2014 is going to be a banner year in fabric

02 Jan 2014

Happy New Year....we have so many exciting things planned in 2014! First on the list is our Block of the Month Program.

   This is Riley Blake Designs' 2014 block of the month quilt. Our theme for the year is "Celebrate the Holidays with Fabric" and we decided we wanted to make birthdays extra special with a birthday quilt. Each member of the family will be able to enjoy their day with this special blanket. This quilt features a large birthday cake, party hats, cupcakes, candles and more. This quilt top still needs a border and then it will be ... ...read more

Ultimate Craft Supply GIVEAWAY!

27 Dec 2013

Giveaway! Ultimate Craft Supplies worth over $1000!  So, did you all the stuff that was on your holiday wish list? No? Well, don't worry, we've got you covered with the Ultimate Craft Supply giveaway! We are giving away over $1000 worth of our favorite craft supplies. These are things that we know and love, and we know you will love as well! I'm joining up with several other websites to give you these awesome prize packages:
Ultimate craft supplies giveaway -- grand prize, worth $595

Ultimate Craft Supplies Grand Prize - a $595 value Fuseworks Microwave Glass Fusing Kiln beginners kit ($100 retail) - watch a video of ... ...read more

Fussy Cutting video

23 Dec 2013


Need something to do over the holidays!  How about an English paper piecing project. In our latest video, Sue demonstrates how to fussy cut and create a 6 pointed star....she makes it sooo easy.   After Christmas, I am hoping to kick up my heals and get some sewing done. It is going to be a white Christmas in Utah and there is nothing better than sitting by the fire working on a hand sewing project. Tell us what you are going to be doing during the holidays. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Christmas Tea Cozy

18 Dec 2013


  Ahhhh spot of tea shall we? I love Christmas rituals, I love snow, I love the cold but most of all I love to share a cup of tea with you, especially at this time of year.     So for a few minutes, why not sit a spell…   A deep appreciation for the Design Teams at Riley Blake Designs who keep creating ginghams….- as this year for me it was all about gingham- I could not imagine completing my year without one more project with some gingham.. ( the ruffle and back is this red gingham, almost matching perfectly with my tea ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Union Jack Crib Quilt

11 Dec 2013

 

Hello fabric friends. My name is Amy Smart and I write about my love of fabric and quilting at Diary of a Quilter. Today I am so excited to be working with Riley Blake's new Union Jack panels. After living in Great Britain twice for extended amounts of time, I am a die-hard Anglophile with an love for anything Union Jack. So you can imagine my excitement when Riley Blake created these awesome, pre-printed Union Jack panels. One option is 9" x 11" flags printed as panels. There's a 'Blue' version with traditional colors (right), a pastel version ... ...read more

Holiday photo props!

06 Dec 2013


 Have you seen our latest video.  Tonia of Threads Alamode has created these adorable fabric photo props that will increase your holiday fun.  Tonia has thought of everything from Rudolf's antlers and nose to  Santa's hat and beard. We walk you through how to make the Christmas bow tie (featured above). And the rest of the props are just as easy to make. Grab your scrap fabrics and glue gun, this is a no sew project that anyone can make.   Click here for the free templates.  Kits are available through Tonia's online store which includes patterns, fabric ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Baby Doll Pouch Blanket

04 Dec 2013

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Hi, my name is Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I'm glad to be back with you again today. Several years ago I made a baby doll pouch blanket for my girls when we were expecting our baby boy, Caspian Finn. I meant to blog about it and it just never happened. Ironically, it was made from some of my favorite boy car themed fabric called 'Wheels' from Riley Blake Designs since both the girls wanted baby boy dolls (with the excitement of the impending arrival of their new baby brother). Now that the girls are into baby ... ...read more

A special visitor today

02 Dec 2013


We had a special visitor stop by our offices today, Mckinley (age 5) dropped in to show off her first quilt.  Just in kindergarten, she is off to a great start in quilting with the help of her mom and her Grandma. Don't you love her smile! How about a fabric give away? We've got a Vintage Verona FQ bundle just WAITING for a new home :)  Share with us what age you started to quilt and who taught you how....*to be eligible for the FQ use the Rafflecopter widget below. *We love all of your comments, but ... ...read more

Chevrons live on

26 Nov 2013


We flew in and out of Chicago to get to Indiana. This is something I saw on a storefront downtown Chicago.  Long live Chevrons! Happy Thanksgiving everyone and remember Small Business Saturday November 30th. Visit your neighborhood quilt shop and support small business! ...read more

A Quick Trip to South Bend Indiana!

25 Nov 2013


Hello everyone I hope you had a great weekend.   Our family had a little adventure this weekend, we took a trip to South Bend, Indiana.   What is in South Bend Indiana you might ask?   The beautiful campus of Notre Dame...Yes we went for a football game. It was cold...so cold in fact that it reached 30 year lows for the game.  But the Notre Dame fans were warm and welcoming.  It was wonderful to see the school spirit up close and personal! They boast the oldest marching band in the nation.  Needless to say, we did not stay ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Bedside Kid Tote

20 Nov 2013

Bedside Kid Tote Tutorial

  Hello Riley Blake readers, I am Melissa Mortenson and I blog at the Polka Dot Chair. I would love for you to stop by my blog and say Hello! I've got HUNDREDS of free sewing and quilting tutorials over there that I'd love to share with y'all! Plus I'm giving away a Fat Quarter Pack of Riley Blake's Lost and Found Fabric!!! So, stop by and enter! Today I am going to be sharing with you a tutorial for this Bedside Kid Tote. It's a little bit different than other bedside totes, in that ... ...read more

English Paper Piecing

18 Nov 2013


Our good friend from Australia, Sue Daley demonstrates her method of English Paper Piecing. This time honored tradition has never been so easy. Click here to watch the tutorial.  ...read more
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