Quilting Foot or Patchwork Foot

Take your top stitching to the next level with a quilting foot. The Sewing Loft

Sometimes we get so settled into the routine of sewing that we forget to look past the basic sewing machine foot.  Well today, I want to share a new discovery…. the quilting foot or patchwork foot.  It has this amazing 1/4" guide on it to make every stitch line up perfectly. . This little nugget of goodness seems to be a tightly guarded secret in the quilting community.  So, the question … [Read more...]

Chain Piecing – Streamline your project

Chain piecing is the perfect way to streamline your sewing on large projects. Learn the basics at The Sewing Loft.

Chain piecing and assembly piecing are interchangeable terms in the world of sewing.   They refer to assembly line sewing and just like the 1/4" seam are considered a staple in the world of quilting. I like to think of chain piecing as the assembly line sewing. You are essentially sewing like pieces together in a repetitive fashion. This method is super efficient and the perfect way to … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Stackable Scrap Bucket Pattern

This easy to make bucket pattern is perfect for storing all your scrap bits and so much more! The Sewing Loft

It is no secret that I love my scraps.  Well today, I am going to share a fun project that will not only use your scraps but help you store them going forward.  Allow me to introduce the Scrap Bucket Pattern. This baby made its debut at Sew South last weekend and I was so excited to see all the variations everyone created.  The pattern is easy to make and totally limitless! Scrap Bucket … [Read more...]