Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Fast Four Patch Quilt

10 Sep 2014

This is one of my favorite go-to quilt patterns for a quick baby quilt. It works really well to show off a main 'focus' print contrasting with a variety of prints in scrappy four-patch blocks. For this quilt I am using the new Riley Blake collection Trendsetter, in stores now. I really love the color palette in this collection. The collection includes some versatile basics like the stars ad the mini houndstooth print. I'm especially smitten with those multi-print circles. I added in some coordinating solids in Seafoam and Coral as well as the Navy Swiss Dots for variety ... more

RBD Flannel Showcase Blog Tour: Pajama Pants & Pillow

09 Sep 2014

It is Day 2 of our RBD Flannel Showcase Blog Tour and we are excited to give a big shout out to Deonn at Quiltscapes, where she not only shows us the Pajama Pants & Matching Pillow she made, but gives some great sewing tips along the way. Hop on over to her blog to see more pictures and get the full scoop!Be sure to follow along as we continue to feature more of our bloggers using Riley Blake Flannel9/5 Riley Blake Designs - Flannel Play Dress 9/9 Quiltscapes - Pajama Pants & Pillow 9/12 Fishsticks Designs - Reversible Button Bibs ... more

Nancy Zieman Quick Column Quilts Blog Tour

08 Sep 2014

Speaking of Blog Tours, Nancy Zieman has a blog tour going on right now featuring quilts made from her brand new book, Quick Column Quilts. Our very own Jina Barney blogged about a gorgeous quilt she made, called the Happy-Go-Lucky Chevron Quilt, which features our Riley Blake solids. Here is a sneak peak, but hop on over to her blog for more details. Nancy Zieman is pleased to announce that 27 bloggers will feature various projects or techniques from Quick Column Quilts, starting September 4 and ending September 17th. Please follow along! 09/04/14 Nancy Zieman 09/05/14 ... more

The RBD Flannel Showcase Blog Tour is Underway!

08 Sep 2014

Our RBD Flannel Showcase Blog Tour is officially under way and we can't wait to see what all of our fantastic bloggers have been creating! If you missed our first post, be sure to check it out. Have you thought about making dresses in flannel? If not, think again, because this adorable little play dress may just change your mind. Our next stop on the Blog Tour is with Deonn at Quiltscapes. Deonn has been contributing to our blog on a regular basis and always has some nuggets of sewing wisdom to share with us! Be sure to check ... more

RBD Flannel Showcase Blog Tour: Play Dress

05 Sep 2014

It's time to kick-off our Riley Blake Designs Flannel Showcase Blog Tour! This blog tour is all about inspiration. Bloggers from near and far will be showcasing their favorite Flannel projects, using Riley Blake Flannel fabrics.Day 1: The Flannel DressNothing speaks of summertime outings and picnics like a simple, traditional cotton Gingham check, but pair that same Gingham print with our top quality Flannel and you have a cozy fabric perfect for cooler temperatures.Today, I will be showing off this fun play dress I made with my cute little friend, Mia, in mind.Let me tell you ... more

RBD Flannel Showcase Blog Tour!

04 Sep 2014

Our Riley Blake Flannel Showcase Blog Tour begins tomorrow! We are kicking off the fall season with 7 weeks of ideas and inspiration for sewing with Riley Blake Flannel! 9/5 Riley Blake Designs - Flannel Play Dress 9/9 Quiltscapes - Pajama Pants & Pillow 9/12 Fishsticks Designs - Reversible Button Bibs 9/19 The Stitching Scientist - Toddler Nightgown 9/23 Sassy Quilter - Patchwork Dog Bed 9/26 Simple Simon & Co. - Flannel Pajamas 9/30 Fabric Mutt - Seat Cushion 10/3 Just Let Me Quilt - Nightgown & Quilted Cape 10/7 Jedi Craft Girl - Baby Blanket & Burpers 10/10 Rose and Odin - Christmas ... more

How to Make Quilted Letters

03 Sep 2014


  Hi all, it's Becky from U Create! I love when I get to share cute things here at the Riley Blake blog.  Everything here is beautiful and I love being in such great company.     School started last week for my little ones and my baby is now in Kindergarten.  As I practiced her letters with her one night I thought about how my mom had made her kids a ton flannel board stories to help us learn.  I decided to make my daughter some flannel board letters to practice on her own.     Supply List: 1/2 yard Riley Blake ... more

Blog highlights this week

30 Aug 2014

Our friends at Simple Simon Company featured a dress made out of a main print from Olivia, a Penny Rose line. You would never guess this is a reproduction 1920's print. Click here to visit Simple Simon Company's website and view the post.Nancy Zieman featured a jewelry caddie tutorial. Click on the link above to watch the video. We were able to visit with all three of these fantastic ladies (plus other friends) at Baby Lock Tech, which Jina and I were fortunate enough to attend in St. Louis. It was an amazing event...and we were ... more

Big announcement on new Designers!

29 Aug 2014

        We are thrilled to welcome these ladies to our fabric design team and know you are going to be inspired by their fabrics. Click here to see our new catalog for Spring 2015 for Riley Blake Designs. Click here to view our new catalog for Spring 2015 for Penny Rose Fabrics. Great fabrics coming your way! more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ The Polly Tote

27 Aug 2014

The Polly Tote | Sew Like My Mom

Hi Riley Blake readers! Melissa here again, from Sew Like My Mom. I'm really excited to be sharing my project today with you all. I dreamed up the concept for this bag years ago but for some reason, never took the steps to put it into reality. Until now! Introducing The Polly Tote! She's unassuming at first glance. An oversized tote with a zippered pocket on the outside. But hiding behind that little pink zipper? Every Mom's dream come true! I could cue horrible infomercial announcer voice here and start telling you how difficult it is to ... more

Project Design Team~ Giant Pillow Cover

22 Aug 2014

Giant Pocket Pillow Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of

Hey there Riley Blake Fans!! It's Melissa Mortenson of the Polka Dot Chair Blog, here again to share with you another fun sewing tutorial. When I saw the new Snapshots fabric line I knew right away that I wanted to work with it, I have two teenage daughters and this fabric is perfect for them. My oldest daughter is headed off for her second year of college. On her list of "wish I had last year, time to buy this year" was a body pillow. Last week we picked one up at the store to lug out to her ... more

New Collections in August

20 Aug 2014

   Our project design team post will be postponed a couple of days, but in the meantime we thought we would treat you to some pictures of collections that have just arrived. Raspberry Parlour by Sue Daley just arrived and it is scrumptious. In the Ocean by Lesley Grainger... ...Happy Harvest by doodlebug designs.... ...Snapshots by Bella BLVD... And for Penny Rose fabrics Hope Chest.... and.... 19th Century Shirtings.... For basics.... ...wave is back in stock.... and so are our colorful Hexi prints. Happy Sewing everyone...more fun fabrics coming in September! more
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