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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DIY Polka Dot Burp Cloths

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Hello! I hope that you’ve enjoyed all of the polka dot themed posts this past month. Today I’m going to show you how to make burp cloths. I know that I’ve had a great time thinking of projects to share with y’all and have really enjoyed seeing all of the great projects that our guest… 

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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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Tutorial: Dresden Burst Baby Quilt

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This is a repost of the quilt I made for my last Riley Blake Design Team Project in July!  I’m posting here incase you missed it! For this months project,  I decided to make a baby quilt.  I love Dresden Blocks but didn’t want to make an entire quilt of them.   Instead I scattered… 

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Dresden Burst Baby Quilt for Riley Blake Designs

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My latest tutorial for the Riley Blake Design team is up!   It’s a baby quilt made using 3 Dreden Blocks… It’s a quick and easy baby gift!! Go check it out! Also, I’ll be completing the switch over to wordpress this week… so if things are wonky for a bit, please forgive me!! We… 

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Baby Shower Idea: Decorate Onesie’s

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Last month myself and some friends hosted a baby shower for a soon to be born baby girl.  Since I always joke that if you come to my house I make you do crafts, I thought a baby shower crafts should be no exception. I got the idea from the Moda Fabrics blog.  They have… 

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Tutorial: Vintage Hankie Burp Cloths

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Oh how I love vintage hankies!!!  Last year I made a quilt with them and had a few left over.  I like to throw them into projects when I get the chance…. One day while I was thinking about what else I could make with a vintage hankie… it dawned on me… “a burp cloth”…… 

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Soft ‘n Snugly Baby Quilt

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Recently I needed to make a baby quilt for a gift, but didn’t have much time and not quite enough material to make what I had in mind. Then I remembered my friend Traci makes these really cute rag quilts with fabric scraps and I thought maybe I could try to do something similar. As… 

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Baby Travel tips with guest Lindsay Sews!

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Please welcome Linsday as a guest poster for our monthly theme “Journey”. Make sure you go visit her blog and show her some love!! I’m Lindsay, and I blog over at Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds. I’m so excited that Melissa has asked me to share this tutorial for readers of The Polkadot Chair. I… 

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Chalkboard Placemat Tutorial

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My sister reads this blog. This is great, yet poses a problem for me. She’s not going to be surprised when she gets these for her kids for Christmas. Oh well, I think she can learn to deal with it, and I don’t believe her 5 & 3 yr olds read my blog…. and I… 

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Vintage Hankie Quilt

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Today I’m going to show you how to make a Vintage Hankie Quilt, and tell you the story of who I gave one to. Last summer my sister had a baby, this little angel who I have yet to meet.  At her baby shower last summer I had wanted to give her something handmade but… 

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It started out as a simple baby gift…

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Fabric, Life’s a Hoot by AdornIT, backing Flannel blanket, Target I have told my children, “just do it the right way the FIRST time, it’s just easier that way”.  Let’s just say, I did not take my own advice on this project!  I just wanted to make a cute little gift for a new baby… 

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New Tutorial: His & Hers Baby Quilts

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This tutorial first appeared on  Moda Bake Shop… I’m a mom of twins, a boy and a girl.  A friend of mine just had twins herself and I decided it might be fun to find a way to use the same fabric line to make a boy and a girl version quilt.  I got the… 

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The cutest baby shower gift idea!!

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We are still having a great time here in Utah, visiting family & friends, eating lots of food & running around like crazy!! I just had to “check in” here and share this awesome idea! My sister is having her 1st baby girl and our good friend Ali threw Emily a little luncheon/shower this week…. 

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