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Mini Quilts: Block Inspiration

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

  Hello, swappers! In order to inspire your mini quilt creations, we’re rounding up our favorite tutorials on various quilting blocks, shapes, and styles. Click on through and see what inspiration YOU can find! Mini Quilts: Block Inspiration   Try out the reverse applique technique and incorporate some of your favorite shapes and patterns! Make perfect points with our Flying … [Read more...]

Mini Swap Announcement

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

Hello, mini-quilt lovers! Several members of The Sewing Loft community have expressed a concern over our requirement for joining Flickr in order to participate in our Mini Quilt Swap. Well, you asked - and I’m listening! The Flickr requirement to join the swap is no longer a problem. If you don’t have a Flickr ID and you’d still like to swap, no worries,  all are welcome! In order to … [Read more...]

Mini Quilts: Helpful Sewing Tips & Tricks

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

Hello, swappers! As you prepare to make your mini quilt, we thought it might help to round up some useful tutorials for you. Whether you want to make your sewing look its best or you want to try out a new technique on a mini-sized project, these tutorials will foot the bill! Mini Quilt: Helpful Sewing Tips & Tricks   Using your Sewing Machine: Brush up on your quilting foot … [Read more...]

Fun-Size Quilts Book & Giveaway

Fun-Size Quilts by Martingale

I am excited to see one of my designs released in the new book Fun-Size Quilts, published by Martingale. I should start off by sharing that projects like this take forever! I actually designed and created this pattern over 1 year ago.  The design process was pretty scary for me since as you all know, I am not a seasoned quilter.  I mean sure, I have created quilts for others and love to sew … [Read more...]

Sewing Fashion Knits- Craftsy

Sewing Fashion Knits with Linda Lee

Do you love the look and feel of fashion knits but are afraid to sew with them?  Like many of you, I love the look and feel of knit.  Actually, on the average day I can be found kicking around the studio in a tee-shirt and jeans- okay, shorts if it's summer but the knit top is always a must.  Knits are soft, comfortable and Oh so forgiving with the iron. (that's right, ironing is not my favorite … [Read more...]

Mini Quilt Inspiration

Inspirational project ideas for Mini Quilts. The Sewing Loft

Are you getting excited about your mini quilt? Have you decided what type of pattern you’d like to try, or are you waiting for inspiration to strike? Here at The Sewing Loft HQ, we’re getting pretty stoked to see all those mini quilt pictures in the Flickr Pool  in a few weeks. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up some mini quilt pattern resources to inspire your creativity! Mini Quilt … [Read more...]

Pineapple Crush- Free Pineapple Applique

Pineapple Applique Template

The latest and greatest trend in crafts and casual fashion is...you'll never guess...Pineapples! People are applying them to clothes and shoes, using them in home decor projects, and slapping a pineapple on just about anything that doesn't move.  Want to have fun with this Summery trend in your sewing? Well, mix up a pina-colada and let's get creative!  I've teamed with our friends at Craft … [Read more...]

Make a Mosaic on Flickr

Learn how to make a mosaic table on Flickr with this easy tutorial. Step by step photos will help walk you through the process.

Make a Mosaic on Flickr In preparation for our mini quilt swap, we’re asking swap participants to make a mosaic on Flickr to showcase some of their favorite quilting styles, colors, and more. Even if you’re not participating in the swap, a Flickr mosaic is a great way to put together some of your favorite images - so follow along with this tutorial! Note: if you are swapping with us, … [Read more...]

Label Your Work with hand-made labels

Label your work with fabric sheets. Quick Tip on The Sewing Loft

Don't forget to sign your work!  That's right you should label your work. Fabric labels are easy to create and a great way to label your projects. Labels don't have to be fancy or expensive.  For instance, the label above was created on my computer with just a few clicks.  Your imagination is your only limitation!  Label your work with fabric sheets   Printable fabric sheets … [Read more...]