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 ... ...read 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 ... ...read 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 ... ...read 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 (www.distantpickles.blogspot.com)            
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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 ... ...read more

Dainty Blossoms Couch Pincushion

30 Mar 2012

 Dainty Blossoms Couch Pincushion Printer Friendly Instructions    Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (www.distantpickles.blogspot.com)
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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 ... ...read 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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Western Star Pincushion

23 Mar 2012

Hi, I'm Shelly Pagliai (pronounced Polly-eye), from Prairie Moon Quilts, and I’m honored to be a part of the Riley Blake Pincushion Club. I’m making my pincushion out of the new fabric line by Samantha Walker, “Saddle Up”. If you know me already and follow my blog, it makes perfect sense, right? Click here for the printer-friendly PDF with full-sized templates.
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This makes a 6" diameter pincushion. I recommend that you read through all the instructions before beginning. WHAT YOU’LL NEED:A 10" - 12" square of each of the following colors:PinkBrownGray backgroundBrown checkered backingfiberfill stuffing ... ...read more

Zipper Tape Embellishing

19 Mar 2012


Hi there!  My name is Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts.  I make all things quilt related and crafty.  My favourite is 3D embellishing of my art quilts.   I love to embellish!   Riley Blake has graciously allowed me to share some cool and fun embellishments with you.  I will be posting a different embellishment on the third Monday of each month. Click here to get your printable copy. We love to buy all those fun little extras that make your work special, but sometimes we don’t really know how to use them.  I want to show you different ways ... ...read more

Simple Patchwork Pincushion

16 Mar 2012


Hi! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog over at the Polkadot Chair. I'm so excited to be sharing a tutorial for a simple pincushion with you guys today. It features one of my favorite new Riley Blake Designs fabric lines, Go Fly a Kite! I loved all of the prints so much that I could not just pick a few, so I made the pincushion double sided. Here's what you need to make it: 8 pieces of fabric cut to 2 1/2" squares (I fussy cut mine to show off the cute illustrations) 8 2 ... ...read more

Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion Tutorial

09 Mar 2012

Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion

Hi Everyone! I'm Jeni from In Color Order and I'm excited to be here sharing a triangular log cabin pincushion with you today!Materials:- 1.25"x10" strips of 6 print fabrics (I used prints from Woodland Tails!)- 2"x2" square solid white fabric- 7x7" square print fabric- Your preferred pincushion filling (I used crushed walnut shells, approx. 1 cup)Seam Allowance: 1/4"Finished Size: 6" per side1. Using an acrylic ruler and pencil, mark at 7/8" and 1 1/8" on one side of your 2"x2" white square.2. Draw a line connecting one ... ...read more
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