Starry Night Sampler Block of the Month

Last week we learned all about BOM's in the quilting world and today, I could not be more excited to spill the beans on my Starry Night Sampler. It's been really hard for me to keep this project under wraps but now, I can finally share the details. I've partnered together with Fairfield World and each month I'll be sharing a new block with tons of tips to help you stitch them together with … [Read more...]

How to Measure Your Body

Let's face it, no one wants to think about how to measure your body but it is SO important! The truth is, no sewist wants is to go through the long process of sewing a garment, only to find out that it doesn't fit. Not only is it disappointing but it's extremely frustrating. How to Measure Your Body   There are a few ways we can try to avoid this problem, and the biggest solution is … [Read more...]

Aurifil Design Team 2016

Wow, I have exciting news! Last year, I was asked to join the 2016 Aurifil Design Team and even though I'm extremely nervous about filling the shoes, I am thrilled to say, that I accepted. Aurifil Design Team 2016 The 2016 Aurifil design team is a pretty incredible line up. Let's take a quick look at the team. The team is crazy packed with talent. Let's meet the talented crew- Jan … [Read more...]

Applique | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Appliqué - noun a cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material   The word applique is French, the past participle form of the verb appliquer (to put on). An applique is a decorative element added to a sewn item, such as: quilts skirts shirt pockets banners and signs home decor … [Read more...]

Simple Skirt Video How To

The simple skirt is one of my most popular posts on The Sewing Loft and so many of you have written asking for a quick video. So today, I am excited to share that earlier this year I while taping the boot cuffs in Cleveland, we went ahead do stitched up a quick skirt. That's right, I was already in the It's Sew Easy studio and it just seemed right. My simple skirt segment is part of the … [Read more...]

Snow Globe Applique Design

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's December and I've been thinking so much about the holidays this year. That means my mind is flooded with memories of family adventures, laughter with friends and stealing Grandma's cookies. I like to think of them as snap shots tucked inside a snow globe and that is why I'm excited to share my latest design today. The Snow … [Read more...]

Ruffled Apron Wrap

It's that time of year again and I'm kicking off the December with Baby Lock! That's right, I joined their team of favorite designers to create easy make holiday gift ideas. Mine is the ruffled apron wrap. Ruffled Apron Wrap This is one of the projects that you can make over and over again. Just switch out the fabric for a different look each time. Plus, you can keep sewing time to a quick … [Read more...]

Purse Palooza | The Venna Tote

Even though I'm on my way to quilt market today, I wanted to share something fun that's coming along for the ride. Sara from Sew Sweetness asked me to join the Purse Palooza fun and when I mentioned it in passing to my girls they both jumped up to help out. Before I knew it my younger daughter had selected a pattern and fabrics from my stash. Clearly, I could not say no. Her choice: the … [Read more...]

Maximize your creativity

Sending out a special Thank you to littleBits for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to Maximize my Creativity! It's no doubt that many of us spend too much time thinking, planning and taking pictures of those big events in life that we forget to actually enjoy the moment. So this week, I'm taking a page out of my youngest daughter's book and am determined to spend more time living in the … [Read more...]