Patchwork Quilted Pillows

Patchwork Quilted Star Pillows on polkadotchair.com
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  What? Doesn’t everyone post Christmas projects in February?  Sorry to throw you for a loop there *wink*. This project was the victim of the great technology meltdown of December 2013.  I never got it posted before Christmas because it was finished right when my laptop died. I can’t bear the thought of sitting on… 

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Machine Quilting Basics: A Sewing Lesson

Machine Quilting Basics
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  Today I’m sharing with you another post in my Sewing Lessons Series sponsored by Bernina. This lesson is on the Basics of Machine Quilting, or How to Quilt on a Sewing Machine. You can find previous lessons on, How to Sew a Zipper, How to Make and Sew Piping, Curves & Corners, How to… 

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Top 10 Sewing Projects of 2013

Top 10 Sewing Projects of 2013
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Happy New Year! 2013 was quite a year for us. Full of lots of ups and downs, lets’ just say it was not one of my favorite years. In January 2013 I picked “DO” as my word of the year, and I DID! I challenged myself to improve my blog content, styling and photography, hoping my… 

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Large Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hexagon Quilt Tutorial
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Hi there! I’m so excited today to be sharing with  you the tutorial for this Large Hexagon Quilt. I was able to whip this Halloween Quilt up very quickly using Lori Holt’s Half Hexie Ruler. Last weekend we headed down to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY for a little photoshoot. I have always photographed… 

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The Good, The Bad and The Quilty

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  Lots going on this week, so let’s break it down. The Good, The Bad and the Quilty. Up first The Good:   I have a project published in a Magazine! I contributed some cinch sacks to the Holiday Issue of Make It Yourself Magazine, and they made the cover (bottom left corner). You can… 

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Dorm Room Decor: Memory Pillow Tutorial

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  My first born child is starting College far from home this month.  We’ve had fun all summer making plans for her new dorm room.  I knew that I wanted to make sure that she had some reminders of home when she was far away. We’ve filled her moving boxes with lots of reminders of… 

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Hawaiian Quilts & a few links

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  One of the things I was especially excited to learn about on my recent trip to Hawaii was the art of Hawaiian quilting. I’ve always loved the bold colors and simple designs of Hawaiian quilts. Since I know that many of you love quilting and fabric as much as I do, that you would… 

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Color Blocked Baby Quilt

Color Blocked Baby Quilt
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Today I’m going to share with you how to make this Color Blocked Baby Quilt.  It’s a very simple design, no need for a pattern. The blocks are arranged in color order with the darkest at the top going down to the lightest at the bottom. To make this quilt you’ll need: Fat Quarters of… 

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Easy Fat Quarter Doll Quilt

Fat Quarter Doll Quilt
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Project shared originally on UCreate// Today I’m going to share with you how to make this simple doll quilt made from 2 fat quarters!  Have you ever noticed how many “cheater” prints you can buy at the fabric store now?  They are great for this kind of project. No piecing necessary. You can whip this… 

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4 Things to do when you get a new Sewing Machine

4 things to do when you get a new Sewing Machine
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Hi Everyone! I wanted to take a minute and talk a little bit about some things to keep in mind if you get a new Sewing Machine.  Until I started sewing with my Bernina 710 this Spring I had been sewing on the same sewing machine for 12 years.  So I know that this is… 

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New Series: Sewing Lessons

Sewing Lessons
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  The Polka Dot Chair has a new friend: Polka Dot Chair meet 710, now 710 meet the Polka Dot Chair. Y’all get along now. Last month I welcomed a fun new addition to my sewing room.  The Bernina 710 (I’m in love with it, but more about that later). This machine joined my sewing… 

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Simple Chevron Quilted Throw

Simple Chevron Quilted Throw- a great quilt for a beginner
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    One of the most frequent comments I get is  ”I’d like to make a quilt but I don’t know where to start”.   With this in mind I designed this simple chevron quilt project. It  would be a great place to start if you’ve never made a quilt before. If you are an… 

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Tone on Tone Applique Dots by Diary of a Quilter

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Hello friends! I’m Amy and I write about my adventures with fabric on my blog Diary of a Quilter. My project today was inspired by Riley Blake’s new collection of tone on tone polka dot fabrics! I’m especially loving that navy on turquoise! And so I created a little mini pieced quilt design that I plan to turn into… 

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Soft n Snuggly Baby Quilt Tutorial

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One of my favorite baby quilts to make is the one from my Soft n Snuggly Baby Quilt tutorial.  It pieces together quickly and is a great way to use up some of your scraps.   A friend of mine is expecting a new baby girl and I thought it would be the prefect opportunity… 

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