Articles in January 2012

Pincushion Jar

Posted: 27 January 2012 at 9:27 a.m.

Andy Knowlton uses Daisy Cottage fabric to create
today's pincushion tutorial which is a smart and simple idea....a pincushion with storage. Thanks Andy!

Visit Cutting Corners College and be a part of our pincushion club every Friday. more

Toaster Cover

Posted: 24 January 2012 at 2:40 p.m.

You are going to want to make today's project on Cutting Corners College. Check out this Toaster Cover designed by Rebecca Woods of Charley, Dee and Me.

Who does not have a toaster ?!....and what a cute way to add a little color to your kitchen. more

Nancy Zieman's Tablet Keeper

Posted: 23 January 2012 at 1:19 p.m.

We are thrilled to be included in Nancy Zieman's Blog tour. Thank you for dropping by and seeing our finished product.

Front View

Middle view

Back view

Using Nancy's Templates made this project quick and easy.  We used Laminates from Sunny Happy Skies which makes this Tablet Keeper ... more

Sprocket Pincushion

Posted: 20 January 2012 at 6:41 p.m.

We love Fridays...welcome to this week's pincushion club. Visit Cutting Corners College and learn how to make this Sprocket Pincushion, brought to you by Amy Chappell. more

Nancy Zieman's blog tour

Posted: 18 January 2012 at 11:43 a.m.

If you have been sewing any length of time then you know Nancy Zieman. She is an icon in the fabric industry.  I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy this past fall and enjoyed visiting with her and talking about our industry.  She is a wealth of knowledge.  

She sent ... more

Project Design Team

Posted: 16 January 2012 at 6 a.m.

Who loves to blog, loves fabric and loves to create ......

We have been keeping our Project Design Team under wraps, but now you get to meet these 11 amazing ladies. They will be sharing Riley Blake projects here, every Wednesday. Prepare to be inspired February 8th.

Say hello to ... more

Today's Pincushion

Posted: 13 January 2012 at 3:16 p.m.

Have you seen today's pincushion tutorial? Our own Deena Rutter has designed this matryoshka doll pincushion using her fabric line So Sophie. Join the club every Friday.

Click here to view tutorial. more

Beach cruising in Germany

Posted: 13 January 2012 at 8 a.m.

The Om beach cruiser bike finally made it to Germany and we wanted to share a picture of Joanna and her new bike.

Joanna is the lucky winner of this bike by popular vote for her pillow entry in our Home Decor contest held in last year.

Congrats again. Enjoy! more

Ribbon Embellishments

Posted: 12 January 2012 at 10:58 a.m.

I love ribbon and feel like you can you never have enough. Our next tutorial shows some great tips on how to use your ribbons.  Visit Cutting Corners College and get some ideas from Jackie White on using your ribbon as an embellishment for clothing. more

Pillow Perfect

Posted: 11 January 2012 at 7:12 a.m.

Always wanted to learn how to sew a is easy with Deonn Stott's step by step instructions.

She uses Dainty Blossoms by Carina Gardner, this fabric line is set to arrive next week. We love the jumbo brown pom poms, but finishing the pillow with binding is ... more

Gifts from the heart

Posted: 9 January 2012 at 8 p.m.

   When you work on a quilt, you put a little of your heart in the project. I wanted to show the quilt I made for my husband this past Christmas.  He has been waiting patiently for a fabric line that he could call his own... Back Country by The Paper ... more

Cruise Winner

Posted: 6 January 2012 at noon
Winner of the Cruise in our Riley Blake Cruisin with Riley Blake Contest is (drum roll please)......

Annabel Jones of Australia

Winner was chosen by Random number generator. Annabel entered this Quite Contrary skirt in our Apparel contest last spring.
Congrats Annabel, we will be sending you an email with ... more

Laminate craft portfolio

Posted: 4 January 2012 at 1:24 p.m.

Did you see last week's tutorial on Cutting Corners college?  Hoo's Busy portable portfolio is a perfect way for children to orgainize their art supplies in a take and go bag. Plus Kristi McDonough uses easy to clean laminates. 


 Great idea Kristi, thanks!

This friday we will post ... more

New Year New Fabrics!

Posted: 2 January 2012 at 2:19 p.m.

Happy New Year! 

Before we move forward we want to reflect back and thank everyone that entered our contests in 2011. We know you put a lot of time and effort into your projects and we wanted to "Thank You" and let  you know how much we loved seeing what ... more
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