Quilt My Ride | Fabric Car Cover

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Have you ever lost your car in the parking lot of the grocery store?  I have. I am usually the lady walking up and down the aisles using my clicker hoping to remember where my car is among the sea of white vehicles. If you are like me, you have probably tried creative ways to identify your car when you leave it in the parking lot. Fabric Car Cover Ideas   Stitch a fabric car cover, … [Read more...]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt Block

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It's kinda funny how things work out. Today, I'm hanging out on Instagram with Kerry from KidGiddy, showing off my latest finish in the Ugly Christmas Sweater block challenge and just got mail! A photo posted by Heather Valentine (@thesewingloft) on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:18am PST That's right, I just got a big olde invite to an ugly sweater party! Now, with the countdown to Christmas … [Read more...]

Wyoming Valley | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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Wow, this year is flying by and today, I'm sharing the very last block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Wyoming Valley is our final make for this quilt top. Measuring at 12" finished, the Wyoming Valley quilt block is going to be a stunner of a focal point! To help you achieve block success, I've put together a few of my favorite tips. Wyoming Valley Quick … [Read more...]

Four Corners Quilt Block 9 | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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Woo Hoo, we are in the home stretch of the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along and this month's block is Four Corners. Not only is this block super easy to make but it's made from our scraps!! Remember in block 7 Split Geese I mentioned saving your scraps? Well, this block is the reason why!   We will be using those leftover bits of goodness to create two blocks for our Starry … [Read more...]

Block 8 Wild Goose Chase | Starry Night BOM

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I know it's National Sewing Month but we are going  to take a break from our challenge projects to take a few minutes to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Block 8 is Wild Goose Chase. I like to think of this block as the big brother to flying geese. The simplicity of this block design allows the fabric to shine through!   I choose to cut my … [Read more...]

Sewing with Pre Cut Fabrics

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There is something about a package of happy mail that makes me smile and since this package contained pre cut fabrics, it was extra special. You see, I promised myself that I would spend more time in front of my machine and less behind the screen this year but that is proving to be a hard promise to keep. A photo posted by Heather Valentine (@thesewingloft) on Mar 9, 2016 at 5:15pm … [Read more...]

Block 7 Split Geese | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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It's a new month and that means it's time to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Block 7 is Split Geese. This block will help offer you an alternative to a traditional block. Let's take a look. Once you get the basic assembly down for this block, it's time to get busy. You will need to complete 3 full units.   To help speed my sub unit … [Read more...]

Block 6 Diamond Sky | Starry Night Quilt

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It's a new month and that means it's time to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along with Fairfield World. Block 6 is Diamond Sky. Would you believe that are officially at the halfway point! So, if you have been stitching along, you should have completed 5 blocks by now. That's a pretty sweet stack if you ask me. By far and away, the Diamond Sky is my favorite … [Read more...]

Block 5 Variable Star | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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It's a new month and that means it's time to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along with Fairfield World.  Block 5 is the Variable Star and I can not wait for you to get started. I love how the simplicity of this block design allows the fabric to shine through! Even though this block is very simple to stitch together it's the cutting that counts. You will … [Read more...]