Zip It! Lesson II

01 Jul 2013

Zip It!  II

This pillow was featured in the recent Half-Hexie ruler "How-to" video seen >>HERE<<  A lapped zipper is a great way to finish a pillow back, hiding the zipper teeth and making it easy to change out the pillowform, especially for laundering, etc.   So, here's another quick lesson in taming the little beast... Class:  EASY LAPPED ZIPPER Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes Project:  DECORATIVE PILLOW Supply List:  * Pillow top   NOTE:  Today's tutorial will use an 18" pillow top, but the general instructions can apply to any size pillow.* 1/2 yard fabric for pillow back ... more

Simply Sweet Pillowcase Dress

28 Jun 2013

I enjoy making this simple summertime pillowcase dress. It can easily be adjusted to fit any size with a couple of quick measurements. I fell in love with this great fabric "Simply Sweet" by Lori Whitlock. I can see my girls dancing to a disco beat now.
Finished Product

Supplies: 1 Yard- Sweet Rainbow Pink 1/4 Yard- Sweet Flower White 1/3 Yard- Sweet Dot Green Measure: If you would like to adjust the length of the dress you should do that now. Start by taking measurements. The width of this dress is very full. I didn’t need to make ... more

Pennant Banner Tutorial

24 Jun 2013

Hi!  Michelle here from TN Craft Company.  I run a couple of shops on Etsy, TN Craft Company and DM Photography.  I am so excited to be here today to share with you my pennant banner tutorial.
Finished Banner

These pennant banners are great for room decor, festive party decorations, or photo props.  Now lets get started.  First of all, you need to gather your materials. 1 fat quarter bundle of fabric.  I am using Maritime Modern. 1-3 foot length of pre-made double folded bias tape.  (You could make your own, but frankly this is just easier for this banner and looks ... more

Boxes of Sweet Treats Tutorial

21 Jun 2013

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 it is made using the ever so wonderful Simply Sweet fabrics by Lori Whitlock.  So let's get to the tutorial :)
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Materials Needed: You will need (16) 2 1/2" x WOF Strips - Separated into 2 piles of 8                    (32) 1 1/2" x WOF Strips                    2 Rollie Polies will ... more

Remember Throw

17 Jun 2013

Course Instructor: My name is Anjeanette, and I blog at 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 nice big blocks. The prints are so feminine and just lovely.  This quilt is fairly simple, but still with big impact.                         
Remember Throw by Anjeanette

  Before cutting anything, I starch all my fabric and press well. This quilt consists of 4 corner blocks, 9 pink blocks, 12 grey banner blocks and 24 double geese ... more

June Block of the Month

12 Jun 2013

If you haven't been following our Mystery Block of the Month, well then it's time to start!  June's block was our super cute Riley Blake bird.

You can find all of your block of the month tutorials here. more

Hexagami ~ Dimensional Hexagons!

03 Jun 2013


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 the recent International Spring Quilt Market in Portland, it was apparent that hexagons are the shape of the day! I saw hexagonal quilts, flooring, fabrics, rulers, tools, techniques and magazines with issues dedicated to this wonderful, versatile shape!  And at the Riley Blake Designs booth, I shared some fun Make ... more

Quick & Simple Double-Sided Headbands

27 May 2013

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. Printer Friendly Instructions Instructor: Hi! My name is Lisa.K and I have a crafty little blog called Sweet Benanna & Sam (named for my sweet children; Ben, Anna, and Sam) I love projects that I can finish quickly while my children are sleeping.  These double-sided headbands are just that - I can whip up a couple in 45 minutes from start to finish.  They are easy because you don't have to waste time turning ... more

Woven Ladybug Garden, Throw Pillow

20 May 2013

This fun and easy project is a follow up pillow to go with my last tutorial, Woven Ladybug Garden, Quilt as You Go, Baby Blanket.
Finished product   Supplies: 20 pieces of Ribbon Measuring at least 14" long 1 Fat Quarter Linen Fabric 1/2 Yard Ladybug Garden Fabric 14" X 14" Piece of Fusible Interfacing 3- 1" Buttons 12" X 12" Pillow Form       Cut: 1- 14" X 14" Linen Fabric 2- 13" X 15" Ladybug Garden Fabric   Start by adding fusible interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of the Linen Fabric. Follow the instructions ... more

Oven Mitts and Hot Pads Tutorial

29 Apr 2013

Hi all!

My name is Erin Davis, and I blog over at Sew at Home Mummy.  Today I'll be sharing a tutorial for DIY oven mitts and matching hot pads! This is a great way to spruce up and accessorize your kitchen with everyday must-haves. The hot pads are a great way to use up any scrap strips you may have kickin' around! Before we start, you'll need to download and print my pattern for the oven mitts here. A note on using Insulbright: Insulbright has two distinctive sides to it - one side is much shinier or more ... more
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