Choo Choo Skadoo: Spooky Stars Quilt Tutorial

13 Aug 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to create! With 5 Glow-in-the-Dark prints, the adorable Halloween Magic collection is sure to fuel your creativity. Today Katie, from Choo Choo Skadoo, shows us how to make this fun Spooky Stars Quilt. Hop on over to the Choo Choo Skadoo blog for the full tutorial. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Yoga Waistband Knit Shorts

12 Aug 2015

Hi Riley Blake readers! I'm Melissa from Sew Like My Mom and I'm excited to be sharing this great free pattern with you all today!
Sew Like My Mom | Ginger Shorties

Whoever coined the phrase "necessity is the mother of invention" was clearly a mother in need of something for her kids! My girls are all playing soccer this year and I suddenly have to provide practice uniforms for them. My girls. The ones who are never NOT in a dress! What's a Mama to do? Make some awesome shorts, of course! And the girls won't stop wearing them. They're fully ... more

Color Stories: Hot Pink

11 Aug 2015

Top Left Photo (L-R): Laminate Hot Pink Medium Dot, Extravaganza Ceramic Pink, Hot Pink Circle Dot, Pink Surfin' Cats, Extravaganza Geometric Pink Top Left Photo (Top - Bottom): Hot Pink 1" Stripe, Hot Pink Gingham, Hot Pink Tone on Tone Small Dot, Hot Pink Houndstooth, Hot Pink Solid, Hot Pink Quatrefoil, Hot Pink Swiss Dot, Hot Pink Small Chevron Bottom Photo: Hot Pink 1" Polka Dot Buttons, Hot Pink 1" Gingham Buttons, Hot Pink 1.5" Chevron Buttons, Hot Pink 1" Stitched Buttons Unicorn Taxidermy Head: White Faux Taxidermy more

RBD Back-to-School Blog Tour Coming Soon!

10 Aug 2015

The 2015 RBD Back-to-School Blog Tour is coming soon! We have a fantastic line-up of talented bloggers and pattern designers, so mark your calendars because you won't want to miss this! 8/17 - Riley Blake Designs 8/18 -Beri Bee Designs 8/19 -Simple Simon & Co. 8/20 -Quiltscapes 8/21 - Jina Barney Designz 8/24 - Fishsticks Designs 8/25 - Riley Blake Designs 8/26 - The Crafting Chicks 8/27 - Violette Field Threads 8/28 - Riley Blake Designs 8/31 - Modkid Boutique 9/1 - Izzy & Ivy 9/2 - Sugar Bee Crafts 9/3 - Tie Dye Diva 9/4 - Riley ... more

Friday Finds: Flutterberry

07 Aug 2015

1. Softies Made from Flutterberry Panel 2. Free Quilt Pattern 3. Strawberry Pincushion 4. Strawberry Swing Bag 5. Sweet Little Swans Quilt Pattern 6. Drawstring Bag 7. Bee My Honey Applique Cushion Pattern 8. Snack Bag more

TBT Modern: Ohio Star

06 Aug 2015

I am pretty crazy about today's TBT Modern quilt block! Today, Bonnie is showing us how to make the Ohio Star (just one of it's many names). As I started looking at the block, along with the alternate ideas at the end of the post, I realized how versatile this block could be. Bonnie shows us a lovely traditional version using just two fabrics from the Penny Rose Isabella collection. I loved her images at the end showing options for multiple colors, so I opted to make two versions. The first version features Tea Dye, Teddy Bear, Seafoam ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday: 20 Minute Tunic

05 Aug 2015

Hey y'all - Melissa from Melly Sews here. I don't know about the weather where you are, but here in Texas it's still hot, hot, hot, and I don't care if the stores all have fall clothing, I won't be able to wear that for a couple months still. So I made this transitional tunic, which also happens to be a super easy sew. To make this, you'll need two pieces of knit fabric that are about 30 inches long and 1.5 times your hip measurement. (*Note: if you are very busty and your ... more

Color Stories: Lime Green

04 Aug 2015

Left Photo (Back L-R): Green Circle Dot, Green Matryoshka Stripe, Green Bloom Diamond, (Front L-R): Green Bloom Floral, Green Bloom Main, Green Bloom Wreath Top Right Photo (Top - Bottom): Lime Honeycomb, Lime Swiss Dot, Lime Houndstooth, Lime Quatrefoil, Lime Small Dot, Lime Solid, Lime Small Chevron, Lime Medium Dot Bottom Photo: Lime 1" Dot Buttons, Lime 1" Chevron Buttons, Lime Riley Blake Basics Aurifil Thread, Lime Gathered Grosgrain Ribbon more

Quiltscapes: Odd Angle Binding

03 Aug 2015

Deonn, from Quiltscapes always has the best sewing tips & tricks! Today, she shows us how to add binding to those odd angles that are always throwing us for a loop! Head on over to Quiltscapes for the complete tutorial! more

Friday Finds: Chevron

31 Jul 2015

1. Blue Moon Design 2. Chevron Pillow 3. School Colors Pajamas 4. Chevron Pencil Case 5. Chevron Key Fob 6. Chevron Squares Quilt Kit 7. Emmaline Sewing Pattern 8. Birthday Candy Skirt 9. Toddler Pouf 10. Toddler Boy Neck Tie 11. Chevron Teether 12. Tufted Pincushion 13. Girls Birthday Outfit more

Elastic Waist Shorts with Riley Blake Designs Waistband Elastic

30 Jul 2015

 Our 2" Waistband Elastic has arrived! We are having so much fun playing with it and we know you will, too! Today, we whipped up several pairs of Elastic Waistband Boxer Shorts to show you. By using our 2" wide Waistband Elastic, you save loads of time and frustration by skipping the traditional technique of sewing a channel and inserting elastic through it. Riley Blake 2" Waistband Elastic is super soft and stretchy. No scratchy, stiff elastic here!  The comfort level of this Waistband Elastic is a 10! Because of the 2" thickness, this elastic won't roll or pinch ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Binder Pouch Tutorial

29 Jul 2015

Make a Binder Pouch

Back to school is approaching! Time to stock up on notebooks, binders, pencils, paper, etc...the list goes on and on, right?! Have a little fun while adding to the stockpile of school necessities by creating a fun and personal Binder Pouch. I had to make a science one...mainly because I designed the fabric, but also because we are a household of science geeks! This tutorial is super easy to follow with step-by-step pictures. The whole thing from start to finish (with a 3 kids) was 2 hours. You can totally make this binder pouch with a little time ... more
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