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NSM: Die-cut scraps with Lynn at The Little Red Hen

When it comes to scrap fabrics, Lynn from The Little Red Hen definitely follows the "waste not, want not" philosophy! She explains, "I like to use even the tiniest of fabric pieces. I string piece them into larger shapes or cut them in to tiny squares and sew them into larger blocks that can be incorporated into later projects." Lynn has a great post on her blog about how she uses tiny scrap … [Read more...]

Scrappy Pillow Trim with Jennifer Jangles

I'm super excited to welcome Jennifer Jangles back to The Sewing Loft for our National Sewing series. You may recall her fun patchwork project from last year and can probably guess that she is known for her colorful creations - you'll see them literally bursting from the images on her website and her Instagram feed. Perhaps it's her love of color that leads her to creating multiple … [Read more...]

NSM: Scrap Sewing Challenge – Last Call!

If you've been following and sewing along with our Scrap Fabric Challenge, now's the time to get your projects finished! Click here to find all the details, and if you need some last-minute inspiration you can find it here! You've got to enter a photo(s) of your finished project into this Facebook album by 9/25/2015 in order to enter to win! One entry per person please. Scrap Sewing … [Read more...]

Scrappy Journal Book Covers

Hey y'all!   It's TJ  from Studio Mailbox. Normally I'm here on first Fridays but since it's National Sewing Month I'm doing something special and sharing something fun with you.  The word on the street is that it's all about scraps so I think this project will be right up your alley. As a mixed media artist I have been keeping journals for nine years now.  That's right.  When I look back at my … [Read more...]

Scrappy Pencil Case Pattern

I don't even know where to begin with today's special guest! She has a fantastic class on Craftsy showing you how to create travel organizers, has developed her own line of stablizers to add structure to her patterns and in her free time (cough, cough) hosts some pretty awesome sew alongs on her blog! Allow me to introduce Annie Unrein. Take it away Annie- Hello! I’m Annie from ByAnnie.com. … [Read more...]

Cohesive Scraps with Jacquelynne Steves

Some people love the random look of a scrappy sewing project, but others prefer for their projects to feel more intentional in their appearance. So today, I'm so happy to have Jacquelynne Stevens here to share her projects with us. Let's take a closer look at how she transform her fabric leftovers into a collection of cohesive scraps. Here's Jacquelynne: My Grammy's Rose Garden is a … [Read more...]

Scrap Patchwork with Mrs. H

I'm super excited about today's special guest Samantha aka Mrs. H. She is reminding us just how easy it is to add a focal point to our work with a strategically placed section of scrap patchwork. Hi there, I'm Samantha, aka Mrs H! I'm here today to show you how I use my scraps in my handbags. I'll be using my Reversible Hobo bag pattern today to demonstrate. Scrap Patchwork We'll … [Read more...]

Patchwork Auditions with Gen X Quilters

It's easy to get into a rut when you sew quilt blocks. You see the quilt block made one way and you think it's great, but then you have a hard time thinking "outside the box" to come up with new color combinations & fabric arrangements. Well, today's post is all about encouraging you to get outside that box! AnneMarie of Gen X Quilters is all about putting a new spin on classic quilting … [Read more...]

National Sewing Month Mystery Giveaway

If you follow me on Instagram, it's pretty clear that the last few days I've been in LOVE with this QTools corner cut 60 ruler. Actually, it's made working my scraps a complete pleasure. I've just cut each scrap into strips and stitched them together 3 high. Then rotary away with the ruler to create these amazing quick hexies! If you like hexies or triangles, this is one of those MUST have … [Read more...]