Floral Theme Mini Quilt SWAP | 2022 Edition

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It's so much fun to exchange something fun with a friend and that's why I love hosting sewing swaps! It's the perfect way to meet someone who shares your passion, understands that creativity can be messy, and knows just how hard it can be to toss that small scrap of fabric! Just one look at my sewing wall and you can see that mini quilts are one of my favorite things to exchange with … [Read more...]

Leader Board Quilt | Creative Chops Series

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I am thrilled to kick off the Creative Chops series with my Leader Board quilt pattern. As mentioned in the Creative Chops article, the series will run in rainbow order and red is first on the list. That means, grab your pinks, blush-colored prints, reds, burgundy, and wines because we are about to slice and dice them to create something fun! Leader Board Quilt Details Made … [Read more...]

Creative Chops | Scrap Busting Patterns

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I know things have been kinda quiet around here but that's all about to change! Allow me to introduce my new series, Creative Chops to The Sewing Loft. Creative Chops is all about chopping up our colorful fabric scrap bits and turning them into a new quilt. Now, to those sewists that are not quilters at heart, this might sound completely silly. You are most likely thinking why on earth … [Read more...]

Fabric Scrap Bag | It’s time to SWAP

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We are kicking off the new year with our first SWAP, the assorted scrap bag! SWAP's are one of my favorite things to do with a new friend and when I kicked off my first one in 2016, I had no idea how popular they would become. Each year we exchange more handmade goodness than the year before and my swaps span many countries. I just love that I can bring folks together from all over the map. … [Read more...]

Block Friday Holiday Special

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After the friends and family leave, most folks will start surfing the internet to find the best Black Friday shopping deals around. To join the fun, The Sewing Loft is hosting a "Block Friday" holiday special. It's no secret that creating fun and playful quilt blocks is my jam and through the years I have designed more than my fair share. I have built up a library of almost 100 different … [Read more...]

Affordable Quilter Gifts | Gift Guide

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It's that time of year when we search for the perfect gift for everyone on our list but let's not forget your favorite sewing & quilting friends. To help out, I put together a fun list of affordable quilter gifts. If you are looking for budget-friendly gift ideas this holiday season, look no further! I've put together a list of affordable quilter gifts that will cover every sewing … [Read more...]

Tree Quilt Block | Heartland Heritage

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It's time to share the last block in the Heartland Heritage quilt along. I know that you have worked so hard stitching each block along the way and think you will love the simplicity of the tree quilt block. The tree quilt block measures 6″ square when finished and uses 3 different fabrics. You will need to make 5 Tree blocks to complete your quilt. Here are a few finished blocks to help … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Quilt Block | Heartland Heritage

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I'm beyond excited to share the next block from Heartland Heritage with you today. This sewing machine quilt block is all about the cutting. Let's take a look and see how it turned out. This block measures 12″ square when finished and uses 4 different fabrics. You will need to make 4 blocks to complete your quilt. Sewing Machine Quilt Block To keep my sewing machine blocks bright … [Read more...]

How to Make a Halloween Applique

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There is nothing better than decorating the house with some spooky decor and thanks to my BOO-ti-ful Life Halloween applique, you can do it in a flash. The BOO-ti-ful Life design features a raw edge applique, fabric scraps, and a little bit of embroidery. Luckily, my Baby Lock Altair handles all of these steps with accuracy. I just love the little ghost design. Now before you get all … [Read more...]