Summer Kaleidoscope Quilt Tutorial

30 Apr 2012

Hi friends!  I am Candice of Made With Love and I am SO excited to be here today to share a fun and colorful quilt tutorial using fabric from the Fly A Kite collection, designed by October Afternoon.  Ready to get started?
Finished Quilt

Printer Friendly Instructions Course Materials: Polka dots= 3/4 yard of 3 fabricsSolids= 3/8 yard of 4 fabricsAssorted Fabrics= 1/3 yard of 17 fabricsQuilt Batting= 80" x 80"Backing= 4.5 yardsBinding= 2/3 yardDisappearing Ink Marking Pen (I recommend Pilot Frixion Pens)6" x 24" Quilting Ruler12" x 18" Template PlasticSharpie Marker Instructions: 1.  From ... more

Pretty Parcel Pincushion

27 Apr 2012


  3" Single Ribbon Pretty Parcel Pincushion Instructor: Emily Taylor Printer Friendly Version Cutting Instructions 1.  Cut two 3" squares of main print 2.  Cut eight 1.25" x 3" rectangles of main print 3.  Cut four 1" x 3" rectangles of "ribbon" fabric 4.  Cut one 3" x 7" rectangle of "ribbon" fabric   Assembly Instructions 1.  With right sides together, sew the "ribbon" sides of the cushion: one 1.25" x 3" rectangle to the 1" ribbon rectangle fabric.  Then sew another 1.25" x 3" rectangle to the other side of the "ribbon".  Press well.  Repeat this step for ... more

Sunny Happy Skies Paper Piecing Quilt

23 Apr 2012


  Sunny Happy Skies Paper Piecing Quilt Instructor: Jessica O.   Paper piecing is a great way to quilt. All your lines will end up straight whether or not you cut straight lines. I used a very basic pattern so you could get your feet wet with this technique. But I think there is enough going on here, you can challenge yourself with color selection if you would like to.   Fabric Selection: I like to use a lot of different fabrics in my quilts. So in my sample you will see that Iu have used multiple fabrics. I even mixed fabric lines ... more

Double Ringed Pincushion Tutorial

20 Apr 2012

double ringed pincushion

Download the pattern and printable instructions here. Course Instructor: Carina Gardner at Fabric Line: Dainty Blossoms by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs I created this pincushion because I loved the idea of a series of pincushions that I could use all around my studio. You can create several of these simple rings and place them on a stand when not in use or have the rings scattered around your sewing room (or in my case, around the whole house). You can organize them by types of pins (drop your safety pins for pinning together your quilts ... more

Embellish with Buttons

16 Apr 2012

  Attention crafters, sewers and quilters.  I am about to change your life forever!   Want to make a quick gift, a gorgeous accessory for your favourite outfit or add some fun to a quilt?  Life is alot more exciting with buttons!   Hi there, it is Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts visiting today. I do all things embellish related, especially 3D. I am going to show you how you can accessorize your style with buttons and how you can add buttons to your quilts to really cause a stir.  Riley Blake has the funkiest buttons.   You can get flower shaped, jumbo ... more

Aqua and Orange Chevron Tufted Pincushion

13 Apr 2012


    Aqua and Orange Chevron Tufted Pincushion Course Instructor: Heather Jones of olive & ollie Hello! I'm so excited to be sharing my latest project for Riley Blake Designs here with you today. I really love the combination of orange and aqua together, and the new chevron fabric by Riley Blake is amazing, so I thought this would be a fun way to combine the two. These little pincushions sew up really quickly and I think the tufts and the button detail really make the fabrics pop! Printer Friendly Aqua and Orange Chevron Tufted Pincushion Instructions (Click HERE to print) Please ... more

Woodland Cottage Pincushion

06 Apr 2012

Course Instructor: Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama Fabric Line: Woodland Trails by Sheri McCulley for Riley Blake Designs Hi, my name is Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I am thrilled to be returning to Riley Blake Designs 'Cutting Corners College' today.  Several months back I was here sharing my tutorial for the 'Tulip Petal Sun Hat' and more recently sharing an 'Embellished Hoodie Tutorial' as a Project Design Team member.  But today, I've got a really fun, whimsical pincushion that I hope you all love as much as I do. I was inspired to create the ... more

The Warden's Cross: A Stars and Stripes Quilt

02 Apr 2012

  The Warden’s Cross A quilt using Stars and StripesRiley Blake Designs Printer Friendly Instructions  Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (            
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               Course Materials: ‘ Stars and Stripes ' by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs 1 fat quarter each of 24 fabrics in Stars and Stripes collection 2 yards C100-38 (Cotton Solid Navy) for backing ½ yard binding fabric (C2795- Cream Plaid) Basic Sewing Supplies (rotary cutter, ruler and mat, machine with thread, iron, and snips) Spray Starch   *Materials Note: instructions include a pieced quilt back. If you prefer to have a solid quilt back, you ... more

Dainty Blossoms Couch Pincushion

30 Mar 2012

 Dainty Blossoms Couch Pincushion Printer Friendly Instructions    Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (
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Course Materials: ‘ Dainty Blossoms’ by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs Twelve 3” squares of various prints from Dainty Blossoms 1 fat quarter of background fabric (C2764-Green) One 10” square for pocket (C2760 – Blue) One 18”x9.5” piece of medium weight interfacing or canvas Basic Sewing Supplies (rotary cutter, ruler and mat, machine with thread, iron and snips)     Course Instructions: ¼” seam used unless noted    Take your fat quarter of background fabric first and cut two 18”x9.5” pieces from it ... more

Children's Accessory Holder

26 Mar 2012

Children’s Accessory Holder Hi, I am Sara from over at Porcupine Quilts, where we LOVE all things Riley Blake.  Today I am happy to share with you a tutorial for creating a hanging organizer.  With two little guys in the house, we have mittens, scarves, hats, wallets, electronics, etc. everywhere!  So, I whipped up this organizer to keep things a little more tidy around our front door.  Consider it for the back of a door, or for hanging in a closet.  A girl’s version could keep hair clips, tights, gloves, dress up clothes and more…  

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