Rodeo Baby

Posted: 27 April 2015 at 5 a.m.

Hi, it's Shelly Pagliai (Polly-Eye), from Prairie Moon Quilts, here again with another quilt tutorial for you.

This time, I've made a boy version and a girl version of baby quilts using pieces from the Rodeo Rider fabric line by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Designs.

The pieced ...

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Posted: 13 April 2015 at 4 a.m.
Pieces of Hope 2 quilt tutorial
Hi! It's Katie from ChooChoo Skadoo and I am so excited to be here and share this quilt with you! I am using the Pieces Of Hope 2 collection.
We will be making 4 different blocks; 4 of each. A total of 16 blocks. So lets get started on ...
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"Hang Paw" Quilt

Posted: 23 March 2015 at 1 a.m.

I'm Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl and I can not contain my excitement for sharing my latest quilt pattern over here at Riley Blake Designs.  I am a California girl through and through.  I spent most of my teenage years at the beach trying to surf but really I ...

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Military Max Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 22 February 2015 at 11 p.m.
Military Max quilt tutorial
Hi Riley Blake readers, I'm Andy Knowlton from the blog, A Bright Corner.  I'm sharing with you today a fun and easy tutorial to make this cute throw size quilt using the Military Max fabrics designed by Bella Blvd.
Military Max quilt tutorial
The finished Military Max quilt measures about 48" x ...
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Squared To The Max

Posted: 16 February 2015 at 3 a.m.

I am so excited to be here and share a fun project with you all. My name is Katie and I create over at ChooChoo Skadoo.

I am going to share with you all how to make this adorable quilt using the Military Max collection. This is a good size ...

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Perfect Picnic Rag Quilt

Posted: 26 January 2015 at 1 a.m.


Hello- Jessica here from MamaJama Quilts :) I designed this quilt with a summer picnic in mind. I used Riley Blake Summer Celebration fabrics because it reminds me of a fun 4th of July BBQ. Instead of cotton or Poly batting I used a solid colored flannel. This added stability and ...

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Hexagon Blossoms Quilt

Posted: 19 January 2015 at 3 a.m.

I am so excited to be here and share a fun project with you all. My name is Katie and I create over at ChooChoo Skadoo.

Today we are making an adorable lap size flower quilt. I used the Cottage Garden Collecton to make my quilt. For this quilt you ...

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Heartbeats in Time Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 12 January 2015 at 3 a.m.

My name is Britney and I am the author of the blog Heart Zipper.  I love sewing and quilting.  I also really enjoy blogging and I am so excited to share my newest creation with you.

Materials Needed

33 Layer Cake Squares (10" squares) or 61 Charm Squares (5" squares ...

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Fancy Finishes: Faux-Piped Machine Binding

Posted: 5 January 2015 at 9 a.m.

Binding ~ Faux Piping! 

You are going to love this quick machine-binding for a fancy finish! 
Faux-Piped Binding
Pre-quilted RBD chevrons/dots with solid red and lime pieced binding  

Here's a way to pretend you went to all the work of adding piping to your binding without all the effort.  "If there ...
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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 ...

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The Cottage Garden Baby Quilt

Posted: 15 December 2014 at 1 a.m.

Hi!  It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I am super excited to be here sharing my quilt pattern using The Cottage Garden fabric line by The Quilted Fish. 

My favorite fabric line is always the one I'm currently sewing with - and so this fabric makes the top of ...

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Broken Dishes, a PreCut Tutorial

Posted: 8 December 2014 at 1 a.m.

Broken Dishes, a PreCut Tutorial

Broken Dishes, A Pre-Cut Tutorial

Printer Friendly Instructions

Crystal Delaney from

and owner of TheCleverQuiltShoppe.com 

Fabric Line Used: Just Dreamy 2 by Zoe Pearn for My Mind's Eye

Materials needed for a 62” by 70” quilt:

If using pre-cut stackers:

-     2 Layer Cakes or
-     4 10 ...

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Quilted Garden Pillow

Posted: 27 October 2014 at 9 a.m.

Quilted Garden Pillow Tutorial by Anorina @ sameliasmum.com

 Hi there. It's Anorina here, from Samelia's Mum and today I am sharing a tutorial for a fun pillow (or if you're from where I am from, we call them cushions) using the beautiful new fabric line by Carina Gardner called Primrose Garden.

The most difficult step ...

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Quatrefoil Spectrum Quilt

Posted: 13 October 2014 at 10:01 a.m.


Quatrefoil Spectrum Quilt

by Erica Jackman from Kitchen Table Quilting

Fabric: Quatrefoil Basics

Fabric Requirements

  • 1/4 of Quatrefoil in Hot Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Lime, Teal, Aqua, Navy, Burgundy, and Fuchsia
  • 3/4 yard Clean White Solid
  • 3 yards Swiss Dot in Aqua for the Backing
  • 1/2 yard ...
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Hand-Stitchery: Edge Finishes

Posted: 6 October 2014 at 8 a.m.

Blanket & Buttonhole Stitches!

Edge Finishes
Snips & Snails by Doodlebug Designs, Inc. for Riley Blake Designs

Today's vintage stitchery lesson is one of the very most practical, basic stitches:  the Blanket Stitch.    It makes a great finish on applique' or the edge of a blanket (hence the name).  We'll try this ...

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Halloween Crackers

Posted: 15 September 2014 at 9 a.m.


Marni here, from Frankenstein's Fabrics, back for another quilting project here on the Cutting Corners blog.

This time round I’ve made a table runner with the Halloween Parade range.

You’ll Need:

  • 25cm Halloween main gray
  • 25cm Halloween main green
  • 25cm Halloween main orange
  • 30cm Halloween Star black ...
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Home for the Holidays Quilt Top with Free Pattern

Posted: 13 September 2014 at 1 a.m.

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Hello Everyone! This is Remona from The Stitching Scientist. As always, I am thrilled to be here at Cutting Corners. It's after labor day which means it's time to start Christmas projects. I love quick and simple projects that can be finished in a few ...

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Evergreen Quilted Pillow Sham

Posted: 8 September 2014 at 6 p.m.


Hello, this Hema from Malini's Quilts blog with the Evergreen quilted pillow sham made from the Home for Holidays fabric collection by Doodlebug Designs for Riely Blake Designs. I am making this pillow sham out of this cute Christmas print for my daughter.

Fabric Requirements

Evergreen Pillow Fabrics

  • 5 different green FQs ...
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Spooky Witch Hazel Halloween Quilt

Posted: 6 September 2014 at 1 a.m.

It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I am so in love with Riley Blake's Witch Hazel Halloween fabric line.  It has such a fun, whimsical/vintage feel.  I wanted to make something I could hang on my wall so I could enjoy the fabrics all season.  Here is ...

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Witches Gathering

Posted: 25 August 2014 at 9 a.m.

Hi my name is Marni and I’ll be your quilter for this blog post. I’m from Frankenstein’s Fabrics and I’m here with a quilt I’ve made from the fabulous Witch Hazel range. 

I love and collect Halloween prints. This quilt was so much fun to ...

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The Three Witches

Posted: 28 July 2014 at 1 a.m.

Three Witches
Hi, it's me -- Shelly Pagliai (Polly-Eye), from Prairie Moon Quilts, here to present another tutorial using Riley Blake's new Halloween-themed fabric line. It is the cutest Halloween line ever! It’s called “Witch Hazel”, by October Afternoon, and the prints are all so fun -- there are spider webs ...

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Butterfly Patch Baby Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 21 July 2014 at midnight
Butterfly Baby Quilt by Fabric Mutt for Riley Blake Designs

My name is Heidi Staples, and I write the sewing blog Fabric Mutt where I share my love of beautiful fabric and fun sewing projects. Today I'm here to show you a tutorial for a very simple baby quilt featuring the A Beautiful Thing collection by Zoe Pearn for ... ...read more

Splendor Garden

Posted: 15 July 2014 at 8 p.m.


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Hello, this Hema from Malini's Quilts blog with the Splendor Flower Garden quilt made from Lila Tueller's Splendor fabric collections. This collection has beautiful big prints and this pattern will showcase those big prints. 

Fabrics and Tools Required:


Splendor Fat Quarter Bundle 1

Cotton Shades Snow ...

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Speedster Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 23 June 2014 at 2 a.m.

Hi!  It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl.  I am so thrilled to be here talking about the fabulous Speedster line of fabric.  I have two girls and one boy.  It's so easy and fun to sew for girls; I always feel my 10 year old son gets left ...

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Tummy Time Star Hexi Mat

Posted: 12 May 2014 at 1 a.m.
kelliottmagic.com Hexi Mat

Hello again Riley Blake Fans,

My name is Kelly and I am from kelliottmagic.com.au. 

I love sewing/creating and live in Brisbane, Australia.

This is my third project with the delicious Riley Blake fabrics and I will take you step by step creating the ultimate Hexi ...

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The Hexi Weighted Blanket

Posted: 21 April 2014 at midnight

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 ...

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Pretty Party Dress Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 14 April 2014 at 2 a.m.

Pretty Party Dress Quilt

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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 ...

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Vintage Verona Hourglass Quilt tutorial

Posted: 17 March 2014 at 1:13 a.m.

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 ...

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Quick and Easy Quarter Square Triangle Giraffe Crossing Baby Quilt

Posted: 10 March 2014 at 1 a.m.


Jessica here from MamaJama Quilts. Thanks for looking at this quick and easy baby quilt. I have designed this quilt using the fun Giraffe Crossing fabric. Because I wanted to get that great scrappy look I used the precut 10" squares for this project which made it fun and efficient ...

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Rollin' Along

Posted: 24 February 2014 at 1 a.m.

Hello there! It's me, Shelly Pagliai (Polly-eye), from Prairie Moon Quilts. I'm back with another tutorial using Riley Blake's new cowboy/western line, Roundup!, by Samantha Walker.

Such a cute line with lots of different prints and colors!


The block for this quilt is based on the ...

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Joshua Giraffe Baby Quilt

Posted: 18 February 2014 at 7:25 a.m.

Emily here from Em's Scrapbag.  I'm excited to be sharing with you a fun baby quilt.  When I saw the fabric line Giraffe Crossing I knew I needed to make a baby quilt from it.  It reminded me of when my boys were little and listened to Raffi ...

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Scenic Route - A Boy Quilt

Posted: 30 December 2013 at midnight

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 ...

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Sue Daley's Fussy Cutting Video Tutorial

Posted: 26 December 2013 at 3 a.m.

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

Posted: 23 December 2013 at 1 a.m.

Star Bright

A quilt using Fun and Games
Riley Blake Designs

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 Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (www.distantpickles.blogspot.com



 Course Materials: ‘Fun And Games ' by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs

fabric choice
(from left to right)


FABRIC  ONE: ½ yard C3380- C3385 – AQUA (gears in aqua ...

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World Traveler

Posted: 20 December 2013 at 6 a.m.

Hi all!  Em here from Em's Scrapbag, thrilled to be sharing with you today.  As a mother of three sons I try to get a few masculine quilts in.  Not always successful with that but I try.  When I saw the new line Detour by Riley Blake I knew ...

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Gracie Girl Quilt

Posted: 16 December 2013 at 1 a.m.

Gracie Girl

Hi!  I'm Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I am happy to be here at Riley Blake today!  My favorite Riley Blake fabric line is always the fabric I am currently sewing with!  It's all so wonderful!  I love the Gracie Girl fabrics - such great colors and patterns with ...

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Simple Sawtooth Star Quilt Pattern

Posted: 9 December 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

Hello!  My name is Heidi and I normally blog at Honeybear Lane.  I have been quilting for about four years so I'm still a relative newbie.  But part of being a newbie is discovering all the awesome tips and tricks there are to quilting!  I love the Sawtooth Star ...

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Boy Crazy Cabins

Posted: 22 November 2013 at 9:16 a.m.

Boy Crazy Cabins Quilt

by Hema

click here for a PDF version of this pattern.


Hello Everyone, this is Hema (a.k.a Malini) again from http://malinisquilts.blogspot.com blog. I am really excited to share another tutorial with you, Boy Crazy Cabins. This is  improvisationally pieced wonky log ...

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English Paper Piecing Video Tutorial

Posted: 20 November 2013 at 10:09 a.m.

English Paper Piecing: We're hearing those words everywhere, as an age-old technique is being rediscovered by a new generation of quilters. Our favorite Aussie, Sue Daley, has been kind enough to share the in's and out's of English Paper Piecing with us in this week's video ...

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Amanda's Diamond Ruler

Posted: 13 November 2013 at 11:21 a.m.

Making perfect diamonds for quilting and craft projects is no longer a chore! In this video, Amanda from The Quilted Fish teaches us how using her new Diamond Ruler makes quick work of it!

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Scrappy Stars Throw

Posted: 28 October 2013 at 11:47 a.m.

Hi! It is Anjeanette from byAnjeanette.blogspot.com here with another tutorial. Today, I am sharing something from October Afternoon’s Sidewalks like. It features the most adorable children at play. I had to come up with something that didn’t cut them into teeny pieces, so I came up ...

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The Finish Line

Posted: 9 October 2013 at 3:51 p.m.

So you have lost sleep in the planning phase of your quilt. You have deprived your children of a balanced meal while sewing together perfectly cut, tiny pieces of fabric. You have exposed their innocent ears to some interesting vocabulary as you spend hours unpicking your mistakes, and you have ...

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Totally Boy Crazy Quilt

Posted: 30 September 2013 at 3 a.m.


Boy Crazy QUilt

Boy Crazy QUilt

Hi!  I'm Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl and I am totally excited to be here at Riley Blake.  This quilt pattern features the fabric line "Boy Crazy".  This is such a great line because it works well with baby items AND it works well for projects for older boys ...

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Rolie Polie Tube Baby Quilt

Posted: 27 September 2013 at 1 a.m.

Rolie Polie tube baby quilt/play mat.



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

I love sewing/creating and live in Brisbane, Australia.

This is my second project with these beautiful Riley Blake fabrics and I will take you step by step creating a ...

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Cute and Spooky Spider Web Quilt

Posted: 13 September 2013 at 5 a.m.


Hello Everyone, this is Hema (a.k.a Malini) from http://malinisquilts.blogspot.com blog. I am really excited to share this Cute and Spooky Spider Web quilt. The fabric line I used is "Too Cute to Spook" by Bella Blvd. Now you how I came up with this name ...

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Sasparilla Trails

Posted: 22 July 2013 at 11:57 a.m.

Hi! It's me, Shelly Pagliai, from Prairie Moon Quilts, back again with another quilt tutorial for you. When Cindy suggested I might like to design a quilt using Riley Blake's new line, Sasparilla, I jumped at the chance! This is such a cute line, you’ll want to ...

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Boxes of Sweet Treats Tutorial

Posted: 21 June 2013 at 5 a.m.

Hi, My name is Melissa Corry and I can normally be found over at my blog, Happy Quilting.  I am so excited to be guest posting here at Riley Blake.  I have an adorable baby girl quilt tutorial to share with you.  I call it  Boxes of Sweet Treats and ...

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Remember Throw

Posted: 17 June 2013 at 3 a.m.

Course Instructor:

My name is Anjeanette, and I blog at byAnjeanette.blogspot.com. I am excited to share my tutorial for this sweet quilt. When I saw this new line Remember by Carina Gardner, I couldn't imagine cutting the designs up. I thought they should be in simple, and ...

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Hexagami ~ Dimensional Hexagons!

Posted: 3 June 2013 at 6 a.m.

Want to add a little dimension to your next project or outfit?  One little piece of fabric, a needle and thread, a cute button, and maybe a clasp or pin is all you need to take you to the next dimension of sewing with "hexies"!

Course Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes

At ...

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Woven Ladybug Garden, Quilt as You Go, Baby Blanket

Posted: 22 April 2013 at midnight

Ladybugs and Flowers Dance In and Out on this Quick and Easy, Quilt as You Go, Baby Blanket.

Finished Quilt

 I can't help smile when I see the cute little ladybugs dancing up and down this fun, brightly colored baby quilt. With this quilt as you go technique you can have ...

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Lil' Firecracker

Posted: 15 April 2013 at 12:05 a.m.

Your little one will see stars with this adorable Lil' Firecracker quilt!

quilt on bed

Course Instructor:

Hi! My name is Jasmine and I share my inspirations at Ponder the Path. You can also find me on and Facebook.

My youngest little fellow just had his 2nd birthday and I wanted to ...

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Going in Circles!

Posted: 1 April 2013 at 6:01 a.m.

Let's make a Bullseye Baby Quilt!

Featuring Riley Blake Designs' Basics, 45" x 45"

Welcome Spring with this easy-to-make colorful throw!

Course Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes

Course Materials: Riley Blake Designs' Basics; solids, shades, gingham prints, dots, shuffle, crimp, etc.  Use fat quarters, precuts or fabrics from your stash.

*Background ...

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Eye of the Modern

Posted: 18 March 2013 at 4 a.m.

Eye of the Modern

36” x 48”


Hi!  My name is Jackie from Jackie’s Art Quilts.  I am back with a fun modern wall hanging using fabric from ‘One For The Boys’ by Zoe Pearn.


2.5 yards of Whisper White   (C100-02) includes backing

3/8 yard of ...

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Catch me if you can!

Posted: 18 February 2013 at 1 a.m.

Hello, everyone! This is Denise Russell from Pieced Brain. Check out the quiOn the Go1lt I just finished using Riley Blake's On the Go line! I had a blast putting it together, as I kept imagining a little boy sitting on it, playing with his toy cars, trucks, and airplanes ...

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Super Quick, Super Cute, Super Star!

Posted: 21 January 2013 at 1 a.m.

finished product

Hello there! I am Jessica from MamaJama Quilts. I can hardly wait to share with you this quick and cute project. Using precut fabrics makes this project fun and easy. With most of the cutting already done, and such a large selection of fabrics in one packet of 5" stackers ...

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Riley Blake Designs Mystery Block of the Month

Posted: 14 January 2013 at 9:49 a.m.

Jina and I are so excited to share our first block of our Mystery Quilt! 

Join us this year in making 9 unique blocks that reflect 

"Things we love"

Watch our video for assembly instructions, fabric and cutting requirements are listed below:

Chevron Block measurements:


Unfinished Block Size: 12 ½” x ...

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Self-Binding Blanket

Posted: 31 December 2012 at 1 a.m.

Self Binding Blanket

Hello! I’m Sara from Flannel Queen. Today I’m happy to show you how to make my favorite type of flannel receiving blanket: The Self-Binding Blanket. This blanket has two layers of flannel. The flannel from the back is brought around to the front to look like binding. We ...

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Improv String Tutorial

Posted: 24 December 2012 at 5 a.m.
Hello everyone, Happy Holidays! This is Tracy from 3LittleBrds. I am home today getting ready to spend Christmas with my family, but I wanted to take a quick break and show you a fun block I have been working on recently.

It happened quite by accident. Months ago... it was ...
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Tableside Pressing Pad

Posted: 10 December 2012 at 10:18 a.m.
Let's make a customized mini pressing pad to keep next to the sewing machine!
Featuring Solid Pumpkin and Linen Basic Shade by RBD Designs
plus a little Avignon by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs.
Course Instructor:
Deonn Stott @ Quiltscapes
Course Supplies: 
 1 Fat Quarter
Two  8" squares (optional ...
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Dotty Squares Quilt

Posted: 5 November 2012 at 10:07 a.m.

Finished size approx. 59" x 68" 

Printer Friendly Instructions

Course Instructor: Karen Maxwell from Lisnaweary Quilts

Hi, I’m Karen and I blog at www.lisnaweary-quilts.blogspot.com.
I’m delighted to show you a quilt made from Riley Blake’s new Cotton Dots collection. 
The dots and solids combine ...

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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

Printer Friendly Instructions


Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (www.distantpickles.blogspot.com)

captain cole 

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


Course Materials:

doll supplies


templates ...

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Autumn Blooms Quilt

Posted: 22 October 2012 at 8:09 p.m.

Happy Monday everyone!  My name is Andy (www.abrightcorner.com) and I'm back with another quilt tutorial, this time using the lovely Marguerite by Cyndi Walker.


Autumn Blooms Quilt tutorial

These colors just spoke to me!  This time of year here in Utah the mountains are just gorgeous with all of the reds ...

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Hourglasses Quilt

Posted: 24 September 2012 at 7:26 a.m.

Hi! I'm back again . . . Shelly (Polly-Eye) Pagliai from Prairie Moon Quilts, with another project for you.

Hourglasses Quilt

This 70" x 84" quilt is called "Hourglasses", and was inspired by a quilt top made by my Great Aunt Mary many years ago, and recently finished by me. For my updated version ...

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Swaddle Blanket

Posted: 17 September 2012 at midnight

Swaddle Blanket


Course Instructor: Jamie Mueller of SunFlower Quilts

Hi, I'm Jamie from SunFlower Quilts and I'm here to share with you my tutorial for a super easy swaddle blanket!  These swaddle blankets are great for baby shower gifts, and kiddos just love them because they are made ...

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Chevrons at Play

Posted: 14 August 2012 at 9:10 a.m.

Chevrons at Play by Konda Luckau

Chevrons at Play

42" x 50"

Hi! My name is Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts. I fell in love with the tone on tone chevrons and asked Jina if I could do a tutorial just so I could play with the fabric.  Puppy Park by Stephanie Hunt ...

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Apple Blossoms

Posted: 6 August 2012 at 1 a.m.


Apple Blossoms

Hello! My name is Tracy and I blog over at 3LittleBrds. Today I want to share with you a fun and fast technique. It is called the Disappearing Nine Patch and you won't believe how fast a quilt will go together using this technique. I used the Apple of ...

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I Still ♥ Appliqué! IV

Posted: 9 July 2012 at 6:15 a.m.

Lesson IV ~  Needle Turn Appliqué

Applique series sample blocks

Instructor:  Deonn Stott

Course Description:  Ever wonder how quilters get those intricate little pieces appliquéd onto quilts?  Today's lesson may help to solve some of the mystery, and maybe give some clues for practical, portable, everyday quilting techniques.

We've explored several ...

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Puppy Placemat

Posted: 18 June 2012 at 8 a.m.

Puppy Park Placemat and Party Collar

Hello!  I am Sara from over at Porcupine Quilts.  I am super excited to be back again on Cutting Corners University.  Today I am bringing you a tutorial for a little placemat to use under your dog's bowl to catch all those drips ...

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The Three Rs, Cowboy Style

Posted: 28 May 2012 at 11:09 a.m.

Howdy, folks! It's me, Shelly Pagliai (Polly-Eye) from Prairie Moon Quilts, back again . . . this time with a tutorial for a quick and easy throw quilt. I managed to swindle My Cowboy, along with his trusty steed, Chip, the Wonder Horse, and their faithful companion, Blueberry, the SuperDog, into taking ...

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Summer Kaleidoscope Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 30 April 2012 at 12:01 a.m.

Hi friends!  I am Candice of Made With Love and I am SO excited to be here today to share a fun and colorful quilt tutorial using fabric from the Fly A Kite collection, designed by October Afternoon.  Ready to get started?

Finished Quilt

Printer Friendly Instructions

Course Materials:

Polka dots= 3 ...

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Sunny Happy Skies Paper Piecing Quilt

Posted: 23 April 2012 at 4:25 p.m.



Sunny Happy Skies Paper Piecing Quilt

Instructor: Jessica O.


Paper piecing is a great way to quilt. All your lines will end up straight whether or not you cut straight lines. I used a very basic pattern so you could get your feet wet with this technique. But I think ...

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Embellish with Buttons

Posted: 16 April 2012 at 6 a.m.


Attention crafters, sewers and quilters.  I am about to change your life forever!   Want to make a quick gift, a gorgeous accessory for your favourite outfit or add some fun to a quilt?  Life is alot more exciting with buttons!   Hi there, it is Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts ...

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The Warden's Cross: A Stars and Stripes Quilt

Posted: 2 April 2012 at 1 a.m.


The Warden’s Cross

A quilt using Stars and Stripes
Riley Blake Designs

Printer Friendly Instructions

 Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (www.distantpickles.blogspot.com

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 Course Materials:Stars and Stripes ' by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs

1 fat quarter each of 24 fabrics in Stars ...

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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 ...

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Fabulous Foxy Flannels!

Posted: 28 February 2012 at 8 a.m.

Good day everyone.  I’d love to show you how to make a cute and cuddly rag quilt using Riley Blake Fox Trails flannels, my original pattern and some machine embroidery for embellishment.   I am a freelance quilt designer and writer…..you can visit me at www.KimHansonQuilts.com or ...

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Clock Works

Posted: 21 February 2012 at 6 a.m.


42.5" x 42.5"

HI, I am Jackie from  Jackie's Art Quilts  and I am back with another fun tutorial for you.

I fell in love with Mod Tod the first time I set eyes on it.   It screamed fun and quilts.

I couldn't help but make ...

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Cottage Chisel Baby Quilt

Posted: 31 January 2012 at 8 a.m.

Cottage Chisel Baby Quilt

32"x 37.5" finished quilt size

Printer Friendly Instructions

Course Instructor: Jennifer Rodriguez from All Things Belle

quilt final

Course Materials:

(4) 2/3 yard fabrics from Daisy Cottage prints

1/2 yard of Daisy Cottage solid (border)

4 yards of mustard yellow bias binding tape

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Ribbon Embellishing

Posted: 11 January 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 ...

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Easy Stacker Quilt

Posted: 20 December 2011 at 7 a.m.

Easy Stacker Quilt

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Course Instructor:


Jana Kigin from  Adventures of a Cross-stitch Drama Queen


  Easy Stacker Quilt

 Quilt measures approximately 69"x69".

Course Materials:

1 10" stacker of Delighted!

1 5" stacker of Delighted!

3/4 yard Sundrop Basic Shades

3/4 yard Robin Basic Shades

1/2 yard Red ...

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Finishing School IV - Quilt it!

Posted: 13 December 2011 at 1 p.m.

Finishing School IV ~ Quilt it!

Quilted pillow topper  
~ Quilted Pillow Topper featuring Sweet Nothings by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake Designs ~ 

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the words,
"Layer, Baste, Quilt as Desired"??  
The aim of our class today will help us recognize
the true value of these quilts we ...

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Finishing School III - Border it!

Posted: 8 November 2011 at 1 a.m.

Finishing School  III ~  Border it!

Sugar & Spice Mitered Border   
Featuring Riley Blake Designs "Sugar & Spice" by the Quilted Fish

Have you ever added a border to a quilt that looked ruffly, like cooked bacon?
How about a border that is sewn so tight, your quilt resembles a dome tent?
Let's talk ...

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Blessings Patchwork Indian Summer Quilt

Posted: 1 November 2011 at noon

Blessings Patchwork Quilt by Sally's Angelworks


Blessings Patchwork Quilt


by Sally’s Angelworks

Hi there!! Sally from Sally’s Angelworks here with a fun easy quilt tutorial with a twist!! I hope you love embroidery as much as I do, because this quilt is the perfect avenue for your handwork to be featured. After your embroidery ...

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Finishing School II - Make it!

Posted: 11 October 2011 at 2:30 a.m.

Finishing School  II ~  Make it!

Pieceful Beginnings

Featuring Riley Blake Designs "Sweet Nothings" by Zoe Pearn

Make Your Quilt!
Due to the great response from last month's "Grow Your Quilt" Finishing School lesson of design options, we're going to change things up a bit, postpone our discussion about ...

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Lost on the Block

Posted: 4 October 2011 at 6 a.m.

'Lost on the Block'

45" x 57"

Hi, my name is Jackie White and you can find me here making 3D art quilts and other fun quilty things.


I am thrilled to be back again showing you how to make a fun and practical lap quilt.

Let's get started ...

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all wrapped up lap quilt tutorial

Posted: 20 September 2011 at 6 a.m.

all wrapped up quilt pattern

course instructor:  AnneMarie Chany


Printer Friendly Instructions

Hi there!  I'm AnneMarie from Gen X Quilters and I have a cute tutorial for you today to get you in the mood for Christmas.  It may make you a little hungry for some sweets, as it ...

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Finishing School I - Design it!

Posted: 13 September 2011 at 11:30 a.m.

Finishing School  I ~  Design it!
Layout * Setting * Sashing

"Pieceful Beginnings"
38 x 38" Wall Hanging Sampler
Sampler featuring Riley Blake Designs "Sweet Nothings" by Zoe Pearn

Design It!
Layout * Setting * Sashing
For today's "Quilting Basics" lesson we're going to grow a fabulous quilt!
Using the nine blocks from our "Building Blocks" series ...

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Farm Fresh Picnic Quilt

Posted: 6 September 2011 at midnight

Farm Fresh Picnic Quilt

by Sara Lawson

Quilt front

Printer Friendly Instructions

Fruit Pattern Pieces


Quilt back


Hi! My name is Sara and I'm visiting the Cutting Corners site today from my blog, Sew Sweetness. I'm really interested in writing pattern reviews, tutorials, and sewing clothing, bags, and quilts! My tutorial today ...

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Zoo Dwellers Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 30 August 2011 at 6 a.m.

Zoo Dwellers Quilt Tutorial

Course instructor:  Andy Knowlton


 Hi- I'm Andy and I blog over at a bright corner. We have an all-boy house over here, and I'm always on the look out for great “boy” fabric. Alphabet Soup is one of my favorites. I ...

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Gather Love Baby Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 16 August 2011 at 9:56 a.m.

Gather Love Baby Quilt
Course Instructor: Mandy Sybrowsky
37.5" x 45.5"

Gather Love Baby Quilt Pattern

Ruffles, gathers, pleats, tucks, frills--just the thought of a pretty cluster of fabric make me happy. I'm Mandy of Little Birdie Secrets, a crafting and sewing blog, and I'm thrilled to share with you my ...

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Building Blocks III - FLYING GEESE

Posted: 9 August 2011 at 6 a.m.
Building Blocks III - FLYING GEESE
 Flying Geese
"Pieceful Beginnings" 
  • New to quilting? 
  • Want to try some quick, fun techniques? 
  • Want to perfect your awesome skills?
COURSE DESCRIPTIONThird in this series of "Quilting Basics," this lesson's focus is all about multiple ways to make Flying Geese quilt block units.  With the ...
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Squared Inside and Out

Posted: 26 July 2011 at midnight
Play Ball Geometric Quilt
Printer Friendly Instructions
Course Instructor: Natalia Bonner
Hey everyone!
I'm Natalia from Piece N Quilt, if you haven't been over to my blog before take a second, stop in and say hi! :) I'm super duper excited to be sharing another tutorial ...
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Lola's Posies Broken Eggs Quilt

Posted: 19 July 2011 at 6 a.m.

45" x 45"


Hi, my name is Jackie White and you can find me here making 3D art quilts and other fun quilty things.


I am thrilled to be back again showing you how to make a sensational oval quilt.    When I saw Lola's Posies, I just knew I ...

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Building Blocks II - TRIANGLES

Posted: 12 July 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

Building Blocks II - TRIANGLES

"Pieceful Beginnings" 
Building Blocks II

  • New to quilting? 
  • Want to try some quick, fun techniques? 
  • Want to perfect your awesome skills?

This series of Quilting Basics lessons explores basic quilt blocks used in nearly every pieced quilt.  Gather a few of your favorite fabrics, follow along and ...

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Wild West Girls Quilt Tutorial

Posted: 21 June 2011 at 6 a.m.
'Wild West Girls' Quilt Tutorial
Instructor Karen Maxwell
Template 1       Template 2      Template 3       Template 4
Wild West Girls quilt
Hi, my name is Karen Maxwell and I'm delighted to share my 'Wild West Girls' quilt tutorial with you. Wishing there was a boys' version of this quilt? Go ...
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Building Blocks I - SQUARES

Posted: 14 June 2011 at 6 a.m.

Building Blocks

"Pieceful Beginnings" 
Building Blocks Sampler
42" x 42" Quilt Along "Sweet Nothings" Sampler 

  • New to quilting? 
  • Want to try some quick, fun techniques? 
  • Want to perfect your awesome skills?

Over the next three months, we’ll explore basic quilt blocks used in nearly every pieced quilt.  Gather a few of your ...

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Start Quilting--Tips, Tricks & Tools

Posted: 10 May 2011 at 10:13 a.m.

Tips, Tricks & Tools

(Precision Piecing Pointers)

Sewing tools

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:   Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes

The following are some of my best tips and tricks that make quilting so satisfying and enjoyable!  Whether you are just getting started on your quilting journey, or are an experienced quilter, this tutorial may ...

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I May Be "Biased"....

Posted: 12 April 2011 at 2:08 p.m.


basket of binding


COURSE INSTRUCTOR:  Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes 


Here is my favorite "cinnamon roll" method to make bias strips. 
Use whenever you need to bind a curve on any unfinished edge: quilt, jacket, armhole, apron, or make your own bias tape.


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A Stroll Down Penny Lane

Posted: 28 March 2011 at 6 a.m.

finish 1

Hi, my name is Melissa Corry and this is my first Cutting Corners tutorial!!  I am so very excited!!  I just loved working with these amazing fabrics and the Penny Lane line is just adorable!!  I hope you enjoy this tutorial of A Stroll Down Penny Lane and Happy Quilting ...
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Bloomin' Blossoms

Posted: 24 March 2011 at 4:13 p.m.

Bloomin' Blossoms for Spring


Course Instructor:  Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes

Course Description:  Make this fun, fresh-cut flower table topper to brighten your day!

Course Materials / Cut List for Table Topper:

  •  Flower:  1 Fat Quarter
         4  -  4-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles
         (save remainder for scallops)
      Flower Center ...
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Binding Basics Tutorial

Posted: 8 March 2011 at 10:55 a.m.

BINDING LESSON - Photo Tutorial

French fold binding with hand-stitched finish

Printer Friendly Instructions

Course Instructor:  Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes

Course Materials

  • Un-bound quilt
  • Binding Strips*
  • Sewing Machine
  • Laytex gloves (optional but very helpful)
  • Scissors, Pins, Seam Ripper (lets be optimistic!)

    *French double-fold cross-grain binding is my favorite method to bind a quilt.  I use 2" strips ...

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Snuggly All Star 2 Strip Quilt

Posted: 21 January 2011 at 6 a.m.



 Snuggly All Star 2 Strip Quilt


For a printer friendly version of this pattern click here.

Course Instructor:

Course Materials

  • 11   6" X 45" wide Cotton Fashion Fabric strip
  • 1/2  yard 45" wide fabric for Binding
  • 1 2/3 yds 45” inch wide fabric for backing
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Hooty Hoot Wonky Block Quilt

Posted: 22 December 2010 at 4:18 p.m.

Hooty Hoot Wonky Block Quilt:





Course Instructor: Heather Jones



 1 Yard C310 Cream Hooty Panel


1⁄2 yard C3011 Green Hooty Roll Call


1 1⁄2 yard C3014 Green Hooty Jacks


1⁄2 yard C3015 Blue Hooty Argyle


1⁄2 yard C3013 Blue Hooty Starburst


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Pocket full of Pinwheels

Posted: 10 November 2010 at 2:02 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Quilt

Posted: 22 September 2010 at 6:40 p.m.
Winter Wonderland
Course Instructor: Natalia Bonner 
Supplies Needed:
1/4 Yard Solid Orange
1/4 Yard Solid ...
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Felicity Quilt

Posted: 7 June 2010 at 11:34 a.m.

 Easy-Peasy Simply-Strippy Fat-Quarter-Friendly Quilt
Finished Size 60x69
Course Instructor: Lisa Sipes

f main

I have made this quilt many different ways, many different sizes and
with many different fabrics. I chose it for this lesson because it
goes together quickly (which makes it an excellent gift), is very ...
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