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. 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more

Butterfly Patch Baby Quilt Tutorial

21 Jul 2014

Butterfly Baby Quilt by Fabric Mutt for Riley Blake Designs

My name is Heidi Staples, and I write the sewing blog Fabric Mutt where I share my love of beautiful fabric and fun sewing projects. Today I'm here to show you a tutorial for a very simple baby quilt featuring the A Beautiful Thing collection by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake Designs. Since this fabric line features a darling butterfly print, I thought it would be fun to make that design motif a part of my quilt. The Butterfly Patch Baby Quilt is great last minute gift project, easily made in a weekend and perfect for beginning quilters. In ... more

Rainbow Pony Quiet Page

18 Jul 2014

Hello from Kathy!  My quiet book page features a little Pony with a colorful, fluffy mane and tail, with lots of textures.  The tail can be braided and a section of the tail can be taken off and on!  I added some grass under the pony and a rainbow in the sky to complete the page. Printer-Friendly Version Supplies for this quiet book page: Applique Template Fat Quarters of a variety of pastel cotton fabrics, different size dots are great (rainbow and pony) Fat Quarter Green and White Medium Chevron (grass) Background fabric - 10.5" square Lightweight fusible interfacing - 10 ... more

Splendor Garden

15 Jul 2014


Printer-Friendly Version Hello, this Hema from Malini's Quilts blog with the Splendor Flower Garden quilt made from Lila Tueller's Splendor fabric collections. This collection has beautiful big prints and this pattern will showcase those big prints.  Fabrics and Tools Required: Splendor Fat Quarter Bundle 1 Cotton Shades Snow - 4.5 yards for background Splendor Stripes White - 3/4 yards for binding Splendor or other Yardage - 5 yards for backing 12" 60 degree Triangle Ruler  8.5 inch x 24.5 inch ruler 6.5 inch square up ruler Cutting Instructions Background fabric Tip: I put a new blade ... more

Shall We Gather IV - Ruching!

07 Jul 2014

Create dimension and texture in your quilting and sewing projects with Ruching!

Hi! I'm Deonn, here to share another great vintage technique made modern!I learned to sew from my mother, tied my first quilt at around age 8, and have spent many hours (days, years, decades...) in the sewing room with Mom, sisters and eventually my own children.  I'm a longarm quilter with a home business, Quiltscapes, where I also offer quilting and sewing classes and patterns, along with a host of free tutorials featured both on my website, and right here at Cutting ... more

Shy Forest Friends Quiet Book Page Tutorial

04 Jul 2014


Printer-Friendly Version Today I have a tutorial for TWO Quiet Book Pages that I hope will encourage a child's natural curiosity, love of animals, and stimulate their sense of touch. In our first Quiet Book Page, children will lift up a colorful tree flap to find cute woodland animals resting in the shade. On the second page, the same animals can be found hiding in the tall grass. Let's begin! You will need: Animal Template 2 - 10.5" x 10.5" squares of fabric for the background. I used C200-31AquaMarine. 2 - 10.5" x 10.5" squares of ... more
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