Only 4 More Days!

06 Sep 2013

 Today we've got a very special sponsor to introduce you to.  It's our official event charity,   

    We are HONORED to have them join us at Fabric Fest.   Let us introduce you to this WONDERFUL charity ...    Because Kids Get Cancer Too ... Each year 44,000 children across North America are treated for cancer while thousands more experience life-changing illnesses and injuries. A hospital stay is a frightening experience for adults, and even more so for young children. Beyond the obvious medical fears and difficulties, a sterile hospital room lacks the comfort and warmth of home.  Our Mission “A Case ... more

Only 5 More Days!

05 Sep 2013

Only five more days friends! I can't wait! I've been making a skirt for the Fashion Show on Tuesday night. Here's a sneak Peek ...

I'm going to also add some cute flowers made with my Accuquilt Go!baby.     Speaking of Accuquilt, did you know that they're a Bronze sponsor for Fabric Fest?   It is said there is a story in every quilt. Once upon a time, back in 2008, AccuQuilt branched from its parent company AccuCut to cater exclusively to quilters. They wished to create a company culture that truly reflected the diversity of quilting ... more

ONLY 6 more days until Fabric Fest!

04 Sep 2013

Hi everyone! Well the countdown is ON! We've only got 6 days to go and we're getting excited! I am currently sewing up so fun things for the fashion show and using my Oliso iron! They are a GOLD sponsor and we're THRILLED to be working with them :)   

At Oliso, we believe in the human-centered design process. Our San-Francisco based team of inventors, engineers and researchers believe that great ideas are best inspired by listening to people. From this process we are able to design products that simplify everyday life and address users’ needs. We believe in ... more

Seven Days Left Until Fabric Fest!

03 Sep 2013

There are only 7 days left until Fabric Fest! YEAH! We're so excited!    Today we'd like you to meet our Silver Sponsor  CLOVER  

Clover brings you the best in quality and value for all your craft projects. Manufacturer of premium Sewing, Quilting, Knitting, Crocheting, Needle art, and Craft Supplies. Please go visit them and see all that they have to offer ... You'll be glad you did :)  Have a great day everyone! more

The Countdown is ON!

31 Aug 2013

Only 10 more days until FABRIC FEST! We're counting down the days because   WE CAN'T WAIT! 

Are you joining us?  Is a Platinum Sponsor and we'll be using their FABULOUS machines in our sewing classes!  Can't wait to get started!  Here's a bit about them~ History "For the Love of Sewing"-It's the Baby Lock motto and way of life. If you love to work with needles and thread, then you'll love the way a Baby Lock machine can enhance your entire sewing experience. Baby Lock was the first company to bring the ... more

Love My Scarf Blog Tour~

30 Aug 2013

love my scarf

 Riley Blake Designs is honored to be participating in the Love My Scarf Blog Tour in support of the Be the Difference Foundation for Ovarian Cancer. Did you know that September is not only National Sewing Month but National Ovarian Cancer month as well? Chances are you or someone you know is battling or has battled this horrible cancer. My dear aunt was diagnosed with stage IV Ovarian Cancer in 1981. The doctors gave her an 18% chance of living 5 years, but she proved them wrong and fought this disease until it returned in 2011. She sadly lost her ... more

Happy Thursday ... Check out These Great Tutorials!

29 Aug 2013

Hi everyone! We've got some great videos to share today! First up, Lori Holt is doing a whole series of tutorials over on Fat Quarter shop's Youtube channel ... We just love them both and wanted to share this one with Lori showing how she uses Riley Blake Designs Stickits. I just love this idea and am using them on all of my rulers! 

To see additional Tutorials in this series, click HERE


Next, Cindy and Julia show us how to make a No-Sew Picture frame using silhouettes. This would be a great project for the upcoming holiday season ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Neon Skirt

28 Aug 2013

simple simon

Hi everyone!  I am Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Company.  As we are working our little tails to the bone getting ready for Fabric Fest (we are seriously soooo excited to meet a lot of you!), I did get pretty excited to showcase and share with all of you a new line of Riley Blake's fabrics---NEONS!!! This year for Back-to-School we are focusing on "pops of neon" at our house.  That's because I have a tween who is so into neon right now.  And me, growing up in the 80's thinks it is the perfect way to ... more

Nancy Zieman's Laser Cut Fusible Applique Blog Tour

22 Aug 2013

Hi everyone!  Today we're thrilled to be participating in  Nancy Zieman's Laser Cut Fusible Applique BLOG TOUR (say that three times fast!).    Have you heard about Nancy's Laser Cut Applique?    They are so easy to use and come in 12 designs that are perfect for just about any sewing or home decorating project ... All you do is iron them on using a pressing cloth.    That's it!      Our friend Deanna made this project up in a jiffy.   

  You'll need:   26" x 12" Cotton Solid Fabric 26" x 6" Dot Fabric 12" x 12" foam core board ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~1 Hour Baby Blanket

21 Aug 2013

I love being at the Riley Blake Design Blog!  I know you will love what I am going to share with you today! I wanted to make a special friend a baby quilt, but I am not a big fan of the whole binding part of quilt making.  So I tried my hand at a bindless baby quilt and to my surprise this it only took my 1 hour to make…start to finish! 
1-hour Baby Blanket

Supplies: 1 yard Madhuri Diamond Red 1 1/2 yards Basic Shades-Bubble Gum 1 1/2 yards of white flannel (I used this instead of batting ... more

Fabric Fest Sponsors!

20 Aug 2013

We are getting so excited for FABRIC FEST!     

  Are you coming with us? We'd love to have you join us :)  We only have a few tickets left, but if you hurry you just might be able to snag one!   Oh and speaking of Fabric Fest, we'd like you to meet our great sponsors!   Platinum  ________         Gold ________            Silver ________           Bronze _________           http://www ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Knit Maxi Skirt

13 Aug 2013

Hi, I'm Brooke from The Crafting Chicks! I'm so happy to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team and to guest post here today. :)

I'm going to share how to make a knit maxi skirt featuring the amazingly cute jersey knits by Riley Blake Designs! I had a lot of fun making some darling maxi skirts for my young daughters. For this tutorial I made a skirt with a yoga-style waistband for ultimate comfort. :)     Supplies needed to make a knit maxi skirt:   1 yard jersey knit fabric--this is enough fabric to make one skirt for ... more
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