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Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

SUPER SIZE – The Math

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 […]

Fox & Friends – one more time!

Posted on: August 21st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Who doesn’t like to make the same quilt twice? Most of us…. But this is my third time making the Fox & Friends equilateral triangle quilt. This quilt will be the sample quilt brought to class when I teach at the Kincardine Sunset Quilters’ Guild this fall. It was just as much fun making this time as […]

Bindingless Quilted Table Runner

Posted on: July 17th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Those batik strips are still getting sewn up. I had a great time playing around with some strips last Monday. And I guess I couldn’t stop! This time I made a table runner out of some pretty blue and beige Island Batik strips. I am always drawn to those cool blues! The strips were each […]

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 […]

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…. […]

Pretty Piggy and Corn Cob – quilt blocks tutorial

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

For each Pretty Piggy block you will need: Light Pink 2 @ 1.5″ x 3.5″ 6 @ 1.5″ square 2 @ 1.5″ x 6.5″ 2 @ 1.5″ x 2.5″ 2 @ 0.75″ x 1.25″ 1 @ 1.25″ x 2.5″ 1 @ 2.75″ x 4.5″ Dark Pink 4 @ 1.5″ x 2.5″ 1 @ 1.5″ x […]