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How to Make a TShirt Quilt: Finishing

Mini Series. Learn how to make a tshirt quilt on The Sewing Loft

We have gathered, prepped and stitched our favorite tees into this amazing story.... Now what? Well, it is time to add  the batting, some simple quilting stitches, and attach our backing fabric. Did you miss the beginning of this series? Click here for Part 1 - Materials & Cutting. Then click here for Part 2 - Assembling the Quilt Top. Then get ready come back here and put it all together … [Read more...]

Make a T Shirt Quilt: Stitching

Mini Series. Learn how to make a tshirt quilt on The Sewing Loft

Last time we started the prep work for an easy T Shirt quilt.  We gathered our favorite tees, fused with interlining, determined finished quilt size and cut our blocks. No worries if you missed the prep work- Just click here and you will be up to date in a flash! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons  For a full list of the materials needed, check out post 1 in this … [Read more...]

How to Make a Tee Shirt Quilt: Materials & Cutting

Learn how to make a tee shirt quilt with these easy step by step instructions. The Sewing Loft

Over the years, I have made countless memory quilts for clients.  The materials range from baby clothes to concert shirts to full-blown 3-piece suits. The excitement and joy my clients express during the "big reveal" of their memory quilt is always truly touching.  The one question that I am always asked is, "How did you do that?" This "How To"  series will walk you through the basics of … [Read more...]

Dritz Mystery Box Challenge

Dritz Mystery Box Challenge zipper bag with pattern. The Sewing Loft

Today's post combines a two of my favorite things- snail mail and sewing!  Our friends over at Dritz just launched their fantastic new site filled with all sorts of sewing goodness including projects, tips and you guessed it notions & tools!  To help celebrate, my friend Jennifer from Ellison Lane issued a challenge of sorts.... Use 5 items from a mystery filled box of happy mail from … [Read more...]

Hanging Scarf Organizer

This hanging scarf organizer will keep your favorite accessory ready when you are. Easy to make and includes a free pattern. The Sewing Loft

Cooler weather means scarf season in my world. This simple accessory can transform any basic outfit to fabulous in a flash but the biggest bonus is that I never have to worry about whether or not my pants fit. The problem I always have is how to store them. In my mind I think they would look good all folded up and stacked on a shelf but reality sets in and they wind up crumbled in a ball. Insert … [Read more...]

WIP it Good … Misery loves company!

Sewers and their WIP's- How many do you have?

Be honest: what is the last time you sat down and counted your sewing-related WIPs? (WIP = works in progress) Are you afraid to even look? The other day I posted a question about this on Facebook - and I got a pretty big response! Here's the breakdown: It seems like a lot of us get caught up in the WIP trap: we're attracted to the idea of a new, shiny project. New fabric! New techniques! … [Read more...]

How To Install a Grommet

Learn how to install a grommet. The Sewing Loft

Have you ever used a grommet?  If the answer is no, my question to you is simple, Why not? Grommets are one of my favorite types of trims to add on a project.  I like to use them on everything from curtains to bags, heck even in home organizational projects.  One of my most popular projects is the Scrap Bucket Bag. Let's explore: Grommet noun an eyelet placed in a hole in a sheet or panel … [Read more...]

Haunted House Applique

Easy to make Haunted House Applique Template by The Sewing Loft

It's almost time for that big candy haul called Halloween. You know what I mean, the day the kiddos get dressed up into something magical and go racing door to door to see what sweet treats they can score.  The challenge is what do you put this amazing booty in? Well, if you were like me as a kid, you carried around a standard issue pillowcase and clearly, that will just not do these days. I can … [Read more...]

Halloween Tote Bag Pattern| Bag O Bones

Halloween Tote Bag Pattern by The Sewing Loft

Halloween is right around the corner and it's a big day in my world. The girls just love dressing up and knocking on doors but safety is always my number one concern. Let's face it, the best time to go trick or treating in their eyes is at night.  Factor in the excitement level and darting across the street to see a friend and you can understand my concerns. (Sorry, it's just the mom in me!) So … [Read more...]