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.
Western Star PC

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

Dainty Blossoms tablerunner

05 Mar 2012

Hello, Brooke here from Silly Mama Quilts, to share a fun, fresh table runner tutorial using Riley Blake’s new line – Dainty Blossoms.   

Dainty Blossoms tutorial Materials list: Assorted fat quarters for piecing the top ½ yard for binding ½ yard pieces for backing Batting of your choice Trims for embellishing   Here are the fabrics from the Dainty Blossoms line that I worked with for this project.   My first step was to select several pieces to use as focal strips.  I selected the two different floral pieces and alternated them.   Next, I cut a 2 and 2 ½ inch strip from each of ... ...read more

Spring Chickens!

02 Mar 2012

Hi, there!  I'm Deonn from Quiltscapes, and I spend a LOT of time in my sewing room.  Maybe a little too much time, you be the judge.  I especially love pincushions... chicken pincushions.   Right now, it's awful quiet around here...  
Spring Chickens!

...nobody here but us Chickens...   You may have seen these gals floating around the internet on Pinterest, the Quilting Board, Sew We Quilt, with a few appearances over on Quiltscapes; even a sighting in the middle of a recent RBD video tutorial!     I call them my "Hen Party Chicks."You've got to admit, they're adorable ~ Don ... ...read more

Fabulous Foxy Flannels!

28 Feb 2012

Good day everyone.  I’d love to show you how to make a cute and cuddly rag quilt using Riley Blake Fox Trails flannels, my original pattern and some machine embroidery for embellishment.   I am a freelance quilt designer and writer…..you can visit me at www.KimHansonQuilts.com or at my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/KimHansonQuilts/137040896361496. Since we are making a rag quilt, the seam allowances will be exposed. (I chose not to pre-wash flannels – as I like the way the fabrics look after the quilt is constructed and the project is washed.)   Finished size ... ...read more

Dresden Sheep Pin Cushion

24 Feb 2012

Dresden Sheep Pin Cushion by Sally's Angelworks
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PRINTER FRIENDLY INSTRUCTIONS HERE!  Welcome to this week’s pin cushion tutorial from Riley Blake’s Cutting Corners. I’m Sally with Sally’s Angelworks, and I’m thrilled to be sharing what I’ve created for you today!   If you follow me on my blog, you will already know that I am a sheep fanatic. So, when I was designing this sweet pin cushion, I wanted to combine a traditional quilt block design with some embroidery. What better way to do that than to embroider a sheep in the middle of ... ...read more

Clock Works

21 Feb 2012


42.5" x 42.5" HI, I am Jackie from  Jackie's Art Quilts  and I am back with another fun tutorial for you. I fell in love with Mod Tod the first time I set eyes on it.   It screamed fun and quilts. I couldn't help but make a quilt emphasizing circles.   Let me just say, I have never done the Drunkard's Path block before and I am not a fan of sewing tricky seams.   The way I do it is not hard and not frustrating.  Be sure to read my 'Tips' section below before you start ... ...read more

Cathedral Window Pincushion

17 Feb 2012

Cathedral Window Pincushion Tutorial by Susanne Klemm Printer Friendly Version

Welcome to the next round of Riley Blake Designs pincushion club. My name is Susanne and I blog at Quilt it out . I want to show you how to make this cute pincushion. I got the idea while trying out cathedral window blocks. I shrunk back on making an entire quilt with this technique so I transformed the sample blocks into a pincushion. What you need: - (1) 10" piece for the exterior (I used layer cake pieces from Happy Sunny Skies bundle by Bella BLVD for Riley Blake Designs) - (1 ... ...read more
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