Halloween Crackers

15 Sep 2014

 

Marni here, from Frankenstein's Fabrics, back for another quilting project here on the Cutting Corners blog. This time round I’ve made a table runner with the Halloween Parade range. You’ll Need: 25cm Halloween main gray 25cm Halloween main green 25cm Halloween main orange 30cm Halloween Star black 30cm Halloween Star orange 15cm plain black fabric 30cm Halloween Stripe Multi 30cm Halloween Dot black 70cm x 1.3m rectangle of wadding 70cm x 1.3m rectangle of backing Rotary cutter, ruler and mat Sewing machine with 1/4in foot Neutral thread for piecing Iron and ironing board General ... ...read more

Home for the Holidays Quilt Top with Free Pattern

13 Sep 2014


Printer Friendly Version Hello Everyone! This is Remona from The Stitching Scientist. As always, I am thrilled to be here at Cutting Corners. It's after labor day which means it's time to start Christmas projects. I love quick and simple projects that can be finished in a few hours; especially quilts. This easy patchwork quilt top features Riley Blake's Home for the Holidays Collection. It's includes bright, cheerful and colorful designs that works well for any Christmas theme.This tutorial is for the quilt top only. The final size of the quilt top is ~50"x70 ... ...read more

Evergreen Quilted Pillow Sham

08 Sep 2014

EvergreenPillowCover

Hello, this Hema from Malini's Quilts blog with the Evergreen quilted pillow sham made from the Home for Holidays fabric collection by Doodlebug Designs for Riely Blake Designs. I am making this pillow sham out of this cute Christmas print for my daughter. Fabric Requirements 5 different green FQs from the Home for Holidays collection by Doodlebug designs (I am using FQs but you can use Rollie Pollies or 10" stackers) 1 yard cuts of print fabric for backing of the pillow sham 1 yard of Background fabric of your choice, I am using Silver Cloud basic cotton 1 ... ...read more

Spooky Witch Hazel Halloween Quilt

06 Sep 2014


It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I am so in love with Riley Blake's Witch Hazel Halloween fabric line.  It has such a fun, whimsical/vintage feel.  I wanted to make something I could hang on my wall so I could enjoy the fabrics all season.  Here is how you can make one: Finished quilt:  44" x 60.5" Supplies: 10 or more fat quarters or 1/3 yard cuts of a variety of Witch Hazel Fabrics can use precuts: (70) 5" squares (10) 10" squares 3 yards Riley Blake Black Crochet Lace 3 yards Riley Blake orange ... ...read more

Gingham Cross-Stitch

01 Sep 2014

Gingham Cross-Stitch

  One of the easiest ways to learn to embroider is Cross-Stitch on Gingham!       Course Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes Last month's "Stitchery Primer" lesson gave some super-basic embroidery stitches to try - wish I'd thought of using gingham check prints to simplify even more!  All those evenly-spaced little squares make the perfect guideline to practice getting stitches straight and even.  See that tutorial HERE.       "Chicken Scratch" is another great gingham embroidery technique, perfect for using with a bit larger gingham check.  If you missed that tutorial, you can see it HERE.  It's very similar to cross-stitch, with just a few ... ...read more

Putting it All Together

29 Aug 2014


2014 has been such a fun year with bloggers from all over the world sharing their ideas for all kinds of adorable Quiet Book pages! If you have been following along with our Friday Quiet Book page tutorials, you will by now have a stack of pages ready to assemble into a book. Here is a quick tutorial showing you how to assemble your pages into your very own book. You will need: Fusible Fleece 3/4" Grommets O-rings Hammer The quantity of fleece, grommets & o-rings will depend on how many quiet book pages you are putting together.                 ...read more

Witches Gathering

25 Aug 2014


Hi my name is Marni and I’ll be your quilter for this blog post. I’m from Frankenstein’s Fabrics and I’m here with a quilt I’ve made from the fabulous Witch Hazel range.  I love and collect Halloween prints. This quilt was so much fun to create and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!  You will need – 30cm of cream witch main print 30cm of cream witch stripe 20cm of gray witch web 20cm of green witch dot 70cm of black witch stars 1.2m of green witch main print (extra allowed ... ...read more

30 Minute Girls Leggings

18 Aug 2014

30 minute girls leggings

30 Minute Girls Leggings  Printer Friendly Version Hi!  I'm Kara, from Simplistically Sassy.  I'm excited to be here on Cutting Corners today to share a quick and easy tutorial to make leggings for girls.  These are made with Knit Solid Hot Pink fabric.  It's easy to use, and is perfect for this project. Supplies 1/4 - 1/2 yard of knit fabric Elastic (I used 1/2 inch wide) Leggings, or pants as a guide Fold the leggings/pants in half, inside out, so you can see all the seams.  Lay them out on your fabric that ... ...read more

How to Recover a Kitchen Chair

11 Aug 2014


Did you know Riley Blake Designs is making Home Dec weight fabrics? We are excited to be releasing these gorgeous designs, which should be hitting stores as we speak! Many more designs are in the works for 2015, so stay tuned! Be sure to check out this lovely kitchen chair tutorial by Katie at Choochooskadoo. ...read more

Stitchery Primer

04 Aug 2014

Basic Stitches

Today's "Sewing Basics" tutorial/demonstration is a handful of the very most basic hand-embroidery stitches. Stitch out a sampler or make something fun with your new skills. COURSE INSTRUCTOR:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes SUPPLIES: Grab a needle, a little embroidery floss, scissors, a small hoop, and a little plain 8" cotton or muslin square with the same size muslin or flannel for backing.  You'll also need a bit of tape and a marking instrument. Needles:  Use a sharp needle with an eye large enough to take two to three strands of floss.  We'll use a crewel embroidery needle, size ... ...read more
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