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...]

Start with a Clean Slate

Start with a clean slate. Studio Mailbox via The Sewing Loft

Hello faithful friends of First Fridays at The Sewing Loft! Last month I popped in to announce that I would be sharing the story of my denim quilt project.  And during this process something funny happened that made me realize I needed to come clean and be honest about the way any big project gets undertaken around here. It usually starts with a mass cleanup. It struck home when I took in … [Read more...]

Quilt in a Year

Quilt in a Year | The Sewing Loft

It's the first Friday of the month and I'm back as promised. Therefore I am here to proudly unveil what I will be bringing to you this year, and I'm going to type it out like a wedding vow so that you know just how serious I am about it. I, TJ. Do solemnly swear. To share the progress I make as I embark on this journey of sewing my very first quilt. Maybe this proclamation doesn't … [Read more...]

Sewing Meme Round Up

Biased Seamstress

Happy 2014!  Here we are fresh at the start of another sewing-filled year. Last year at this time I made Heather a goofy little meme for her birthday and it snowballed into me bringing one to you on the first Friday of every month.  Check out how cool it is to see them all together! Sewing Meme Round Up   Biased Seamstress Spoolio lglesia Pandora Gurl Cut Up Staple … [Read more...]

Sew Much Work

Sewing Chaos by Studio Mailbox

Hello Lofty Sewers.  It's your friend TJ from Studio Mailbox here wishing you a happy holiday season. In my book, winter is the greatest time for sewing.  It's cozy comforting creativity at it's best.  But if your life is anything like mine, your machine is probably buried under a pile of obligations just waiting to be mended. A few years ago when December rolled around I made the conscious … [Read more...]

Anita Needle Poem: Meme

Anita Needle Monthly meme with TJ from Studio Mailbox on The Sewing Loft #sewinghumor

Hello TSL friends! It's your old friend TJ from Studio Mailbox here.  This month I decided to provide you not only with a kooky meme, but also a poem about it! This proves there are no lengths I won't go to deliver you a monthly dose of sewing humor. The name reminded me of those old Garbage Pail stickers.  Remember those gory illustrations with the mean undertones?  *shudder*  It made me … [Read more...]

When Life Gives You Scraps: Meme

Monthly Meme with TJ from Studio Mailbox on The Sewing Loft

Hello friends! It's your buddy TJ from Studio Mailbox back for your blast of monthly sewing humor. Except this time my meme isn't funny.  *Cue the Kenny G music.* Dudes, I've been crazy sick so this quote is speaking to me right now.  I have always loved this saying and I wish somebody knew who said it. Who is "unknown" anyway?  Imagine how well-known they'd be if we only knew.  What. A. … [Read more...]