Woven Ladybug Garden, Throw Pillow

20 May 2013

This fun and easy project is a follow up pillow to go with my last tutorial, Woven Ladybug Garden, Quilt as You Go, Baby Blanket.
Finished product

http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cutting-corners/2013/04/22/woven-ladybug-garden-baby-quilt/   Supplies: 20 pieces of Ribbon Measuring at least 14" long 1 Fat Quarter Linen Fabric 1/2 Yard Ladybug Garden Fabric 14" X 14" Piece of Fusible Interfacing 3- 1" Buttons 12" X 12" Pillow Form       Cut: 1- 14" X 14" Linen Fabric 2- 13" X 15" Ladybug Garden Fabric   Start by adding fusible interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of the Linen Fabric. Follow the instructions ... ...read more

Oven Mitts and Hot Pads Tutorial

29 Apr 2013

Hi all!

My name is Erin Davis, and I blog over at Sew at Home Mummy.  Today I'll be sharing a tutorial for DIY oven mitts and matching hot pads! This is a great way to spruce up and accessorize your kitchen with everyday must-haves. The hot pads are a great way to use up any scrap strips you may have kickin' around! Before we start, you'll need to download and print my pattern for the oven mitts here. A note on using Insulbright: Insulbright has two distinctive sides to it - one side is much shinier or more ... ...read more


23 Apr 2013

Need to make a quilt for a little special someone in your life? We have a great video tutorial on how to make this adorable Daisy Todder Quilt. Click here to watch the video *This is a reminder to save your cute fabric selvages.   Next month you are going to need  them to make our May, Mystery Block of the Month.   ...read more

Woven Ladybug Garden, Quilt as You Go, Baby Blanket

22 Apr 2013

Ladybugs and Flowers Dance In and Out on this Quick and Easy, Quilt as You Go, Baby Blanket.
Finished Quilt

 I can't help smile when I see the cute little ladybugs dancing up and down this fun, brightly colored baby quilt. With this quilt as you go technique you can have this whipped out in no time at all, making this pattern great for beginners and quick for you seasoned quilters. Using Riley Blake precuts speeds up the process even more. Supplies 1: 2.5" Ladybug Garden Rolie Polie (quilt top) We will use 12 of these strips. 1 ¼ Yard Cream ... ...read more

Lil' Firecracker

15 Apr 2013

Your little one will see stars with this adorable Lil' Firecracker quilt!
quilt on bed

Course Instructor: Hi! My name is Jasmine and I share my inspirations at Ponder the Path. You can also find me on Google+ and Facebook. My youngest little fellow just had his 2nd birthday and I wanted to create a quilt for him that would match his energy and spunk.  When I saw the One for the Boys fabric line, I knew it would be the perfect fit.  Lil' Firecracker is an explosion of color and sizzle. Course Materials: One for the Boys fabric line 2/3 yard ... ...read more

Going in Circles!

01 Apr 2013

Let's make a Bullseye Baby Quilt!

Featuring Riley Blake Designs' Basics, 45" x 45" Welcome Spring with this easy-to-make colorful throw! Course Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes Course Materials: Riley Blake Designs' Basics; solids, shades, gingham prints, dots, shuffle, crimp, etc.  Use fat quarters, precuts or fabrics from your stash. *Background:  1-3/4 yards (Clean White solid)    9 ~ 12-1/2" squares    4  ~ 2-1/2" x width of fabric strips for border*Blocks:  Fat quarters, pre-cut squares or scraps    9  ~ 10" squares (Shades)    9  ~  7" squares (coordinating prints)    9  ~  5" squares (more coordinating prints)*Borders:  4  ~ 2-1/2" x width of fabric ... ...read more

Eye of the Modern

18 Mar 2013

Eye of the Modern 36” x 48”  

Hi!  My name is Jackie from Jackie’s Art Quilts.  I am back with a fun modern wall hanging using fabric from ‘One For The Boys’ by Zoe Pearn.  Material: 2.5 yards of Whisper White   (C100-02) includes backing 3/8 yard of Boys Stars Gray (C3173 Gray) 3/8 yard of Boys Stripe Orange (C3174 Orange)     ½ yard Boys Chevron Orange (C3172) ¼ yard Boys Stars Orange (C3173 Orange) ¼ yard of Basic Shades-Turtle (C200-40 Turtle)  Instructions:  Using the Whisper White fabric, cut 4 strips 6 ½” wide x WOF (width of fabric). Cut those strips ... ...read more

Zip It! Lesson I

04 Mar 2013

Zip it!

 Riley Blake Designs ' Chevron Laminate Cotton Have you ever been terrified by a zipper??  Ever found yourself using velcro, buttons, snaps, duct tape, anything to avoid having to install a zipper? I have to admit, there was a time when I felt mocked by a zipper's little teeth and sticky-outie-tongue, but there is really nothing to fear.  The snarly little beast can be tamed with a little practice. Class:  EASY ZIPPER INSTALLATION (Exposed Zippers) Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes Project:  ZIPPERED POUCH Supply List:  * 7" polyester zipper (or two)* 2 @ 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" rectangles of fabric (I used laminate ... ...read more

Ruffles Abound Dress

25 Feb 2013

Course Instructor: Sumo from Sumo's Sweet Stuff.   Printer Friendly Instructions   I’m Sumo, and I blog over at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff. I’m so excited to be back here at Cutting Corners sharing another tutorial. I’ve got three little girls, so sewing for them definitely keeps me pretty busy. I have this disease where I really like to coordinate their outfits. Sometimes it’s totally matching, other times it’s the same style but different colors, or in this case, it’s three different – but similar – dresses, using the same fabrics in different color ways.   Today I ... ...read more

"Woven" Fabric Pincushion

22 Feb 2013


                 Hi, this is Nancy from prims and proper a little shop on ETSY. I make sweet girly stuff for your home and your favorite dog. I am very happy to be teaching again for Riley Blake Designs. Today we are going to be using the Little Red Riding Hood collection by Tasha Noel. When I first saw this fabric, I thought it was adorable. I knew the colors and the size of the prints would work well for the design of my pincushion.                               As a little girl, I loved making potholders for my Grandmothers by using stretchy strips of fabric ... ...read more
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