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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Quick and Easy Table Runners

Table RunnersTable runners are the perfect quilt project for today’s quilter. There are many table runner patterns which can be made quickly and which also allow quilters to practice not only their quilting skills but also their use of color and fabric coordination. Read more »

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How to Appliqué with Wool

Wool AppliqueIf the thought of doing appliqué is a scary thing, you might want to try learning wool appliqué. It is a fun, relaxing appliqué method used to appliqué wool to cotton or wool backgrounds. Learn how to incorporate this lovely technique into any quilt. Read more »

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Medallion Quilts

Medallion QuiltA medallion quilt, by definition, is a quilt that has a central motif and is surrounded by multiple borders. These are becoming increasingly popular with quilters. Here is a look at some beautiful patterns. Read more »

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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 »