Captain Cole: A Pirate's Matey

29 Oct 2012

Captain Cole: A Pirate’s Matey A Soft Doll and Accessories Using Pirate Matey’s cottons Riley Blake Designs Printer Friendly Instructions   Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (
captain cole

  Fabric Line: ' Pirate Matey’s” by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake Designs   Course Materials: Doll: templates available here One Half-Yard C200-02 Cream Basic Shades (or other basic shade!) for skin One Fat Quarter C3125- Red Pirate Stripes for shorts One Fat Quarter C3123 – Blue Pirate Ships for shirt One Fat Quarter C3124 – Cream  Pirate Skulls for do-rag One set 12mm safety eyes Scrap of fusible web ... more

Autumn Blooms Quilt

22 Oct 2012

Happy Monday everyone!  My name is Andy ( and I'm back with another quilt tutorial, this time using the lovely Marguerite by Cyndi Walker.  
Autumn Blooms Quilt tutorial

These colors just spoke to me!  This time of year here in Utah the mountains are just gorgeous with all of the reds, oranges and yellows.  I wanted to capture that Autumn color so it can cheer me up through those long, gray days of Winter. This quilt is fairly easy - it consists of just two different blocks: the 8.5" blocks of the Marguerite Main Red print and blocks made from four ... more

Peek in my fridge?

15 Oct 2012

Hi, it's me, Tracy from 3LittleBrds! I am back to share a little project I did recently. Normally, I don't let people look in my fridge. It is pretty on the outside, but I have two boys and a hubby that never put things back in the same place. Or they put their leftovers in with no cover so the food dries out... You understand, right?  Well, I had this idea as I was washing dripped, sticky barbecue sauce off of my shelves that it would be awfully nice to have a shelf liner in my fridge that ... more

Pincushion Ring

12 Oct 2012

 Hi, my name is Julia from Arcadia Cotton and I'm excited to share this super quick and easy pincushion tutorial with you.  Once you've gathered your supplies, this pincushion can be made in 10 minutes! Printable Version Supplies you'll need: Small Piece of Fabric Needle & Thread Batting Bottle Cap Glue (I prefer E6000) Trim (optional) Spray Paint (optional) Ring Base The metal ring base can be found in a package like this in the jewelry-making section of most local fabric or craft stores. The first step is to spray paint your bottle cap if you'd like ... more

Paper~Piecing Basics

08 Oct 2012

F o o T St e P S  to Successful Paper~Piecing
Paper-Pieced Hot Air Balloon

Featuring Avignon by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs Course Instructor  Hi, Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes, here to show you one of my favorite techniques with an easy, step-by-step outline for this creative “piece-by-number” method of patchwork.   Course Supplies Cute fabric scraps Paper scissors Glue Stick Rotary Cutter and Mat Add-a-Quarter ruler (optional, but very helpful!!) Iron Course InstructionsPRINTER-FRIENDLY INSTRUCTIONS I love paper-piecing; it's a great way to achieve accurate, detailed shapes in quilt blocks by just stitching on the lines of a pre-printed pattern.   Getting Started ... more

THE SIMPLE LIFE Pieced Pillows

05 Oct 2012

Hello!  My name is Wendy Sheppard from Ivory Spring, and I am most excited to be sharing with you a couple of pillow projects using the panel print and companion fabrics from The Simple Life collection!  [Disclaimer: This pillow project requires basic piecing knowledge.]

 [Image source: Screen shot from Riley Blake's website] Here are the pillows.  The one in the foreground (Pillow A) finishes at 16", while the one in the background (Pillow B) finishes at 18" . Supplies to make one Pillow A and one Pillow B: 1.  One panel print 2.  Fat quarters (one each): Simple Buntings Aqua ... more

Silhouette SD Cover

01 Oct 2012

I'm Andrea of Knitty Bitties and I am thrilled to start the week with you, here on Riley Blake's very inspiring Cutting Corners blog. I started sewing with a passion over 5 years ago and haven't slowed down a bit. While I'm typically sewing for my shop, I try to squeeze in a little bit of 'fun sewing' each week whether for myself, a friend, or my blog. There is nothing I like more than getting others exited about sewing. When I'm not sewing, I like to bake ... which is why I run, so I ... more

Hourglasses Quilt

24 Sep 2012

Hi! I'm back again . . . Shelly (Polly-Eye) Pagliai from Prairie Moon Quilts, with another project for you.
Hourglasses Quilt

This 70" x 84" quilt is called "Hourglasses", and was inspired by a quilt top made by my Great Aunt Mary many years ago, and recently finished by me. For my updated version, I’m using the “Good Life”  fabric line by Deena Rutter. This fabric collection is so absolutely adorable. The colors are wonderful, and by using them all together, it gave me just the look I wanted when reproducing my Aunt Mary’s quilt in new fabric.The pieced block in ... more

Boo to You

21 Sep 2012

Boo To You!  A fun double sided wall hanging for you to make! By Kalynn’s Creations

Printer Friendly Version Hi, I’m Kalynn… I have been sewing since I was 10 years old, I loved creating my own clothes in my own style.  Later I made most of my daughter’s clothes – including her wedding dress, as well as most of my two boys clothes.  As of late I have been doing more quilting than clothing construction.  Taking a pile of fabric and creating a one of a kind quilt is so much fun.  I make most of the ... more

Swaddle Blanket

17 Sep 2012

Swaddle Blanket

Course Instructor: Jamie Mueller of SunFlower Quilts Hi, I'm Jamie from SunFlower Quilts and I'm here to share with you my tutorial for a super easy swaddle blanket!  These swaddle blankets are great for baby shower gifts, and kiddos just love them because they are made with soft flannel!   Course Materials: 1 yard flannel (front side)  Boy version: F2830-GRAY Peak Hour Main Gray                                 Girl Version:F2771-CREAM Woodland Tails Deer Cream 1 yard flannel (back side) Boy version: F2833-RED Peak Hour Circles Red                                Girl Version:F2777-BLUE Woodland Tails Dots Blue 4 yards jumbo ric-rac Boy version:STR-15-TEAL ... more
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