Articles in November 2012

Christmas Fabric lights

Posted: 30 November 2012 at 5:08 p.m.

Since tomorrow is December 1st...I thought I would share this fun Christmas idea brought to you from Chrissy (on staff at Riley Blake Designs).  Given to her by her sister, these Christmas lights are embellished with fabric ties.  It is only one set of regular Christmas lights with strips ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Ruby Lou Bag

Posted: 27 November 2012 at 6:49 p.m.

Hi There! It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair blog and Fourteen May. I'm excited to be sharing with you another tutorial as part of Riley Blake's Design Team.

I decided to make a simple little bag, one that I think would be perfect for a little ... more

What I love about Australia

Posted: 26 November 2012 at 6:46 p.m.

Just arrived home and I wanted to share what I love about Australia. 

Love the Sydney Opera House.

Love Australians

So many friendly nice people

Love the Sydney Ballet

Meet Helen, we met her the first hour we arrived and she gave us a ticket to the Sydney Ballet. Helen ... more

Thanks Australia

Posted: 24 November 2012 at 10:18 p.m.
Riley and I had a great time at the Australian Quilt Market. We met so many interesting people!  Thanks for stopping by our booth and letting us know how much you love Riley Blake Designs fabric.  We are heading back to the states tomorrow, but I promise to post pictures ... more

Australian Quilt Market

Posted: 23 November 2012 at 6:54 a.m.

Today's pincushion on Cutting Corners College is called a Shabby Chevron Flower pincushion by Bobbie from Vision to Remember.  Take a look, the raw edge adds great texture and makes this flower so easy to make.

I wanted to sent out a quick hello.  I hope everyone celebrating Thanksgiving ... more

Ellie Inspired 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop~Gift Card Stocking

Posted: 19 November 2012 at 8:05 p.m.

Welcome to Riley Blake Designs! 

We are so excited to be participating in
Ellie Inspired's 12 Days of Christmas Blog hop!

Today we've got a great tutorial from our Project Design Team Member Char of
 Presenting ...


Let’s get real for a second here: Sometimes Christmas sneaks up ... more

Happy Friday!

Posted: 16 November 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

Hi friends. Hope you're having a lovely Friday :)

Have you seen today's Cutting Corners College tutorial? 

Jennifer Wambach of JennArt Designs created this DARLING owl pincushion ...


Isn't he cute? Click HERE for the complete tutorial and if you make one, be sure to share with us on ... more

Australia here we come!

Posted: 15 November 2012 at 12:57 p.m.

We are sending a Big Shout out to Australia

Our bags are packed and my daughter, Riley and I are heading to Australia .

Wahoo, first time!  We are landing in Sydney, having a little fun along the way, and ending up to Melbourne for the AQM show.

If you are ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Reusable Christmas Bags

Posted: 13 November 2012 at 7:12 p.m.

At Christmas each year we have a tradition that our kids can open one present on Christmas Eve, which is always a new, sparkling set of pajamas for Christmas morning pictures.  It's a fun tradition and the kids love it....but it has always been a hassle finding those ... more

Simple Scissor holder/Lanyard

Posted: 12 November 2012 at 10:04 a.m.

Christmas is just around the corner and we have a great idea for a quick gift for a sewing friend.  
Deonn Stott shows you how to make this easy scissor lanyard holder today on Cutting Corners College.
Click here to view the entire tutorial.
*Deonn and I made a video ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Flannel Christmas Nightgown

Posted: 6 November 2012 at 6:35 p.m.



Riley Blake Flannel Nightgown Tutorial


Supply List:

2 yds Riley Blake Design Santa’s Workshop Flannel 

1 package of double fold red fleece bias tape

14 inches of 1/2” wide elastic

Nightgown with Raglan Sleeves to create pattern


First of all, I have not sewn with a commercial pattern…yet.  I just create my ... more

Dotty Squares Quilt

Posted: 5 November 2012 at 1:53 p.m.

We love dots...and today on Cutting Corners College, Karen Maxwell from Lisnaweary Quilts, shows how to make this quilt using Riley Blake Designs dots.
Click here to view the entire tutorial. more

Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion

Posted: 2 November 2012 at 12:48 p.m.

Today Deonn Stott is sharing her tutorial on how to make a Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion.  These are the same pincushions we shared for our make and takes at Quilt Market. Click here to view the entire tutorial.

Also featured this week, is this adorable pirate softie designed by BreeMcCloy ... more
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