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Binding Inside Corners Tutorial

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

The Triangle Quilt Along with Paula of The Sassy Quilter has been a blast! It’s been great to follow along with everyone’s progress each week. And it’s fun to see how differently each quilt looks as they are developing. I have my rows all pieced and my top is finished! My friend, Judy of Quilt […]

Kansas Dugout Quilt Block and Y Seam Tutorial

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I just love this little guy.  Such an amazing little piece.  The 1/4″ presser foot with guide. Have you ever noticed those little notches along the side before? Me either… Until now!   Each is spaced exactly 1/4″ apart.  Hmmm….. In Monday’s post, which you can read here, I promised to share my secret on […]

Granny Square Quilt Block Tutorial – Part 2

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

As outlined here in Part 1 of this tutorial, your intended layout and fabric selections will be used to determine how to make your granny squares quilt. If your layout will be with sashing, you will make BLOCKS. If your layout will be without sashing, you will make ROWS. BLOCKS are made using any of […]

Granny Square Quilt Block Tutorial – Part 1

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Last week I posted about my completed Granny Square baby quilt and expressed my desire to share a tutorial about the Granny Square.  I was disappointed that I had not thought through the whole process before I began making my blocks.  And wished I had considered the block layout before I began. As I said […]

Pillow Case Tutorial with French Seams

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I have been having sew much fun! Playing with scraps, my Aunt Elna and I have been sewing up doll quilts and matching pillows.   It has been a really long winter…. Again. Don’t these bright, happy colours remind you of spring? Scrappy Medallion doll quilt and matching Pillow Case This is actually the first […]

Equilateral Triangle Quilt Tutorial – Part 2

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome back for part 2.  Yesterday I covered how to cut your equilateral triangles here. Today we will cover how to sew your triangles together into rows. And then to sew the rows together to make your top. Line up the first two pieces in your row, with right sides facing.  The points of the […]

Equilateral Triangle Quilt Tutorial

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Did you all see that sweet finish last week by Paula of The Sassy Quilter?  I remember admiring this as a completed top back in October.  Paula shares a link to her design wall tutorial in that post.  It was her design wall tutorial that inspired me to put up one of my own.  Thank […]

Tutorial for Sewing Hexagons by Machine

Posted on: January 24th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

It’s a Friday finished quilt top!  Modern Flower Garden – finished at 53.5″ x 55″. Whole Hexagon Quilt   Below, you will find a tutorial for sewing whole hexagons by machine. This is also part 2 of the Oblongagonalong Quilt Along instructions. Week 2 – Quilt Along Update: Last week we covered planning your design […]

Mitered Border Quilt Tutorial

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Today I would like to share with you the steps taken to make a multiple mitered border. First you will need to determine the length of your borders.  My unfinished quilt top measured 25.5″ square. 25.5 – (.25 + .25) for the seams will give a finished width of 25″ I wanted to add a […]

The Mother Load – Machine Finished Binding Tips and Tutorials

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

One of my proudest accomplishments in learning how to make a quilt has been developing a machine finished binding method that works for me. But, believe me, this was not achieved without a lot of trial and error. For my first attempt, on my Fall Leaves quilt, I followed the instructions given by Rita of […]