Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation

Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation

Sherri McConnell

Language: English

Pages: 47


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This collection of 18 charming quilts and home accessories from Sherri McConnell brings together the best of the old and new in quilting. Sherri s new designs update traditional blocks (many handed down from her grandmothers) with fresh colors and fabrics from some of today s top designers. You ll also visit Sherri s quilting room and learn how to find inspiration for your own quilting. Projects in the book include quilts both large and small, plus pillows and table runners perfect for scrap fabrics, fat quarters, and precut charm packs and jelly rolls. Fast and easy projects also make wonderful homemade gifts."

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Inc. Publisher: Amy Marson Dedication Creative Director: Gailen Runge I dedicate this book to my husband, Bill, and to my children, Billy, Candace, Chelsi, and Sean, for their always-present love and support. Art Director: Kristy Zacharias Editor: Lynn Koolish Technical Editors: Ellen Pahl and Gailen Runge Cover/Book Designer: April Mostek Acknowledgments Production Coordinator: Rue Flaherty Production Editor: Alice Mace Nakanishi Illustrator: Mary E. Flynn Photo Assistant: Mary Peyton

you like the placement of the blocks and sashing squares and that the colors are distributed evenly throughout the quilt. 7 Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top. Quilt as desired. Bind the edges (see Binding, page 77). 2 Sew the blocks together with 4 sashing strips to make a block row, beginning and ending each row with a sashing strip. Press toward the sashing strips. Make 4 rows. 3 Sew the 4 sashing squares and 3 sashing strips to make a sashing row. Press toward the sashing strips.

hope you won’t have to use one, it seems I use mine frequently. • Glass-head pins are another essential that you will use again and again. I keep my pins in a pincushion; it’s easier to store and use the pins when you can easily take them in and out of the pincushion. • Iron. I hadn’t realized how important an iron is until Squaring Up Fabric 1 Line up the bottom edge of the folded fabric with one of the lines on the mat to make sure the fabric is straight. 2 Line up the ruler with

marked square on the other side of the white rectangle, right sides together. Press and trim. Make 4 matching Flying Geese units. Trim. Assorted prints: 16 fat quarters or 1/4-yard pieces White solid: 41/8 yards Backing: 33/4 yards* Binding: 5/8 yard Batting: 67˝ × 83˝ * If your fabric is not at least 42˝ wide, you’ll need 42/3 yards. Cutting Assorted prints: From each of the 16 prints: •  Cut 2 squares 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ for Star centers. •  Cut 16 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ for Star points. White

6˝ × 6˝ square, right sides together. Sew 1/4˝ on both sides of the diagonal line. Cut on the drawn line. Press toward the dark. You will now have 2 identical half-square triangles. Sew on both sides of line. 3 Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of a half-square triangle. The line should be perpendicular to the sewn line on the block. 4 Place 2 matching half-square triangle units right sides together, nesting the seams. Sew 1/4˝ on both sides of the diagonal line. Cut and press. You will

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