"Hair Ring" Headband Tutorial

30 May 2011

Hello again!  It is I, Amanda Herring, from The Quilted Fish.  I am back again to share another fun tutorial with you.  This is a SUPER easy and really customizable pattern.  My favorite kind!

I have named this pattern "Hair Ring" because of my last name....Herring.  Get it??  Do ya? Huh?  Huh?  I love funny names.  They make me smile! Okay, let's get to it! Here is what you will need: Two 4” x 10” pieces of fabric (I like to use two different fabrics so that the headband is reversible) One 6” x 2 1/2” strip ... ...read more

Mother - Daughter Sugar & Spice Matching Aprons

24 May 2011

Mother – Daughter Sugar & Spice Aprons ---printer friendly version--- COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Sally from Sally’s Angelworks
Mother-Daughter Sugar and Spice Matching Aprons

  COURSE MATERIALS:   1.5 yards - one patterned fabric - C6112 Red- Sugar & Spice - Sugar Floral 1 yard - coordinating patterned fabric - C6113 Blue- Sugar & Spice - Sugar Dots 1 yard - semi-solid fabric - C6115 Red- Sugar & Spice - Sugar Floral .5 yard - solid fabric - C100-32 Bleached Denim D rings (one pair) Embroidery Thread & needle Straight pins Iron   Optional: 2 - 1 ½” pins for flower embellishment Ruffler foot attachment FASTURN fabric tube turning kit (Worth it!!)    CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:  MOTHER’s Apron:   Skirt: 22”x24” – Red Sugar Floral fabric Top: cut 2 – 16 ... ...read more

Daydream's Reversible Apron

17 May 2011

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    Ready for a super cute, fast, & easy project? Here you go!   What you'll need: Two *17 X 22" rectangles of cute Riley Blake fabric. The bright, fun fabric for the apron pictured is made from the Daydream line. {*If you'd like to make your apron a little bit smaller/larger just adjust your rectangles in Step 2 to the size you'd like.} 5 pieces of 8.5 X 11" paper to make quick pattern pieces. Ribbon: 1 inch wide and 80" long. This will be used for the ties in the back. Fabric for pockets & Ribbon {Optional ... ...read more

Start Quilting--Tips, Tricks & Tools

10 May 2011

Tips, Tricks & Tools(Precision Piecing Pointers)
Sewing tools

PRINTER FRIENDLY INSTRUCTIONSCOURSE INSTRUCTOR:   Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes The following are some of my best tips and tricks that make quilting so satisfying and enjoyable!  Whether you are just getting started on your quilting journey, or are an experienced quilter, this tutorial may help improve your sewing techniques, save time and energy, and help you to perfect the elements of beautiful quiltmaking.   COURSE SUPPLIES:Accuracy begins with the basics:  Good tools, taking time to cut accurately, and using the best materials you can find and afford (sewing machine in good working order, iron and ... ...read more

Stacked Circles Fabric Flower

03 May 2011

Stacked Circles Fabric Flower Printer-Friendly Instructions Instructor: Sara Christensen  

Hello, I’m Sara Christensen from the blog My Fabric Obsession. I also have an online fabric shop called Flannel Queen. I love to sew, but I don’t like unfinished projects. As a result, I tend to only do super easy and fast projects. The Stacked Circles Fabric Flower definitely falls in that category. I am so happy to share this fun tutorial with you! I have to warn you, though…these flowers are addicting! You’ll want to add them to everything! Materials list: Needle Coordinating Thread Fabric Scraps ... ...read more

"Oh So Sweet" Patchwork Dress

26 Apr 2011

"Oh So Sweet" Patchwork Dress Printer Friendly Instructions Instructor: Alicia Hedrick

  Hello everyone, I'm Alicia Hedrick from Kaylie's Closet, and I am so excited to be here sharing my dress tutorial with you today. I am a self professed hobby horse, who enjoys doing anything and everything craft related, so hosting this tutorial is right up my alley! I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and have a wonderful time creating it for that special little girl in your life!   Materials: 12 Fat Quarters of Riley Blake "Sweet Divinity" 1 yd. White Cotton Muslin (for dress lining) Dress Pattern ... ...read more

Sweet Nothings iPad Carrier Bag

19 Apr 2011

Sweet Nothings iPad Carrier Bag (Click here for printer friendly instructions) Hi Everyone, I am so happy to be here to share this tutorial today. My name is Julie Dueck and you might know me from The Intrepid Thread. This is the second time I have been invited to share with you and I am so honored to be here.

 Course Materials: From Sweet Nothings by Zoe Pearn 1/4 yd C5005SN-Multi Sweet Dots Cotton 1/4 yd C5002SN-Pink Sweet Swirls Cotton 1/4 yd C5000SN-Red Sweet Main Cotton 1/2 yd C5003SN-Green Sweet Diamonds Cotton 1/4 yd D5001-Cream ... ...read more

I May Be "Biased"....

12 Apr 2011

~ SEWING BASICS ~ BIAS BINDING ~
basket of binding

 PRINTER FRIENDLY INSTRUCTIONS COURSE INSTRUCTOR:  Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes  Here is my favorite "cinnamon roll" method to make bias strips.  Use whenever you need to bind a curve on any unfinished edge: quilt, jacket, armhole, apron, or make your own bias tape. COURSE SUPPLIES for QUILT BINDING:   Rotary Cutting Supplies:  Mat, Ruler, Rotary Blade Fabric:   Binding gives a defining edge to your quilt or garment.  I recommend using tone on tone, solids, or small motif, check, stripe or plaid.   Basically, avoid large prints, stripes or florals for best results.BIAS BINDING YARDAGE CHARTCrib size (40 x ... ...read more

Sweet Nothings Scarf

05 Apr 2011

  Sweet Nothings Scarf Printer Friendly Instructions Instructor:  Jackie White

Hi, I'm Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts.   I am addicted to anything fabric related.   My passion right now is 3D art quilts and clothing I make myself.  I could fill up this whole tutorial about how much I love Riley Blake fabrics, but I think I will show you just how much fun their fabric is. I am going to show you how to make a wonderful scarf to wear.   My closet is full of scarves that I throw on over a T shirt or long sleeve shirt.   Scarves ... ...read more

A Stroll Down Penny Lane

28 Mar 2011

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Hi, my name is Melissa Corry and this is my first Cutting Corners tutorial!!  I am so very excited!!  I just loved working with these amazing fabrics and the Penny Lane line is just adorable!!  I hope you enjoy this tutorial of A Stroll Down Penny Lane and Happy Quilting to all! And if you get a chance, stop by my usual stomping grounds at  www.happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com  I love visitors :) Do you just love this quilt??  Do you have someone special in mind to make it for? Then click on over to Burgundy Buttons where Leah has created ... ...read more
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