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Friendship Quilt Along | Gracious Quilt Block

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It's week 3 in the Friendship Quilt Along and that means it's time to share the Gracious quilt block. This little block is beyond cute and is so fun to make! Like block 1, this block design is right up my alley. The simple design allows me to combine two of my favorite techniques, applique & free motion thread painting. Friendship Quilt Along Details:   All summer long, … [Read more...]

Sunshine Quilt Block | Heartland Heritage

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The calendar page turned to June and things in my house have been non stop. Two girls graduating to the next level and the summer is in full swing! I kinda feel like that's why this month's sunshine quilt block is so perfectly timed. Sunshine Quilt Block Heartland Heritage Pattern *Find the full supply list here.  **See the Puppy Love Block from last month here.  Since the … [Read more...]

Your Sew Scrappy Retreat Questions Answered

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Since sharing the news of the upcoming retreat last month, I have been a few emails with Sew Scrappy Retreat questions and inquiries in my in-box. So, I thought I would share the additional information and answer them here for all to see. YOUR Sew Scrappy Retreat Questions:   Q: I'm excited to hear about your retreat and I'm working on the travel details. Can you tell me the best time … [Read more...]

Trustworthy Quilt Block | Friendship Quilt Along

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It's week 2 of the Friendship Quilt Along and I'm excited to share block number 2, the Trustworthy quilt block. This block is simple with straight lines but is created with a different technique called paper pieced. Let's chat a bit before we get into the details of the block. Last week when I shared this block in Scrappy Girls Club, a few of you reached out and asked if you could still … [Read more...]

Fun Block | Friendship Quilt Along

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Sometimes, sewing can seem like a one person sport but I'm pretty determined to change that. There is just no reason why we can't sew with friends. That's why I'm so excited to be part of the Friendship Quilt Along with Amanda Herring. Today is quilt along kick off day and first up is the Fun Block. Before I dive right into the details, I wanted to share some backstory. I've always admired … [Read more...]

100+ Stuffed Toy DIY Patterns

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Plushies, stuffies, stuffed toys, loveys - what do you call sweet little toys like these? No matter what name you have for them, they are simply adorable. Best of all, when they're handmade, they become not only fun toys children will love but special keepsakes for years to come too. This roundup includes something for everyone. Projects ranging from small to large, beginner to advanced, … [Read more...]

Border Details | Sweet On You Quilt

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It's time to chat border details and set our Sweet on You quilt top into it's final setting. I have chosen a 2 1/2" finished width for my border details but this width can be adjusted to any size you wish. Remember the border details on any quilt acts like a frame for the center design. To complete the Sweet On You quilt pattern can be These simple rows will join together each row of … [Read more...]

Spring 2018 #MissingMarket | Portland Edition

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Each year Kim from Go-Go Kim and I (The Sewing Loft), team up to host a #MissingMarket party. Missing Market is all about bringing our amazing community together during International Quilt Market. During this amazing time, many of our talented friends from within the quilting industry are under one roof with new fabrics, threads, sewing machines and collections of every kind. It really is like a … [Read more...]

Missing Market Portland Party | Spring 2018

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It's time to kick off our Missing Market Portland Party!! For anyone not attending the International Quilt Market in Portland, Kim from Go-Go Kim and I (The Sewing Loft) have put together a weekend filled with photo challenges and giveaways.  Every year we team up to host a party on Instagram. #MissingMarket is all about bringing everyone within our amazing community together during … [Read more...]