Tiered Cake Pincushion (with Magnetic Pin Catcher!)

28 Dec 2012

Tiered Cake Pincushion (with Magnetic Pin Catcher!) A sweet and simple pincushion.  Printer Friendly Instructions   Course Instructor: Allegory Lanham (www.sewallegorical.com)
Finished Pincushions

  Fabric Line: 'The Simple Life' by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs   Course Materials:    -One fat quarter each of two different fabrics from The Simple Life   -Scraps of felt or batting (minimum size 2" x 8")   -Ribbon or Fabric Scraps/Selvages for embellishments   -Circular Magnet (can be found at Home Improvement or Craft stores)   -Flat Washer (from Home Improvement store or I found mine in my kitchen junk drawer)   -Hot Glue Gun   -Basic sewing supplies (machine, thread, scissors ... ...read more

Improv String Tutorial

24 Dec 2012

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 actually before any of the previous tutorials I have done, I asked the folks at Riley Blake if I could do a Spiderweb block using the Tuxedo collection. At the time, the tutorials for that collection were already spoken for, but they assured me that they had another black and ... ...read more

Sweetest Pin Cushion

21 Dec 2012


Hello, Brooke here from Silly Mama Quilts to share with you this week’s pin cushion.  Hope you enjoy this cute, quick tutorial, perfect for the hectic pace of the holidays!  The prints in the Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn are sure to brighten even the gray days!                          Cut an assortment of 1.5 inch strips   I selected 7 different strips to sew together in a pleasing arrangement.   Next, cut the section 12.5 inches and finish the ends.   Fold tube in half right sides together and sew.  To insure the ends match up I sewed a ways on each ... ...read more

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

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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
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