T Shirt Quilt Journey with Lady A

Lighten up your drawer space with an easy to make t shirt quilt. Learn how on The Sewing Loft.

This summer my oldest daughter dove into sewing in a whole new way. One of her biggest projects was a t shirt quilt and today, she is here sharing her story. Please give a warm welcome to my oldest, Lady A. I started out by picking out all of my shirts and cutting them up to all around the average size (13”x13”) making sure to include the logos on them.*  Once you have them all nice and cut … [Read more...]

Personalized Pillows DIY

Personalized Pillows DIY Feature

Ever want to give a super special gift but could not think of something perfect? Well today's project is perfect! Not only are personalized pillows easy to make but depending on how much time you have on your hands, you can embellish them or even add decorative stitching. Let's get started. Personalized Pillows   This project is for all skill levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Learn How to Square a Quilt

It is important to square a quilt before starting the preparation for long-arm and free motion stitching. Learn how to square any size quilt topper. The Sewing Loft

After you have pieced together your favorite quilt blocks into a beautiful quilt top, it's time to start the prep work for the all over stitching such as long arming or free motion. That means, square a quilt top, create a quilt sandwich, truing you topper and pinning things together. Taking the time to do this prep work can transform your quilt from a homemade "nice job" to a stand-out, … [Read more...]

25+ Things to Make With Fabric Selvage

Ever looked at the edge of your fabric and think how pretty the markings are? Well, this list of 25+ Fabric Selvage Projects will make you wish you've saved them. The Sewing Loft

Today I want to highlight a frequently overlooked but incredibly unique and valuable little bit of fabric...Selvege strips! You know, those little sections on the edge of your fabric with color dots and designer info. These are so fun to work with and can tell the story of all your favorite fabric choices if you only let them:) There are no rules here, only creativity and expression. Take … [Read more...]

Half Square Triangles | Quilting Basics

Learn different techniques for making half square triangles. Some will have you stitching up many at a time. The Sewing Loft

Half square triangles are a quilt shape with a fairly transparent name: they’re triangles that are made from half a square each.   There are several ways to make half square triangles (commonly abbreviated HSTs in the quilting world), and every quilter tends to find her own preference for making them. Do you have a favorite method for making HSTs? If not, follow along with us as we … [Read more...]

Picnic Blanket Video Class

Learn how to make a water resistant picnic blanket in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

This water resistant picnic blanket is next up in the Baby Lock Sew at Home series and the timing could not be more perfect! I would love for you to join me and stitch along. During class, I will show you just how to easy it is to sew slippery fabrics with help from a teflon foot. That's right, the special coating on the bottom keeps everything moving right along. Let's take a quick … [Read more...]

Tumblers Basic Quilt Shape

Explore different sewing patterns for stitching tumblers together. The Sewing Loft

Welcome back to another post in our Quilting Shapes series! Today we’re talking tumblers - the tumbler is basically a trapezoid; it’s a rectangle with one short end being narrower than the other. Making Tumbler Quilt Shapes In order to create tumbler shapes out of fabric, there are several options available: Use a template you make yourself; trace and cut this template out of several … [Read more...]

Modern Placemats Video Class

Learn how to make these modern placements with The Sewing Loft in this video class on Sew at Home.

I'm excited to share my next project class in the Baby Lock Sew at Home series, Modern Placemats. In class we will be exploring how to evenly space our straight stitching with the aide of the quilting foot with 1/4" guide. This foot is pretty incredible and can be used on many different types of sewing projects. Let's take a quick peek at the foot in action. During the class, … [Read more...]

100+ Free Quilt Blocks

Keep your creative juices flowing with over 100 free quilt blocks rounded up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Lately, I am finding myself being pulled over to the quilting world and I must say, I'm totally enjoying it!  So, for those of you like me who are new to this area of sewing, I thought I would round up some amazing quilt blocks to get you started! 100+ Quilt Blocks   Remember, all quilt blocks listed below are free to download. Be sure to PIN THIS list to refer to over and … [Read more...]