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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6 Perfect All-Over Quilting Patterns

All-over quilting pattern

How about using an all-over quilting design on your completed quilt top for the perfect finishing touch? To bring all-over patterns to life you can use a longarm machine, a home sewing machine or even hand quilting. You'll quickly discover there are many ways to play with echoing, repetition, pivoting, stacking and overlapping shapes to achieve all-over quilting patterns. Here is a round-up of all-over quilting patterns great for finishing your hand-crafted creations with pizzazz!

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Square-in-a-Square Quilt Block Tutorial

Patchwork Heart Table Runner

The square-in-a-square quilt block is a classic quilting design that's so fun to stitch up. Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a square-in-a-square quilt block, then take a look at some fabulous patterns that feature this classic quilt block.

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