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

"Best Smelling Boot in the West" Pin Cushion

07 Sep 2012

Printer Friendly Instructions: Click here for a multi page PDF you can print with pattern pieces and full instructions Course Instructor: Samantha Walker
"Best Smelling Boot in the West" Pin Cushion

Course Materials: 1/3 yard Pink Saddle Designer Cloth from Samantha Walker Saddle Up collection 2 to 3 oz of Poly-fil 1/8 yard Pel-Tec (you only need a small amount for boot base...took me forever to find it because I didn't have the technical name...I asked the lady...I'm looking for the "stiff stuff" people put between fabric on totes...she looked at me strangely...the lady next to her looked up ... more

Refinish your old kitchen stools to updated accessories

03 Sep 2012

Refinish your Old Kitchen Stools into a Trendy Accessory by: Jessica Ouzts  

    Before                                            After   I wanted to add Kitchen stools to the bar in my kitchen, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, and I love DIY projects. The Riley Blake Laminates are perfect for this project! They are water resistant so they are easily wiped with a moist cloth. I found two stools at a yard sale- $7 for the set. They were sturdy, just used and dirty. I painted mine to match the color in the fabric. You can follow my link at the ... more

Pillow Wrap Pincushion w/ Lavender

31 Aug 2012

Hello everyone my name is Hope Yoder and I own Designs By Hope Yoder I'm sew excited to share a project tutorial I made especially for Riley Blake's Pincushion of the Week Club.    Materials Needed: Polka Dot Stitches by Riley Blake Button~Ups Fabric Button Cover Machine Model HY_Z100 & 1” sew-on buttons (2) 2 ¼” squares of Polka Dot Doily Blue (2) 4 ½” squares of Polka Dot Daisy Blue (2) 2 ¼” triangles of Polka Dot Daisy Red (2) 2 ¼” triangles of Polka Dot Designer Cloth Blue (2) 1 ¼” x 4 ¾” strips of Polka ... more

Pin it Pincushion

29 Aug 2012

PIN IT Pincushion 2012-009

Supply List: 1 Red 4x6 piece 2 Gray 4x6 pieces, 14x3 strip, 7x3 strip Fusible Light Interfacing: 2 4x6 pieces, 14x3 strip, 7x3 strip Sew-on “hook and loop” Red thread Polyester filling optional:  Silhouette Craft Cutter and Sewing Fabric Interfacing If you have the Silhouette Craft Cutter and you want to cut the “Pin it” with your machine send me an email at and I will send you the file.  (I only have it saved as a Silhouette file though, not SVG) {You can also purchase one for $269.99 right now using the “Ucreate” promo code ... more
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