It has been a busy year on the Cutting Corners Blog. We are grateful to all of the talented bloggers who contributed. We couldn't do it without you!
Did you know Riley Blake Designs manufactures Jersey Knit fabric? Our Jersey Knit is soft, sturdy, top quality fabric and comes in a stunning variety of prints and solid colors.
With winter right around the corner, I decided it was time to whip up some Jersey Knit Wrist Warmers - perfect ......read more
Hello All! It is great to be back and doing another pattern! I have recently been seeing some microwave products that fascinate me. I saw a bag to make baked potatoes in and I thought I can make that!
There were a couple problems with the ones that I saw ......read more
Hello Everyone! I am Remona from The Stitching Scientist. I am so excited to here at Cutting Corners to share with you this pretty tutorial on my Fold Over Messenger Bag. This bag features fabrics from the stunning Geekly Chic fabric line. This line fits me perfectly ...
Hello, my name is Kathy and I am happy to share this fun bag with you today! Can you ever have enough cute accessory bags? Finished size is 11.25" x 9.5" wide.
Back of Bag!
1/4 yd laminate fabric
4 or 5 cotton fat ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
Embroidered Baby Bib Tutorial
Whip up this little piece of retro baby spill protection in no time at all! This bib will be too cute to reserve just for meal times!
*You will need an embroidery machine for the middle panel of this bib. If you ......read more
Are you planning a holiday party for family, school, sports teams or work? These days no party is complete without a makeshift photo booth!
If you haven't see Tonia's Holiday Photo Booth Props video tutorial, then check it out now!
I fell in love with this traditional Christmas Fabric at first sight. I am always looking for new ways to make reusable items, and gift bags are one of my favorites.
2 pieces of Christmas Fabric
Metal Measuring Tape
Standard Sewing supplies
Measure Item to Be Packaged:
In this ......read more
Hi there! This is Hannah from Sew Adorable Fabrics and I am super excited to share with you my first tutorial on Cutting Corners College - A Vintage Inspired Boxy School Bag!
This blog post is extra special to me: I love Riley Blake since I bought my first fabric (Riley ......read more
Hello Riley Blake lovers! This is Amber from Crazy Little Projects happy to be visiting Riley Blake for my first time today. I do a lot of simple sewing tutorials on my blog along with a Learn to Sew series for people who are REALLY new to sewing. Come stop ......read more
Hello! This is Jessica with MamaJama Quilts! I am excited to bring you this project which has been one of the funniest and most challenging designs to date. It has taken me months to simplify the pattern while maintaining the integrity of the fabric. I am confident that the whole ......read more
Hello, folks. I am so excited to be here with Riley Blake and the Cutting Table. My name is Katie and I sew over at ChooChoo Skadoo.
Today I am going to show you how to make this super easy, super cute Trick or Treat bag for your ......read more
Today I'm sharing how to make this fun and quick reversible tote. This tote was inspired ......read more
Kids Personalised Drawstring Bag
I love sewing and live in Brisbane, Australia.
I made this as a result of wanting to package a quilt for a gift. It was a hit.
These handy drawstring personalised children's bags ......read more
Quick & Simple Double-Sided Headbands: Construct a couple of these cute accessories in no time using your favorite Riley Blake fabric scraps and this simplistic sewing method.
Instructor: Hi! My name is Lisa.K and I have a crafty little blog called Sweet Benanna & Sam (named for my ......read more
I think you are going to love making this quick portable design wall!
Hello all you crafty people! This is Jessica from MamaJama Quilts. I am excited to be able to post this follow up tutorial! Last Monday we made the Super Quick, Super Cute, Super Star Baby Quilt. Today I get to show you the coordinating toy baby block.
I am located ......read more
My name is Heidi Staples, and while you can usually find me blogging about my latest sewing projects at Fabric Mutt, today I’m thrilled to be sharing a tutorial with you here at Riley Blake Fabrics. When I first saw the new Sweetcakes collection (by Doodlebug designs), I instantly ......read more
Making these flower hair clips is fun and easy. Start with little girl ribbon to add to your princesses hair, sweater, or crocheted hat. Then work your way up to a woman’s broach or hat decoration.
2 yards Ribbon
1.5 yards Crocheted Lace .25” wide
1 Button ......read more
Riley Blake has an absolutely stunning assortment of them. They actually have 'Baby, Mini, Regular and Jumbo Pom poms'. How amazing is that?
What I ......read more
Got a spare minute?
Let's make this simple Scissor Holder/Lanyard today!
Hi, Deonn here, with another quick project using a few scraps
and a couple of Riley ...
Captain Cole: A Pirate’s Matey
A Soft Doll and Accessories
Using Pirate Matey’s cottons
Riley Blake Designs
Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (www.distantpickles.blogspot.com)
Fabric Line: ' Pirate Matey’s” by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake Designs
templates ......read more
Jean Kake here from the Quilted Cupcake, excited to share my free dog softie tutorial.
Inspired by the fun Puppy Park fabric from Riley Blake, I decided to combine two of my favorite things to create a Robot Dog - I call him RBRD. He's easy to make, and you ......read more
This lunch bag is easy to make and maintain! Using the Riley Blake Laminates they can be easily sewn, and wiped down with a wet cloth.
Cut 1- 8.5" X 25" outer bage/
Cut 1- 8.5" X 25" lining
Fold both pieces of material in half ......read more
Hi, it is Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts. I love, love, love embellishing! My last few tutorials I showcased embellished quilts. This tutorial I took a twist and am turning you into a jewellery designer! How you might ask? By using only the funkiest buttons out there - Riley Blake ......read more
Hi everyone! I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home. I LOVE to design and create in any shape, way, or form. I share lots of tutorials and ideas for refashioning, sewing quilts and so on, on my blog. It is my pleasure to be here today to show you what ... ...read more
Madame Samm has created a fantastic tutorial featured on our blog: http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/2012/05/30/cothes-peg-bag/
Hello! It is Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts. I am going to show you one of the most versatile embellishments on the market today. Yet crazy as it may be, many people don't know all the wonderful ways you can use ric rac. I hope to showcase some ......read more
Children’s Accessory Holder
Hi, I am Sara from over at Porcupine Quilts, where we LOVE all things Riley Blake. Today I am happy to share with you a tutorial for creating a hanging organizer. With two little guys in the house, we have mittens, scarves, hats, wallets, electronics, etc ......read more
Hi there! My name is Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts. I make all things quilt related and crafty. My favourite is 3D embellishing of my art quilts. I love to embellish! Riley Blake has graciously allowed me to share some cool and fun embellishments with you. I will be ......read more
Today we bring Back to you by Popular Demand one of our most popular tutorials by Jessica Christian.......
Course Instructor: Jessica Christian
I am so excited to be here at Riley Blake with another tutorial ......read more
"Pins and Needles"
Flower Pincushion Bracelet Tutorial
by: Cute Quilt Patterns
This fun and frilly flower will keep all of your pins and needles right at hand so that you
can focus on the fun part of sewing…
No need to be on “Pins and Needles” looking for your pins ......read more
Hiya! I'm Kristi McDonough, pattern designer for Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs. I am also a wife, mother to the world's sweetest three year old girl ever, fabric enthusiast, quilting novice, felt toy maker and all around lover of all things crafty. I run a teeny tiny blog ......read more
Easy Headband Tutorial
Hey there, Kitty here from A Law Student's Journey! I'm excited to be posting this fun and easy headband tutorial.
Here are the supplies you will need:
1. Glue Gun
3. A headband
First, grab ......read more
Happy Market Sack
Printer Friendly Instructions
17 x 26 inches
We are Mickey and April from Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe in rural Minnesota...and we are so excited to be an Instructor at the Cutting Corners College. Today we will be showing you how to make a "Happy Market ......read more
Pee Pee Tee Pee Pirate Style
Course Instructor: Julia Frazier
This project idea comes to you from Mandy at the fabulous Little Birdie Secrets blog, recreated with her permission ......read more
Hello again! It is I, Amanda Herring, from The Quilted Fish. I am back again to share another fun tutorial with you. This is a SUPER easy and really customizable pattern. My favorite kind!
I have named this pattern "Hair Ring" because of my last name....Herring. Get it?? Do ......read more
Stacked Circles Fabric Flower
Instructor: Sara Christensen
Hello, I’m Sara Christensen from the blog My Fabric Obsession. I also have an online fabric shop called Flannel Queen. I love to sew, but I don’t like unfinished projects. As a result, I tend to only do super ......read more
Sweet Nothings iPad Carrier Bag
I am so happy to be here to share this tutorial today. My name is Julie Dueck and you might know me from The Intrepid Thread. This is the second time I have been invited to share ......read more
Hello! My name is Amanda Herring and I am so excited to share a tutorial with you today. I am a designer for Riley Blake and I design under the name The Quilted Fish. I am excited that Sugar and Spice, my newest line, has arrived and that there are ...
Here is a printer friendly version for you as well.
Feeling Groovy Cuff Bracelet ......read more
Vintage Zipper Flower
By Cindy from Riley Blake Designs
We have had many requests for tutorials on your new "Zippers by the Yard" product line. This is one of three zipper flowers that we will be presenting. We also have designers working on patterns for purchase for purses and clothing ......read more
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Course Instructor: JaiCi Razak
I must first start out by saying that while this is one of the cutest crafts...read more
I have in my home...it took some serious TIME!! It was not a hard project,
but it was *very time consuming....but worth every second........
Checkbook Cover 101
Instructor: Emily Bailey
Scraps of Bloom and Grow Fabric
2-2” squares cut on diagonal twice
6- 1½”x ¾” rectangles
2- 2 ¼”x 1 ¼”rectangles
2-2 ¼” x ¾” rectangles
1-7”x4 ¼” rectangle
1-7”x1 ½” rectangle
1-7”x 6 ½” rectangle ......read more