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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more

Scrappy Stars Throw

28 Oct 2013

Hi! It is Anjeanette from 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 ... 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 ... more

Too Cute to Spook Halloween Pillows

21 Oct 2013

Too Cute to Spook Pillows by Bombshell Bling

Hello!  My name is Sarah McKenna, and I am the blogger behind Bombshell Bling.  I am honored and thrilled to be posting here today!  Riley Blake makes the most ADORABLE fabric!  I love it all!  When I found out I was going to have the opportunity to post on the Riley Blake blog in the fall I knew just what I wanted to make: Halloween Pillows!!!  In fact, we did a renovation last spring and when we were shopping for new furniture it may or may not have crossed my mind that gray fabric would be a great choice to ... more

Half Applique Tutorial

18 Oct 2013

Hi!  I am RaeAnna over at Sewing Mama RaeAnna and I am excited to share with you a fun project that will be your favorite way to use up your fabric stash scraps!!! I always have a hard time throwing away my fabric scraps and love when I find a project that can use the leftovers so I don't feel like I'm wasting any of my beautiful fabric!  This project uses the tone on tone chevron and dot in orange, brown, and green but you could use any fall colors to create the applique! To start, download and ... more

Sugar & Spice Sundress

14 Oct 2013

Sugar & Spice Sundress              
Sugar & Spice Sundress

Hi!  My name is Lisa and I have blog at Sweet Benanna & Sam, a place where you can find all sorts of sewing tutorials for children, as well as crafts and other fun stuff.  I am very excited to be back at Cutting Corner's College, my first tutorial was published last May: Quick & Simple Double-Sided Headbands.  Today I would like to share with you this completely adorable and easy sundress, it is a re-mix of a dress I created last spring, The Summer Social Dress.  I am providing a free pattern in sizes 2, 3, 4 ... more

Comfy Pants for the Whole Family

11 Oct 2013

Comfy Pants Main

  Hi, there! This is Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs.  I am so excited to get to share this project with you today!  I happen to have a serious love for sewing with knit fabrics.  I have this crazy dream of getting all the sewists around the world to fall in love with sewing knits, too!  Don’t be afraid.  With a little experience, the right tools and a few simple tips, you’ll be reaching for those beautiful and comfortable knit fabrics, too!   We’re going to start by sewing a simple pair of lounge-around-the-house, no-one-is-making-me-take-these-things-off, stretch jersey, comfy knit pants ... more

The Finish Line

09 Oct 2013

So you have lost sleep in the planning phase of your quilt. You have deprived your children of a balanced meal while sewing together perfectly cut, tiny pieces of fabric. You have exposed their innocent ears to some interesting vocabulary as you spend hours unpicking your mistakes, and you have toiled faithfully over each hand stitched applique. Your beautiful squares lay before you, symbols of your patience and sacrifice threatening to find themselves buried in the dreaded unfinished project pile. In desperation, you find yourself asking, "How do I put these together?" No need to fear, Cindy and Jina are ... more
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