Quilting and Sewing

By Mary Bourque Marcotte | Articles about quilting and sewing.  For more about me and my own quilting blog, visit www.fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com.  I'd love to hear from you!

Straight line quilting

For long lines – it is not easy keeping that line straight. There is a skill involved in creating those straight lines even when using a guide. I …


Mischief Quilt Pattern by The DIY Addict

I’m embarrassed to think about how long I’ve had the Mischief Quilt Kit from Karen at The DIY Addict in my possession before making a start on it. …

Star Crossed: A Visit with Melissa Corry | McCall's Quilting Blog

<i>Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Melissa Corry. Melissa’s bed quilt</i> Star Crossed <i>is tailormade for using precut 10″ squares and is composed of</i> …

Latitude Lattice ~ A Finished Quilt

I’m a bit overdue sharing this quilt, but I didn’t forget! Latitude Lattice is one of two gift quilts I made for the end of the school year. I used a …


Hearts Value Quilt

I took my finished Heart Value quilt along on retreat. I like to have a quilt with me as a little reminder of home and knew I would have some helpers …

A Harmonious Finish

This week I finished my Harmony quilt. I will finally be able to send it off to my nephew and his wife as their wedding gift. Doesn’t some rule of …


Fast and Fun Row Quilt

Hello and happy Monday! Today I’m excited to share a fast and fun row quilt I recently made for the <i>American Patchwork & Quilting</i> publication <i>Quilts</i> …

Deciding What to Quilt Blog Series

<b>Deciding What to Quilt – A New Blog Series</b>Have you ever looked at a beautifully pieced quilt top and thought, “I have no idea how to quilt …

Big Sky Quilt

“Big Sky” was inspired by a photo taken by a friend near her Nebraska farm. It was a small unused barn, in the middle of nowhere, but someone had …

Beacon Rows


Free Quilt Pattern

{Big} City Girl QAL

Pillow Pop Cushion - Urban Seaweed

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100+ Back To School

It seems like summer just flew by, doesn’t it? It’s already time to start gearing up for Back to School, but don’t worry – we’ve got your inspiration …

Making Pants That Fit and Other Things That Aren't Too Much to Ask

There is a particular kinship among short women. If you aren’t one, you’ll never understand, but it means something to nod at another munchkin person …


Sew Along and Free Pattern- Folk Stitches

I have such an exciting announcement today- I'm starting a new quilt along! The pattern is called "Folk Stitches". I designed it to look like cross …

M's Quilt

Midnight pyramids

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Best Friend's Wedding Quilt

Mystery - first part

14.6.14 - Bag for Joan - Wangi Falls (1)

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