Sunflower Pincushion

04 May 2012

Today's pincushion tutorial is brought to you by Madame Samm.  Madame Samm is one of our Project Designs Team members and I love the story she tells about sunflowers.  Learn why Sunflowers hold a special place in Madame Samm's heart and view her entire tutorial on  on Cutting Corners College. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Retro Travel Bag

02 May 2012

  Hi there!!! I'm Melissa Mortenson of the Polkadot Chair blog and fourteen may sewing patterns.  I'm so excited to share with you this tutorial for my Retro inspired travel bag.....   did you notice... it's made from Laminated Chevron Fabric???? Oh- be still my heart love that laminated fabric!  I combined it with my new favorite fabric line, Millie's Closet!!    *UPDATE: Click HERE for the corrected tutorial :)      Just a note this project is an intermediate/advanced level... mostly because of the laminate and the interior lining.  It would be a great one to tackle if you're ... more

Kaleidoscope Quilt

30 Apr 2012

I am ready for summer how about you?  Candice Doyle has a great summer project for you, checkout  this "Summer Kaleidoscope Quilt tutorial" just posted today on Cutting Corners College.

 Candice used Fly a Kite fabric designed by October Afternoon.   Thanks Candice! more

Pretty Parcel Pincushion

27 Apr 2012

We love Fridays...check out this weeks pincushion tutorial "Pretty Parcel Pincushion" by our own Emily Taylor, designer of the fabric, Verona.

We invite you to create a pincushion tutorial.  We are currently booked through August, but have openings in September through December. Email for details and join the club! more

Doodlebug Designs Creative Crop and a GIVEAWAY!

26 Apr 2012

~Hi everyone~ We wanted to let you know about an upcoming event that  Riley Blake Designs is thrilled to be a part of.  To celebrate National Scrapbook Day, May 5th, our friend Stacy Julian will be holding a live video chat from the Doodlebug Design headquarters in Salt Lake City.  In addition to the live crop, they'll be holding classes and make & takes PLUS you'll get a delicious boxed lunch. There will be some great PRIZES including Doodlebug Designs fabric from us!   It's a great deal for only $50.00 ... The product value alone is $100 per ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Chevron Tote Bag Tutorial

25 Apr 2012

Quilted Chevron Tote Bag tutorial

  Hi! I'm Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade and I am SO excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team!! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a Quilted Chevron Tote bag using very simple instructions and Riley Blake's new Chevron fabric collection. This step by step tutorial is for making a casual and useful tote bag, however you can take this method of tote bag making and go crazy with your own ideas, just by adding a few steps. You can see a great example of that at the end of this post. If you ... more

Paper Piecing Happy Skies

23 Apr 2012

Paper piecing is a great way to quilt. Jessica gives you step by step instructions on how to piece this quilt on Cutting Corners College.  Click on the link below and get the details.
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Double Ringed Pincushion

20 Apr 2012

This week's pincushion is designed by Carina Gardner, who also just happened to design the fabric- Dainty Blossoms.

 To view the entire tutorial, visit Cutting Corners College: more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Tooth Fairy Pillow

18 Apr 2012


  Today we are sharing a simple but cute project for any little girl in your life.  A little doll tooth fairy pillow which can hold teeth and a little something that the tooth fairy brings in return.  It is a PERFECT project for all experience levels...and if this is your first sewing project....we promise it is simple and quick.   This project came about because the Tooth Fairy is not finding teeth at our house!  When a certain little girl puts her lost teeth under her pillow, that Tooth Fairy is not finding them....and therefore not taking them ... more

Creating with Buttons!

16 Apr 2012

Button button .... Who's got the button?   We've got a GREAT tutorial today on Cutting Corners ALL about creating with buttons!  

  Check it out and make sure you let us know what YOU create!   ~Have a great day~ more

~Aqua and Orange Chevron Tufted Pincushion~

13 Apr 2012

Today we're featuring our Design Team Member Heather Jones and her FABULOUS Aqua and Orange Chevron Tufted Pincushion!  

  Click on over to Cutting Corners Cottage for the tutorial and, as always, please share with us on our FACEBOOK page if you make one! We'd love to see:)    ~Have a wonderful Weekend~ more

Project Design Team Wednesday~High Chair Makeover

11 Apr 2012

  Hey fellow fabric lovers, I am Becky from Ucreate here again to share my latest project with you.
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You know how when a high chair is handed down from child to child and it starts to look pretty nasty.  The padding gets worn, the belt straps are not even worth saving, but your child still needs a high chair.  Here’s a great way to breathe new life into your old high chair…{not to replace Mr. Clean Erase and bleach! } A couple years back I created a high chair pad that I could just throw in the washer when ... more
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