Pantone's color of the year

05 Mar 2013


Pantone named the "Color of the year" for 2013, Emerald Green. What do you think of the color choice? If not Emerald Green, what color would you choose? ...read more

Zipper pouch

04 Mar 2013


Today on Cutting Corners College you can learn how to make this cute bag and conquer your fear of zippers (and laminates). Deonn Stott created this tutorial, click here to see it in it's entirety. She and I have made many video tutorials together including quilting basics....click here if you would like to watch any of the videos in the "how to quilt" series.  Deonn is a fantastic teacher and she will be running our make and take classes at Fabric Fest!    ...read more

Last stop for Nancy Zieman's Hobo tote

28 Feb 2013


This is my new favorite bag!  I am thrilled to be the last stop on Nancy Zieman's blog tour featuring a Hobo tote bag.  Click here to see everyone on the tour: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/hobo-tote/. Below are the supplies needed to make this bag designed by Nancy, brought to you by Clover: Trace and Create bag template, Create a Strap interfacing Shape and Create bottom 1 magnetic snap closure 4 D rings 1 pkg. bag feet Choose your fabric:  I chose 5 different Riley Blake fabrics: 2 prints from our Geekly Chic collection, 2 polka ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Fabric Covered Inspiration Board

27 Feb 2013


Hi! I'm Jen from Tatertots and Jello and I am so thrilled to be on the Riley Blake Design Team! I am working on a big Craft Room/Office Redo at my house. And one of the main projects I wanted to tackle was a BIG inspiration board. I love the new Indie Chic line of fabric that just came out:     I was so excited to use some of the fabrics from this design line for my project! Here's how I made a GIANT Magnetic Fabric Inspiration Board for my office: Materials: Frame -- I used a 30 x ... ...read more

Hobo tote tour

26 Feb 2013


Serenata by Samantha Walker just arrived...this quilt is the free downloadable pattern. Ladybug garden just arrived and this is also a free downloadable pattern. Here is the link to our free quilt patterns: Click Here We are thrilled to be apart of Nancy Zieman's Hobo bag blog tour. Click here to see everyone on the tour: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/hobo-tote/. Thursday is the last day on the tour and I will be sharing my completed hobo bag.  I will be adding the finishing touches tonight. I love it!   ...read more

Sue Daley at Fabric Fest

26 Feb 2013


Let me introduce you to another fantastic Fabric Fest teacher traveling half way around the globe to teach her method of English paper piecing.  This is Sue and she will not be teaching this quilt in class but she will be teaching you techniques of Enlish paper piecing which are featured in this quilt Sue Daley is from Australia and is an amazing quilter, fabric designer and teacher. Never paper pieced before...no problem she teaches you all the tips and tricks to make a beautiful quilt. Even if you have paper pieced before, I am sure you will learn ... ...read more

Sue Daley at Fabric Fest

25 Feb 2013


Let me introduce you to another fantastic Fabric Fest teacher traveling half way around the globe to teach her method of English paper piecing.   Sue Daley is from Australia and is an amazing quilter, fabric designer and teacher. Never paper pieced before...no problem she teaches you all the tips and tricks to make a beautiful quilt. Sue will not be teaching this quilt in class but she will be teaching you techniques of Enlish paper piecing which she used to create this quilt.   Even if you have paper pieced before, I am sure you will learn something new from ... ...read more

The Cottage Mama is coming to Fabric Fest!

21 Feb 2013


    Did you see Project Design Team member Lindsay's DARLING project yesterday?    You can find it HERE just in case you missed it.    Lindsay has a wonderful website called The Cottage Home where she blogs about all of the creative things she does including making and selling her own patterns. If you want to know anything about sewing kids (and adults!) clothes, Lindsay is your gal!        How would you like to PERSONALLY learn from Lindsay?  We are so fortunate to have her teaching three classes at Fabric Fest:   Lined Garments Embellishing with trim  and Sewing with patterns.    Even if you ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Knot Dress Tutorial

20 Feb 2013


    Hi there! I'm Lindsay from The Cottage Mama and I'm excited to be back sharing my project design team tutorial for the Easy Knot Dress.   I love an easy sundress, don't you? It's still pretty cold and snowy around here in Chicago, but I'm already dreaming about spring. The minute I saw the Little Matroyshka fabric in the Riley Blake Designs catalog, I knew I must use this fabric for my girls. I love the little nesting dolls and the different coordinating prints. Savannah, my oldest, is becoming quite picky about her clothing loved this ... ...read more

February Block of the Month

19 Feb 2013


  We just re-uploaded our Feburary block of the month video.  It is a new and improved version. Click here to view the video. Our last video was a little long and we improved some of the steps to make our instructions a little easier to follow.  We are excited that so many of you are following along with us.   Jina and I will be bringing our finished "Things we Love" quilts to Fabric Fest for display.   A little about Fabric Fast! Our classes are filling up, so don't miss out.   We will be highlighting our teachers over the coming ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Monogram Baby Quilt

12 Feb 2013

 

  Hello fellow fabric lovers! My name is Amy Smart and I write about my fabric addiction adventures at a blog called Diary of a Quilter. I'm so excited to get to be a part of the Riley Blake Design team and share my first team tutorial with you today. This tutorial is for a simple monogram baby quilt. With so many great large scale fabrics available, you can create a simple baby quilt, letting the design motifs do all the work for you.  By adding a simple monogram embellishment you can both personalize the quilt and give the quilt ... ...read more

Fabric Fest Registration is open!

12 Feb 2013


It is Here!!!  Time to register.  We have a fantastic line up of teachers and classes.  You will not want to miss out! Eleanor Burns and Nancy Zieman are our featured guests. Click here to register. ...read more
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