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

Tic Tac Toe Quiet Book Tutorial

01 Aug 2014


Printer-Friendly Version Happy August! My name is Nancy and I have a little ETSY shop primsandproper where I make decorative items for your home, favorite dog and child-friendly gifts. I am very excited to share my quiet book page. My inspiration came from my two sons. When they were little, their favorite restaurants had kraft paper tablecloths and crayons. We would pass the time waiting for our food to arrive playing Hangman and Tic Tac Toe.   I chose the Surprise Collection from Riley Blake Designs for my page. I love the bright colors and the hexagons on the ribbons were ... ...read more

The Three Witches

28 Jul 2014

Three Witches

Hi, it's me -- Shelly Pagliai (Polly-Eye), from Prairie Moon Quilts, here to present another tutorial using Riley Blake's new Halloween-themed fabric line. It is the cutest Halloween line ever! It’s called “Witch Hazel”, by October Afternoon, and the prints are all so fun -- there are spider webs, a panel with Halloween quotes and poems, stripes, polka dots, pumpkins . . . and the witch -- Witch Hazel is just the cutest little witch, you can’t help but love her!This time I’ve designed a mini quilt using this collection. The mini quilt has embroidery in the borders, and a ... ...read more

Cluck Cluck Quiet Book Page

25 Jul 2014

 

Hi!  It's Amanda here from Jedi Craft Girl!  I LOVE quiet books.  My mother made me a quiet book when I was a little girl.  My inspiration for the chicken & eggs page came from a page out of my old quiet book.  Back then I think all they had was muslin and felt to work with! The darling prints from Riley Blake give this traditional page new life!! Supplies: 10.5" x 10.5" background fabric scraps of yellows, browns, reds and orange Riley Blake braid trim in brown zipper buttons scraps of cotton batting Heat n Bond Lite ... ...read more
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