Pincushion Jar Tutorial

27 Jan 2012

pincushion photo with text

  Pincushion Jar Tutorial Course Instructor:  Andy Knowlton ( ) 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: old mug that contains some binding clips, my leather thimble, a spool of ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more

Matryoshka Doll Pincushion

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Ribbon Embellishing

11 Jan 2012


  Hi there!  My name is Jackie from  Jackie's Art Quilts .  I make all things quilt related and crafty.  My favourite is 3D embellishing of my art quilts.   I love to embellish!   Riley Blake has graciously allowed me to share some cool and fun embellishments with you.  I will be posting the second Wednesday of each month on a different embellishment and what can be done with it.  I find that lots of us  love ribbons, buttons, ric rac, and zipper tape, but then it sits in our studio as we don't know what to do with it.   My ... more

Quilted Pillow

10 Jan 2012

Quilted “Fat Quarter” Pillow
Fat Quarter Pillows

  Quilted Pillows featuring "Dainty Blossoms" by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs  Course Instructor:  Hi, there!  I'm Deonn @ Quiltscapes , back to share some quilty fun here at Cutting Corners.  What a great way to start off the new year!    I ♥ Riley Blake Designs' fabric!   Always fresh and fun, a little something for everyone.  Fabric that puts a smile on your face.  And I’m always tickled when the girls at RBD invite me to come over to play ~ love these “Dainty Blossoms” (coming to stores mid-January)!   Course Description: These quick pillows take just a few ... more

"Pins and Needles" Flower Pincushion Bracelet

06 Jan 2012

"Pins and Needles"   Flower Pincushion Bracelet Tutorial    by: Cute Quilt Patterns   This fun and frilly flower will keep all of your pins and needles right at hand so that you can focus on the fun part of sewing…   No need to be on “Pins and Needles” looking for your pins and needles any longer!
Top View of the Pincushion

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Pincushion Club Announcement

03 Jan 2012

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Hoo's Busy Portable Portfolio

27 Dec 2011

Hiya!  I'm Kristi McDonough, pattern designer for Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs.  I am also a wife, mother to the world's sweetest three year old girl ever, fabric enthusiast, quilting novice, felt toy maker and all around lover of all things crafty. I run a teeny tiny blog and a teeny tiny etsy shop . I'm pretty sure my daughter inherited the same genes, she already has her own sewing machine and knows how to operate it!  We like to keep ourselves busy whether we're home or away.  Today's project is the perfect thing to keep ... more
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