Free Motion Quilting Patterns, from Craftsy's Small Changes, Big Variety Class

Free Motion Quilting Class Special Offer

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 Today I find myself sharing with you a somewhat imperfect work in progress and not a… 

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Triangle Quilt

Triangle Quilt

  We just returned from getting my daughter set up for her 2nd year of college. I can’t believe she’s old enough for college, let alone old enough to be starting her second year! Before she graduated High School she picked out some fabric that she liked for a quilt for her dorm room.  She… 

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Study Pillow Sewing Pattern- love the pockets!

A bit more about Project Teen

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… 

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Learn the in's and out's of sewing with knit fabrics!

Sewing with Knit Fabrics, Craftsy Class Special

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.  This year one of my personal sewing goals was to improve my apparel sewing… 

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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe on polkadotchair.com

MIRACLE WHIP Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by MIRACLE WHIP as part of their blogger network. All year long look for great new recipes for you to try pop up here courtesy of MIRACLE WHIP. All opinions are 100% mine.  Summer is winding down to a close and I’m having a hard time feeling like it’s already… 

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Self Binding Baby Doll Blanket Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Baby Doll Receiving Blanket Pattern

 This post first appeared on Paging Supermom as a part of their Books Alive series.  Be sure to stop by their site for many fantastic crafts and projects centered around beloved Children’s Books.    Even though my kids are older now, I still love a good children’s book. When my kids were little we tried… 

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DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Today I’m going to share with you the first project of a really fun blog series that I’ll be involved in this fall. I’m very exited about it and think that… 

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"I'm so Fancy" Make Up bag sewing pattern with free printable!

I’m So Fancy, Make Up Bag Pattern

 This project was met by hysterical laughs from my 18 year old daughter today when I told her to go get me some “fancy” stuff to put in the make up bag.  “Mom, why do you know this song?” she asked in between gasps for air.  Apparently I’m just REALLY old to her. But if… 

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40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know -

40 Sewing Tips & Techniques and Craftsy Giveaway

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… 

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Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

Project Teen Available Now!

  I just wanted to pop in here really quick to let you know that TODAY I receive my copies of Project Teen!! (It also happens to be my Wedding Anniversary, so great timing C&T!)  I’m so excited to share all of the projects in the book with you!  I’ll talk more about many of… 

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Hint of Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on polkadotchair.com

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe {with a hint of coconut}

I must say that Chocolate Chip Cookies are my Kryptonite… that and a really good Rice Krispe Treat… I love all kinds of chocolate chip cookies and there are a million recipes online for the little buggers. A year ago I shared our families favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and my favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip… 

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Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Patchwork Scarf Tutorial

This post appeared first on the Dear Stella Fabrics Blog I’m so excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for this patchwork scarf.  The scarf is made from the new Dear Stella Emerson fabric line… which I ADORE!  As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to make something… 

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Easy Swimsuit Cover Up by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Easy Beach Towel Swimsuit Cover Up

This project first appeared on 30 Handmade Days Funner in the Summer Series. Even though summer is starting to wind down and school starts this month, the weather here usually stays warm clear through October… Perfect for swimming.. Today’s project is an easy summer sewing tutorial.  I noticed my daughter one day struggling to keep… 

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Back to School Shopping Tips and Free Printable Shopping List on polkadotchair.com

Back To School Shopping Tips

It seems like that time of year has come again. Always before I feel like I’m ready and always before I feel like I’ve had a full summer: Back to School. As much as I enjoy having my kids home with me, I can sense that they are ready to go back to school. Too… 

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How to make your own Harry Potter Quidditch Robes on polkadotchair.com

DIY Quidditch Robes

Okay,  we admit to being a little Crazy for Harry at our house!  In fact when I go to London, touring the Harry Potter studios is one of my top 3 MUST Do’s… A few years ago we even all dressed up as Harry Potter characters for Halloween (my husband and me included).  So when… 

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