"Let's Go Camping" Quiet Book Pages

07 Feb 2014

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Let's Go Camping Quiet Book Pages

Hello!  We are Audrey & Diane, the mother-daughter duo behind The Cloth Parcel.  Our quiet book pages today are a fun camping scene, with a bird in a nest, flowers, and a camper in a tent.  We used fabric from Riley Blake's "Scenic Route" fabric line.  The buttons, ric rac, and cording are all from Riley Blake's Sew Together line of trims and buttons.  Let's get started, shall we?  Here are the supplies you will need to get started: -Printable PDF Pattern Pieces: Page One & Page Two -10.5"x10.5" square of fabric (one ... ...read more

Lost & Found 2 Pillow Tutorial

03 Feb 2014


Printer Friendly Version Hi!  It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I love throw pillows!  My motto is "You can never have enough pillows!"  (My husband so does not agree!)  I was so thrilled when I found out Lost & Found 2 would be available in Home Decor fabric!  It is gorgeous!!!  This pillow tutorial is pretty simple and I love how it shows off the fabric.  I also love the chunky metal zipper accent!  Let's get started!   Supplies: 1/2 yard (3) Lost & Found Decor patterns 20" pillow form 22" or longer metal zipper I like my pillow covers ... ...read more

Pizza Toppin'

31 Jan 2014

Hi all! I'm Jennifer from BeStillMyCraftingHeart.blogspot.com. I am thrilled to share my page "Pizza Toppin'" with you today on Cutting Corners. This fun 'build your own' pizza page will keep kids of any age engaged.
Pizza Toppin'

Ingredients Pattern Printable directions Riley Blake Product: 12"- Red large gingham (table cloth) 10"- Tan (crust) 10"- Wagon Red (sauce) 10"- Off White (cheese) Scraps (1/8-ish yard) Toppings      grape (red onion)       smoke (mushrooms)       yellow (pineapples) 6- 1 inch matte round buttons Red (peperoni) 6"- cream stretch elastic (stringy cheese) 1/2 yard- 3/4 " ricrac cream (cheese) Other items: 1/2 ... ...read more

Ruffled Toddler Apron Tutorial

27 Jan 2014

Ruffled Toddler Apron Tutorial from Bombshell Bling

Hello, Riley Blake fans!  My name is Sarah and I blog on Bombshell Bling.   I blog about a wide variety of things, from jewelry making and sewing tutorials to food and family traditions.  I hope that you will come and visit me! Today I am going to share with you how I modified a simple toddler apron pattern to create this darling little ruffled apron for my little princess.  Years ago I made my son an apron and a matching chef's hat for his second birthday.  In fact, it was the first sewing project that I had ever attempted ... ...read more

Monster and His Cookies

24 Jan 2014

Hello! It's Shari from Doohikey Designs and I'm excited to be on Cutting Corners to show you how to make "Monster and His Cookies" quiet book page. I fell in love with the concept of Cookies and Monsters for a boy page, that can easily be converted into a girl with just changing out your colors!

So the first thing you need is some supplies and to print out and download this the template. You will need:1/4 yard of featherweight interfacingMatching Thread for AppliqueEmbroidery Floss for felt Cookies3 snaps for cookies      Cutting Requirements:10 1/2 ... ...read more

Valentine Fabric Photo Props!!

20 Jan 2014

valentine fabric photot props

   Valentine fabric photo props.....Fabulous!!!!  These turned out so great and they are so simple.  Photo props make every party extra special and these fabric props ensure you will have them for years to come.  I used the Riley Blake Lovey Dovey fabric collection.    This was easy breezy and I am not an artist, I used cardstock, made a little sketch, looked at it depressed because it looked awful.  But I pressed forward and decided to just start cutting out shapes, this idea worked much better!!  I do have a free download of the patterns I created at threadsalamode.com ... ...read more

Cherry Pie

17 Jan 2014

Cherry Pie Quiet Book Page Tutorial by Brenda & Bonnie of Pie Plate Patterns Printer Friendly Version

Hello, hello!  We are Brenda and Bonnie from Pie Plate Patterns and we are happy to be here at Cutting Corners to show you how to make this darling pie quiet book page.  Since our company is "Pie" Plate Patterns, we couldn't resist this little pie weaving activity for our quiet book tutorial.  We have seen some similar pages, but this is our own delightful version!  Shall we begin? 1.  First things first.  You're going to need some supplies. Here's your ... ...read more

Lost & Found Placemat Tutorial

13 Jan 2014

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Hi!  It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I am totally in love with the "Lost & Found 2" fabric line.  It has such a great vintage feel and it is perfect for this placemat tutorial. I wanted to show off the fabrics as much as possible, so I kept the fabric cuts large.  Here's how you make them: finished size 20" x 14.5" Supplies (for 1 placemat) 4" x WOF strip accent fabric 1/3 yard center main fabric 1/2 yard for back 5" x WOF for binding batting crochet lace   Begin by cutting the center fabric ... ...read more

Roar!

10 Jan 2014

Roar! by Julia Printer Friendly Version

Ribbons and Zippers and Lace - Oh My! Because we know babies & toddlers are extremely tactile little people, today's Quiet Book Page Tutorial is all about the sense of touch! I found the template for this little guy over at Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows. She has an entire section dedicated to quiet book pages, so be sure to hop on over and check it out. List of Supplies: 10.5" x 10.5" background fabric - I used white. Small piece (at least 5" square) of a bright, yellow print fabric Small piece brown felt for ... ...read more

Shall We Gather II ~ Smocking!

06 Jan 2014

Ready to try an adorable vintage needlework technique?  

 Printer Friendly Used before elastic was ever invented, smocking is a simple embroidery method to gather fabric into a decorative pattern at cuffs, necklines, bodices and so on.  The tucks and pleats allow the fabric to stretch.    Let's get started with our "Smockery"!  Grab a scrap of cotton gingham fabric, with the checks at least 3/8" to 1/2" wide, a wide-eye needle, some floss, glue stick and a pair of scissors, and you're ready to go!     Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes Supplies:  Practice on a small swatch of gingham print ... ...read more
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