Project Polka Dot Giveaway with Riley Blake Fabrics

Riley Blake Fabrics Giveaway!!
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I am excited to kick of Project Polka Dot with a fantastic giveaway from Riley Blake Fabrics!  I knew that their Cotton Dots basics fabrics would be a wonderful fit for our series.  They are so nice and have sent along a Fat Quarter Pack, a Rolie Polie and a 5” stacker to give away… 

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DIY Laptop Sleeve Clutch

Free Padded Laptop Sleeve Clutch Sewing Pattern on polkadotchair.com
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This post first appeared on the Riley Blake Fabrics Blog, I’m posting it here in case you missed it! Today I’m going to share with you how to make this Laptop Sleeve Clutch! It’s padded to make it extra sturdy and simple to sew, you can whip one up in an hour or so! I… 

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Bedside Kid Tote Tutorial

Bedside Kid Tote Tutorial
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This post first appeared on Riley Blake Fabrics Today I am going to be sharing with you a tutorial for this Bedside Kid Tote. It’s a little bit different than another bedside caddy,  in that it attaches to a pillowcase not the mattress. I thought this one might be easier for little hands to reach into,… 

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Fabric Fest

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A gorgeous quilt on display in the store at Fabric Fest (note to self: time to sew with solids) Hi guys! Before I get into my Fabric Fest wrap up a few items of business: -If you were in my Retro Travel Bag Class the tutorial on this blog has been updated with all of… 

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My Retro Travel Bag Sewing Class!

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  Hey there I’m in Vegas! I’m teaching this week at Riley Blake’s Fabric Fest.  I am so excited that the event is finally here. I’ve been planning out the details of my class all summer. Part of planning out my class was making a few new Retro Travel bags to use as classroom examples…. 

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Riley Blake Fabric Fest & Fabric Giveaway!

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  Hello!! Welcome to the Riley Blake Fabric Fest Blog Hop!  I’m so flattered to be included in such a fun and talented group of ladies! If you’re new here my name is Melissa and you can read a bit more about me here. Fabric Fest is a great big sewing party! It’s going to… 

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“Sunnies” Sunglasses Case

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  Are you ready for summer! Oh man am I!!! Here’s a fun sunglasses case for you to sew! There are two things you should know about me 1) I ALWAYS have a pair of sunglasses with me, I can’t drive without them, the sun hurts my eyes.   2) My purse is a MESS…. 

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Pom Pom Zipper Pull Tutorial

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Hello!  If you’re visiting from the Riley Blake Designs Blog, WELCOME! Feel free to “poke” around a bit.  You can start with the “Tutorials & Projects” tab above if you like. Today I’m going to share with you how to make the pom pom zipper pull that I attached to my Sunglasses Case Tutorial over… 

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Simple Chevron Quilted Throw

Simple Chevron Quilted Throw- a great quilt for a beginner
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    One of the most frequent comments I get is  ”I’d like to make a quilt but I don’t know where to start”.   With this in mind I designed this simple chevron quilt project. It  would be a great place to start if you’ve never made a quilt before. If you are an… 

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Come Sew with me in Las Vegas!

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  Riley Blake Fabrics is holding their very first Fabric Fest in Las Vegas this September.  Registration opened TODAY.  I’m very excited to be going, but even more excited to be teaching a class at the event! I’m still trying to figure out how I got on the same teaching list as Lori Holt, Eleanor… 

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Riley Blake Fabrics Giveaway & Project!

Simple Chevron Quilted Throw- a great quilt for a beginner
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Hello! Today you can find me over at the Riley Blake Fabrics blog sharing a tutorial to make this simple quilted throw. I fell in love with the fabrics and decided to make a quilt for my living room, so that we have something to cuddle up with this winter! I’m also excited to be… 

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The Ruby Lou Bag: A tutorial

Ruby Lou Bag, a Purse Pattern for a Little Girl
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Here’s a fun purse pattern for a little girl that would be fun to sew. When my sister was visiting last summer she said she wished she had a little purse for her 2 year old. One that didn’t snap, or zip or close… since her 2 yr old hands had a hard time with… 

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Ruby Lou Bag over at Riley Blake

Ruby Lou Bag, a Purse Pattern for a Little Girl
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  YES I have been sewing!  Lots actually, just waiting for the timing to be right to share the projects here. Today you can find me over at the Riley Blake Fabrics blog sharing this tutorial as part of their Project Design Team….   Check it out, let me know what you think!  

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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