, to make this cute mini quilt. Sew – Let’s get started!!! […]