Microwave Potato Bag

10 Nov 2014


Hello All! It is great to be back and doing another pattern! I have recently been seeing some microwave products that fascinate me. I saw a bag to make baked potatoes in and I thought I can make that! There were a couple problems with the ones that I saw in the store. The first thing that I saw was that they were not big enough to make potatoes for my whole family and the second thing was they were boring. With these two things in mind I have created a pattern that solves these problems.  The most important thing ... ...read more

Little Birdie Pincushions

03 Nov 2014

Little Birdie Pincushions

Aren't these the cutest little pincushions ever?!  You know you want to make one!   Hi, Deonn Stott here, with another adorable little "Snippet" - perfect for your own sewing room or to make as a gift for friends.   A couple of 5" squares, a teeny scrap for the beak and a bit of stuffing or filler - that's all you need!  "Little Birdie" Pincushions PRINTER-FRIENDLY INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIES   Body:  2-1/2-inch x 5-inch rectangle (Print A)   Head:  1-1/2-inch x 5-inch strip (Print B)   Tail accent:  1-inch x 5-inch strip (B)   Wings:  2-1/2-inch square (B)    Beak:  1-1/4-inch square (Yellow ... ...read more

Quilted Garden Pillow

27 Oct 2014

Quilted Garden Pillow Tutorial by Anorina @ sameliasmum.com

 Hi there. It's Anorina here, from Samelia's Mum and today I am sharing a tutorial for a fun pillow (or if you're from where I am from, we call them cushions) using the beautiful new fabric line by Carina Gardner called Primrose Garden. The most difficult step to making this pillow is choosing the fabrics from the Primrose Garden range. They're all lovely. I decided to begin with a focus fabric for the centre and the white and red for the outer corners/borders.   Fabric requirements: C4040 Red Flowers – 1/2 yard C4045 Red/White dot ... ...read more

DIY Modern Edge Baby Blanket

20 Oct 2014


If you have every used a knit receiving blanket, you know they are the BEST for swaddling newborns! This jersey knit receiving blanket features a raw edge binding, giving it a uniquely modern look and making it a snap to sew together! Supplies: 1 Yard Riley Blake Designs Jersey Knit Fabric for blanket front 1 Yard Riley Blake Designs Jersey Knit Fabric for blanket back Instructions: Begin by cutting front and back pieces each into a 36" square. Because each piece is one yard in length, you will only need to cut the width on the selvedge side. I do ... ...read more

Quatrefoil Spectrum Quilt

13 Oct 2014

 

Quatrefoil Spectrum Quilt by Erica Jackman from Kitchen Table Quilting Fabric: Quatrefoil Basics Fabric Requirements 1/4 of Quatrefoil in Hot Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Lime, Teal, Aqua, Navy, Burgundy, and Fuchsia 3/4 yard Clean White Solid 3 yards Swiss Dot in Aqua for the Backing 1/2 yard Gray Stripe for the Binding Cutting Instructions From each Hot Pink, Yellow, Aqua, Navy, and Fuchsia print: Cut (1) strip 8.5" x WOF (width of fabric).  Subcut each into (8) 8.5" x 4.5" pieces.  Use the remaining fabric to cut (1) 4.5" square from each color ... ...read more

Hand-Stitchery: Edge Finishes

06 Oct 2014

Blanket & Buttonhole Stitches!
Edge Finishes

Snips & Snails by Doodlebug Designs, Inc. for Riley Blake Designs Today's vintage stitchery lesson is one of the very most practical, basic stitches:  the Blanket Stitch.    It makes a great finish on applique' or the edge of a blanket (hence the name).  We'll try this simple stitch plus a couple of variations, then try her cousin, the Buttonhole Stitch. Course Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes Supplies:   Flannel - (1 yard for single layer receiving blanket or 2 yards for double) Needle - (long, medium/large eye, sharp point) Yarn or crochet thread - (coordinating color)  Course Instructions: Prepare fabric  by ... ...read more

Quick Easy~ Double-sided Halloween Banner and Table Centerpiece

22 Sep 2014

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  Jessica here from MamaJama Quilts! I'm ready to decorate for Halloween but there never seems to be enough time to get it all done. Using the Riley Blake Designs: Banner Panels made this project quick and easy. Use the link to order your own kit to make it even easier and faster.   Banner Supplies: 1 panel of banner 3/4 yard of backing 3/4 yard batting 4 yards of ribbon Quilt Basting Spray Pinking Shears Standard Sewing Supplies Use masking tape to secure backing right side down to a stable clean surface Spray backing with quilting basting spray ... ...read more

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
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