English Paper Piecing Video Tutorial

20 Nov 2013

English Paper Piecing: We're hearing those words everywhere, as an age-old technique is being rediscovered by a new generation of quilters. Our favorite Aussie, Sue Daley, has been kind enough to share the in's and out's of English Paper Piecing with us in this week's video tutorial.

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Reusable Christmas Gift Bag

18 Nov 2013

I fell in love with this traditional Christmas Fabric at first sight. I am always looking for new ways to make reusable items, and gift bags are one of my favorites.  
Finished product

Supplies: 2 pieces of Christmas Fabric Metal Measuring Tape Standard Sewing supplies   Measure Item to Be Packaged: In this case 32” Wide X 35” Length        Divide the Width in half - 32” / 2 = 16” Add 2” to the width – 16” + 2” = 18”   Add 4” to the Length – 35” + 4 = 39”   Cut: Cut two pieces of fabric to equal 18” X 39”     Sew: With Right sides together pin and sew across ... ...read more

Mustache Pillow Tutorial

15 Nov 2013

Mustache Throw Pillow by Melissa H. Printer Friendly Instructions

My name is Melissa, and I am a mother of 6 with a full time job, a mini-zoo in my house, and busting at the seams with Riley Blake fabric!  :)  I opened an online store on Etsy called "For Sew It Seams 2."  (The "2" is a LONG STORY.)  I enjoy my store so much, and I hope you enjoy this tutorial!! Materials needed: Fabric for front of pillow: Please note:  If there is a pattern you are trying to center, you may want a little extra to allow for centering ... ...read more

Amanda's Diamond Ruler

13 Nov 2013

Making perfect diamonds for quilting and craft projects is no longer a chore! In this video, Amanda from The Quilted Fish teaches us how using her new Diamond Ruler makes quick work of it!

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Valencia Thankful Apron Tutorial

11 Nov 2013

Sally's Angelworks Valencia Thankful Apron

  Happy November, Cutting Corners students!! I am Sally Keller with Sally's Angelworks, and yes, I am in love with Autumn, November, and Thanksgiving. As I was thinking about a fun quick tutorial for you, I just couldn't get the idea of a little bit of tradition mixed with sweet embroidery out of my head. And Lila Tueller's newest line, Valencia, is perfect for a sweet vintage-style apron which inspires thankfulness!!      One of the things I was thinking about when designing this apron was the fact that when I wash a lot of dishes, water splashes up on ... ...read more

Vintage-Inspired Boxy School Bag

08 Nov 2013

Hi there! This is Hannah from Sew Adorable Fabrics and I am super excited to share with you my first tutorial on Cutting Corners College - A Vintage Inspired Boxy School Bag! This blog post is extra special to me: I love Riley Blake since I bought my first fabric (Riley Blake Sweet Nothings) from Etsy when I started to sew (I was 34 weeks pregnant with my second child) and Riley Blake was the first vendor I bought from when I opened my fabric store.
Vintage-Inspired Boxy School Bag by Sew Adorable Fabrics

I grew up in East-Germany and every school child had a special school bag called ... ...read more

A Banner Day!

04 Nov 2013

Happy November!  It is the beginning of the season of giving thanks around here—of gatherings and celebrations.  So, let’s...  C E L E B R A T E ! ! !

INSTRUCTOR:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes Here’s a fun way to use a fancy rotary blade to make a fancy, quick, no-sew project for all your “BANNER DAY” occasions.  After all, ‘Tis the season!   SUPPLIES: * Up to 15  ~ 8-1/2" squares or scraps (I used a 10" stacker of RBD dots) * 2 yards double-sided fusible web (Got a few samples in the swag bag at Fabric Fest!  Perfect!) * Scallop, waffle, or wavy ... ...read more

Have A HoHoHo Christmas

01 Nov 2013

My name is Katie and I sew/quilt over at ChooChoo Skadoo Quilts. I am so excited to be here with Riley Blake's Cutting Corners. Today I am going to show you how to make this adorable Christmas sign using the Merry Little Christmas collection.

  Materials needed for this project: One fat quarter for your back One fat quarter for your front 3 pieces 6" x 8" for you appilque 1 yard of red, green and white rick rack 1/4 yard batting 1/4 yard heat n bond 6 buttons Step one from your back, front and batting ... ...read more

Scrappy Stars Throw

28 Oct 2013

Hi! It is Anjeanette from byAnjeanette.blogspot.com here with another tutorial. Today, I am sharing something from October Afternoon’s Sidewalks like. It features the most adorable children at play. I had to come up with something that didn’t cut them into teeny pieces, so I came up with the scrappy stars.  
Scrappy Stars by Anjeanette

  Supplies: A ruler with a ¼” marking Fabric Requirements: ½ yard focus fabric ( Sidewalks Main) ½ yard binding fabric  (Small floral teal) Assorted Fat Quarter cuts I used 9 2 yards backing fabric (Small Floral Yellow) 1 ½ yard background fabric (Vintage White)       Cutting instructions: From your fat quarters: (24 ... ...read more

DIY Crib Bed Skirt

25 Oct 2013

DIY Crib Bed SkirtBy: The Tuxedo Cat

Hello All! I am so excited to share this pattern with you. There are many variations to this pattern and I hope that you will be able to use this for your perfect crib skirt. With all of the cute fabrics that Riley Blake sells, why not make your crib stand out? This bed skirt is the perfect answer! You will need- 1 yards of fabric (This fabric will be the main fabric) 3 yards of fabric (this fabric will not be shown) 1 yards of lining fabric (this fabric will not be ... ...read more
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