Happy Day Blog Tour: Tulip Quilt Tutorial

It’s Day 1 of the Happy Day Blog Tour, and this makes us VERY happy, indeed! Happy Day is Lori Whitlock’s latest fabric collection, and it has her signature cheerful colors and designs written all over it. From tulips to kits and butterflies, not to mention sweet little miniature dots, this collection is sure to … Continue reading Happy Day Blog Tour: Tulip Quilt Tutorial

Tableside Pressing Pad Tutorial!

Hi Riley Blake Friends! I’m Deonn Stott from Quiltscapes! Let’s make a customized mini pressing pad to keep next to the sewing machine!   Materials:  1 Fat Quarter Two  8″ squares (optional) Stapler with staples, or hammer and upholstery tacks 3/8″ plywood, cut into a 14″ x 18″ rectangle (see if the lumberyard will cut it for you!) … Continue reading Tableside Pressing Pad Tutorial!

Simple Scissor Holder Lanyard Tutorial!

Here’s a little “Snippet” from my Sewing Room.  Got a spare minute? Let’s make this simple Scissor Holder/Lanyard today! Hi, Deonn here, with another quick project using a few scraps and a couple of Riley Blake Designs’ great notions. This little project is sooooo easy ~ and makes a great addition to your sewing room or a gift for sewing friends! ~ Supplies ~ … Continue reading Simple Scissor Holder Lanyard Tutorial!

Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion Tutorial!

A few supplies, a needle and thread. Such cuteness!  Cute as a Button, that is! Featuring Avignon by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs with coordinating notions from Riley Blake Designs SUPPLIES  One 2-1/2″ x 21″ strip (1/2 a Roly Poly Strip) One 2″ Button 6″ to 7″ Elastic lace Two 2″ circles polyester batting or wool … Continue reading Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion Tutorial!

Paper-Piecing Basics

Hi, Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes, here to show you one of my favorite techniques with an easy, step-by-step outline for this creative “piece-by-number” method of patchwork.   Supplies Cute fabric scraps Paper scissors Glue Stick Rotary Cutter and Mat Add-a-Quarter ruler (optional, but very helpful!!) Iron I love paper-piecing; it’s a great way to achieve accurate, detailed shapes in quilt … Continue reading Paper-Piecing Basics

I Love Applique Tutorial!

Ever wonder how quilters get those intricate little pieces appliquéd onto quilts?  Today’s lesson may help to solve some of the mystery, and maybe give some clues for practical, portable, everyday quilting techniques. We’ve explored several ways to “apply” fabric shapes in our quilting:  raw edge, turned-edge, even chenille appliqué.  Today’s tutorial takes us to the very traditional method of back-basting or what’s … Continue reading I Love Applique Tutorial!

Turned Edge Applique Tutorial!

Hi Riley Blake Friends!  I’m Deonn Stott from Quiltscapes! I love sharing tips and tricks that make the process of quilting easier (and sometimes easier on the budget), which consequently makes quilting more satisfying and enjoyable.  My motto:  If there’s an easier way… let’s find it! Today I’m showing you several quick ways to prepare applique’ pieces with turned … Continue reading Turned Edge Applique Tutorial!

Chenille Appliqué Basics Tutorial!

Hi, I’m Deonn, and I work/play/dream/design over at Quiltscapes. I remember sleeping under a chenille bedspread at my Grandma’s house.  Soft, fuzzy caterpillar-like channels were stitched into a design on the blanket.  And interestingly enough, “chenille” is actually the French word for “caterpillar.” Today, we’ll make our own chenille strips, then use them to appliqué a design and  finish the … Continue reading Chenille Appliqué Basics Tutorial!

Spring Chickens Pincushion Tutorial!

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… …nobody here but us Chickens… You may have seen these gals floating around the internet … Continue reading Spring Chickens Pincushion Tutorial!