Little Birdie Pincushions

Posted: 3 November 2014 at midnight

Little Birdie Pincushions

Aren't these the cutest little pincushions ever?!  You know you want to make one!  

Hi, Deonn Stott here, with another adorable little "Snippet" - perfect for your own sewing room or to make as a gift for friends.  

A couple of 5" squares, a teeny scrap for the beak and ... more

Chicken Scratch Embroidery!

Posted: 7 April 2014 at 10 a.m.

More Gingham fun!  Try this simple, vintage embroidery technique on Riley Blake Designs' Cotton Gingham prints to create a lovely lacy overlay effect. Then we'll make a darling little project with our sample.

Course Instructor:  Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes

Course Supplies:
   Cotton Gingham Print with squares measuring 1/4 ... more

"Woven" Fabric Pincushion

Posted: 22 February 2013 at 1 a.m.


Hi, this is Nancy from prims and proper a little shop on ETSY. I make sweet girly stuff for your home and your favorite dog. I am very happy to be teaching again for Riley Blake Designs.

Today we are going to be using the Little Red Riding Hood collection ... more

Animal Pin Cushion

Posted: 15 February 2013 at 1 a.m.

Hello, I am Laura from SunFlowerFreckles. My daughter Miranda (8yrs old) got her first sewing machine from Grandma this past Christmas. To show how simple you can make a Pin Cushion I had her help me make one for her new machine. We picked out the Mystique line from Riley ... more

Necklace Box Pin Cushion

Posted: 8 February 2013 at 7 a.m.

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Course Instructor: Stacy Olson of Freshly Handmade

Hi! I'm Stacy of Freshly Handmade and I am so glad to bring you this great pin cushion tutorial that is not only easy, but super functional. I wanted to create a pin cushion that would also carry the ... more

Flower Pincushion

Posted: 1 February 2013 at 5 a.m.

My name is Randi and I blog at Dukes and Duchesses.  I'm so happy to share a fun pincushion tutorial today.

My girls are learning to sew and I decided to make them a cute little flower pincushion to use.  My kids love spaces for treasures so this pincushion ... more

In love pincushion

Posted: 25 January 2013 at midnight


I am Nati and I blog over at Nati’s Little Things. Today I would like to share with you the “In love” pincushion.


I made this pincushion using fabrics from the Sweetest Thing collection from Riley Blake, I used a few of the fabrics in the collection, but ... more

The Cube Pincushion

Posted: 18 January 2013 at 7:44 a.m.

Hello!  My name is Vicki and I blog over at Quilting Lodge.  I'm super excited to be able to share my pincushion, The Cube, with all of you today.  Seriously.  I can barely contain myself! 

I do feel the need to warn you that this tutorial is picture heavy ... more

Pretty Princess Pin Cushion

Posted: 11 January 2013 at 1 a.m.

Hi there!

My name is Ally from Quilting Mumma!

I am thrilled to be able to design a project for Riley Blake-and I hope you enjoy making one for you too.

I dont know about you... but I have pins EVERYWHERE!!! there are little boxes of them at my cutting ... more

Sew Fun Pincushion

Posted: 2 January 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

Hi my name is Hany. I would like to share my pincushion tutorial. This is an easy one to make, but is so cute that you can give it as a present for a special occasion.


Let’s begin!

What you will need :

1  sheet of plain white fabric

1 ... more

Tiered Cake Pincushion (with Magnetic Pin Catcher!)

Posted: 28 December 2012 at 1 a.m.

Tiered Cake Pincushion (with Magnetic Pin Catcher!)

A sweet and simple pincushion.

Course Instructor: Allegory Lanham (

Finished Pincushions

Fabric Line: 'The Simple Life' by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs
Course Materials: 
-One fat quarter each of two different fabrics from The Simple Life
-Scraps of ... more

Sweetest Pin Cushion

Posted: 21 December 2012 at 7 a.m.


Hello, Brooke here from Silly Mama Quilts to share with you this week’s pin cushion.  Hope you enjoy this cute, quick tutorial, perfect for the hectic pace of the holidays!  The prints in the Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn are sure to brighten even the gray days! 


Cut an ... more

Wooden Base Pin Cushion

Posted: 14 December 2012 at midnight
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Hi Everyone!

It's Michelle here from stella-lily's. I'm super excited to share a pin cushion tutorial with you today. I saw this style pin cushion at the place here in Germany where I took sewing courses. There was a REALLY BIG pincushion on the cutting table for ... more

Hearts a Flutter

Posted: 10 December 2012 at 9:56 a.m.

Hearts A Flutter

Pieced and Embroidered Pin Cushion

By KimHansonQuilts



Good day everyone.  I’d love to show you how to make a sweet, vintage-looking pin cushion, using the Flutter line of Riley Blake fabrics.  This little project is quick, easy and you can still make it in time for ... more

Princess & the Pea Pincushion

Posted: 30 November 2012 at 1 a.m.

Princess & the Pea Pincushion

Princess & the Pea Pincushions
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Course Instructor:  Jennie of Clover & Violet

Hi, I'm Jennie of Clover & Violet, where I blog and design patterns alongside my wonderful mom, Clara.  We're so excited to be sharing a pincushion tutorial today!  The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn for Riley ... more

Shabby Chevron Flower Pin Cushion by A Vision to Remember

Posted: 23 November 2012 at midnight

First off, I want to thank Riley Blake for this awesome opportunity to be able to share with you all a fun pin cushion.  I am Bobbie from A Vision to Remember.  I love all things Shabby and Riley Blakes new line The Sweetest Thing is everything shabby! 

Shabby flower pin cushion by a vision to remember

Shabby Flower ... more

Pinfeathers Owl Pincushion

Posted: 16 November 2012 at 7 a.m.

Pinfeathers Owl Pincushion-finished

He's a pincushion, plus a keeper of needles and little notions that are easily misplaced... very handy to have next to your sewing machine!

Hi everyone! I'm Jennifer Wambach, AKA JennArtDesigns, and I'm so happy to be able to share this pincushion tutorial with you!

Riley Blake Flutter

I used ... more

Prickly Pineapple PinCushion

Posted: 5 November 2012 at 8:24 p.m.

Let's get back at those pineapples that have pricked and poked us all these years!  Here's one that you can stick with a few pins!

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Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion

Posted: 2 November 2012 at 1 a.m.
A few supplies, a needle and thread. Such cuteness!  Cute as a Button, that is!
 One 2-1/2" x 21" strip (1/2 a Roly Poly Strip)
One 2" Button
6 ... more

Pincushion Ring

Posted: 12 October 2012 at 12:46 a.m.

 Hi, my name is Julia from Arcadia Cotton and I'm excited to share this super quick and easy pincushion tutorial with you.  Once you've gathered your supplies, this pincushion can be made in 10 minutes!

Printable Version

Supplies you'll need:

  • Small Piece of Fabric
  • Needle & Thread
  • Batting ... more

"Best Smelling Boot in the West" Pin Cushion

Posted: 7 September 2012 at 1 a.m.

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Click here for a multi page PDF you can print with pattern pieces and full instructions

Course Instructor: Samantha Walker

"Best Smelling Boot in the West" Pin Cushion

Course Materials:

1/3 yard Pink Saddle Designer Cloth from Samantha Walker Saddle Up collection

2 to 3 oz of Poly-fil

1/8 yard Pel-Tec (you only ... more

Pillow Wrap Pincushion w/ Lavender

Posted: 31 August 2012 at 1 a.m.

Hello everyone my name is Hope Yoder and I own Designs By Hope Yoder I'm sew excited to share a project tutorial I made especially for Riley Blake's Pincushion of the Week Club. 

 flat out

Materials Needed: Polka Dot Stitches by Riley Blake more

Pin it Pincushion

Posted: 29 August 2012 at 3 p.m.



PIN IT Pincushion 2012-009

Supply List:

      • 1 Red 4x6 piece
      • 2 Gray 4x6 pieces, 14x3 strip, 7x3 strip
      • Fusible Light Interfacing: 2 4x6 pieces, 14x3 strip, 7x3 strip
      • Sew-on “hook and loop”
      • Red thread
      • Polyester filling
      • optional:  Silhouette Craft Cutter and Sewing Fabric Interfacing

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If you have the Silhouette Craft Cutter and you want ... more

Butterfly Pincushion

Posted: 24 August 2012 at 12:11 p.m.

Cindy Cloward here and I'm excited to share with you my pincushion. I  love all things summer...everything, the hot days, the flowers, vegetable gardens (fresh fruit and vegetables-yum!) and I love the butterflies.

 I have planted a few butterfly bushes in my yard to attract these beautiful insects ... more

Cupcake Pincushion

Posted: 17 August 2012 at 6 a.m.

Hi there, I am Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts!

Today I am going to show you how to make this scrumptious looking cupcake pincushion.   Warning:  You will not be able to make just one.   These are the best for gift giving, create with children, and just to have fun ... more

Candy Pincushions

Posted: 10 August 2012 at 10:25 a.m.

Hi, it's me, Shelly Pagliai (Polly-Eye), from Prairie Moon Quilts again. This is my third pincushion for the Riley Blake Pincushion Club. This time I’m using pieces from the Willow line by My Mind’s Eye. I really love these soft colors and would love to make an ... more

Traveling Pincushion

Posted: 3 August 2012 at 1 a.m.

Traveling Pincushion

by Jina Barney

There have been so many creative pincushion tutorials. I have been wondering what I could do to make something different.

I always need a pincushion where ever I am working; whether on the road or in some other room besides my sewing room.


The thought ... more

Glamper Pincushion

Posted: 27 July 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

Hello!  I am Amanda Herring from The Quilted Fish and I am so excited to be posting here on Cutting Corners!  I have been excited for my opportunity to make a pincushion tutorial.  I have to share a little back story to why I made what I did.  My family ... more

Pumpkin Pincushions

Posted: 13 July 2012 at 1 a.m.

Hi, I'm Nancy from the SewSewHappyBlog and I am excited to be making a pincushion for Riley Blake. I know its hard to think about fall and Halloween when its 103 degrees outside, but fall will be here before you know it.

Today we are going to be making ... more

Spools Pincushion

Posted: 6 July 2012 at 1 a.m.

Spools Pincushion

Printer-Friendly Instructions

Course Instructor: Rebecca from Charley, Dee, & Me


Course Materials:

3 fat quarters of your favorite RBD prints

1/8 inch wide elastic

8 small spools (with or without thread)

polyester batting scraps

1. Of your three fabrics, choose two of them to be the top and bottom of ... more

A Bohemian Blowfish Pincushion

Posted: 29 June 2012 at 1 a.m.


Bohemian Blowfish Pincushion

A kitschy pincushion using Bohemian Festival
Riley Blake Designs

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Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (


Fabric Line: ' Bohemian Festival’ by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs

Course Materials:

1 fat quarter each of 2 fabrics from Bohemian Festival (or ... more

Flower Shop Pincushion Tutorial

Posted: 22 June 2012 at midnight

Hi there, I'm Molly Culley from Stitch-N-Thyme Designs, and I'm thrilled to post my first tutorial on Cutting Corners for Riley Blake Designs.  Today I'd like to share a quick pincushion project with a flourish!  This project showcases Lila Tueller's gorgeous Bohemian Festival...the perfect fabric ... more

Fly a kite pincusion.

Posted: 15 June 2012 at 1 a.m.

Kite is not just to fly outside you can have them next to your sewing machine ! 

This fly a Kite collection is so cute. The collection itself inspired me to make this Kite pincushion. 

Hope you enjoy it !

Course Instructor: Natt Smith at  Awesomeness of Crafting
Fabric Line: Yello Floral ... more

Pin Cushion Cottage

Posted: 15 June 2012 at midnight


Finished Sample

Measurements of the finished pincushion are: 3” x 3” (base) and 4” high at the tallest point of the house.

Material List:

12” x 12” square of doodlebug “tuxedo” black & white fabric for house 12” x 12” square of iron on interfacing
8” x 6” fabric for roof
4” x ... more

Alpine Wonderland pincushion

Posted: 8 June 2012 at 1 a.m.


Hello, Brooke here from SillyMamaQuilts with a fun pincushion project using Alpine Wonderland.

You will need:

Several fat quarters

Red felt

Buttons and beads


Hot glue gun

Poly fiber fill and lavender, if you wish.

I used elastic thread to string my beads.



From Alpine Wonderland, I selected two ... more

Bébé Dress Pincushion

Posted: 1 June 2012 at midnight

Dress Up Days Pincushion

Download the pattern and printable instructions here.

Course Instructor: Shari Butler, Doohikey Designs at

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 ... more

Log Cabin Pin Cushion

Posted: 25 May 2012 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion

Posted: 18 May 2012 at 6 a.m.


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 ... more

Cowgirl Hat Pincushion

Posted: 11 May 2012 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Lean This Way, Pin - Keep

Posted: 4 May 2012 at 1 a.m.
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 ... more

Pretty Parcel Pincushion

Posted: 27 April 2012 at 6 a.m.



3" Single Ribbon

Pretty Parcel Pincushion

Instructor: Emily Taylor

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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 ... more

Double Ringed Pincushion Tutorial

Posted: 20 April 2012 at 1 a.m.
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 ... more

Aqua and Orange Chevron Tufted Pincushion

Posted: 13 April 2012 at 1 a.m.




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 ... more

Woodland Cottage Pincushion

Posted: 6 April 2012 at 6 a.m.

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 ... more

Dainty Blossoms Couch Pincushion

Posted: 30 March 2012 at 1 a.m.

 Dainty Blossoms Couch Pincushion

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 Course Instructor: Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles (

couch use

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 ... more

Western Star Pincushion

Posted: 23 March 2012 at 1 a.m.

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 ... more

Simple Patchwork Pincushion

Posted: 16 March 2012 at 8 a.m.

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 ... more

Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion Tutorial

Posted: 9 March 2012 at midnight
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!

Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion - 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 ... more

Spring Chickens!

Posted: 2 March 2012 at 1 a.m.
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 ... more

Dresden Sheep Pin Cushion

Posted: 24 February 2012 at 6 a.m.

Dresden Sheep Pin Cushion

by Sally's Angelworks

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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 ... more

Cathedral Window Pincushion

Posted: 17 February 2012 at 1 a.m.

Cathedral Window Pincushion Tutorial

by Susanne Klemm

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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 ... more

Ruffled Heart Pincushion Tutorial

Posted: 10 February 2012 at 5 a.m.

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 ... more

Sundae's Best Pincushion

Posted: 3 February 2012 at 1 a.m.

Sundae's Best Pincushion

by Roseann Kermes

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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 ... more

Pincushion Jar Tutorial

Posted: 27 January 2012 at 5 a.m.




pincushion photo with text


Pincushion Jar Tutorial

Course Instructor:  Andy Knowlton ( )

Course Materials:

1 jar with lid and ring

1 piece of fabric (measuring at least 6" x 6")

1 small piece of coordinating cardstock (at least 4" x 4")


glue gun

optional:  ribbon for needle holder (about 6" long ... more

Sprocket Pincushion

Posted: 20 January 2012 at 6 a.m.

Sprocket Pincushion
by Amy Chappell


Sp I have loved the look of the sprocket pillows and the fun and lively prints in the Sunny Happy Skies collection and I thought they would make the perfect pair.  I used a 5" stack to create my pincushion, but this would be the perfect ... more

Matryoshka Doll Pincushion

Posted: 13 January 2012 at 9:52 a.m.

"Pins and Needles" Flower Pincushion Bracelet

Posted: 6 January 2012 at midnight

"Pins and Needles"


Flower Pincushion Bracelet Tutorial 


by: Cute Quilt Patterns


This fun and frilly flower will keep all of your pins and needles right at hand so that you 
can focus on the fun part of sewing…


No need to be on “Pins and Needles” looking for your pins ... more
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