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...]

100+ Fat Quarter Projects

100 plus fat quarter projects. All patterns are free with step by step instructions. The Sewing Loft #sewing #fatquarter

Have you ever walked into a quilt shop and thought wow, I'll take one of everything?  Well, with the help of the fat quarter, you can!  This little gem of a fabric cut is the most economical way to shop but then what?  Here is a list of AH-MAZ-ING fat quarter projects to keep your needle moving!     Since some of you are taking part in the Sew My Stash sew along challenge and … [Read more...]

Free Valentine’s Day Printables & Owl Mug Rug

Owl Mug Rug Pattern includes Free Valentines Printables on The Sewing Loft

Did you know that The Sewing Loft offers a variety of PDF sewing patterns? Visit The Sewing Loft pattern shop today and download one for instant sewing gratification! Today we’ve got a recommendation for a quick and easy DIY Valentine’s Day gift that’s sure to please. This handmade gift is perfect for your children, their teachers, your friends and family members alike. You can whip up this … [Read more...]

Holiday Mug Rug | Fussy Cut

Holiday Mug Rug by The Sewing Loft

Today, you can find me hanging over at So Sew Easy sharing a fun and easy holiday mug rug that is just in time for Christmas. The tips and techniques in this mini rug are perfect for any style of sewing.  Plus, you can use the Fussy Cut Template! Holiday Mug Rug   Be sure to hop on over and check it out. Not only is it a great way to use up leftover holiday fabric bits from last year … [Read more...]

English Paper Piecing & Hexies

Learn about English Paper Piecing and Hexie How to on The Sewing Loft

Are you looking for something to do with your smaller bite sizes pieces of scrap fabrics?  Well, let's talk about English Paper Piecing- aka EPP. English Paper Piecing   English Paper Piecing is a hand stitching technique deeply rooted in the history of sewing.  The technique uses paper templates to stabilize fabric and ensure accuracy when piecing complex angles together.  The … [Read more...]

When Life Gives You Scraps: Meme

Monthly Meme with TJ from Studio Mailbox on The Sewing Loft

Hello friends! It's your buddy TJ from Studio Mailbox back for your blast of monthly sewing humor. Except this time my meme isn't funny.  *Cue the Kenny G music.* Dudes, I've been crazy sick so this quote is speaking to me right now.  I have always loved this saying and I wish somebody knew who said it. Who is "unknown" anyway?  Imagine how well-known they'd be if we only knew.  What. A. … [Read more...]