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Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

It’s Trash Day!

Posted on: May 1st, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

Today it really is trash day here on William Street. And it’s Monday. Oscar feels the same way about Monday’s every day. I had a narrow strip of the rubber duckies left over for widening the backing.  Quilted in my organic wavy lines! Added two small strips to my binding for interest.  My SCRAM quilt […]

Ernie and Bert

Posted on: April 7th, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

Hello again!!!Can you tell me how to get… How to get to Sesame Street? I must be getting closer because I see Ernie and Bert! Ernie and Bert quilt finished sizes are 22″ x 22” and 44″ x 44″. My test quilt was made in the smaller size. I hope you enjoy these free patterns. […]

I’ll be Home for Christmas

Posted on: November 10th, 2022 by Lorna McMahon

I have thought of making a block like this for some time now….. Cute little cars with Christmas trees being toted home… But when I shared about Passport to Quilting Holiday Edition… I was totally sucked over to the North Pole and went straight to the Elves’ Workshop. I began working on a couple of […]


Posted on: January 3rd, 2020 by Lorna McMahon

How to change the size of any traditionally pieced quilt block. Over the years, there have been a few occasions where a quilter has written to ask how to double the size of a block, as in the case of the Dog Block from the Dog Gone Cute design. The Dog Gone Cute design was […]

Let’s Bee Social #253

Posted on: December 12th, 2018 by Lorna McMahon

    Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social! Things they are a changin’. We are finally planning on creating video. Yes. That’s right folks. Moving pictures. AKA “Talkies” Welcome to the new age. We are planning a video tutorial for the traditional piecing method used as the mainstay for all of Sew Fresh Quilts patterns. […]

Mama Chicken 12″ quilt block tutorial

Posted on: August 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

This one’s for you, Carol!!!! I ran into Carol at the Quilt Show and she requested a chicken pattern, so I promised her I would come up with a chicken block. Today I am sharing this free block tutorial. As, I mentioned previously in this post, Carol reads this book to her granddaughter and it […]

Bear Paw block tutorial

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Since I have been spending the past couple of weeks working on the Modernitional Bear Paw quilt, I thought it would be nice to share a simple tutorial for making the Bear Paw quilt block. In my “Down on the Farm” post from June 23rd, I shared photos of all the calves born in the […]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters – HST Bonus Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

The instructions for all 21 of the blocks in the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL have been given. Today’s tutorial is for the Bonus 2.5″ half square triangles! If you have quilted along, and have made the 20 blocks for the Maxi size quilt, you will have 40 Bonus 2.5″ HST’s. I chose to use my HST’s to […]

Bindingless Quilted Placemats – A Tutorial

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Monday was just one of those days. All I wanted to do was sit and sew! Something simple….. Sew a few strips together and see what comes of it. I rediscovered these batik strips from Island Batik in my stash. The strips were each about 3″ x 10″ and I thought the four groups of […]

Elephant Parade – Week 9 – Linky Party!

Posted on: March 29th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to week 9 of the Elephant Parade!  I have been showing a block each week and am so happy to see the works of those who have quilted along.  Some people have shared photos of their quilts by email.  And lots of you have been sharing your progress on instagram using the #elephantparadeQAL hashtag. […]