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...]

Fabric Bowls Video Class

Learn how to make fabric bowls in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

Everyone needs storage for those pretty little things in life and these fabric bowls are perfect. Join me today and learn how to make these pretty fabric bowls in the Baby Lock Sew at Home video series. During the class, I will be sharing easy tips on how to create these fabric bowls, adding stability with a secret supply and use the felling foot to showcase your … [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...]

Strawberry Pincushion | Scrap Buster

Clear out your scrap basket with this sweet strawberry pincushion. The Sewing Loft

It's pretty safe to say that I have a problem with scraps. You see, I tend to save every little, tiny bit of fabric that crosses my path. At times, it's been said that I need an intervention. So, when things get rough, meaning the scrap basket is overflowing, I like to start stitching! Two of my favorite things in the workroom are fabric scraps and pincushions. So, I thought it would be fun … [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...]

Hippity, Hoppity Easter is on it’s way!

Hop Along Bunny PDF Pattern by 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 Easter is on the way and if you have been searching for a quick and easy, yet totally adorable, DIY Easter gift for your little ones, look no further. The Bunny sewing pattern from The Sewing Loft is here to help! This floppy-eared … [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...]

Square Quilt Shapes

The square quilt is a standard shape commonly found in many quilts. Learn tips on how to perfect the technique and see layout examples. The Sewing Loft

If you’re ready to start quilting, the easiest and most basic form of a quilt shape to make is the simple patchwork square pattern. With patchwork squares, you can make a random pattern or one with a graphic design to it, like these: In order to make the most professional-looking patchwork quilt, the key is to cut squares that are perfectly square in shape, and then to sew them into a quilt … [Read more...]

Quilt Confession | National Quilting Month

It's National Quilt Month and I am determined to make a quilt just for me. Don't laugh but this is my inspiration. The Sewing Loft

Did you know March is National Quilting Month and that March 21st is National Quilting Day? Who knew???  Well to celebrate I am going to share a secret...... Well, it's more like a confession, actually but it sure feels like a dirty little secret. Quilt Confession   I have never made a traditional quilt from start to finish. I mean, I've stitched tee shirt quilts, commissioned pieces … [Read more...]