Chevrons at Play

14 Aug 2012

Chevrons at Play by Konda Luckau

Chevrons at Play 42" x 50" Hi! My name is Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts. I fell in love with the tone on tone chevrons and asked Jina if I could do a tutorial just so I could play with the fabric.  Puppy Park by Stephanie Hunt of Bella Blvd was a perfect line to combine with the chevrons to make a fun, quick quilt for a child! Printer Friendly Instructions Materials: 1 - 10" Puppy Park Stacker 3 yards Chevron print fabric for the background 1 3/4 yards fabric for the backing 1/2 yard fabric ... more

Candy Pincushions

10 Aug 2012

Hi, it's me, Shelly Pagliai (Polly-Eye), from Prairie Moon Quilts again. This is my third pincushion for the Riley Blake Pincushion Club. This time I’m using pieces from the Willow line by My Mind’s Eye. I really love these soft colors and would love to make an entire quilt from this line, wouldn’t you?
Candy Pincushion

These pincushions can be made in various sizes, and instructions are given for 4 different versions. However, I encourage you to experiment with lots of other sizes to fit your needs and uses. They’re a lot of fun!  I recommend that ... more

Apple Blossoms

06 Aug 2012

Apple Blossoms

Hello! My name is Tracy and I blog over at 3LittleBrds. Today I want to share with you a fun and fast technique. It is called the Disappearing Nine Patch and you won't believe how fast a quilt will go together using this technique. I used the Apple of My Eye fabric line designed by Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish to create my quilt, which I am calling "Apple Blossoms". This project is Stacker and fat-quarter friendly because it can be as scrappy or as simple as you like. I used 5 inch squares as a base for ... more

Traveling Pincushion

03 Aug 2012

Traveling Pincushion by Jina Barney There have been so many creative pincushion tutorials. I have been wondering what I could do to make something different. I always need a pincushion where ever I am working; whether on the road or in some other room besides my sewing room.

  The thought of having a pincushion ready with all the accessories gave me the idea for this traveling pincushion.   I found this 3 ½” round container at hobby lobby for about $1.50. If you have a container, with a lid, I will show you how you can adapt any size in order ... more

Back to School- Reusable Lunch bag

30 Jul 2012

 This lunch bag is easy to make and maintain! Using the Riley Blake Laminates they can be easily sewn, and wiped down with a wet cloth.
Finished Product

  Materials: Cut 1- 8.5" X 25" outer bage/ Cut 1- 8.5" X 25" lining Sew: Fold both pieces of material in half with right sides together (each piece should measure 8.5" X 12.5". Sew up both sides Open the bag and fold the bag so the two new sewn lines are matching. Measure from the point you just made at 1.75". Mark a line, sew on the line, trim ... more

Glamper Pincushion

27 Jul 2012

Hello!  I am Amanda Herring from The Quilted Fish and I am so excited to be posting here on Cutting Corners!  I have been excited for my opportunity to make a pincushion tutorial.  I have to share a little back story to why I made what I did.  My family loves to go camping.  Last year we bought a camper to keep us warm, dry and comfy.  I was truly excited except for one thing.  The interior was brown.  ALL brown.  It was just begging to be changed.  So I have had a great time redecorating it in bright colors ... more

Button Jewellery

16 Jul 2012

Hi, it is Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts.   I love, love, love embellishing!   My last few tutorials I showcased embellished quilts.  This tutorial I took a twist and am turning you into a jewellery designer!  How you might ask?   By using only the funkiest buttons out there -  Riley Blake buttons!  I am going to show you how to make a ring, necklace, hair clips and earrings.   Let's get this party started.  

   Supplies: Assorted buttons from Riley Blake.  I used the five - 1" gingham buttons, four - 2" flower buttons, three - 1 1/2" flower buttons, one - 1" stitched button ... more

Pumpkin Pincushions

13 Jul 2012

Hi, I'm Nancy from the SewSewHappyBlog and I am excited to be making a pincushion for Riley Blake. I know its hard to think about fall and Halloween when its 103 degrees outside, but fall will be here before you know it. Today we are going to be making pumpkin pincushions. I am using the Costume Clubhouse collection from Sheriberry. I just love the colors and the adorable designs on the fabric.  

I could not decide which fabric to use, so I decided to make three pumpkins. They are quick and easy to make and you'll have your ... more

I Still ♥ Appliqué! IV

09 Jul 2012

Lesson IV ~  Needle Turn Appliqué
Applique series sample blocks

Instructor:  Deonn Stott Course Description:  Ever wonder how quilters get those intricate little pieces appliquéd onto quilts?  Today's lesson may help to solve some of the mystery, and maybe give some clues for practical, portable, everyday quilting techniques. We've explored several ways to "apply" fabric shapes in our quilting:  raw edge, turned-edge, even chenille appliqué.  Today's tutorial takes us to the very traditional method of back-basting or what's often referred to as "needle-turn" appliqué.     Supplies:Fabric, needle, thread.  A few other incidentals.  That's it, nothing fancy.  Not even a ... more

Spools Pincushion

06 Jul 2012

Spools Pincushion

Printer-Friendly Instructions Course Instructor: Rebecca from Charley, Dee, & Me   Course Materials: 3 fat quarters of your favorite RBD prints 1/8 inch wide elastic 8 small spools (with or without thread) polyester batting scraps 1. Of your three fabrics, choose two of them to be the top and bottom of your pincushion and one to be the binding. Find a circle template or bowl that is about 9 inches in diameter. Trace the circle on the wrong side of both the top and bottom fabrics. Cut out and set aside. 2. Using your binding fabric, make two sections of 2-inch ... more
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