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Posts Tagged ‘binding’

Hillside Houses QAL finish

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

After all these weeks of piecing the blocks… And fixing a few last minute mistakes… Hillside Houses is finished! I lucked out when looking for what to use for the backing. Wanting to use some of my older stashed fabrics, I found a few yards of this pretty clam shell print called Yoshiko from Blank […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sunday Stash from Hawthorne Threads

Posted on: January 4th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Happy mail is always the most welcome of any delivery.  But this one was special.  It was my first time ordering from Hawthorne Threads.  And this precious package arrived at the perfect time.  On the day of Christmas Eve. Most of these pieces were chosen in 6 yard cuts and purchased for backing fabric.  Perfect […]

It’s a Festive Friday Christmas post!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

For the whole month of August I have been making Christmas creations using my new Boxes-N-Bows block design.  First there were these two table runners using the new Holiday Cheer collection by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass Fabrics.  I really loved the soft and festive colours in this collection. Then I purchased more of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peppermint Dreams

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Finished the baby quilt just now!  Calling it Peppermint Dreams…. I made it using blocks I had leftover from making the Sew Retro, Baby! quilt. I had to make a couple extras to make a decent size for the center of the quilt. And then added some borders.  This was the first time I ever […]

Flowers in the Sun – Finished!

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It took me two days and the kitchen table to quilt this big baby…  Now I have to get caught up on the dishes that piled up behind me on the counter! Today I got the binding on.  I seen this method used by Aunt Marti on 52 quilts blog.  And now I am addicted to […]