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

Santa's Workshop Countdown to Christmas in July Chain

02 Jul 2012

Christmas Countdown Chain A tutorial using Santa’s WorkshopRiley Blake Designs Printer Friendly Instructions   Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (                    

         Fabric Line: ' Santa’s Workshop ' by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake Designs   Course Materials: 20 total strips (3”xWidth of Fabric) or One Rollie Polie in Santa’s Workshop 1.5 yards 22”wide medium weight interfacing 1 package of hook & loop tape, sew-on (30” length) Basic Sewing Supplies (rotary cutter, ruler and mat, machine with thread) Embellishments such as Sew Together Ric-Rac , Trims, or Buttons (Optional)       Course Instructions: ¼” seam used throughout Cut a total ... more

A Bohemian Blowfish Pincushion

29 Jun 2012

  Bohemian Blowfish Pincushion A kitschy pincushion using Bohemian FestivalRiley Blake Designs Printer Friendly Instructions Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (               

          Fabric Line: ' Bohemian Festival’ by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs Course Materials: 1 fat quarter each of 2 fabrics from Bohemian Festival (or scraps equaling 2 fat quarters) 2 child safety eyes, 12mm size 7-10 pennies Fiberfill stuffing or crushed walnut shells Basic Sewing Supplies (needle, thread, scissors, machine) Downloadable templates (here)     Course Instructions: ¼” seam used throughout Are you ready to create your own adorable Bohemian Blowfish Pincushion? Lila Tueller’s newest line, Bohemian ... more

Plumb Pudd'n Table runner

26 Jun 2012

You've always wanted to make one of those addorable table toppers but thought it was too hard, Now's your chance to show everyone that you can do it!!!!!

I deigned this table runner patter for one of the many classes I teach.  If you'd like me to email you a printer friendly version of this, email Debbie at  We want to thank Riley Blake Designs for use of the beautiful fabric! I used the Paris & Co line.  You will need the following measurements from the Paris & Co line, or another that you love; Fudge ... more

Flower Shop Pincushion Tutorial

22 Jun 2012

Hi there, I'm Molly Culley from Stitch-N-Thyme Designs, and I'm thrilled to post my first tutorial on Cutting Corners for Riley Blake Designs.  Today I'd like to share a quick pincushion project with a flourish!  This project showcases Lila Tueller's gorgeous Bohemian Festival...the perfect fabric for fresh summer sewing!  Thanks to Riley Blake Designs for the opportunity to present this pincushion. Supplies: 1 5" Stacker 1-Fat Quarter of Choice--I chose one that had the biggest flower for the embellishment. I used the same fabric for the pincushion backing. 4.5"x6.5" rectangle of muslin ... more

Puppy Placemat

18 Jun 2012

Puppy Park Placemat and Party Collar

Hello!  I am Sara from over at Porcupine Quilts.  I am super excited to be back again on Cutting Corners University.  Today I am bringing you a tutorial for a little placemat to use under your dog's bowl to catch all those drips and spills.  You could also use it to cover your car seat if you have a traveling pup, or on top of their favorite chair.  It makes a great gift for any dog lover in your life. Read all instructions through at least one time to get an idea of ... more
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