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

placemat

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

Quiet Book Mittens

03 Jan 2014

Quiet Book Mittens Printer-Friendly Version I am so excited to kick off the New Year with our Quiet Book Series. My mind has been swimming with so many cute ideas. It was hard to choose which quiet book page I wanted to do. Since we are in the month of January, I thought it would be appropriate to have some mittens. Super easy and super fun!
Riley Blake Designs

1. Download the mitten template here. Trace the template onto freezer paper. Trace mitten template onto wrong side of fabric. 2. (You need 2 pieces of fabric at least 9” x 9” for tracing ... ...read more

Scenic Route - A Boy Quilt

30 Dec 2013

Hiyah! I'm Anorina from Samelia's Mum and today I'm sharing a quilt which I made with the fun new line called Scenic Route. Within my group of friends and family, there have been a few baby boys born over the past few months. Generally, I find that selecting fabric and making quilts for baby girls so much easier than for boys... and then I discovered Scenic Route. It is just perfect for making a quilt for a baby boy, infant or toddler.  
Scenic Route

  Finished quilt measures 55” x 55” A seam allowance of ¼ inch is included throughout. Requirements ... ...read more

Reusable Laminate Grocery Bag

28 Dec 2013

Hello there, Jessica here from MamaJama Quilts. I have been experimenting with Riley Blake Laminate fabric and found so many fun ways to use it. I would like to share one of these ideas with you: Reusable Grocery Bags! These finished bags have a reinforced bottom for stability and can be thrown in the washer and dryer on a low setting for easy cleaning.  
finished project

Start by selecting two contrasting fabrics. I like the Chevrons but there are many laminates to choose from.   You will need: ¾ yard of Main Laminate Fabric (bag body) 1 yard of Contrasting Laminate Fabric (bag straps ... ...read more

Sue Daley's Fussy Cutting Video Tutorial

26 Dec 2013

Watch Sue take the "fuss" out of Fussy Cutting with this easy to follow video tutorial!

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Star Bright: A Fun And Games Quilt

23 Dec 2013

Star Bright A quilt using Fun and Games Riley Blake Designs Printer Friendly Instructions  Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (www.distantpickles.blogspot.com)        

                     Course Materials: ‘Fun And Games ' by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs (from left to right)   FABRIC  ONE: ½ yard C3380- C3385 – AQUA (gears in aqua) FABRIC  TWO: 1 yard C3383 – ORANGE (main print in orange) FABRIC  THREE: 1.5  yards Basic Shade in Sundrop FABRIC  FOUR: 2 yards C3386- ORANGE (chevron in orange) BINDING: ½ yard C3384- BLUE (maze in blue) (for binding) BACKING:  3.75 yards of backing is needed- I used the same Basic ... ...read more
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