Scrappy Strips Quilt Block and OLFA Anniversary

Scrappy Strips Quilt Block Tutorial on

Did you know that it’s the 35th Anniversary of the Rotary Cutter??? It’s almost as old as me! (just almost *wink*).  To celebrate OLFA has planned a fantastic celebration complete with what else,  a Quilt!  They have asked a number of bloggers to create a unique block that will be sewn into a special quilt… 

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

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

  Order a signed copy…  ships free to US addresses   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… 

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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

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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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I’m very excited that my very first book will be released this September!  Project Teen: 21 Handmade Gifts your Teen Will Actually Love, is being published by Stash Books, an imprint of C & T Publishing. If you love the types of projects that I post on the polka dot chair blog, then I really… 

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Patchwork Quilted Pillows

Patchwork Quilted Star Pillows on

  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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