Posts by 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.

Quick Quilted Christmas Gifts to Stitch Soon


The holidays are quickly approaching, but there is still time to stitch up some handmade gifts for family and friends. Here's a roundup of fast and fun projects to get you started.

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Scrap Strategy: Ideas for Inspiring Scrap Quilts


Just about any quilt can be made with scraps if it uses small pieces, but the trick is to collect your scraps and do it well. These ideas will get you organized and inspire ways to use those scraps to take them from the bin to becoming beautiful blankets!

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Shabby Chic Quilting: What Is Low-Volume Fabric?

Low-volume fabric

Looking for a way to create a "shabby chic" quilt? Low-volume quilt fabrics are a great way to get that look. These tips for choosing and working with low-volume fabrics will have you stitching in no time!

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The Bold and the Beautiful: Quilting With Solids

Beautiful, eye-catching solid fabric quilts on the Craftsy Blog!

Quilts comprised entirely of solid colored fabrics, whether in one color, two-color, or multicolor combinations, are found in both antique and vintage quilts as well as in modern designs. Read on to learn tips and techniques for creating stunning quilts utilizing your favorite solids!

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Sew Organized: Quilt Studio Organization Hacks

Dream quilting studio on the Craftsy Blog!

Having a dedicated space for sewing and quilting is a great way to not only keep projects and supplies organized but also makes it easier to finish things up. Here are some quilt studio organization ideas perfect to help you create your dream stitching studio!

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Sew Inspired: 5 Ways to Find Quilting Inspiration

Quilt inspiration board + 4 more ways to find inspiration on the Craftsy Quilting Blog!

What inspires the projects and quilts you sew, design, and create? Are you inspired by certain colors, certain design elements, or the fabric from particular designers? Read to discover five ways to inspire your quilting.

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