Hearts a Flutter

10 Dec 2012

Hearts A Flutter Pieced and Embroidered Pin Cushion By KimHansonQuilts  

  Good day everyone.  I’d love to show you how to make a sweet, vintage-looking pin cushion, using the Flutter line of Riley Blake fabrics.  This little project is quick, easy and you can still make it in time for Christmas gift giving….it would make a cherished stocking stuffer! Huge thanks to Julia Frazier of Riley Blake Designs for allowing me to bring you my pin cushion tutorial.  Please stop by my web page sometime – www.KimHansonQuilts.com or my Facebook page – it would be lovely to hear from ... ...read more

Laminate Table Runner

03 Dec 2012

Hello, everyone! I am Denise Russell (www.piecedbrain.com), and I am so excited to share this tutorial with you! Guess how I am getting ready for the Winter Season! By making colorful items for my house, so when the days turn grey I can focus on the colors all around me. My newest item is a bright table runner using Riley Blake laminates. I love them as they are beautiful and very practical, and I don't have to worry that my boys will ruin my work, as laminate can be easily wiped clean! Get ready for a detailed ... ...read more

Princess & the Pea Pincushion

30 Nov 2012

Princess & the Pea Pincushion
Princess & the Pea Pincushions

Printer Friendly instructionsCourse Instructor:  Jennie of Clover & Violet Hi, I'm Jennie of Clover & Violet, where I blog and design patterns alongside my wonderful mom, Clara.  We're so excited to be sharing a pincushion tutorial today!  The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake has to be one of the sweetest fabrics out there right now, so we were thrilled to use it for a little pincushion.  We thought they looked like little mattresses, sure to fool even a princess into sleeping on a pea! Granny Square Cushion Supplies: Fabric: 8 - 1 3/4 ... ...read more

Shabby Chevron Flower Pin Cushion by A Vision to Remember

23 Nov 2012

First off, I want to thank Riley Blake for this awesome opportunity to be able to share with you all a fun pin cushion.  I am Bobbie from A Vision to Remember.  I love all things Shabby and Riley Blakes new line The Sweetest Thing is everything shabby! 
Shabby flower pin cushion by a vision to remember

Shabby Flower Pin Cushion (finished size 8 inches square) For this shabby flower I used: 1/8 yard of yellow sweetest chevron and 1/4 yard of the sweetest dots pink, and 1/8 yard cream flannel. Stuffing Sewing Stuff (seam ripper, small scissors, sewing machine, thread) Cut: 2 - 4 1/2 ... ...read more

Playing with Pom Poms

19 Nov 2012

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 am going to do, is tell you what you can use them on, and then give you a tutorial for making a cute bookmark edged with pom poms. Pom poms are the perfect trim for so many things.  Whether it be on the bottom of a skirt, the edge of ... ...read more

Pinfeathers Owl Pincushion

16 Nov 2012

Pinfeathers Owl Pincushion-finished

He's a pincushion, plus a keeper of needles and little notions that are easily misplaced... very handy to have next to your sewing machine! Hi everyone! I'm Jennifer Wambach, AKA JennArtDesigns, and I'm so happy to be able to share this pincushion tutorial with you! I used Riley Blake's Flutter collection for my pincushion. I love the bright colors of these fabrics, and their combination of floral/nature motifs and handwritten words makes this owl-shaped pincushion a bit unexpected, I think. Here's how to make one for yourself!   *DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE VERSION* Course Instructor: Jennifer L ... ...read more

A Simple Scissor Holder

12 Nov 2012

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 scrapsand a couple of Riley Blake Designs' great notions.  This little project is sooooo easy ~ and makes a great addition to your sewing room or a gift for sewing friends!    ~ Supplies ~Two 5" Squares matching or coordinating fabric. That's really all you need, but for this DELUXE version we'll also use: Optional:  7/8 ... ...read more

Prickly Pineapple PinCushion

05 Nov 2012

Let's get back at those pineapples that have pricked and poked us all these years!  Here's one that you can stick with a few pins!

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Dotty Squares Quilt

05 Nov 2012

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 to give a quilt just jumping with colour!
Dotty Squares top

Fabric Requirements: ¼ yd of each: Medium Dots Green, Yellow, Red, Orange, Navy and Aqua.½ yd of each: Solid Green, Yellow, Red, Orange, Navy.½ yd of Basic Shade RobinBorder: 1½ yds Rainbow Medium DotsBacking: 3yds Solid Aqua ¾ yd Rainbow Large Dots Instructions:1 ... ...read more

Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion

02 Nov 2012

A few supplies, a needle and thread. Such cuteness!  Cute as a Button, that is!

  Featuring Avignon by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs with coordinating SEW Together Accessories from Riley Blake Designs    SUPPLIES  One 2-1/2" x 21" strip (1/2 a Roly Poly Strip) One 2" Button 6" to 7" Elastic lace  Two 2" circles polyester batting or wool roving   INSTRUCTIONS (Printer-Friendly Instructions)  FOLD fabric lengthwise in half and TRIM ends, rounding off raw edges.   NEEDLE & THREAD: Double-thread a long embroidery needle, knot the end and bring it out through the fold to begin.   GATHER:  With the fabric ... ...read more
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