Saltwater Beach Tote

Posted: 11 May 2015 at 5 a.m.

 Hi there! My name is Lindsey and I blog over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio! I am excited to be here today to share this fun Beach Tote with you.  About a year ago, I made my first bag, and I was hooked!  I love making simple totes, they are ... more

How to Make a Yo-Yo Flower

Posted: 9 April 2015 at 4 a.m.

Amanda Herring, from The Quilted Fish, created this quick video tutorial showing us how to make this cute little yo-yo flower, which can be used as an embellishment for dolls, bags, crafts and clothing. You can also attach a pin to the back for a lovely little brooch!

Click here ... more

Easy Pet Sling Tutorial

Posted: 9 February 2015 at 3 a.m.


Easy Pet Sling Tutorial

By: The Tuxedo Cat


I am so excited to get to use the new Riley Blake Hedgehog fabric. This is my first time using one of the Riley Blake knit fabrics and I have to say that the quality is wonderful! I have enjoyed working with ... more

Cutting Corners 2014 in Review!

Posted: 29 December 2014 at 3 a.m.

 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!

Cottage Garden Baby Quilt

DIY Modern Edge Baby Blanket

Quatrefoil Spectrum Quilt

Butterfly Patch Baby Quilt

Splendor Garden

Counting Stars Quilt ... more

5 Minute Wrist Warmers

Posted: 17 November 2014 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Microwave Potato Bag

Posted: 10 November 2014 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Fold Over Messenger Bag

Posted: 30 June 2014 at 1 a.m.

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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 ... more

Grab and Go Fashion Bag

Posted: 16 June 2014 at 1 a.m.

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.

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Back of Bag!


1/4 yd laminate fabric

4 or 5 cotton fat ... more


Posted: 19 May 2014 at midnight

Hello, my name is Kathy!  I designed this journal cover using a combination of the Pepe in Paris collection and Hollywood Medium Damask.  This journal makes a great gift and it is so easy and fun!  The journal itself is a standard Composition book.

Fabric A - 1 ... more

Valentine Fabric Photo Props!!

Posted: 20 January 2014 at 7 a.m.

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 ... more

Reusable Laminate Grocery Bag

Posted: 28 December 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

finished project

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 ... more

"Spectacular" Baby Bib

Posted: 13 December 2013 at 3 a.m.


Embroidered Baby Bib Tutorial

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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 ... more

Photo Booth Props Video Tutorial

Posted: 11 December 2013 at 12:12 p.m.

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! more

Reusable Christmas Gift Bag

Posted: 18 November 2013 at 1 a.m.

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.

 Finished product


2 pieces of Christmas Fabric

Metal Measuring Tape

Standard Sewing supplies


Measure Item to Be Packaged:

In this ... more

Vintage-Inspired Boxy School Bag

Posted: 8 November 2013 at 3 a.m.

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 ... more

Camera Bag Pattern & Tutorial

Posted: 23 September 2013 at 9 a.m.

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 ... more

Too Cute to Spook Monster Finger Puppets

Posted: 20 September 2013 at midnight

Finished Project

  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 ... more

Too Cute Trick Or Treat Bag

Posted: 6 September 2013 at 5 a.m.



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 ... more

The Tulika Tote

Posted: 16 August 2013 at 6 a.m.

Hello! I'm Palak and I write about sewing, knitting and everything in between at Make It Handmade.You'll also find me at writing about how to save money sewing.

Today I'm sharing how to make this fun and quick reversible tote. This tote was inspired ... more

Kids Drawstring Bag

Posted: 9 August 2013 at 1 a.m.

Kids Personalised Drawstring Bag

kelliottmagic Drawstring Bag tutorial 

Hi Riley Blake Fans, My name is Kelly from kelliottmagic. 

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 ... more

Quilted Composition Book Cover

Posted: 15 July 2013 at 5 a.m.
Hi!  My name is Amanda a.k.a. Jedi Craft Girl.  I am so excited to be here at Riley Blake sharing my Quilted Composition Book Cover.  I love these quilted composition books - they are perfect for so many occasions: gifts, teachers, music notebooks, sewing journals, diaries, organizers, etc.  With ... more

Quick & Simple Double-Sided Headbands

Posted: 27 May 2013 at 7 a.m.

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.

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Instructor: Hi! My name is Lisa.K and I have a crafty little blog called Sweet Benanna & Sam (named for my ... more

UFO to GO ~ Portable Design Wall

Posted: 5 February 2013 at 1 p.m.
UFO to GO!
Made with Riley Blake Designs' Cotton Laminate fabric and "Sew Together" notions 
by Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes
What's a UFO?  "Un-Finished Object"... or maybe an "Un-Fulfilled Opportunity"?
I think you are going to love making this quick portable design wall!
Use this project to lay out ... more

Super Quick, Super Cute, Super Star-Baby Blocks

Posted: 28 January 2013 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Sweetcakes Baking Party Set Tutorial

Posted: 7 January 2013 at 9:49 a.m.


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 ... more

Ribbon Flower Hair Clip

Posted: 17 December 2012 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Playing with Pom Poms

Posted: 19 November 2012 at 6 a.m.

HI, I am Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts, back with another fantastic tutorial on embellishments.   This one is a favourite of many - Pom Poms!


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 ... more

A Simple Scissor Holder

Posted: 12 November 2012 at 12:01 a.m.
Here's a little "Snippet" from my Sewing Room.
Featuring RBD Cotton Dots, Mini Pom-Poms and Chevron Gros-Grain Ribbon (coming soon)! 

 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 ... more

Captain Cole: A Pirate's Matey

Posted: 29 October 2012 at 1 a.m.

Captain Cole: A Pirate’s Matey

A Soft Doll and Accessories
Using Pirate Matey’s cottons
Riley Blake Designs

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Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (

captain cole 

Fabric Line: ' Pirate Matey’s” by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake Designs


Course Materials:

doll supplies


templates ... more

Silhouette SD Cover

Posted: 1 October 2012 at 8:14 a.m.
I'm Andrea of Knitty Bitties and I am thrilled to start the week with you, here on Riley Blake's very inspiring Cutting Corners blog. I started sewing with a passion over 5 years ago and haven't slowed down a bit. While I'm typically sewing for my ... more

Robot Dog Free Softie Tutorial

Posted: 20 August 2012 at 1:53 p.m.

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 ... more

Back to School- Reusable Lunch bag

Posted: 30 July 2012 at 1 a.m.

 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.

Finished Product



Cut 1- 8.5" X 25" outer bage/

Cut 1- 8.5" X 25" lining

Cut Fabric to size


Fold both pieces of material in half ... more

Button Jewellery

Posted: 16 July 2012 at 6 a.m.

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 ... more

It's not Your Usual Jane Bag Tutorial

Posted: 4 June 2012 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Clothes Peg Bag

Posted: 30 May 2012 at 8:40 a.m.

Madame Samm has created a fantastic tutorial featured on our blog: more

Meet Ricky and Racky

Posted: 14 May 2012 at 6 a.m.

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 ... more

Children's Accessory Holder

Posted: 26 March 2012 at 8 a.m.

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 ... more

Zipper Tape Embellishing

Posted: 19 March 2012 at 6 a.m.


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 ... more

Tulip Petal Sun Hat ~ Pattern and Tutorial

Posted: 7 February 2012 at 6 a.m.
Tulip Petal Sun Hat
Size 2-5 years
Free Pattern & Tutorial

Course Instructor: Lindsay Wilkes from  The Cottage Mama  ( )

Fabric Line: ' Sunny Happy Skies ' by Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Designs
Course Materials:
1/2 yard each of two different coordinating prints - 100% cotton fabric ... more

Layla the Elephant softie

Posted: 18 January 2012 at 12:52 p.m.

Today we bring Back to you by Popular Demand one of our most popular tutorials by Jessica Christian.......

Project Name: Elephant Softie-aka Layla the Elephant (cause I like naming things)

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 Course Instructor:  Jessica Christian

 I am so excited to be here at Riley Blake with another tutorial ... more

"Pins and Needles" Flower Pincushion Bracelet

Posted: 6 January 2012 at midnight

"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 ... more

Hoo's Busy Portable Portfolio

Posted: 27 December 2011 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Doll Blanket and Pillow *Delight*

Posted: 15 November 2011 at 8 a.m.
Doll Blanket and Pillow Set

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Candice Taylor

I saw the Delighted fabric and knew that would be perfect for this project! I love how Riley Blake fabrics are so colorful and inspire such fun and joy. To make it even better, Riley Blake also has tons of ... more

Bow Headband

Posted: 18 October 2011 at midnight

Easy Headband Tutorial

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Kitty Vogt

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

2. Fabric

3. A headband

4. Scissors


First, grab ... more

Happy Market Sack

Posted: 2 August 2011 at 1 a.m.

Happy Market Sack
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Mickey Zimmer
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 ... more

Pee Pee Tee Pee Pirate Style

Posted: 5 July 2011 at midnight

Pee Pee Tee Pee Pirate Style

Course Instructor: Julia Frazier

Printable PDF Instructions

Hi!  I'm Julia from the blog My Fabric Obsession.  I also have an online shop Arcadia Cotton.

This project idea comes to you from Mandy at the fabulous Little Birdie Secrets blog, recreated with her permission ... more

"Hair Ring" Headband Tutorial

Posted: 30 May 2011 at 6:51 p.m.

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 ... more

Stacked Circles Fabric Flower

Posted: 3 May 2011 at midnight

Stacked Circles Fabric Flower

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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 ... more

Sweet Nothings iPad Carrier Bag

Posted: 19 April 2011 at midnight

Sweet Nothings iPad Carrier Bag

(Click here for printer friendly instructions)

Hi Everyone,

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 ... more

The Game is On!

Posted: 15 March 2011 at 8:16 a.m.

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 ... more

Feeling Groovy Cuff Bracelet

Posted: 18 February 2011 at 6 a.m.

Cuff Bracelet Finished

I am Julie from Sew Jewely, you might also know me as one of The Quilted Fish Creative Consulting Team members. I am so happy to be here to bring you this groovy button bracelet tutorial.

Here is a printer friendly version for you as well.

Feeling Groovy Cuff Bracelet ... more

Key Chain Wristlet

Posted: 3 December 2010 at 8:26 p.m.
             Course Instructor: Tracy Gibson

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kc7 (Large)
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Vintage Zipper Flower

Posted: 1 August 2010 at 9:32 p.m.

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 ... more

Halloween Countdown Calendar

Posted: 3 July 2010 at 5:45 p.m.
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Course Instructor: JaiCi Razak

Boo to you (600x450)
I must first start out by saying that while this is one of the cutest crafts
I have in my took some serious TIME!! It was not a hard project,
but it was *very time consuming....but worth every second........

Supplies ... more

Writey tidy

Posted: 11 April 2010 at 10:54 p.m.
Writey Tidy

Course instructor: Amanda Herring
The Quilted Fish

AV finished book (489x600)
AV finished inside cover (600x400)
3/8 yard fabric for outside cover*
3/8 yard fabric for inside cover*
¼ yard fabric for large pocket*
¼ yard fabric for small pocket*
1 yard fusible interfacing
1/4 yard of Peltex
1 yard of rick ... more

Checkbook cover

Posted: 3 February 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

Checkbook Cover 101

Instructor: Emily Bailey

Cover Checkbook (600x450)

Supply List:

Scraps of Bloom and Grow Fabric


From background:

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

From Contrast:

1-7”x 6 ½” rectangle ... more
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