I Love Appliqué - Lesson III

10 Jun 2012

Lesson III ~ Turned-Edge Appliqué Basics
Turned-edge applique

"TUXEDO COLLECTION" by DOODLEBUG for RILEY BLAKE DESIGNSand "SUNDROP" Basic Shades by RBD Course Instructor, Deonn StottI love sharing tips and tricks that make the process of quilting easier (and sometimes easier on the budget), which consequently makes quilting more satisfying and enjoyable.  My motto:  If there's an easier way... let's find it!Course DescriptionNext in a series of Appliqué lessons, Lesson III is a study of several quick ways to prepare applique' pieces with turned edges for a finished look.  We'll also talk a bit about the different ways to apply ... ...read more

Alpine Wonderland pincushion

08 Jun 2012


Hello, Brooke here from SillyMamaQuilts with a fun pincushion project using Alpine Wonderland. You will need: Several fat quarters Red felt Buttons and beads Trim Hot glue gun Poly fiber fill and lavender, if you wish. I used elastic thread to string my beads.     From Alpine Wonderland, I selected two fabrics for each tree.   I used this Clear-View Triangle ruler to cut two 60 degree triangles.     Sew the side seams, right sides together.    After sewing the first side together, I pressed it open before sewing the other side.   For the tree with trim, I anchored it in the side seam ... ...read more

It's not Your Usual Jane Bag Tutorial

04 Jun 2012

Hi everyone! I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home. I LOVE to design and create in any shape, way, or form. I share lots of tutorials and ideas for refashioning, sewing quilts and so on, on my blog. It is my pleasure to be here today to show you what I came up with Millie's Closet by Bee in My Bonnet that I fell in love with. {You will need} 1 1/4 yd. of Millie's Closet Main Red 1 1/4 yd. of Millie's Closet Dots Blue 1yd of sew-in fleece by Pellon (I used 988 ... ...read more

Bébé Dress Pincushion

01 Jun 2012

Dress Up Days Pincushion

Download the pattern and printable instructions here. Course Instructor: Shari Butler, Doohikey Designs at www.doohikeydesigns.com. Fabric Line: Dress Up Days by Shari Butler, Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake Designs. Dress Up Days inspired this pincushion. It's the pinafore from the main print of Dress Up Days. You will see my version of Ramona standing by the clothespin with the wind blowing in her hair. I wanted to create something that can be fun to look at as you sew your projects, clothing, and quilts. I warn you now! You will want to make three or four of ... ...read more

Clothes Peg Bag

30 May 2012

Madame Samm has created a fantastic tutorial featured on our blog: http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/2012/05/30/cothes-peg-bag/

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The Three Rs, Cowboy Style

28 May 2012

Howdy, folks! It's me, Shelly Pagliai (Polly-Eye) from Prairie Moon Quilts, back again . . . this time with a tutorial for a quick and easy throw quilt. I managed to swindle My Cowboy, along with his trusty steed, Chip, the Wonder Horse, and their faithful companion, Blueberry, the SuperDog, into taking part in the photo shoot. Naturally, I chose the exact moment that a storm was rolling in and the wind was blowing furiously.
Finished Quilt

This quilt uses pieces from the Saddle Up! fabric line by Samantha Walker. (Can you tell I'm pretty much smitten with this collection?) With 20 easy ... ...read more

Log Cabin Pin Cushion

25 May 2012

Hi, I'm Katie Trott from Lincoln, California.  I own a small quilt shop, Sew Katie Jean, that has been open for just 9 months! It has been a dream come true for me. One of the first quilts that I ever made was a scrappy Log Cabin Quilt.  I love how it came together so easily and that I could use all of my favorite fabrics, even the smaller pieces that I had been saving.
log cabin pin cushion

So I wanted to share with you this tutorial to make a pincushion, using Riley Blake Fabrics, Apple of My Eye by The Quilted ... ...read more

Fly a Kite Raincoat Tutorial

21 May 2012

MeSewCrazy RainCoat Title Image

  When I first saw the Fly a Kite fabric by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs, it was love at first site.  And then I saw it came in laminate, and I just about keeled over!  I couldn't believe I was seeing this adorable fabric, I had to get my hands on it as fast as possible. I happen to love working with laminates.  I think these incredible fabrics are so versatile, having the ability to be used for so many things.  And the quality of Riley Blake's laminates are divine.  My daughter simply needed to have a ... ...read more

Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion

18 May 2012


Hi! I'm Maureen, I blog at Maureen Cracknell Handmade and am a proud member of the Riley Blake Design Team! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion using very simple instructions and Riley Blake's new Chevron fabric collection. Now let's get started!!   What you'll need : : 1 - piece of yellow chevron fabric measuring 4" x 4" 1 - piece of gray chevron fabric measuring 4" x 5" 1 - piece of black chevron fabric measuring 4.5" x 9" for the bottom 1 - piece of scrap batting measuring 6" x 10" 1 - piece of ... ...read more

Meet Ricky and Racky

14 May 2012

Hello!  It is Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts.  I am going to show you one of the most versatile embellishments on the market today.   Yet crazy as it may be, many people don't know all the wonderful ways you can use ric rac.  I hope to showcase some of the methods you can use to  create beauty with ric rac.  To top off this post, I will teach you how to make Ricky and Racky.     These adorable little creatures can hold your child's first tooth, keep a small treasure, or simply be a little buddy.

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