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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...]

Puppy Love Quilt Block | Heartland Heritage

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Wow, it's May already and time for the next block in the Heartland Heritage sew along with Inspiring Stitches. This month is the Puppy Love quilt block. Now, if only you could spend a day with me in the studio you would see how much I adore my pups! Puppy Love Quilt Block Heartland Heritage Pattern *Find the full supply list here.  **See the Posy Block from last month … [Read more...]

Sew Scrappy Retreat | Weekend Stitching

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Some of you may have heard the news but late last week I shared a little secret, I'm hosting a sewing retreat this fall called Sew Scrappy Retreat! Before I dive into the details, let me share some of the backstory. For years I have attended sewing retreats with best sewing bud.... my mom. Since we live so far apart, we've used the retreats as an excuse for a getaway weekend to sew, meet … [Read more...]

Sashing Row Details | Sweet On You Quilt

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We are in the final stages of the Sweet on You mystery sew along and it's time to cut out the fabric pieces for each sashing row. These simple rows will join together each row of colorful quilt blocks made during the past few weeks and help complete our Sweet On You layout. Sashing Row Details:   Size: 2 1/2" x 63" finished Number of rows:  8 Cutting Details: From … [Read more...]

Darling Dresden Row Layout | Sweet On You

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It's time to piece together our last row of blocks in the Sweet On You quilt along and the Darling Dresden row layout is simple to stitch together. It's time to join your darling dresden blocks together into two complete rows for the Sweet On You quilt along.   Darling Dresden Row Layout   This weeks 9" Darling Dresden block is the final block needed to complete our … [Read more...]