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...]

Classic Placemats – Vintage Flare

Learn how to make classic placemats. The Sewing Loft

Today I’m participating in Susan from Living with Punks ‘Home Sewn’ series sharing these easy to make placemats.  Since I selected vintage fabric, the first task was to clean it.  If you are unsure how to do this, I would suggest being gentle and click here for more of my easy tips. I love vintage fabrics and feel like I have a terrible habit of squirreling them away for another day.  Well, not … [Read more...]

Baby Lock National Serger Month

National Serger Month The Sewing Loft

Spring is almost here and I am in need of a little upbeat change-up in my kitchen! So, it was game on when the folks at Baby Lock asked me to join the fun of National Serger Month.  They asked me to put together a project that was true to my style and reflected my point of view. Since I am starting to explore quilting more and always love cleaning out my scrap basket, this kitchen mat cover up … [Read more...]

Sewing with Printable Fabric Sheets

Use printable fabric sheets to personalize your sewing projects. The Sewing Loft

For today’s Tuesday Tip we’d like to share a product that can put a personal touch on almost anything you want to sew: printable fabric sheets! Printable Fabric Sheets- What are they?   Printable fabric sheets are pre cut 8.5” x 11” paper backed fabric that is ready to roll through your printer.  They work just like paper - print any words, images or designs onto them that you want! … [Read more...]