Quilt Box Organization & Giveaway

Keep projects organized with these simple tips and this quilt box giveaway. The Sewing Loft

Things have been crazy here and this quilt box collection is just what I needed!  Sometimes you have to stop and organize. Today's work in progress is something that I struggle with.  That's right, the task of organizing my space always puts me in a tail spin.  Chewie gets to see my space in all its creative glory (umm, I mean mess!) on the average day but today, I am excited and somewhat … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Quilting Podcast Interview

Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan. American Patchwork and Quilting Radio

Do you listen to tunes while you sew or maybe you are super productive and listen to podcasts?  On the normal day I rock out to tunes but lately, I am starting to really dig into the podcasts.  So, when I got an email from Pat Sloan to join her live, I was super excited!  Actually, it kinda blew me out of the water.  This is Pat Sloan people!  She is like the traveling "fun-ster" of … [Read more...]

Quilt of Many Colors

Vintage Denim

Hello Friends of First Friday!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here to share with you where I'm at on my denim quilt project.  Thanks to everybody who piped up and took the time to comment on this project sew far.  *cymbal crash* Now that I'm finally working through my hoarded stash I have quickly realized a few key things: 1) Some of this stuff is O-L-D (can you say acid wash?) 2) Some of … [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...]