Kentucky Derby Party: Reader Submission

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas and FREE Printable Derby Party Items & Games

Today I’m excited to share with you some great ideas for you Kentucky Derby Party.  If you like this post then you may also like this post with Kentucky Derby Party Ideas and Printables or this post for Derby Pie Inspired Cupcakes! Last week I got an email from a friend of mine that she… 

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DIY Gold Foil Artwork – and Free Printable

DIY Gold Foil Artwork Tutorial (and free printable) on polkadotchair.com

This post is sponsored by American Crafts, affiliate links are included #HSMinc Last week I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home from Spring Break.  A new Minc. foil machine.  I’ve teamed up with the good folks at American Crafts for the next 6 months to show you guys some of… 

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How to sew a Pillow Cover with an Invisible Zipper

How to sew a pillow cover with an Invisible Zipper- a free sewing tutorial

  On Friday I shared a simple way to dress up a pillow by a adding customizable pillow wrap. Today I’m going to show you how to sew the pillow cover for the pillows.  This pillow cover has an invisible zipper which not only gives it a professional finish,  it also makes it easy to swap… 

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How to make Pillow Wraps – Kentucky Derby Craft Ideas

How to use ribbon and burlap to make Pillow Wraps

I have a set of pillows on my couch that I love to swap out each season. I’ve got a set for Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July.  With Derby coming up I decided it was high time that I made a new set of pillows for the occasion.  I’ve used my Derby Style… 

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DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath & Video Tutorial

DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath- cute decoration for Derby Day!

Okay, first up we need to chat…. the Kentucky Derby is May 2nd.  That’s about 2 weeks away. It’s a HUGE deal here.  The stores are all stocked with Derby Day party items, you find hats and fascinations all over the mall, and Derby talk pretty much dominates every tv broadcast.  The next couple of… 

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How to make a Paper Prize Ribbon

How to make Paper Prize Ribbons and Rosettes on polkadotchair.com

  The Kentucky Derby is coming up in just a couple of weeks.  Yesterday I pulled out my Derby Prize Ribbon decorations from last year and thought I’d share with you a tutorial on how to make the paper prize ribbons. Today is 10 minute Tuesday and this is definitely a “do-able” 10 minute project! Sometimes… 

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Derby Style Fabric is Now Available

Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs- Cute Fabric for your next sewing project

  Last Friday I got home from running errands to find a very nice surprise waiting for me.  My Derby Style fabric yardage had arrived! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that it was hitting stores last week. I was so excited to share the good news with everyone yet fighting back… 

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Bow Tie Patchwork Pillow Tutorial

Bow Tie Quilted Pillow Sewing Pattern

  This post first appeared on Riley Blake Designs Blog as a part of their Design Team Wednesday series. I am totally smitten with bow ties lately (as seen by the bow tie print on my fabric) and thought that it would be fun to make a bow tie pillow.  The pillow is constructed simply… 

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Derby Style Fabric

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

  Hello, Happy Monday Morning to y’all!  Today it’s my turn for the Riley Blake Fabric Designer Blog Hop! If you came here from the previous stop,  Lori Whitlock‘s blog welcome!  I thought that I’d start by introducing myself. My name is Melissa Mortenson, I live in the Louisville Kentucky area with my husband and 2… 

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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… 

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Kentucky Derby Printable Subway Art

Free Printable Kentucky Derby Subway Art on polkadotchair.com

Happy Derby week y’all!!! I hope that you have enjoyed the Kentucky Derby Party Ideas and Free Printable’s that I posted this year.  I have one more quick idea Kentucky Derby decorations to share with you today. Tomorrow  is the Kentucky Oaks (which I’m going to !!!) and Saturday is the Kentucky Derby!  If you… 

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Kentucky Derby Party Ideas {and a Chinet® Giveaway}

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas on polkadotchair.com

It’s spring in Kentucky which means only one thing, it’s Derby Time!! I know that you’ve heard me say it before, but Derby time in Kentucky is one of my most favorite times of the year. There are loads of great activities for families and the whole city puts on a great show to welcome… 

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