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Simple Maxi Skirt DIY

With the weather changing everyday here in NC, there is no time like the present to make a few of my favorite simple maxi skirt patterns to add to my closet. This skirt allows for easy dressing no matter what mother nature sends my way. All it takes to create your own custom skirt pattern is a few simple measurements and before  you know it, you'll be stitching this skirt up in every color under … [Read more...]

Nesting Seams | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Nesting Seams- verb Nesting seams is a great way to keep your seam allowance flat in quilt blocks. This is a common term in quilting and refers to the layering of seam allowance in the opposite direction to reduce bulk. Nesting seams is a simple process. It just takes a little bit of planning to make sure that your … [Read more...]

Help! My Fabric Stash is Out of Hand

Okay, so, you like fabric...a lot. So do I. The colors, the textures, the patterns can all be intoxicating, especially when we see those pretty projects created with the latest design release. So we buy, and then we buy some more. Coupon codes, discounts, super sales and the like make it super easy to stock up. Unfortunately, the reality is when our fabric stash get "out of hand", there aren't … [Read more...]

Missing Market Details

Twice a year beautiful images from International Quilt Market flood our social media.  It is much like the Quilting Industry's equivalent to Spring and Fall Fashion Week in NYC and Paris.  Every fabric house, sewing machine manufacturer,  designers of patterns and fabric and new and exciting products are presented in a massive convention center to shop owners for them to choose the best of the … [Read more...]

Colorful Patchwork Bag

This post contains affiliate links to products/classes I own, use and love. I could hardly wait to share today's project with you! My friend Caroline from SewCanShe just launched a her first class on Colorful Patchwork Bags & Baskets on Craftsy and I could not be more excited for her! In her class, Caroline shares easy techniques to help us keep all of our colorful patchwork pieces … [Read more...]

Block 4 Cat’s Tooth | Starry Night Quilt

It's a new month and that means it's time to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Block 4 is the Cat's Tooth. This block design allows us to practice half square triangles without the pressure of matching every seam. A few quick tips- Since we will be sewing a few seams on the bias, I suggest giving your fabric a good spritz of starch to help prevent … [Read more...]

50+ Free Sewing Patterns

Wow, I've been looking back at the work we have done together and did you realize that there are over 50 free sewing patterns available for you to download today on The Sewing Loft? I had no idea!! 50+ Free Sewing Patterns   Since the patterns range from quick hitter scrap busters to custom clothing, I wanted to make it easy for you to find everything in a flash. So, I put together a … [Read more...]

Laser Beam Guideline Marker

Laser Beam Guideline Marker- Beam me up Scotty! Not only is this feature super cool & high tech but it's functional!  This guide is an instant gratification tool with the push of a button. Did you know that you can shift the beam placement from left to right to suit your needs? Yup, you sure can! While different machines come with different speciality features, this happens to be on my … [Read more...]

How Many UFO’s Do You Have?

Whether you're new to sewing or have been around for awhile, it's highly likely you've heard the term UFO floating around somewhere. And, if you have been sewing long enough to have a few projects under your belt, you probably have one or two UFO's stashed in a corner begging for your attention. So, what are UFO's? UFO is an acronym for Un-Finished Objects, and you know there are a lot … [Read more...]