Manny Monster Quiet Book Page

02 May 2014

Hi, Em here from Em's Scrapbag.  As a mother of three boys I knew I would make a quiet book page that was a little off kilter.  I had fun coming up with this idea and see more quiet book pages in the future.  I think my little guy needs some friends to pal around with.  So without further adue meet Manny Monster, a wild and crazy guy that is sure to bring a smile to your little person.  With buttons to practice dexterity and a zipper mouth with a fun tongue to stick out and wag, he is ... more

Springtime Folding Chair Makeover

28 Apr 2014

Spring is here and I thought it was high time to give my ugly old folding chairs a fresh new look! This project is easy and scores high in the little bit of work = big results category. Riley Blake's laminate fabric has a wonderful soft hand, with a laminate coating on the top side, making it perfect for raincoats, lunchboxes, spill mats, tote bags and more. These chairs are headed to the Spring International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, so if you are there, be sure to stop by the Riley Blake booth and take a peek! Here is what ... more

Quiet Book Page Tutorials

28 Apr 2014

Shhhh! Quiet Books in Progress!Be sure to follow the fantastic Quiet Book Page Tutorials contributed by participating bloggers and featured each Friday on our Cutting Corners Blog! more

Slumber Party Quiet Book Page

25 Apr 2014


Quiet Book Page Tutorial Printer-Friendly Version It’s a slumber party! Instructor: Sara Christensen from Flannel Queen. Hello there, I’m Sara the Flannel Queen. Because I love working with flannel, today I’m showing you a very cute quiet book page made with … flannel! It has a cozy zipping slumber bag and a soft doll that fits inside. Let’s get started! Materials needed: The paper pattern for the doll Flannel fabric pieces for the doll face, hair, dress, arms, legs Flannel fabric for the slumber bag Zipper Needle for hand stitching Coordinating thread Fabric marker if desired for ... more

The Hexi Weighted Blanket

21 Apr 2014

The Hexi Weighted Blanket By: The Tuxedo Cat Supply List- 2 yards of your choice of fabric (flannel/ cotton works well) 4.5 yards of your choice trim 2  5 pound bags of rice Coordinating thread Fabric marker Measuring cup Preparation Instructions- Wash and iron your fabric Cut each yard of fabric to a 36” square    Assembly- Sandwich the prepared ( you can make piping or buy pre-made trim of choice) trim in between the two pieces of fabric ( the fabrics should be right sides together with the raw edge of the trim facing the ... more

Trains, Planes, & Seasons Change

18 Apr 2014

Trains, Planes and Seasons Change Instructor: Shannon Clark from Little Kids Grow. Printer Friendly Version (Pattern Pieces/Diagrams) My boys love trains and planes (my girls, not so much, Ha!). Today's quiet book page tutorial is all about shapes, colors, directions, and seasons. Here's are some suggestions of the themes you can share with your little one: Supplies: ruler, scissors, matching/coordinating thread, glue stick, white fabric paint (or pen) for snow. Fabrics: C100-04 Vintage White L / day sky, snow, snowman C100-52 Barn Red Cotton Solid /  train 2,4,6,7 C100-37 Coastal Blue Cotton Solid/  train 1 ... more

Pretty Party Dress Quilt Tutorial

14 Apr 2014

Pretty Party Dress Quilt Printer-Friendly Version Designed by Allison Nicoll of Quilting Mumma. Items Needed: *1 Yard White Tone-on-Tone Fabric *1/2 Yard Fabric of 4 Different Prints *1/2 Yard Fabric for Binding *1 Yard Visoflex or Heat n Bond Fusible Web *1.5 Yards Flannel for Backing *General Sewing Supplies *Dress Template Instructions: DRESSES From your white tone-on-tone, cut 18-7.5" squares.   Trace 18 dresses using the template onto the paper side of your Visoflex or Heat n Bond fusible web.   Fuse them to the chosen dress fabrics on to the wrong side. Next, fuse each dress to ... more

Quiet - 3 Letter Word Page & Pocket

11 Apr 2014

QUIET BOOK - 3 LETTER WORD PAGE & POCKET by Amanda Holmes Hello there!  This tutorial is about how to make a 3 letter work quiet page and pocket for your quiet book project.  You will need the following materials to complete this project: *Large scraps of several fat quarters *Medium weight fusible interfacing *Washable Marker *Sewing scissors *Iron *Contrasting thread 1st I begin with 2 brightly colored pieces.  Each piece is 5.5 X 10.5 inches.  I join them with a .25 inch seam. I then create the pocket that the letters will be kept in.   I begin with a ... more

Chicken Scratch Embroidery!

07 Apr 2014

More Gingham fun!  Try this simple, vintage embroidery technique on Riley Blake Designs' Cotton Gingham prints to create a lovely lacy overlay effect. Then we'll make a darling little project with our sample. Course Instructor:  Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes Course Supplies:        Cotton Gingham Print with squares measuring 1/4"    Small embroidery hoop    Size 7 or 8 Crewel Embroidery needle    Embroidery floss    Specs (an essential part of my supplies these days!!) Course Instructions:   Popular during the 1930's and 1940's to embellish gingham clothing and home decor items, this fun embroidery technique has also been known as Depression lace ... more

"My Name Is . . ." Quiet Page Tutorial

04 Apr 2014

Hello! I am so thrilled to bring the "My Name Is . . . " Quiet Page design to the Riley Blake blog. I am the crazy busy Mommy of two little ones, and I specifically remember the toddler phase of learning names and letters and how to put them together to make "me". I love the pennant design and wanted to put that into something that would not only be fun to play with, but fun to learn as well. This is an EASY and QUICK page to put together.  Which is especially important when you are a crazy busy Mommy. Simple Supply ... more
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