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Sweet Floppy Bunny Pattern- Your WIP

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With spring in full bloom and Easter is just a few days away, our Sweet Floppy Bunny Pattern is getting a bunch of attention. I am seeing these cuties hopping all over the place and just love seeing the different color combinations.  Here are a few pictures of cuties you shared this week. Sweet Floppy Bunny Pattern   A big Thank You to Christi, Elaine and Lydia for sharing a … [Read more...]

Rolled Hem Basics & How To

Basic rolled hem is perfect for napkins. The Sewing Loft

A rolled hem uses a special foot on your sewing machine - called the rolled hem foot, appropriately enough - to roll the edge of the fabric onto itself and stitch it in place. You can also create this type of hem by hand if you don’t have a rolled hem foot for your machine or if the type of fabric you’re sewing is very delicate. The rolled hem is ideal for lightweight fabrics, knits, and any … [Read more...]

Homemade to Handmade Sewing

Learn how to elevate your garments to a new level of handmade with these simple steps. The Sewing Loft

In my world, there is a difference between homemade and handmade.  When I think of homemade my mind lingers towards the negative.  I'm not sure why so please don't judge but I tend to think of a DIY gone bad.  But handmade on the other hand screams quality.  I think of the countless hours of attention to detail and love the project was made with.   When you wear a garment that you made for … [Read more...]

Baby Lock Heather’s Helpful Hints

Come find me sharing helpful sewing hints on Baby Lock's blog.

I have some news to share.  Once a month you can find me hanging with the crew at Baby Lock. I'll be sharing helpful hints and chatting about all things sewing.  To kick off the new column, I am highlighting National Serger Month with tips to take the scary out of serging.  Take the Scary out of Serging!   These tips are really geared to help you push past the “scary” and dive … [Read more...]

Quilt Binding Made Simple

Quilt binding does not have to be stressful. Let's learn the basics at The Sewing Loft.

You've spent hours piecing together that quilt or special project and now what?  The edges need to be finished with binding…. Sometimes, this can be a daunting task.  Let's break quilt binding down into bite size steps and take the "stress" out of the task! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Quilt Binding Basics   You will need to start with a long continuous … [Read more...]

Quilting Podcast Interview

Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan. American Patchwork and Quilting Radio

Do you listen to tunes while you sew or maybe you are super productive and listen to podcasts?  On the normal day I rock out to tunes but lately, I am starting to really dig into the podcasts.  So, when I got an email from Pat Sloan to join her live, I was super excited!  Actually, it kinda blew me out of the water.  This is Pat Sloan people!  She is like the traveling "fun-ster" of … [Read more...]

Quilt of Many Colors

Vintage Denim

Hello Friends of First Friday!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here to share with you where I'm at on my denim quilt project.  Thanks to everybody who piped up and took the time to comment on this project sew far.  *cymbal crash* Now that I'm finally working through my hoarded stash I have quickly realized a few key things: 1) Some of this stuff is O-L-D (can you say acid wash?) 2) Some of … [Read more...]