Book-to-Bag Repurpose

05 Mar 2014

We LOVE books at our house. I know we can read books on our phones & other forms of technology, but I am still partial to a real book with real pages in it. Here is a fun idea for re-purposing those books that have pages coming away from the spines, or are only interesting because of their cool vintage cover. You Will Need: an old book black pen box cutter several pieces of fabric (I used pieces from Riley Blake's new Pepe in Paris Collection for the first bag, and pieces from the new British Invasion Collection for the ... more

Celebrate in March

03 Mar 2014

Celebrate the Holidays with Fabric. Check out our fun St. Patrick's day banners. And Easter is just around the corner, our Easter banners add just the right touch. Unicorns and Rainbow fabric (by Doohikey Designs) lets dreams come true and arrives next week. For the boys we have Rocket Age by October Afternoon...vintage boy never looked so cute. Lazy Day fabric by Lori Witlock is sure to remind you of spring time fun. Geekly Chic by Amy Adams is hip for any age. Lori Holt's new line Vintage Happy arrives this month too. The colors coordinate so ... more

An Invitation to our Stores!

27 Feb 2014

We LOVE our stores! Whether you are ONLINE or BRICK & MORTAR, we want to help you succeed. In an effort to do just that, we have set up a Pinterest Board dedicated to YOU!

We are extending an invitation to all of our quilt shops to post your Riley Blake projects/classes/kits on our Pinterest Board. Please contact if you would like to participate and/or if you would like helpful tips on using us as a resource to promote your shop. more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Fabric Covered Mouse

26 Feb 2014

Fabric Covered Mouse Pad by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Hi there! I'm Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama ( and author of the book, 'Sew Classic Clothes for Girls'. I'm so excited to be back with you all today for Design Team Wednesday! I don't know about you, but I like to try to incorporate my beloved fabric into as many areas of my home as possible. So today I have a super-quick, no-sew project for you to incorporate your favorite fabric onto the top of your mouse pad. You can simply take a mouse pad you already own or pick up an inexpensive ... more

Winners of the modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge

24 Feb 2014

The winners of the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge are...drum roll please.... 1st place: Doris Brunette (quilt above) 2nd place: Shannon Page 3rd place: Melissa Corry Congrats ladies. Thank you to everyone who entered. Click here to visit the Modern Quilt Guild blog for the announcement of the contest winners. more

Riley Blake Fabric Challenge with MQG

21 Feb 2014

  We have loved working with all the Modern Quilt Guilds around the world on this Challenge.  It has been so amazing to see the different quilts designed out of 6 basic fabrics. Now that the challenge has just wrapped up, 10 finalists have been selected by the MQG organizing committee. Click here to visit their site and see the finalists' quilts. Congrats finalists. Monday the top three winners will be announced.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  We look forward to the next challenge. *Modern Quilt Guild members look for our booth at Quilt Con 2015. more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ How to make a Rag Rug

19 Feb 2014


Hello--It's Becky from The Crafting Chicks here! Excited to share another fun project. I have long loved these rag rugs, but once I see the price tag I move away from them quickly. I finally decided to make one! Here's what you'll need if you want to make one: 1 rollie pollie of Riley Blake Fabric 4 yards of some plain coordination fabric (I think it would be fun to get 2 of one color and 2 of another) a rotary cutter needle and white thread sewing machine and scissors     Begin by cutting your 4 yards of ... more

February's Block of the Month

18 Feb 2014

This month we are working on our Birthday Candles!  Click on the video to see the finished quilt and how to make February's Block in our Birthday quilt. more

Temporary Delay on the video

18 Feb 2014


Sorry for the Temporary Delay on our video!   Here is a link to the PDF pattern. Click here. We are making an adjustment to the video for the "Candle Block". A wrong take was used for the cut measurements and we are re-editing the video and will republish the video today. The PDF pattern on our website is correct. more

Nancy Zieman's book Seams Unlikely

17 Feb 2014

  Nancy Zieman is an icon in the industry and a person I have long admired. I met Nancy several years ago at a conference we were both attending (The Creative Connection).  I happen to be seated at the same table she was sitting at, at one of the workshops.  After the workshop I introduced myself and we struck up a friendship that day. She is so genuine and is very personable.   Each quilt market Jina and I try and get together with Nancy and her assistant Deanna and talk fabric collections. She has been very good to use Riley Blake ... more

Home Decor Fabric has arrived

15 Feb 2014

Did you know that Riley Blake Designs now makes Home Decor fabric? We have a wonderful tutorial featured on Cutting Corners College using our first range of Home Decor fabrics from our Lost & Found collection. We have more Home Decor ranges coming soon. more

Nancy Zieman's blog tour

13 Feb 2014

Monday, February 17th we will be featuring Nancy Zeiman's new book  Seams Unlikely. Here is the list of blogs participating in the tour. February 4          Nancy Zieman  February 5          Eileen Roche February 5          Pat Sloan February 6          Melissa Stramel February 6          The Long Ladies February 6          Tori Thompson February 7          Amy Barickman February 7          Melissa Mora February 8          Shari Butler ... more
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