Ribbon Flower Hair Clip

17 Dec 2012

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.

Supplies: 2 yards Ribbon 1.5 yards Crocheted Lace .25” wide 1 Button Heavy thread to match  1 Hana-Ama Flower Loom by Clover (see the link at the bottom of this tutorial to find out how to make your own loom) Scrap of fabric Alligator clip Instructions: Choosing ribbon, buttons and trims with Riley Blake accessories is fun!       Once you have chosen set ... ...read more

Wooden Base Pin Cushion

14 Dec 2012

wood base pincushions 1

Hi Everyone! It's Michelle here from stella-lily's. I'm super excited to share a pin cushion tutorial with you today. I saw this style pin cushion at the place here in Germany where I took sewing courses. There was a REALLY BIG pincushion on the cutting table for all to use and I immediately fell in love with it's practicality . I knew right away I needed to go home and make one for myself. Since then I've made one for almost every sew-ist I know. The flat, solid bottom sits nicely on the table. The fun ... ...read more

Tableside Pressing Pad

10 Dec 2012

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) Stapler with staples, or hammer and upholstery tacks 3/8" plywood, cut into a 14" x 18" rectangle(see if the lumberyard will cut it for you!)Three layers of batting, each cut to 18" x 21":  ~ 2 pieces @ 100% cotton batting   ~ 1 piece @ Insulbright or other heat-reflective batting     Course ... ...read more

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
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