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Posts Tagged ‘Top 10 Tips’

Easy Patchwork Quilt Tutorial & Giveaway!

Posted on: August 10th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Whether you are a modern or traditional quilter – or somewhere in between – one thing we can ALL agree on is that we share a love of fabric. When Rita of Fabric Please! approached me about putting together a fat quarter blogger bundle for a tutorial and a giveaway, I was like… YES, PLEASE! […]

Top 10 Tips to Grow Your Blog

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

You started a blog. You are sharing posts and pictures of your work. And now you wonder, “How do I encourage more people to leave comments? How do I gain followers? Is anyone even interested in my blog?” Yes, I know. We all start a blog with the intention of recording our journey – our […]

Let’s Bee Social #75

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Aside from sewing the Little Blooms quilt blocks I showed you yesterday, I am also keeping up with my house blocks for the Hillside Houses quilt along. I finished blocks 8 & 9 yesterday. And sewed the completed blocks into their rows. Then joined the rows into a 3/4 finished top. Although I love this design…. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – The Seam Ripper is your Friend

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

It has been quite a while since my last Top 10 Tips for New Quilters post was published.  It’s been a busy time with so many projects and sooooo many giveaways!  In between projects, I thought to myself…. “I better get back at writing these posts.  Either that or I will have to change the […]

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 – 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 – 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 […]