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...]

Start Sewing During National Sewing Month

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Each year when September rolls around I do two things like clockwork; send the kids back to school and celebrate National Sewing Month.  This year, I want to add one more thing on my list. I want to get back to sewing! That's right, so many of us say we want to sew, dream about the fun projects we'll make but many stop there. I say, let's just start sewing!   So no matter what your … [Read more...]

DIY Quilted Tree Skirt Video Class

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Have you seen the new Quilted Tree Skirt Class with Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield on Craftsy? If the answer is no, then my question to you is why not? Since Caroline is a personal friend it was so fun to hear her voice and watch her teach but the best part is now, I'm one step closer to tackling the holiday list! Quilted Tree Skirt Class   Now, let's take a look at the class. … [Read more...]

International Association of Quilters

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As a Sewing Loft reader, you know I love sharing easy to make scrappy projects, sewing tips and fab sewing finds. Well today I've got a goodie, International Association of Quilters. You may remember me mentioning this group before. You see, I was a featured designer in 2015 and shared my Santa Baby pattern. Fast forward to today and the group has grown by leaps and bounds. There are over … [Read more...]

Sewing Apps Help You Streamline

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Are you ready to make your sewing life easier? Wouldn't it be great to have your sewing room, and ideas available at the touch of a button, especially while shopping at the store? With the right sewing apps, it's completely possible. Here's a list of iPhone and Android sewing apps to try. Have you used any of these? Which ones are your favorite? Are there any missing from the list?  (Share in the … [Read more...]