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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I {Heart} Applique II

12 May 2012

Lesson II ~ Chenille Appliqué Basics  
Chenille Applique

InstructorHi, I'm Deonn, and I work/play/dream/design over at Quiltscapes.This is a bonus tutorial, in a series of Appliqué lessons.  Last Month's Raw Edge Machine Appliqué Basics can be found HERE.  Next time, we'll explore freezer-paper methods. I remember sleeping under a chenille bedspread at my Grandma's house.  Soft, fuzzy caterpillar-like channels were stitched into a design on the blanket.  And interestingly enough, "chenille" is actually the French word for "caterpillar."      Today, we'll make our own chenille strips, then use them to appliqué a design and  finish ... ...read more

Cowgirl Hat Pincushion

11 May 2012

Hi! It's Shelly Pagliai (Polly-Eye) again, from Prairie Moon Quilts, and I’m thrilled to be back with my second pincushion for the Riley Blake Pincushion Club. I’m once again making my pincushion out of the new line by Samantha Walker, “Saddle Up”. I really love this line!
Cowgirl Hat Pincushion

You can download the printable PDF file HERE. It contains the full-sized templates you'll need.This pincushion measures 5" wide by 6" long at the base, and stands 2 1/4" tall. I recommend that you read through all the instructions before beginning.WHAT YOU’LL NEED:    8" square ... ...read more

Lean This Way, Pin - Keep

04 May 2012

Lean this way, pin - keep ( a no sew project) by Mdm Samm   I saw my first field of Sunflowers  in the Southern part of Vendee, which is not far from Provence. I went to school in France, I was 11 years old when the sisters of the order took us to view a miracle. It was a field of sunflowers, it was approaching 11:00 am. I remember because we always had prayers at noon before lunch.   The sisters shared with us all that we would be touched by this beauty that would last a lifetime. I have to admit ... ...read more
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