Idle Wild Blog Tour

12 Oct 2015

Pattern Anthology's much anticipated exclusive jersey knit fabric collection is making a splash this month as it begins to arrive in stores near you. To celebrate it's arrival, the ladies from Pattern Anthology have assembled a talented group to show off the beautiful prints and inspire us all to dust off our sewing machines!  This week, Dana from MADE featured several easy-to-make pencil skirts. Dana has a great pencil skirt tutorial on her blog you won't want to miss.  The Cottage Mama featured a lovely dress made with the Multi Floral and Blue Lace prints. What a ... more

Friday Finds: Happy Haunting

09 Oct 2015


Top Row Right: Free Quilt Pattern Middlow Row (Left to Right): Little Girl Romper, Happy Haunting Quilt Tutorial, Halloween Quilt Bottom Row (Left to Right): Dog Collar, Haunted Table Runner Tutorial more

Jedi Craft Girl: Happy Haunting Quilt

08 Oct 2015


Halloween is just around the corner - just in time for a spooky fun Halloween quilt tutorial from Jedi Craft Girl! This cute vintage-inspired Halloween quilt is a breeze to whip up and is destined to become a family favorite for years to come. The Happy Haunting collection, designed by Deena Rutter, is full of wonderful details -- little witches, teeny tiny spiders, black cats, owls, candelabras and elegant damask prints.  This little spider dot manages to be cute and creepy at the same time! The combination of pieced and applique blocks give Jedi Craft Girl's Happy Haunting Quilt a fun ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Woodland Tree Stump

07 Oct 2015

One of my favorite new fabric lines from Riley Blake Design is Woodland Spring by Dani of Designed by Dani. I fell in love with the deer print at first, then with the whole line. Just the right amount of sweetness without being too cutesy, that's what I love! As I was looking at the fabric, I had an image of a child sitting on a tree stump and reading somewhere in the woodlands (I know, sometimes my imagination runs wild and goes everywhere) ... so I decided to make a floor pillow for little kids by just using one ... more

Shelfie Tuesday 10.6

06 Oct 2015


#ShelfieTuesday just might be our favorite day of the week! We share what's on our shelves and you share yours. It has been so much fun getting a peak at everyone's fabric stash. This week, we decided it was time to organize our very bulky jersey knits. Our amazing intern, Maddie, spent the day folding and rolling and shelving these lovely, yet slightly uncooperative fabrics! Way to go, Maddie! more

Life After Laundry: Starpoint Table Runner

05 Oct 2015


  Have you seen Nadra Ridgeway's Bloom  and Bliss Collection? Now available in stores, Nadra's latest collection has a sweet, cheerful, Scandinavian feel to it. Today, Brenna from Life After Laundry has a lovely little Starpoint Table Runner Tutorial on her blog, featuring the Bloom and Bliss Collection. Isn't it beautiful? Hop on over to Life After Laundry for the full tutorial! more

Color Stories: Brown

02 Oct 2015


Left Photo (left-right): Modern Mason Jars Brown, Modern Graph Paper Brown, Menswear Plaid Brown, Chatsworth Floral Brown, Chatsworth Medallion Brown, Menswear Houndstooth Brown Top Right Photo (top-bottom): Brown/Gray Houndstooth, Brown Medium Dot, Brown Medium Chevron, Brown  Swiss Dot, Brown Small Gingham, Brown Tone-on-Tone Small Dot, Brownie, Fudge, Teddy Bear Bottom Right Photo: 1.5" Chevron Buttons, 1.5" Brown Dot Buttons, 1.5" Brown Matte Buttons, 1" Brown Flower Buttons, 1" Brown Stitched Buttons, Brown Auriful Thread more

TBT Modern: Pieced Star

01 Oct 2015


If you have been following along with Bonnie's Traditional Block Thursday tutorials, you will have mastered the half square triangle and flying geese techniques. In Bonnie's latest tutorial, the Pieced Star, she combines both techniques to make this beautiful star block. For my modern version of Bonnie's block, I opted to use Riley Blake Olive and Pale Green solids.  This was the most challenging block I have made so far. The individual pieces were easy to create, but lining up the points and seams required some patience. They didn't turn out absolutely perfect, but I'm ... more

Fancy & Fabulous by Fancy Pants Designs

30 Sep 2015


Today we are talking about our latest release - Fancy & Fabulous by Fancy Pants Designs. Fancy & Fabulous has the perfect winning combination of vintage inspired prints and motifs paired with a lovely bold, yet soft and pleasing color combination. We can't get enough of the vintage sewing pattern print. Wouldn't this look fabulous on a bag, clutch, book cover or even sewing room curtains? We could really have fun with this print! And the confetti dots are just "fabulous!"  Can't you just see those in a retro shirtdress, purse or quilt?  The colors in this collection all compliment ... more

Shelfie Tuesday: Flannel Shades

29 Sep 2015


Shelfie: shel·fie /shelfē/ noun informal: A photograph one has taken of one's shelf, typically used to expose/share one's fabric stash and WIP's (works in progress) via social media. It's #ShelfieTuesday again and this week we are showing you our hot off the press Flannel Shades! These high quality flannel blender prints are custom dyed to coordinate with our Riley Blake Basics. To get your hands on these super soft flannels, see your local and online retailers. Now, show us what's on your shelf! Post your pictures on Instagram or Twitter using #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake more

The Stitching Scientest: Dresden Flower Quilt Tutorial

28 Sep 2015


Today, over at The Stitching Scientist, Remona shows us how to make this lovely Dresden Window Pane Quilt using the fresh, sweet Flutterberry fabric collection designed by Melly & Me. This is a fun, updated twist on the traditional Dresden Plate design. Hop on over to The Stitching Scientist for the complete tutorial! more

Happy Birthday Missouri Star!

26 Sep 2015


We are thrilled to be a part of the Missouri Star Quilt Co. birthday celebration! Today's Daily Deal is our beautiful Shades 5" Stacker for 77 cents! Happy Birthday Missouri Star! more
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