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Collection Preview – Spooky Schoolhouse

I love old movies, Rear Window has always been one of my favorites. That movie was a big inspiration for the Spooky Schoolhouse school print. I started sketching a big old NYC style building with lots of windows. I thought each of those windows could tell its own story. From there I imagined the building as a boarding school for Witches, right in the city! A place where they carry around spell books, attend potions class, and friendly ghosts are just a part of their normal school day!

– Melissa Mortenson

The possibilities with this adorable, spooky collection are endless! It has cute tote panels, potholder patterns, and of course, several quilt patterns!

Halloween Haberdashery by Melissa Mortenson

Picnic Crossing by Melissa Mortenson

Spooky Schoolhouse Tote Home Dec Panel

We are expecting Spooky Schoolhouse to arrive in April 2023! Already dreaming of what you’ll create with it? Be sure to check with your favorite local or online quilt shop to see if they will be stocking this collection! Are you a shop owner? Spooky Schoolhouse is available for wholesale orders now!


Melissa Mortenson

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 9th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love.” Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. She has since designed 4 other lines for Riley Blake and hopes to continue designing in the future. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.

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