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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. […]

SCRAM! – a FREE Tutorial

Posted on: March 20th, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

Hello! It’s Monday! Can you tell me how to get… How to get to Sesame Street? SCRAM quilt finished sizes are 11″ x 26” and 49″ x 59″. My test quilt was made in this larger size. You can find the free tutorial here!!! PS. My Etsy Shop is having a 25% off sale on […]

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 […]

Winnie the POOH and Friends – a FREE tutorial!

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Lorna McMahon

Classic and CUTE!!!   Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore all joined me in the office to write this post. I somehow got the urge to get all 3D and made a tail to pin on Eeyore. I made this little wallhanging with a friend in mind… And included corner tabs before adding the binding to […]

Selvage Expedition – Spool Blocks

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Lorna McMahon

I am not a “scrap quilter”…. But I am a quilter. So naturally, I don’t want to throw any scraps away! I have been saving and using my scraps along the way. But up until now, I have not done anything with my selvage strips. Except save them. I don’t cut a selvage from yardage. […]


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 […]

Pelican – a Free Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by Lorna McMahon

Today I am sharing this free Pelican quilt block tutorial. This is an 8 inch square quilt block when completed. The photo above also shows the block with a border and binding. Background E (2) 1” square L (1) 1” x 5” Z (1) 1.5” x 4” S (1) 1.5” square T (2) 2.5” square […]

High Heel Shoe quilt block tutorial

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Some shoe fanatic inspired me to design this quilt. And today I am sharing the High Heel Shoe quilt block tutorial with you! High Heel Shoe block finishes at 6” x 9” Sew Fresh Quilts – High Heel Shoe block Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press seams open as you go.  STOP: Stitch, Trim, […]

Buffalo or Bison quilt block tutorial

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Buffalo Bison quilt blocks finish at 8″ or 16″ square making a 17″ or 35″ square mini quilt Say hello to the buffalo! Or you can call him Mr. Bison if you prefer. This quilt block came about following a recent request by someone who had purchased the Forest Friends quilt pattern. They wanted to […]

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 […]