Project Teen – Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love 21 Projects to Sew

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

  Order a signed copy…  ships free to US addresses   This week the preview copy of my book showed up in the mail!  I knew it was coming and walked around all day feeling both insanely nervous and really excited. It all seems a bit surreal to me that I wrote a book… even typing… 

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Summertime Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

Summertime Pocket Placemat Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of

  Hi guys!! Today is my day to guest post over at Tatertots and Jello and I’m sharing a sewing tutorial for these Summertime Pocket Placemats. We love to eat outside in the summertime!  I’ve been wanting some placemats that we can take outside that are easy to clean (bbq can get messy)…not wanting to… 

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3 Tips for Beginner Quilters & Fabulously Fast Quilts Book Tour

3 Tips for Beginning Quilters on

I am so excited to be participating in the Fabulously Fast Quilts Book Tour! Amy Smart, from Diary of a Quilter,  is one of the VERY FIRST bloggers I met many years ago. Since then I’ve had the privilege to spend a lot of time with her and can truly call her one of my friends…. 

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Polka Dot Fold Over Clutch Tutorial (with custom stenciled fabric)

Polka Dot & Leather Fold Over Clutch Sewing Tutorial on

It was a long and horrible winter, have you heard??? I’m sure you didn’t hear me complain about the cold dark winter at all huh?!? (ha! who are we kidding?) The winter started early and lasted FOREVER, in fact we are under a freeze warning today…. AUGHH! Totally NOT normal for Kentucky… but I digress…. 

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