Announcing ... The Create Kids Couture/Riley Blake Designs GIVEAWAY!

21 Sep 2012


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Project Design Team Wednesday~Halloween Apron

19 Sep 2012

Hi! I'm Melissa Mortenson from the Polkadot Chair blog! Today I'm sharing with you a tutorial for this very "batty" apron! Stop by my blog for a chance to win some Costume Clubhouse Fat Quarters and Gray Chevron Fabric!!     I love Halloween! I thought it would be fun to have a cute apron to greet the trick or treaters this year. This apron is make from the amazing Riley Blake Chevrons (the small chevron) and the Costume Clubhouse line of fabric. This apron is fully lined, features 2 pockets and adjustable ties for the back and the neck ... more

Swaddle Blanket

18 Sep 2012

Jamie from SunFlower Quilts has a tutorial to share on Cutting Corners College using flannel fabrics. It is a swaddle blanket, which would make a great gift for a new mom.   Click here to view the entire tutorial

Our Riley Blake flannels are so soft.......flannels are not just for babies, our family loves flannel blankets!  They are the best for snuggling with the ones you love! more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Dresden Pocket Half Apron

12 Sep 2012

Dresden Pocket Half Apron

  Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a new Half Apron Pattern, using the gorgeous Willow fabric collection by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs. I used the fabric prints as inspiration to create a Flower Dresden Pocket on each side and a little pleated detail down the center! If you have any questions leave a comment or feel free to email me at anytime!! Now let's get started!!     What you'll need : : 4 - Willow prints measuring 4.5" x 18" from which you'll cut your Dresden pieces (you'll need 20 pattern ... more

Cowboy Boot pincushion

07 Sep 2012

Howdy!  All you cowgirls out there are going to love today's pincushion tutorial.  Samantha Walker designer of Saddle Up fabric, used her designer cloth to create this adorable cowboy boot!

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Project Design Team Wednesday~Bow Pocket Tutorial

05 Sep 2012

If there is one thing that we like to make over at Simple Simon and Company it would be skirts. (Lots and lots of skirts.) We think that skirts are the perfect sewing project for anyone from beginners to advanced seamstresses and today we are sharing two simple ways to embellish any skirt.   Elizabeth and I will each be using some of Riley Blake's solid fabrics (they have some of the most delicious colors) with a detail from one of our favorite lines.    Elizabeth will be going first with her Bow Pocket Tutorial.

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Winner of Zoofari fat quarter bundle

04 Sep 2012

Hello everyone, I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I have enjoyed reading your comments about the "the best advice you ever got from a teacher".  Thank you so much for sharing. Some were funny, some were a little sad (but motivating) and most were just good words to live by.  The winner of "best advice from a teacher" entry.   #45 "Don't forget to laugh." I think that bit of advice is priceless and sooo true.  by Patsters August 31st, 2012 at 10:17 a.m. *Winner chosen by random number generator. Please contact with your ... more

Best advice from a teacher

30 Aug 2012

The kids are back in school (OK I am trying not to be too excited about that) and time for the learning to begin.  What is the best advice you ever got from a teacher?    Mine: Mrs. Anderson, my 8th grade Algebra teacher's advice given to the entire class. "God gave you a brain, use it and don't always ask me for the answers" Please share and we will draw a winner next Tuesday for a give-away of a fat quarter bundle of our new organic cotton fabric line of Zoofari. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Pin it Pincushion!

29 Aug 2012

PIN IT Pincushion 2012-009

Supply List: 1 Red 4x6 piece 2 Gray 4x6 pieces, 14x3 strip, 7x3 strip Fusible Light Interfacing: 2 4x6 pieces, 14x3 strip, 7x3 strip Sew-on “hook and loop” Red thread Polyester filling optional:  Silhouette Craft Cutter and Sewing Fabric Interfacing If you have the Silhouette Craft Cutter and you want to cut the “Pin it” with your machine send me an email at and I will send you the file.  (I only have it saved as a Silhouette file though, not SVG) {You can also purchase one for $269.99 right now using the “Ucreate” promo code ... more

Butterfly Pincushion

27 Aug 2012

The days are getting shorter and I can feel summer starting to slip away.  So today I will enjoy the flowers.....everything is in bloom including my butterfly bush.

This bush attracts more than butterflies, it also attracts hummingbirds...but butterflies were the inspiration for my pincushion posted last Friday.  Click here to visit Cutting Corners College to view the entire tutorial. Enjoy your last days of summer! more

Winners of Giveaways

24 Aug 2012

Thank you, Thank you for all of the kind words about our new Pieces of Hope fabric line which benefits a cause near and dear to our hearts- Autism. We know there are countless people all over the world that have special people in their lives that are affected with Autism and this is our way to show support to you.

Congrats to Julie Thompson of New York, she will receive bundle of fabric from our Pieces of Hope fabric collection. Also, we were happy to participate in the end of summer giveaway courtesy of our Friend Kristen Duke of ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Ombre Herringbone Quilt

22 Aug 2012

Tam of Sew Dang Cute back again to share with you my final design team project. I came up with this idea several months ago, and even got the fabric to make it back in April, but life got so busy that I didn’t get it done – until now.   Introducing the Ombre Herringbone Quilt!!!
Ombre Herringbone Quilt complete

This turned out just how I hoped it would, and was a fun quilt to make.   The first thing I needed to do was design the quilt on paper. I created this image in PhotoShop as a rough draft. I planned on straightening up all ... more
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