Going Live

Posted by Cindy on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Riley Blake Designs went live today.  I was asked to be on Studio 5 (a local station), and talk about our fabric tree at quilt market plus five projects using Riley Blake designs fabric. Here is Jina and I before the show...Jina helped me set up and also helped calm my nerves.

Here is the actual Studio 5 segment.

You can tell I am a rookie because I kept looking at the wrong camera,   I was very nervous, so much so that I had a hard time keeping my thoughts strait. I forgot to mention a lot of things, but I soooo forgot to mention Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. I borrowed Lori's jar full of fabric spools and I used her demo of creating the fabric spools. She has posted her tutorial on her blog http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/  

I asked Lori if I could also post her tutorial on our website, so here you go.... Sew Cherry fabric spools by Lori Holt. Thanks for the tutorial and a big thanks for letting us use your adorable centerpiece.

Fabric Spools by Lori Holt





Of course it all begins with a large wood spool....I've told you before that I use wooden spools for alot of things!
 You can buy them at any craft store...these came from Hobby Lobby...they are the largest size that they sell and come 4 in a package. 
They are the perfect size for a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of fabric to be wrapped around the middle.
Precut 5 inch fabric squares are perfect for a project like this...you will have a piece of every fabric in the Sew Cherry line for a nice variety of colors and prints.
For each spool you will need to cut a
1 1/2" wide strip of fabric that measures
5" long.
Plug in your glue gun and apply glue onto the spool like this.
Glue the raw edge of the fabric strip
across the spool.
Finger press the other end of the strip under about 1/4 of an inch... and wrap it firmly around the spool until it overlaps the
raw edge.
Glue down one half.....
...and then finish the other and smooth down.
Wasn't that easy?...Fabric spools are a fun way to display a fabric collection.
Try placing them in a vintage bowl for a nice centerpiece or use Kassidy's idea and string them on some ric-rac for a cute garland!
I tied a pink tule bow around my jar...

Thanks again Lori. 

*Following this same tutorial you can make mini fabric spools using our Riley Blake Elastic lace and mini wood spools. The elastic lace is the perfect width to run around the mini wood spools.

 


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