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Mitered Border Quilt Tutorial

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Today I would like to share with you the steps taken to make a multiple mitered border. First you will need to determine the length of your borders.  My unfinished quilt top measured 25.5″ square. 25.5 – (.25 + .25) for the seams will give a finished width of 25″ I wanted to add a […]

The Mother Load – Machine Finished Binding Tips and Tutorials

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

One of my proudest accomplishments in learning how to make a quilt has been developing a machine finished binding method that works for me. But, believe me, this was not achieved without a lot of trial and error. For my first attempt, on my Fall Leaves quilt, I followed the instructions given by Rita of […]

Partial Seam Tutorial

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Today, I found myself working on a design using partial seams.  So I thought I would take a few pictures and share the technique as a tutorial.  It is really very easy! Instead of adding short strips to the sides of your block and then adding longer strips to the top and bottom of your […]

Flying Geese Tutorial – no bias edges and no waste

Posted on: June 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Recent changes at our local library allow for us to now borrow books from additional libraries within the county.  For me, this is very exciting news! The number of quilting books now available has zintzupled! A week ago, I picked up “Quilts from the Heart” by Karin Renaud (Martingale & Company, 2009). And today I […]

Happy Go Lucky Block Tutorial

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

This morning, I was visiting my friend Paula’s blog,  The Sassy Quilter.  She had posted about her lovely “Virtual Quilting Bee Block #3”.  This block’s tutorial is found on {the studio blog} by April Roenthal. It is called the Happy Go Lucky block.  However, my tutorial will show how to make that block without using […]