Derby Style Fabric

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

  Hello, Happy Monday Morning to y’all!  Today it’s my turn for the Riley Blake Fabric Designer Blog Hop! If you came here from the previous stop,  Lori Whitlock‘s blog welcome!  I thought that I’d start by introducing myself. My name is Melissa Mortenson, I live in the Louisville Kentucky area with my husband and 2… 

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Dress Inspiration

Inside Vogue Patterns, Tracy Reese Craftsy Class

  This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine Last year I participated in an online sewing competition called Project Sewn.  I… 

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Riley Blake Designers Blog Hop and Holiday Gift Guides

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

Happy Monday!! We woke up to snow! I am sooo not ready for this after last years “polar vortex”. The kids are all off of school today and I can’t think in my 20 years living in Kentucky of a time that we’ve ever had a snow day BEFORE Thanksgiving. I hope this is not… 

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DIY Personalized Tote Bag

DIY Monogrammed Tote Bag on polkadotchair.com

*A big thanks to Jo-Ann and Cricut for sending me the supplies to make today’s project! All opinions and hair brained ideas are 100% mine.. this post contains affiliate links**  I seem to pop into Jo-Ann’s once every couple of weeks. I always think that I have enough of what I need for a project… 

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Clementine Applique Quilt and Craftsy Class Giveaway

Inspired Modern Quilts Class on Craftsy

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine   You may recall that I’ve been slowly working my way through several online… 

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Come Sew with Me!

Study Pillow Sewing Pattern- love the pockets!

  Hi Guys! Just want to pop in here and let you know that I’ll be teaching a class in Lexington, Kentucky this month.   We will be making the “Study Pillow” project from my book Project Teen. In the class I’ll walk you through step by step my applique process and how I insert piping… 

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Ariel Halloween Costume

DIY Ariel Halloween Costume

Sewing Halloween costumes for my kids has always been one of my all time favorite projects. I have always loved taking them to the store to flip through costume patterns, sometimes as early as August, then planning and scheming what costumes they would want that year. Even though I always tried to get an early… 

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Visit me at Quilt Market!

Melissa-Mortenson-Quilt-Market

  (photo from iPhone) If you will be at Quilt Market in Houston this week I’d love to see you!! I’ll be debuting my new fabric line Derby Style and signing copies of my book, Project Teen. I’ve been busy prepping samples for the booth and have a few things that I can’t wait to share… 

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Study Pillow

Study Pillow sewing patter from Project Teen

One of my favorite projects from Project Teen is the Study Pillow sewing pattern.  One day I watched as my daughter lugged a pillow, books, pens, iPhone, headphones and some snacks outside so that she could go study. She had the hardest time getting everything out there without dropping it all, and I remember thinking to myself… 

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