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

Spring Pinwheel Pillow Tutorial

31 Mar 2014

Hello again, fellow sewers!  I'm so excited to be back visiting from my blog Honeybear Lane to share this fun spring/summer pinwheel pillow tutorial.  

Pinwheels are the epitome of summer, aren't they?  And they are such an easy quilter's staple.  Even if you've never quilted before, you can make pinwheels without needing advanced sewing skills.  And look what a cute little button-up backside... Supplies: From Riley Blake's Unforgettable Collection  -Main in Brown, 5x5 square -Hexi Pink, 5x5 square -Petals Blue, 5x5 square -Wallpaper Yellow, 5x5 square -1 fat quarter white cotton -1 fat quarter ... more

Funny Faces Quite Page Tutorial

28 Mar 2014

Funny Faces Quiet Book Page Course Instructor:  Stacey Byrne Printer Friendly Instructions Hi there!  I'm Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts. I'm so excited to share my "Funny Faces" Quiet Book Page with you today at Cutting Corners College. Kids love making funny faces.  Why not keep them busy manipulating a few silly faces made of fabric, ribbons, and trims while building their dexterity skills at the same time?   List of Supplies: -Two 10 X 10 background fabric (cotton solids) -Two 10 X 10 pieces of cotton batting  - buttons, ribbon, ric rac in various shades and ... more

Maxi Dress Tutorial

24 Mar 2014

Maxi Dress (using Mod Studio Fabric by Riley Blake Designs) Course Instructor:  Melissa Houston Hello!  Spring is upon us (at least I HOPE) and Springtime makes me think of Easter and summer dresses.  I got to thinking about how to make a cute dress for little girls that would not take me so long that by the time I would finish it, the child would have outgrown it!  So, here is what I came up with.  Fast and EASY!  I used Mod Studio by Riley Blake Designs for a very classic look.  I had to come up with some cute ... more

The Apples of My Eye Peg Doll Quiet Book Page

21 Mar 2014

Peg Doll quiet Book Page

Hi!  We are Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon and Company and today we are excited to be sharing a quiet book page idea with one of our favorite things...peg dolls! Peg Dolls are our favorite quiet toy so when we got the chance to make a quiet book page we knew we'd have to include them.  The fabric we've chosen for this project is one of our favorites (the line is called "Apple of My Eye") and we decided on the one 10" x 10" page layout. Here's what we did: #1.  Cut out one ... more

Vintage Verona Hourglass Quilt tutorial

17 Mar 2014

Vintage Verona Hourglass quilt tutorial

Hi there!  I'm Andy Knowlton from A Bright Corner.  Today I'm sharing with you a tutorial to make this hourglass quilt from the gorgeous Vintage Verona fabrics.  I'm a long-time fan of the navy blue and green color combination and coral is my current favorite color - so I was immediately charmed by the Vintage Verona fabrics. Let's get started with the tutorial!   This tutorial will make a quilt that is 55" x 68" - a great throw quilt size! Printer Friendly Pattern Course Materials 8 fat quarters** 1-5/8 yards white (background) fabric 7/8 yards Vintage ... more
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