Dress Inspiration

Inside Vogue Patterns, Tracy Reese Craftsy Class

  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 Last year I participated in an online sewing competition called Project Sewn.  I… 

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Riley Blake Designers Blog Hop and Holiday Gift Guides

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

Happy Monday!! We woke up to snow! I am sooo not ready for this after last years “polar vortex”. The kids are all off of school today and I can’t think in my 20 years living in Kentucky of a time that we’ve ever had a snow day BEFORE Thanksgiving. I hope this is not… 

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Clementine Applique Quilt and Craftsy Class Giveaway

Inspired Modern Quilts Class on Craftsy

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   You may recall that I’ve been slowly working my way through several online… 

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Study Pillow

Study Pillow sewing patter from Project Teen

One of my favorite projects from Project Teen is the Study Pillow sewing pattern.  One day I watched as my daughter lugged a pillow, books, pens, iPhone, headphones and some snacks outside so that she could go study. She had the hardest time getting everything out there without dropping it all, and I remember thinking to myself… 

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Guide to PreCut Fabrics and Common Quilting Terms

Free online guide to Pre-Cut Fabrics, and handy sewing reference guide

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   Do you ever read a sewing or quilting pattern and feel like you… 

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Project Teen Book Tour and Gift Tag Blog Hop

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson - 21 Projects to Sew that Teens and Tweens will actually LOVE!

Hi Everyone! I’m so excited, because this week is the “Book Tour” for “Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love“!  I’ve loved sharing with you a little bit about the book and some of my inspiration while writing it, and now I’m excited for you to see what others have to say about the… 

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Witches Silhouette Halloween Pillow Pattern

"Witches Silhouette" A Halloween Pillow Pattern from polkadotchair.com

This month I’m very excited to be participating in the Sew Crazy Challenge with Amber over at Crazy Little Projects. For the challenge I designed this simple Witches Silhouette Halloween pillow. I love decorating with black and white at Halloween and thought that this would be a fun addition to my Ghastly Halloween pillows from… 

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Free Motion Quilting Class Special Offer

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

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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Trick or Treat Bag at Tatertots & Jello

Trick or Treat Tote Bag Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

It’s about that time again!!! Halloween!! It’s one of the times of the year that I feel the most creative.. something about Halloween makes me feel like I want to sew! I’ve got quite an impressive collection of Halloween fabrics. I have a tendency to pick up a bit of Halloween as I find it… 

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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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