Chenille Appique Basics

12 Mar 2012

Deonn Stott WOWS us again with today's tutorial, Chenille Appliqué Basics on Cutting Corners College.  

Learn how to make your own Chenille that can be appliqued to a pillow, quilt or anything that needs a little pizazz. Plus our friends at Fabric Shop Network have been busy making Verona Aprons. Hop over for a visit and see what they have been up to: http://blog.apronicity.com/blog/index.php/2012/03/09/get-it-now-apron-panels-from-riley-blake-designs/ ...read more

Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion Tutorial

09 Mar 2012

Today's pincushion is  by Jeni of In Color Order and is called Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion using Woodland Tails fabric.

Visit Cutting Corners College to see the entire tutorial. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Embellished Hoodie Tutorial

07 Mar 2012


  Hi, my name is Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I am so excited to be part of the Riley Blake Designs Project Design Team!  I was thrilled when they invited me to be part of the group and I still can't believe that I am here sharing my first tutorial with you all.  I was visiting last month over on the Riley Blake Cutting Corner's College blog sharing my Tulip Petal Sun Hat Pattern and Tutorial, but this is my first official Project Design Team post.   My style of designing is a little different.  I usually ... ...read more

Dainty Blossom table runner

06 Mar 2012

Today on Cutting Corners College we have featured a Dainty Blossom table runner tutorial by Silly Mama Quilts.

Perfect for spring! ...read more

Fabric and Fun in New Orleans

05 Mar 2012

Bret and I recently went to New Orleans and enjoyed the food, the music and the architecture. This is Emeril's kitchen in New Orleans...the best food around.

The live Jazz music made us melt in our seats. And the beautiful homes located by Tulane University made us stop and stare. I love the colors of this store front....I will never get tired of red and aqua. The buildings lined up in the french quarter where charming both in color and design. It was work with a little pleasure, as we participated in the SDTA show. We unexpectedly ... ...read more

Spring Chicken pincushion

02 Mar 2012

Deonn Stott shows us how to make Spring Chicken pincushions! Visit  Cutting Corners College and see all the different varieties you can make.

The angry bird pincushion made my day. I am ready for spring how about you? ...read more

Design Team Wednesday~Modern Log Cabin Pillow Cover

29 Feb 2012


    Hello! I'm Heather Jones of www.oliveandollie.com. I am so excited to share my first project as a member of Riley Blake's Design Team with you today! We'll be making a fun Modern Log Cabin pillow cover with an envelope closure using some of Carina Gardner's beautiful Dainty Blossom fabrics. The front is a modern spin on the traditional log cabin quilting block, and with it's clean lines and simple construction, this pillow cover is easy enough for a beginner and it makes a quick project for an experienced sewist. The envelope closure makes ... ...read more

Fabulous Foxy Flannel Quilt

28 Feb 2012

Today's Cutting Corner's tutorial is called Fabulous Foxy Flannels by Kim Hanson.  Kim demonstrates how to make a flannel rag quilt that incorporates machine embroidery, using our Fox Trail's fabric line.

Great idea Kim.....do you machine embroider? ...read more

Where Women Create Giveaway!

25 Feb 2012

Remember when we told you that we are featured in this month's issue of Where Women Create?  For those who missed it, we're excited to announce a series of articles under the title of the Business of the Studio that will be running throughout the year.

To celebrate this FABULOUS new venture, we're offering TWO of our lucky blog readers the latest issue of Where Women Create! Simply follow the directions below to enter!  ~Good luck~ // {/literal}*/ // ]]> a Rafflecopter giveaway<a href="http://rafl.es/enable-js">You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway&lt ... ...read more

Dresden Sheep Pin Cushion

24 Feb 2012

Visit Cutting Corners College to see this week's pincushion by Sally's Angelworks. Dresden Sheep Pin Cushion  

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DARLING Baby Bib Tutorial!

23 Feb 2012

Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying your day. We just wanted to share this DARLING baby bib tutorial from our Project Design Team member Tam of Sew Dang Cute. She used our Mod Tod Laminated Cottons ... What a great idea for a bib! I wish I had them when my kids were small! Click HERE to see her tutorial, then leave a comment ... 

You *might* just win a Fat Quarter bundle of  Mod Tod! Good luck and THANKS Tam for such a great tutorial!  Also, did you notice our  BRAND NEW web design!  We're so excited with this ... ...read more

Design Team Wednesday~Doll Sleeping Bag and Pillow Tutorial

22 Feb 2012

Hello! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog over at www.polkadotchair.com.  I am extremely excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design team and to be sharing my first project with you today.

Today I'm going to show you how to make this fun and easy sleeping bag, that is the perfect size for an American Girl doll! Just a note--- this project has a zipper in it!! But do NOT be afraid!! Zippers are NOT SCARY! Just go slow and you will be fine. Here's what you need to make this project ... ...read more
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