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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more

Catch me if you can!

18 Feb 2013

Hello, everyone! This is Denise Russell from Pieced Brain. Check out the qui
On the Go1

lt I just finished using Riley Blake's On the Go line! I had a blast putting it together, as I kept imagining a little boy sitting on it, playing with his toy cars, trucks, and airplanes... Printer Friendly Version I have prepared a list of all the materials you will need, as well as pictures of every step. The quilt is assembled in columns, not rows, and I also have a picture showing what the columns look like. You will cut squares and rectangles, piece the ... more

Animal Pin Cushion

15 Feb 2013

Hello, I am Laura from SunFlowerFreckles. My daughter Miranda (8yrs old) got her first sewing machine from Grandma this past Christmas. To show how simple you can make a Pin Cushion I had her help me make one for her new machine. We picked out the Mystique line from Riley Blake since we both love the black and white. Supplies needed:  Coordinating Fabric, 2 – 3 Buttons, Floss or Thread, Needle, and Stuffing
Face Cut

Find a round object to trace for the face of your animal; we used an empty butter container. Trace two circles on your fabric and cut them out ... more

Necklace Box Pin Cushion

08 Feb 2013

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Printer Friendly Instructions Course Instructor: Stacy Olson of Freshly Handmade Hi! I'm Stacy of Freshly Handmade and I am so glad to bring you this great pin cushion tutorial that is not only easy, but super functional. I wanted to create a pin cushion that would also carry the essential notions needed for when I am hand-sewing quilt binding. I hope you take a stab at one of your own. MATERIALS REQUIRED RILEY BLAKE FABRIC: (a)  small dots red - 3" W x 5.25" H (b)  small dots orange - 1.5" W x 5.25" H (c)  small dots ... more

UFO to GO ~ Portable Design Wall

05 Feb 2013

UFO to GO!

Made with Riley Blake Designs' Cotton Laminate fabric and "Sew Together" notions  by Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes ~~~   What's a UFO?  "Un-Finished Object"... or maybe an "Un-Fulfilled Opportunity"?  I think you are going to love making this quick portable design wall!   Use this project to lay out quilt blocks or store supplies for any work in progress. Fabric sticks to the fleece lining and stays put when rolled up in the laminate cover.  It's the perfect size for a tableside workspace next to your sewing machine, or grab and go to a class or retreat!   Supplies ... more

Flower Pincushion

01 Feb 2013

My name is Randi and I blog at Dukes and Duchesses.  I'm so happy to share a fun pincushion tutorial today. My girls are learning to sew and I decided to make them a cute little flower pincushion to use.  My kids love spaces for treasures so this pincushion has a fun little pocket sewn to the back to hold small instructions or a packet of needles. Printer Friendly Version
flower pincushion

Supplies you'll need: flower template {I drew my own: a simple circle about 7 inches wide and a petal} up to 4 coordinating fabric pieces, depending how much ... more

Super Quick, Super Cute, Super Star-Baby Blocks

28 Jan 2013

Hello all you crafty people! This is Jessica from MamaJama Quilts. I am excited to be able to post this follow up tutorial! Last Monday we made the Super Quick, Super Cute, Super Star Baby Quilt. Today I get to show you the coordinating toy baby block. I am located in Layton, Utah where we are in the middle of our inversion season with an ice storm on top of that. That means we haven't seen the sun in days, and it is freezing cold outside. The positive part is I get to stay in where it's nice ... more

In love pincushion

25 Jan 2013

Hello I am Nati and I blog over at Nati’s Little Things. Today I would like to share with you the “In love” pincushion.

I made this pincushion using fabrics from the Sweetest Thing collection from Riley Blake, I used a few of the fabrics in the collection, but if you are up for making one, make sure you check out all the fabric in this collection, it is adorable. In addition I made a matching needle case for my sewing room. It is a very handy needle case with pockets to carry things around. You can find the ... more
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