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Posts Tagged ‘strip piecing’

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 […]

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 […]

Gone Fishing – Top Complete

Posted on: September 15th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

After a week of renovating, I finally had a chance to sit down with Janome and get some sewing done.  Ahhhhh!  Saturday night was spent completing the Gone Fishing baby quilt top. I found two problems with my design for the words and have worked out those issues a little differently than how I ended […]

Sweet Spools Mini Quilt

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

In keeping with my new KYSS (Keep Your Sewing Simple) policy, My latest project is a sweet little sewing room mini quilt! It was a lot of fun strip piecing the sewing machine and spools! And it was a great opportunity to practice free motion quilting on my Janome…. Close up of the quilting on […]