Introducing Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson

Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs

Today I’m insanely excited and insanely terrified to tell you about something that I’ve been working on for most of the summer. My very first line of quilting cotton fabric! I actually came up with the idea for this line of fabric 2 years ago but then just sat and let the idea “simmer” for… 

Read More »

A bit more about Project Teen

Study Pillow Sewing Pattern- love the pockets!

I thought I’d pop in here and share with you a bit more about my book, Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love 21 Projects to Sew. I promise I won’t be inundating you with book related posts over the next few months, but I know that personally I like to have a good… 

Read More »

40 Sewing Tips & Techniques and Craftsy Giveaway

40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know -

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.  Okay, how many times have you sat down to sew and just not been… 

Read More »

Scrappy Strips Quilt Block and OLFA Anniversary

Scrappy Strips Quilt Block Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Did you know that it’s the 35th Anniversary of the Rotary Cutter??? It’s almost as old as me! (just almost *wink*).  To celebrate OLFA has planned a fantastic celebration complete with what else,  a Quilt!  They have asked a number of bloggers to create a unique block that will be sewn into a special quilt… 

Read More »

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 Buy from Amazon Book Post #1 Book Post #2   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… 

Read More »

Saturday Snapshots and Weekend Links

Craft South Patchwork Weekend

Well I think it’s time for another Saturday Snapshots post… I always mean to share these once a week but never seem to prioritize the time to sit down and write up the post. This week it really started to feel like Summer… I was sewing the other afternoon and thought “hurry up, you have… 

Read More »

Red, White and Blue DIY Dish Towels & over 100 Red, White & Blue Crafts!!

Red White and Blue Dish towels - would be cute to make for the 4th of July!

  Hi Guys! I’ve got a fun new blog post idea to share with you today. Not only am I going to share with you how to make a red, white and blue quilt block dish towel, but I’m also going to share with you over 100 Red, White & Blue Craft ideas prefect for the… 

Read More »

Quilt Market Spring 2014

Quilt Market Recap Spring 2014

(photo from Carolyn Friedlander’s booth) Those of you that follow me on Instagram may have been wondering what was causing the major IG overload last weekend! I attended my very first quilt market.  If you don’t know (don’t feel bad if you don’t, cause I didn’t) – Quilt Market is a trade show that is… 

Read More »