Binding 101: All about the binding

Binding 101. Learn how to make and calculate yardage needed to create binding for your next project.

Our mini quilt swap is in full swing and it's time to stitch on the binding!  (Okay, I really wanted to say: "Time to make the donuts" but that might have been weird.) Back to reality. Even though you have carefully cut, stitched and pressed together all of those little pieces the last step can really be a nail bitter. So, I thought now would be a great time to review different ways to bind a … [Read more...]

Snippety Doo Dah

Sewing Large Quilt Pieces

Hello Lofty Sewers!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here bringing you an update on my quilt project this fine first Friday in August. Snip, snip, snip.  I am so proud to report that all the sewing is done.  Snip, snip.  And now all I have to do is go around - snip, snip - with these clippers - snip, snip - and cut these little lines - snip, snip - around more than 300 of these squares!  Argh.  … [Read more...]

How to Hang Your Mini Quilt

Learn the different ways to hang your small wall quilt. The Sewing Loft

Since we’re swapping mini quilts that can be used as wall art, I thought it might be helpful to give you some tips about how to hang your quilt and get them ready to display. There are a few different ways to hang a quilt on the wall - depending on the size of the quilt, some are better than others. Some of these methods require you to do something special on the quilt back as you’re sewing … [Read more...]

Mini Quilts: Block Inspiration

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

  Hello, swappers! In order to inspire your mini quilt creations, we’re rounding up our favorite tutorials on various quilting blocks, shapes, and styles. Click on through and see what inspiration YOU can find! Mini Quilts: Block Inspiration   Try out the reverse applique technique and incorporate some of your favorite shapes and patterns! Make perfect points with our Flying … [Read more...]

Mini Quilts: Helpful Sewing Tips & Tricks

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

Hello, swappers! As you prepare to make your mini quilt, we thought it might help to round up some useful tutorials for you. Whether you want to make your sewing look its best or you want to try out a new technique on a mini-sized project, these tutorials will foot the bill! Mini Quilt: Helpful Sewing Tips & Tricks   Using your Sewing Machine: Brush up on your quilting foot … [Read more...]

Mini Quilt Inspiration

Inspirational project ideas for Mini Quilts. The Sewing Loft

Are you getting excited about your mini quilt? Have you decided what type of pattern you’d like to try, or are you waiting for inspiration to strike? Here at The Sewing Loft HQ, we’re getting pretty stoked to see all those mini quilt pictures in the Flickr Pool  in a few weeks. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up some mini quilt pattern resources to inspire your creativity! Mini Quilt … [Read more...]

Make a Mosaic on Flickr

Learn how to make a mosaic table on Flickr with this easy tutorial. Step by step photos will help walk you through the process.

Make a Mosaic on Flickr In preparation for our mini quilt swap, we’re asking swap participants to make a mosaic on Flickr to showcase some of their favorite quilting styles, colors, and more. Even if you’re not participating in the swap, a Flickr mosaic is a great way to put together some of your favorite images - so follow along with this tutorial! Note: if you are swapping with us, … [Read more...]

Mini Quilt Swap: Time to Sign Up!

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

Mini Quilt Swap: Time to Sign Up! The sign up form is ready for you to join our Mini Quilt Swap! Simply click HERE and fill out the form, and you’ll be all set.   A few reminders: Please read over Monday’s post for a full description of the swap, so you know what you’re getting into! You will get your swap recipient’s name and other relevant information by July 30. By signing up, … [Read more...]

Mini Quilt Swap- Mega Fun! Let’s get ready to swap

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

Let’s Get Ready to Swap!  Mini Quilts, Mega Fun I don’t know about you, but I love to complete smaller-scale sewing projects during these busy days of summer. A small project helps me beat the heat and keep my mind occupied without taking up too much of what little time I have. (Plus, this isn’t the time of year when I want to be snuggled under a bed-sized quilt, hand stitching the … [Read more...]