Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 3

08 Apr 2014

It's Day 3 of our Union Jack Blog Tour and Karin from Leigh Laurel Studios does not disappoint! Karin shows us how to quickly turn the panels into cuddly toddler blankets. The cute little toddlers might have to duke it out with their teenage siblings to get their hands on these! Follow our Blog Tour all month at the following blogs: Schedule: Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter   Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz   Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios   Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun   Tuesday 4/15 – Julia at My ... ...read more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 2

03 Apr 2014

Our RBD Union Jack Blog Tour is underway and we have another fabulous tutorial brought to us by Jina from Jina Barney Designz. Don't you think we could all use about 10 of these cute project bags? For the full tutorial, click here. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ The Royal Star Quilt

02 Apr 2014

Hello Riley Blake Friends!  I am  Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting and I am so excited to be here with my first Project Design Team appearance ;)    When I first saw British Invasion by RBD Designers I had to use it.   My Mother was born in England and recently returned for the first time for a "holiday".  So I decided to make a little quilt for her to remember that trip by.  And I am so excited to share it with all of you.  So, let's show you how to do it :)

YOU WILL NEED Quilt Top 1/6 yard ... ...read more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 1

01 Apr 2014


Our RBD Union Jack Blog Tour is officially under way! First in queue this fabulous Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial by Paula from The Sassy Quilter. We are LOVING her bold, modern color combination with the more traditional Swiss Dot print! Hop on over to her blog for the full tutorial! ...read more

Riley Blake Designs Union Jack Blog Tour!

29 Mar 2014

  Schedule: Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter   Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz   Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios   Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun   Tuesday 4/15 – Julia at My Fabric Obession   Thursday 4/17 – Molly at Rose and Odin   Tuesday 4/22 – Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl   Thursday 4/24 – Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt   Tuesday 4/29 – Julia at Riley Blake Designs Thursday 5/1 – Ginny at Darling Adventures ...read more

More fun from Cologne

28 Mar 2014

Who doesn't want a car covered in a yarn wrap. I wanted to show a few more photos from the h + h show in Cologne, because there was so much eye candy.    Check out the yarn fashions made for the runway.  As I mentioned last year, wool and yarn are a big part of the crafting  industry in Europe.    This women is felting wool to create a little Nemo fish. Also, check out her handmade wool collar. We met so many nice people that love to sew and craft.          One of those people we actually were able to meet ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Ironing Board with Storage Pocket

26 Mar 2014

 Ironing Board Cover and storage pocket - http://mellysews.com

Hey y'all - I'm Melissa, from Melly Sews, and I am THRILLED to be part of the Riley Blake Project Design team! So, for those of you who don't know me, I'm pretty picky about details. And I'm going to share a scary photo now - consider yourself warned about the original state of my ironing board. I'm kind of embarrassed by how bad that looks. Therefore when I started thinking about my first project, this one was an obvious eyesore in my pretty new studio. In addition to the ugly discoloration on my original cover ... ...read more

Germany and the h+h show

24 Mar 2014


 There are a few places on earth I would consider absolutely magical and Rothenburg ob der tauber, Germany is one of those places. It is a quaint village, located on the romantic road of Germany,  that narrowly escaped being destroyed in WW2.      Some of the homes are almost 1000 years old, which for me is almost unbelievable when most of our historical buildings reach a mere 200 years old.    There was no shortage of charm anywhere in the town and I was mesmerized by the place. And for all those Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fans, this is where many of ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ I'm Running Away Knapsack

19 Mar 2014


Hi there!  I am super excited to share my first project as part of the Riley Blake Design Team.  My name is Stef and I share all my sewing, crafts, and food projects over at Girl. Inspired.    While I was browsing fabric collections for this project, I landed on the Country Girls line by Tasha Noel.  Oh my word, I was in. love.  The prints and colors are reminiscent of sweet, carefree childhood adventures and I immediately wanted to create something  for my daughters' outdoor adventures as we head into the warmer months.  I made these "I'm Running Away ... ...read more

March's Block of the Month

17 Mar 2014

This month we are working on our Birthday Party Hats!  Click on the video to see how to make March's Block in our Birthday quilt. ...read more

Happy St. Patrick's Day

16 Mar 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Go Green today. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Faux Button Down Tunic

12 Mar 2014

Hello everyone, this is my first time here as a member of the design Team and I am very excited! I am Sachiko from Tea Rose home, where I share my sewing/craft tutorials and ideas.

  I had so much fun working with the fabrics by Mod Studio designed by Holli Zollinger. I went back and forth on what to make... then I finally decided to create a tunic for myself. This is a very simple-to-make tunic and no major pattern is required. Are you ready?     This particular tunic I made is for size XS and S, but if you ... ...read more
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