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

I ♥ Appliqué

13 Feb 2012

Lesson I ~ Raw-Edge Machine Appliqué Basics
I ♥ Applique

   Love Birds by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs Ap`pli`que´ = (ăp'lĭ-kā') Definition: Appliqué literally means "to put on" in French and is a technique used to decorate the surface of fabric by applying pieces of cut fabric by sewing or embroidering around the edges. Let's have some fun today, exploring a few fun options "to put on" some quilty ♥s!  Oh, and by the way, Happy Valentine's Day!   Supplies: Sewing Machine, basic sewing kit Foundation fabric or item Fabric for appliqué piece(s)  Paper scissors Good fabric-cutting ... ...read more

Ruffled Heart Pincushion Tutorial

10 Feb 2012


In honor of Valentine's day, I decided to create an adorable ruffled heart pincushion. It's a super easy project and really easy to customize the size/shape of your heart. At the bottom of this post I have a printable template that will give you a heart the same size and shape as this one. For this project I used two designs from So Sophie by Jen Allyson & Deena Rutter and printed out the heart template (raw heart is 7" wide) Then I cut two hearts out of the main fabric using my template          And then a 2 ... ...read more

Tulip Petal Sun Hat ~ Pattern and Tutorial

07 Feb 2012

    Tulip Petal Sun Hat Size 2-5 years Free Pattern & Tutorial   Printer-Friendly Pattern Course Instructor: Lindsay Wilkes from  The Cottage Mama  ( www.thecottagehome.blogspot.com ) Fabric Line: ' Sunny Happy Skies ' by Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Designs   Course Materials: 1/2 yard each of two different coordinating prints - 100% cotton fabric 1 large button 1 small button Basic Sewing Supplies Pinking Shears (optional) Tulip Petal Pattern Piece (found HERE )   Course Instructions:   5/8" Seam Allowance, unless otherwise noted.     Cut your pattern pieces.  You will need six for the exterior fabric and six for the interior fabric.  Cut four 14" x 1 ... ...read more

Sundae's Best Pincushion

03 Feb 2012

Sundae's Best Pincushion by Roseann Kermes Printer Friendly Version  

Gather your Supplies  Large pedestal ice cream sundae dish approximately 5” in diameter Fat quarters, 10” layer cuts, or scraps for pincushion 1/2 yard tiny pompom trim Cotton batting and cotton stuffing Heavy cardstock 12 wt thread, perle cotton or embroidery floss Basic sewing supplies including a fabric glue stick, Frixion marking pen Clover extra-small Yo-Yo Maker {optional}    Preparing the Pincushion Top On a piece of heavy cardstock, such as a cereal box, trace around the top of the candy dish and cut out the circle with scissors. You ... ...read more

Cottage Chisel Baby Quilt

31 Jan 2012

Cottage Chisel Baby Quilt 32"x 37.5" finished quilt size Printer Friendly Instructions Course Instructor: Jennifer Rodriguez from All Things Belle
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Course Materials: (4) 2/3 yard fabrics from Daisy Cottage prints 1/2 yard of Daisy Cottage solid (border) 4 yards of mustard yellow bias binding tape 1 yard of white minky fabric 1 yard of cotton batting   Two years ago I purchased my AccuQuilt Studio and have been in love ever since. Cutting fabric just isn't my favorite part about quilting, I'm always eager to get the delicious fabric on my sewing machine! One of ... ...read more
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