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Make Printable Sewing Labels For Your Work

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The past few weeks I've been working on a special projects that are just for friends. Each finished quilt, bag or small gift is made with the person in mind. Some of these projects will be holiday gifts and the others are just because but no matter what the reason, they all need sewing labels. Sewing labels are so much easier to make at home that people think. Let me show you. Adding Sewing … [Read more...]

Your Pineapple Smoothie Blocks

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It's been a few months since the launch of the on going sew along and based on all the sweet notes and pictures of your Pineapple Smoothie blocks, I'm thinking it's a hit. Seriously, words can not express how touched I am by all of your sweet notes. Here is a quick snapshot of just a few of the blocks you sent my way. Your Pineapple Smoothie Blocks   It makes my heart melt … [Read more...]

I Love Home Quilt Block 3

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It's time for block 3 in the I Love Home Quilt series. This quilt along with Jacquelynne from The Art of Home, has been so much fun! Each month I am sharing a few pictures of my block and hosting a giveaway. I hope that you will join the fun and stitch along with us.   Each block is designed to be hand appliqued but I just had to infuse my style and layer on some free motion … [Read more...]

100+ DIY Fabric Flower Patterns You Can Make

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Flowers are one of Mother Nature's little gifts to us. They are pretty, bright and make us smile but for some like me, keeping the fresh is always an issue. So, I've collected a list of DIY fabric flower patterns to make. This way, I can always have a vase filled to make me smile anytime of the year. The bonus,  no water required! DIY Fabric flowers are fun to make and never need watering! … [Read more...]

Machine Quilt Binding vs. Hand Stitching

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Machine quilt binding vs. hand, which method do you prefer? This is a question I asked my Scrappy Girls Club and the response was amazing! Clearly this question struck a cord because each person had a preference but that has me wondering is one better than the other? I invite you to pull up a chair, grab a cup of tea and join me in our candid discussion about the pros and cons of binding a … [Read more...]

Blue Skies Stash SWAP | Sign Up’s

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The weather lately has been crazy and I'm wishing for blue skies all around!  Luckily, Scrappy Girls Club was planning ahead and sign ups for the Blue Skies Stash of Color SWAP are happening now. This fabric based SWAP is a blind exchange that requires No Sewing. Which let's face it, sometimes is perfect for the schedule! As the name suggests, we are exchanging blue printed fabrics but … [Read more...]

30+ Fat Quarter Friendly Sewing Projects

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Fat quarters are amazingly versatile and the number of projects that you can create from them is only limited by your imagination. Think holidays, gifts for friends, craft projects and more. They're also a great way to test out unique patterns and designs without having to spend a lot of money. Here are 30 fat quarter friendly projects you can make using these small gems. 30+ Fat Quarter … [Read more...]

Quilt Size Chart | The Ultimate Quilters Guide

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We have covered so many different types of quilts and blocks on The Sewing Loft but we've never really chatted sizes. So today, I'm sharing a handy quilt size chart to help you determine what size will actually fit your bed! I'm sure by now you've picked out your favorite quilt blocks and are ready to start stitching, but do you know what size quilt to actually make? The most important … [Read more...]

Block 2 | I Love Home Quilt

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Sewing with friends is too much fun to pass up so when Jacquelynne from The Art of Home asked me to join the fun in the I love home quilt block of the month, I was all in! Each month I will share a few pictures of my block for the month and host a giveaway. I hope that you will join the fun and sign up for the free pattern to stitch along with us.   The I love home quilt is so … [Read more...]