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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 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 ... 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 ... more

Captain Cole: A Pirate's Matey

29 Oct 2012

Captain Cole: A Pirate’s Matey A Soft Doll and Accessories Using Pirate Matey’s cottons Riley Blake Designs Printer Friendly Instructions   Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (
captain cole

  Fabric Line: ' Pirate Matey’s” by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake Designs   Course Materials: Doll: templates available here One Half-Yard C200-02 Cream Basic Shades (or other basic shade!) for skin One Fat Quarter C3125- Red Pirate Stripes for shorts One Fat Quarter C3123 – Blue Pirate Ships for shirt One Fat Quarter C3124 – Cream  Pirate Skulls for do-rag One set 12mm safety eyes Scrap of fusible web ... more

Autumn Blooms Quilt

22 Oct 2012

Happy Monday everyone!  My name is Andy ( and I'm back with another quilt tutorial, this time using the lovely Marguerite by Cyndi Walker.  
Autumn Blooms Quilt tutorial

These colors just spoke to me!  This time of year here in Utah the mountains are just gorgeous with all of the reds, oranges and yellows.  I wanted to capture that Autumn color so it can cheer me up through those long, gray days of Winter. This quilt is fairly easy - it consists of just two different blocks: the 8.5" blocks of the Marguerite Main Red print and blocks made from four ... more
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