I ♥ Appliqué

13 Feb 2012

Lesson I ~ Raw-Edge Machine Appliqué Basics
I ♥ Applique

   Love Birds by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs Ap`pli`que´ = (ăp'lĭ-kā') Definition: Appliqué literally means "to put on" in French and is a technique used to decorate the surface of fabric by applying pieces of cut fabric by sewing or embroidering around the edges. Let's have some fun today, exploring a few fun options "to put on" some quilty ♥s!  Oh, and by the way, Happy Valentine's Day!   Supplies: Sewing Machine, basic sewing kit Foundation fabric or item Fabric for appliqué piece(s)  Paper scissors Good fabric-cutting ... ...read more

Ruffled Heart Pincushion Tutorial

10 Feb 2012


In honor of Valentine's day, I decided to create an adorable ruffled heart pincushion. It's a super easy project and really easy to customize the size/shape of your heart. At the bottom of this post I have a printable template that will give you a heart the same size and shape as this one. For this project I used two designs from So Sophie by Jen Allyson & Deena Rutter and printed out the heart template (raw heart is 7" wide) Then I cut two hearts out of the main fabric using my template          And then a 2 ... ...read more

Tulip Petal Sun Hat ~ Pattern and Tutorial

07 Feb 2012

    Tulip Petal Sun Hat Size 2-5 years Free Pattern & Tutorial   Printer-Friendly Pattern Course Instructor: Lindsay Wilkes from  The Cottage Mama  ( www.thecottagehome.blogspot.com ) Fabric Line: ' Sunny Happy Skies ' by Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Designs   Course Materials: 1/2 yard each of two different coordinating prints - 100% cotton fabric 1 large button 1 small button Basic Sewing Supplies Pinking Shears (optional) Tulip Petal Pattern Piece (found HERE )   Course Instructions:   5/8" Seam Allowance, unless otherwise noted.     Cut your pattern pieces.  You will need six for the exterior fabric and six for the interior fabric.  Cut four 14" x 1 ... ...read more

Sundae's Best Pincushion

03 Feb 2012

Sundae's Best Pincushion by Roseann Kermes Printer Friendly Version  

Gather your Supplies  Large pedestal ice cream sundae dish approximately 5” in diameter Fat quarters, 10” layer cuts, or scraps for pincushion 1/2 yard tiny pompom trim Cotton batting and cotton stuffing Heavy cardstock 12 wt thread, perle cotton or embroidery floss Basic sewing supplies including a fabric glue stick, Frixion marking pen Clover extra-small Yo-Yo Maker {optional}    Preparing the Pincushion Top On a piece of heavy cardstock, such as a cereal box, trace around the top of the candy dish and cut out the circle with scissors. You ... ...read more

Cottage Chisel Baby Quilt

31 Jan 2012

Cottage Chisel Baby Quilt 32"x 37.5" finished quilt size Printer Friendly Instructions Course Instructor: Jennifer Rodriguez from All Things Belle
quilt final

Course Materials: (4) 2/3 yard fabrics from Daisy Cottage prints 1/2 yard of Daisy Cottage solid (border) 4 yards of mustard yellow bias binding tape 1 yard of white minky fabric 1 yard of cotton batting   Two years ago I purchased my AccuQuilt Studio and have been in love ever since. Cutting fabric just isn't my favorite part about quilting, I'm always eager to get the delicious fabric on my sewing machine! One of ... ...read more

Pincushion Jar Tutorial

27 Jan 2012

pincushion photo with text

  Pincushion Jar Tutorial Course Instructor:  Andy Knowlton ( www.abrightcorner.com ) Course Materials: 1 jar with lid and ring 1 piece of fabric (measuring at least 6" x 6") 1 small piece of coordinating cardstock (at least 4" x 4") polyfill glue gun optional:  ribbon for needle holder (about 6" long - wide ribbon preferably)     I was happy to be asked to contribute a pincushion creation for the Cutting Corners College!  I have been in desperate need of a new pincushion.  This is what I've been using:   ...an old mug that contains some binding clips, my leather thimble, a spool of ... ...read more

Toaster Cover

24 Jan 2012

Toaster Cover Tutorial Printer Friendly Instructions  
Finished Toaster Cover

Hello everyone! I'm Rebecca Woods from Charley, Dee, & Me and I'm so excited to be back at Cutting Corners College doing another tutorial. I got to work with the beautiful Decadence line by Samantha Walker this time. I love this funky pear print. It's a perfect kitchen fabric. Materials: ½ yd. for face of toaster cover ½ yd. for lining the inside of toaster cover ½ yd. heavy weight fabric for interlining (you won’t be able to see this fabric) Fat quarter for piping and about 56” of 6/32” wide cotton piping ... ...read more

Sprocket Pincushion

20 Jan 2012

Sprocket Pincushionby Amy Chappell  

I have loved the look of the sprocket pillows and the fun and lively prints in the Sunny Happy Skies collection and I thought they would make the perfect pair.  I used a 5" stack to create my pincushion, but this would be the perfect project to use up your favorite Riley Blake fabric scraps. To begin you will need scraps of fabric and a circle.  When choosing the size of your circle, keep in mind you will lose approx 1" in size due to seam allowances.  I started with a 6" circle and ended up ... ...read more

Layla the Elephant softie

18 Jan 2012

Today we bring Back to you by Popular Demand one of our most popular tutorials by Jessica Christian....... Project Name: Elephant Softie-aka Layla the Elephant (cause I like naming things)   Printer Friendly instructions  Course Instructor:  Jessica Christian  I am so excited to be here at Riley Blake with another tutorial! Hi everyone! I'm Jess, from Craftiness is not Optional.   Elephants are so adorable are they not? Ok, maybe they're cuter in Riley Blake fabric than in real life. (isn't everything?!)   My girls have been loving on these little elephants and playing with their big floppy ears!     The ... ...read more

Matryoshka Doll Pincushion

13 Jan 2012

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