Shelfie Tuesday: Offshore

24 Nov 2015


Happy #shelfietuesday! We couldn't wait to share this new arrival to our shelves - Offshore, designed by Deena Rutter, is scheduled to arrive in stores in January. The little sailboats and surfboards and lobsters all have us dreaming of sandy beaches and saltwater.

So how about you? What's on your shelf? Share your shelfies with us on Instagram or Twitter using #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake

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The Stitching Scientist: Holiday Jumper

23 Nov 2015


Hop on over to the Stitching Scientist blog to get the scoop on this adorable little Holiday Jumper. Featuring Riley Blake Home For the Holidays and Solid Jersey Knit fabrics, this is a simple holiday jumper pattern that any beginner can create in just under 30 minutes. Paired with a white shirt and leggings, it’s the perfect traditional outfit for Santa’s visit this year. Mix and match your knit combos and create this classic piece for your little girl this holiday season. more

TBT Modern: Quilt Construction

20 Nov 2015


Here we are! It's the final day of TBT Modern and we are assembling all of those pretty blocks into one big quilt top! As usual, Bonnie has given us fantastic instructions for putting it all together here. I think I really love the idea of a sampler quilt. As I progressed through the various quilt blocks, I found myself wondering if all of these colors would look okay in one quilt. Each block was uniquely made without thought to how it would coordinate in the finished quilt. The amazing thing is that when it all came together it ... more

Quiltscapes: Deonn's Top 5 Tips for Sewing With Laminates

20 Nov 2015


We are always excited to see what tips and tricks Deonn, from Quiltscapes, has up her sleeve. Today, Deonn has some tips for sewing with laminates! We all love laminates, but using them for the first time can feel a little intimidating. Find out how easy sewing with laminates really is. With Deonn's tips you'll be sewing like a pro in no time! more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Slouchy Beanie Hat

18 Nov 2015

Sew a Beanie Hat - Make a slouchy hat in any size with this EASY tutorial - Melly Sews

Hey y'all! It's Melissa from Melly Sews and today I'm going to share how to make easy and quick beanie hats. I used Idle Wild Knits to make these hats. You'll need 1/2 - 2/3 yard because the knit stretches selvedge to selvedge. And these seriously take like 10 minutes each to sew, making them a perfect last minute gift. To make your pattern, first divide the head circumference for the size you need by 4. Then draw a rectangle that is equal to 1/4 the head circumference wide by the height listed below ... more

Shelfie Tuesday: Behind the Cuteness

17 Nov 2015


It's #shelfietuesday again and I bet you didn't think we'd get this real! In the spirit of exposing our shelves, we decided to do just that - keep it real - and we're proud of it! Behind all of the Riley Blake cuteness are many hard working men and women who keep our warehouse shelves stocked, ship orders to quilt shops in a timely fashion, help customers find what they need, and field countless phone calls. We love all of our amazing employees who work behind the scenes. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we chose this picture of ... more

Lulabelle Blog Tour

14 Nov 2015


We are so excited to be part of the Lulabelle Blog Tour today! Lulabelle is Dodi Poulson's latest fabric collection. It boasts an eclectic modern yet feminine style. Dodi manages to bring bold and soft colors together into one delicious palette.  For the blog tour, I decided to make two quilt blocks using the Weather Vane block we have been playing with this week. You can get the full tutorial for the Weather Vane block here. For the first block, I decided to accentuate the deep navy blue by placing it front and center. I fussy cut the little ... more

Let's Talk Wheels 2 with Deena Rutter

13 Nov 2015


Back by popular demand is the super bright and fun Wheels 2 collection! Designed by the amazing Deena Rutter, Wheels 2 is in stores and ready to be sewn up into all kinds of cute projects for little transportation enthusiasts.   This collection is available in Cream, Blue and Gray colorways, although all three colorways cross over and coordinate nicely with each other, giving you a multitude of options to work with.   Deena Rutter has been designing with Riley Blake for many years. Her most recent designs being Wheels 2, Happy Haunting, Roots & Wings, and coming soon, Off Shore.  As you ... more

TBT Modern: Weather Vane

12 Nov 2015


Today marks our final quilt block tutorial for Traditional Block Thursday! I hope you have enjoyed following along and learning a new trick or two from Bonnie. Today, Bonnie shows us how to make this beautiful Weather Vane quilt block. The Weather Vane block pulls together several different techniques she has taught us over the past few months.  For version #1 of this block, I decided to keep the colors simple with a strong contrast. The contrast really makes the center stand out - almost looking like a plus sign. The corners pop dramatically as well, and I think the overall ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

11 Nov 2015

Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

I am so happy to be at Riley Blake today sharing my Scrappy Christmas Tree tutorial with you. My fabric scrap baskets are overflowing so I have been on a huge scrap busting crusade. That's kind of how I came up with these cute scrappy trees. Supplies needed: Green fabric scraps (at least 3.5" x 1") Solid green fabric for the back of the trees (at least 3.5" x 5") some kind of batting for stability (I used leftover white flannel.) small yellow buttons 1" Brown grosgrain ribbon (for the stem) 1/4" white ribbon (for the ... more

Shelfie Tuesday: Wall of Quilts

10 Nov 2015


It's our favorite day of the week again - #ShelfieTuesday! Today we're showing you our beautiful quilt wall located in our corporate office. This wall isn't just decorative - it serves a very important purpose. We have quilts (with corresponding free downloadable quilt patterns) representing each fabric collection. These quilts are photographed, cataloged and then archived on these shelves. From there they are sent to trade shows and lent out to quilt shops for display purposes. While they await their journey around the world, we get to enjoy the pretty color and texture of this stunning quilt wall! Now ... more

Quiltscapes: Pack Along Quilts

09 Nov 2015


We always love to see what our friend Deonn from Quiltscapes has up her sleeve. Today, Deonn shows us how to turn any blanket into a pack-along. Get the tutorial here! more
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