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Tumblers are a perfect shape for English Paper Piecing. Free pattern by The Sewing Loft
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Hippity, Hoppity Easter is on it’s way!

Hop Along Bunny PDF Pattern by The Sewing Loft

Did you know that The Sewing Loft offers a variety of PDF sewing patterns? Visit The Sewing Loft pattern shop today and download one for instant sewing gratification Easter is on the way and if you have been searching for a quick and easy, yet totally adorable, DIY Easter gift for your little ones, look no further. The Bunny sewing pattern from The Sewing Loft is here to help! This floppy-eared … [Read more...]

100+ Free Quilt Blocks

Keep your creative juices flowing with over 100 free quilt blocks rounded up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Lately, I am finding myself being pulled over to the quilting world and I must say, I'm totally enjoying it!  So, for those of you like me who are new to this area of sewing, I thought I would round up some amazing quilt blocks to get you started! 100+ Quilt Blocks   Remember, all quilt blocks listed below are free to download. Be sure to PIN THIS list to refer to over and … [Read more...]

Lobster Knit Skirts | Knit Love Tour

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This winter season has me dreaming of summer and I'm crazy mad about these lobster prints from Riley Blake. So, when the team asked if I would create something fun with the fabric and be part of the Knit Love tour, I was all in! Something about this print screams summertime to me. It reminds me of walks on the beach with the kids, looking for shells, campfire nights and S'mores. (okay, … [Read more...]

Miccosukee Indian Patchwork

Misccosukee Tribe Patchwork

Hello friends!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox and I'll be your host for this First Friday post.  Since we're celebrating National Quilting Month around here I thought I would share some amazing cultural inspiration with you. Last month my family and I escaped Minnesota for a long weekend in Florida when we stumbled across an Indian Village. Some of you might know I'm married to a German which … [Read more...]

Walking foot with Guide

Learn how this special foot can change your world! The Sewing Loft

If you've ever tried stitching straight lines on a big momma quilt or larger scale project and been disappointed, let me introduce your new best friend! Meet the walking foot with guide bars. (insert rays of sunshine and cue the music) Walking Foot with Guide Bars   Even though the walking foot with guide bars looks like a monster piece of machinery being attached to your machine it … [Read more...]

Exploring Sewing Accessories with Sew at Home

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One of my personal goals for 2015 is to branch out and explore more of the special sewing accessories on the market today. I believe that these tools will enhance my skills and allow my design style to shine through. So, I have exciting news..... Remember when I said, "Fun Things are Happening"? Well, they are happening now! I've joined forces with Baby Lock & Sew at Home to explore them … [Read more...]

Square Quilt Shapes

The square quilt is a standard shape commonly found in many quilts. Learn tips on how to perfect the technique and see layout examples. The Sewing Loft

If you’re ready to start quilting, the easiest and most basic form of a quilt shape to make is the simple patchwork square pattern. With patchwork squares, you can make a random pattern or one with a graphic design to it, like these: In order to make the most professional-looking patchwork quilt, the key is to cut squares that are perfectly square in shape, and then to sew them into a quilt … [Read more...]

Quilt Confession | National Quilting Month

It's National Quilt Month and I am determined to make a quilt just for me. Don't laugh but this is my inspiration. The Sewing Loft

Did you know March is National Quilting Month and that March 21st is National Quilting Day? Who knew???  Well to celebrate I am going to share a secret...... Well, it's more like a confession, actually but it sure feels like a dirty little secret. Quilt Confession   I have never made a traditional quilt from start to finish. I mean, I've stitched tee shirt quilts, commissioned pieces … [Read more...]

Big Quilt Block Alternatives | Think Big

Think Think Big Quilt Blocks| Pillow Collective

This week Amy Ellis is celebrating her new book Think Big and hosting her second annual Pillow Collective series.  You will find many talented artists on the tour sharing their spin on her designs. You maybe wondering what's the deal with the "Think Big" title since we are talking pillows. Well, that's the beauty of the book. Think Big walks you through the process of thinking beyond the big … [Read more...]