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

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

  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 that feels a little strange to me.  After I… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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3 Tips for Beginner Quilters & Fabulously Fast Quilts Book Tour

3 Tips for Beginning Quilters on polkadotchair.com

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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Patchwork Quilted Pillows

Patchwork Quilted Star Pillows on polkadotchair.com

  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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Large Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

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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