Posts by Sherri

Sherri McConnell
Sherri McConnell's passion for sewing started as a young child when she received a sewing machine for her 10th birthday. As a teenager she sewed for herself and others, even sewing prom dresses and wedding attire as a part-time job. Her quilting journey began in the early 1990's when her grandmother agreed to help her make a quilt for her oldest child. Quilting for over 20 years, Sherri teaches classes and has had her designs published in Quiltmania, Quilts & More, American Patchwork & Quilting, and Stitch Magazine. She is a contributing author to Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs and has her first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home coming in March 2013.

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Easy Quilting Projects

Easy Quilting ProjectsSometimes it's fun to skip the challenge and head straight for a beautiful project you can complete without too much sweat. Enjoy a roundup of easy quilting projects you can make today! Read more »

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How to Make Bias Tape: Add a Custom Touch

Making bias tape with a bias tape maker is a fun and easy technique. Bias tape can be used for a variety of sewing purposes; however, there are a lot of uses for bias tape when quilting as well—bias tape makes the perfect stems for appliqué and vines. Learn how to make your own custom bias tape in the perfect colors here. Read more »

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Layer Cake Patterns: Pre-Cut Patterns with Style

Layer Cake PatternsA Layer Cake is a collection of 42 coordinated, pre-cut fabric squares measuring 10” x 10”. There are many Layer Cake patterns available which fully utilize the layer cake squares to create gorgeous quilts, with minimal time spent selecting coordinated fabrics, and with the ease of simplified cutting. Read more »

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Quarter-Square Triangles: A Basic Block with Big Impact

Quarter-Square TrianglesThe quarter-square triangle block is one of those basic blocks that can make a big impact. Whether it is pieced with traditional florals, bright batiks, or modern solids, the straight lines and endless arrangements for this block make it one every quilter should be familiar with. Learn how to create and use this versatile block! Read more »

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Log Cabin: A Traditional Design for Today’s Quilts

Log Cabin QuiltsLog cabin quilts have been a staple in American quilters’ repertoire since first being made in the mid-nineteenth century. While nineteenth century quilters often used dark fabrics and wools for their log cabin quilts, quilters today use a variety of fabrics in creating their cabin quilts. Today’s cabin quilts might be straight or wonky, traditional or modern; however, they all have their roots in the early cabin quilt designs. Read more »