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Hi, My Name is Scott Flanagan, my quilting journey started at the age of 7 sewing alongside my grandmother making quilts for Lutheran World Relief, but come from a family of crafters and woodworkers. I started 4th and Main Designs in 2011. Since then my patterns have been frequently found in Quiltmaker, McCalls Quilting, and Fons & Porter magazines as well as Country Traditions where I work. I love the endless possibilities available when designing patterns and get super excited when putting together a project and normally end up with a sample within a day or two. As for my favorite part of quilting, really all of it! From designing, to cutting, to piecing, to quilting, to binding (OK that one may be a lie!). But It is all part of the creative process and by skipping a step it feels as though part of the project is missing.
I have two strong quilting philosophies: (1) A quilt is only hard if you have been told it is hard beforehand and (2) you learn some of the best lessons from the mistakes made along the quilting Journey. With those two thoughts I strive to write patterns that no matter how hard they look a confident beginner with sewing experience could handle. Every effort has been made to make sure all cutting and sewing directions are accurate and have been presented in good faith. I base all yardages on 40” wide and 1/4” seam allowances unless otherwise noted.
Do you have a question about my products or my process? Send me a message, I'll get back to you soon!