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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 […]

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 […]

Zany ZebraZ quilt block tutorial

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Today I am happy to share with you a tutorial for the Zany ZebraZ quilt block! It is my hope that you will enjoy the use of this free tutorial for making these crazy zebra blocks.  Make one for a mini or a cushion or tote bag.  Or make a few and you have a […]

Making Half Square Triangles – An Updated Tutorial

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

It seems like I have been spending an awful lot of time making HST’s lately.  Last week I shared my progress on my third WoW-E! quilt and that I have plans for making a fourth version using an on point setting.  I must be nuts. WoW-E! in SOLIDS on point – 57″ x 71″ It […]

Flanged Binding Tutorial

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

A wonderful method for starting out, and getting some experience with machine finished binding, is a Flanged Binding, also known as a faux flanged binding or piping.  This Flowering Table Runner was finished with a flanged binding. After practicing the flanged binding method on many, many quilts, my confidence grew with experience.  This experience enable […]

Stepping Stones Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted on: January 18th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Today I am sharing a tutorial for the Stepping Stones quilt block designed in EQ7. I next had to decide on a positive or negative setting.  I drew these up on my EQ7 quilt program. I asked my son Russell for his opinion.  He favoured the one on the left in the positive setting.  But […]

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 […]

Boxes-N-Bows

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

In spite of a power outage, I managed to get these Christmas table runners quilted and bound in two days.  The quilting is quite dense and was a little time consuming, but sew worth it!  This first runner finished at 14″ x 49″ after quilting. The second runner finished at 14″ x 70″.  Both are […]

GenX-Aztec Baby Quilt with Tutorial

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Happy Friday everyone!  As promised, today I am sharing the tutorial for the GenX-Aztec baby quilt.  This baby boy quilt finished at 41″ square.  Change up the colour scheme and you have yourself a gender neutral or baby girl quilt. Introducing My Own Quilt Labels by Ikaprint.  This was my first opportunity to use my […]

Pretty Posy FREE Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Hello all you quilty people! Welcome to the Pretty Posy quilt block tutorial! This simple 9 patch block finishes at 9″ square and can be used to make quilts of various sizes.  For my sample, I used 4 blocks made from Kona cotton solids, to make this cute mini quilt. Sew – Let’s get started!!! […]