Quiltologie Mini Mania | Behind the Scenes

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You may have noticed on Instagram a few weeks back that I was on location filming a secret project. Well now, it's time to spill the beans. I've partnered with Fabric Edition and was on the set of Quiltologie filming quick sewing tips for their new line of mini quilt kits. To say that it is fun working with brands I love, designers I admire and you, the sewing community on the daily would … [Read more...]

Subway Style Embroidery Art Project

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I'm so excited to finally be able to share my Love of Sewing Challenge project.  This subway style embroidery art is my style in so many ways! I love that you can instantly transform words into meaningful keepsakes.  Let's take a look at just how easy it is to transform standard fonts into customized artwork. Subway Style Embroidery Art This project is for intermediate stitchers. Skill … [Read more...]

Free Motion Pebbles | Starry Night Sampler

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Wow, I can hardly wait to finish up my Starry Night Sampler Quilt! Today, I'm gonna show you how I added free motion pebbles to my project on my regular sewing machine. For those of you that think you need to have a fancy machine to quilt your projects, I say no way. Check out my tips below. Free Motion Pebbles Tips   Take your time and do the prep work. Meaning no wrinkles, … [Read more...]

Braiding Foot | Sewing Tool

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. The braiding foot (also known as couching or cording foot) is a specialty foot that fits in place of the standard foot. It's used to attach decorative trim such as braid, cord, piping, yarn, and ribbon to fabric.  The hole located in the top of the foot allows the trim to be threaded through the top and then under the foot. … [Read more...]

It’s Sew Easy Upcoming Episodes

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Earlier this year, in the cold of February, I flew to Ohio and filmed a few new episodes of It's Sew Easy. Just like last time, I arrived the day before to prepare my samples and get settled in on set. Not only did I get to triple check everything but I was able to see a few friends I met while filming the series last year. Love the @itsseweasytv reunion! @makeitcoats @thesewingloft … [Read more...]

Starry Night Sampler Block of the Month

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Last week we learned all about BOM's in the quilting world and today, I could not be more excited to spill the beans on my Starry Night Sampler. It's been really hard for me to keep this project under wraps but now, I can finally share the details. I've partnered together with Fairfield World and each month I'll be sharing a new block with tons of tips to help you stitch them together with … [Read more...]

Simple Skirt Video How To

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The simple skirt is one of my most popular posts on The Sewing Loft and so many of you have written asking for a quick video. So today, I am excited to share that earlier this year I while taping the boot cuffs in Cleveland, we went ahead do stitched up a quick skirt. That's right, I was already in the It's Sew Easy studio and it just seemed right. My simple skirt segment is part of the … [Read more...]

Lace Boot Cuffs DIY Video

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Last month I shared my It's Sew Easy secret and now, I'm excited to say that the 900 series; The New Century Begins- The 1900's is about to air on your local PBS station. I have joined an incredible line up of talented designers from around the sewing community for the It's Sew Easy 900 Series. This series will highlight fashion and style throughout the 20th century. Each designer will … [Read more...]

I’m on It’s Sew Easy PBS TV Show

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Boy oh boy, do I have some news to share! Early this year, I headed into the snowy territory of Cleveland, Ohio and filmed a few episodes of It's Sew Easy. I was super nervous at first and SO happy to have the Sew at Home classes with BabyLock under my belt. I arrived the day before to get a feel for what the taping would be like and make sure that all my samples were prepared properly. … [Read more...]