30+ Tips for Making Quilts

30 Ways to improve your quilts

Have you been wanting to make your first quilt, but you're not sure where to start? Or maybe you've dabbled with quilting here and there, but you're not getting the results you want, and you'd like to refine your skills. No matter your experience level, we've rounded up enough tips and tutorials to suit your needs. Read on for over 30 of them! Tips for Making Quilts, Part 1: Planning, … [Read more...]

Memory Quilts: Not Just for T-Shirts!

Learn how to turn those out worn clothing items into a one of a kind memory quilt. The Sewing Loft

Recently I posted a How-To on making your own T-shirt quilt. (You can find the first tutorial in that series here.) But maybe you don't have a lot of T-shirts lying around, waiting to be cut up for a quilt? That's okay! A memory quilt can be made out of so much more than just T-shirts! Now that you've mastered the basics with our free T-Shirt quilt tutorial, let's expand our horizons and think … [Read more...]

Quilt Market 2014, Houston & Giveaway

Fall 2014 quilt market recap and giveaway. The Sewing Loft

The past week was jam packed with so many fun things that I just have to share! I had visits from friends and Fall International Quilt Market in Houston rolled into one. It started off with a local conference that let me kick back and hang with a few blogging friends. Actually, I kinda cringe to write the words "blogging friends" since I chat with them all the time and consider them true … [Read more...]

Kitchen Mat Cover Up Tutorial

Kitchen Mat Cover Up DIY. The Sewing Loft

I like to update my kitchen mat from time to time.  It helps keep things fresh and makes me feel like I have redecorated.  (total fake out!) I originally shared this kitchen mat cover up project during National Serger Month with BabyLock but wanted to remind you that this project is perfect for clearing out smaller fabrics in your stash. Kitchen Mat Cover Up   This project is for all … [Read more...]

How to Make a TShirt Quilt: Finishing

Mini Series. Learn how to make a tshirt quilt on The Sewing Loft

We have gathered, prepped and stitched our favorite tees into this amazing story.... Now what? Well, it is time to add  the batting, some simple quilting stitches, and attach our backing fabric. Did you miss the beginning of this series? Click here for Part 1 - Materials & Cutting. Then click here for Part 2 - Assembling the Quilt Top. Then get ready come back here and put it all together … [Read more...]

Halloween Tote Bag Pattern| Bag O Bones

Halloween Tote Bag Pattern by The Sewing Loft

Halloween is right around the corner and it's a big day in my world. The girls just love dressing up and knocking on doors but safety is always my number one concern. Let's face it, the best time to go trick or treating in their eyes is at night.  Factor in the excitement level and darting across the street to see a friend and you can understand my concerns. (Sorry, it's just the mom in me!) So … [Read more...]

Sew Inspiring: Scrap Buster Projects

This board is jam packed with some of the most amazing scrap buster projects I have found. Be sure to follow along and keep all those small bits of fabric goodness!

We all know that I am a total scrap hoarder and that I am always on the hunt for creative ideas for these little bits of goodness but did you know that I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to scrap buster projects and ideas?  Well if the answer is a big fat no, this is one board that you will want to follow and check often!   Do you have a favorite scrap project? Leave me a … [Read more...]

20 Easy Back to School Projects

20 Easy Back to School Projects

Are you ready to send your kids back to school? I know I am! Here at The Sewing Loft, we’ve got a whole collection of tutorials to help you put your personal touches on your kiddo’s back-to-school experience. Whether your little one is in preschool or almost finished with high school, there’s something here for everyone! Click on the links below to head to the individual tutorial posts. Easy … [Read more...]

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...]