Zenbroidery Cork Mannequin | Free Pattern

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I'm excited to be a part of DMC’s blog hop with my friend Bev from Flamingo Toes and have a real treat to share.  Normally when you hear DMC you think of embroidery floss right away but did you know they offer other fun products like cork fabric? Sounds crazy right! Well, it's true and I'm putting the fabric to the test with some zenbroidery today. For anyone not familiar with zenbroidery let … [Read more...]

Introducing Scrap Snack | Pattern Collection

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I could not be more excited to share some news... I've finally taken the plunge into the world of self published patterns.  Sure, I have partnered with Simplicity and Cut Loose Press to release patterns but these are all me and the thought of having them sit in my studio is totally scary! Allow me to introduce Scrap Snack. Like the name suggests, these patterns are snack size projects … [Read more...]

Christmas in July | New Pattern Release

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Merry Christmas..... in July that is!  I know, insert eye roll here because the thermometer reads around 100° and I'm talking about holiday sewing. Call me crazy but I really think Christmas in July is a fun way to break up the summer heat, cool off in the air conditioning and get ahead on that mega gift list. Christmas in July Sewing   To help jump start your sewing, I've loaded up a … [Read more...]

Pattern Attachment Lines | Sewing Term

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This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love. Attachment lines - noun Markings on a printed pattern piece indicate where to join two or more pattern pieces prior to cutting the fabric. Pattern attachment lines usually on PDF Internet patterns show where to join two pattern pieces to create one large single piece.  Standard printer paper measures 8.5 X 11" … [Read more...]

Double Slice Layer Quilt – Cuddle Style

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I'm pretty darn excited to share a few sneak peeks of my latest finish with you today; the Double Slice Layer Quilt. This quilt is part of the Tutorial Reboot Series with Missouri Star Quilt Company. Picking a project for this series was no easy task. For those of you not familiar with The Missouri Star Quilt Company, Jenny Doan is pretty much the Queen of Quilting on YouTube and has … [Read more...]

Simple Maxi Skirt DIY for Your Closet

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With the weather changing everyday here in NC, there is no time like the present to make a few of my favorite simple maxi skirt patterns to add to my closet. This skirt allows for easy dressing no matter what mother nature sends my way. All it takes to create your own custom skirt pattern is a few simple measurements and before  you know it, you'll be stitching this skirt up in every color under … [Read more...]

50+ Free Sewing Patterns

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Wow, I've been looking back at the work we have done together and did you realize that there are over 50 free sewing patterns available for you to download today on The Sewing Loft? I had no idea!! 50+ Free Sewing Patterns   Since the patterns range from quick hitter scrap busters to custom clothing, I wanted to make it easy for you to find everything in a flash. So, I put together a … [Read more...]

Scrappy Pincushion

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This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use. It's no secret that I covet every last inch of my fabric stash and save all my scraps but what's a girl to do with all those small bits?? Well, I like to transform them into something useable and today's project is perfect.... meet the scrappy pincushion. Since the construction is extremely simple, it stitches together … [Read more...]

Dreamy Star Quilt Block | Block 3 Starry Night Quilt

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's time for the next installment of our 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. This month we are stitching up the Dream Star Quilt Block, unit 3. I love how the swirl of half square triangles makes my head spin.  This block is all about lining up those points! This is one of those blocks that will look good in any … [Read more...]