Machine Quilting with Style

24 Sep 2015


We were excited when Christa approached us about sponsoring a quilt in her book, Machine Quilting With Style. We got a sneak peak of her book and found it full of useful tips and ideas - taking you through the quilting process from start to finish. The Candy Pop quilt features Riley Blake Pop and Solid fabrics with contrasting angles and curves. Such a fun combination! You can find her book here. And since it is National Sewing Month, we thought we'd throw in a giveaway this week! The winner will receive a fat quarter bundle of our fabulous Shades ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Diamond Drop Quilt

23 Sep 2015

Good Morning Riley Blake Readers!!   It's Melissa Corry here from Happy Quilting and I am so excited to be sharing another Riley Blake Design Team Tutorial with you!!  Today's tutorial is for this fun twist on the Half Rectangle Triangle quilt that I have named Diamond Drop ;)   This is a super fun quilt that will go together fast and those Fancy and Fabulous prints by Fancy  Pants Design are sure to bring a smile to your face.   The colors are just so happy!!! So, let's get to it!!!     To make your own Diamond Drop Quilt You Will ... more

Fat Quarter Shop Is Celebrating Penny Rose's First Birthday!

22 Sep 2015

FQS Penny Rose First Anniversary

We are so excited to be celebrating Penny Rose Fabric's First Birthday with Fat Quarter Shop today! They have created a beautiful Table Runner Free Pattern with the Toy Chest collection. Please celebrate with us and join the First Birthday Party at Fat Quarter Shop, and pick up your Free Pattern on the Fat Quarter Shop blog! more

Heart Zipper: Chain Market Quilt Tutorial

21 Sep 2015


Have you seen the Vintage Market collection designed by Tasha Noel? Featuring fresh colors and adorable little vintage scenes, this collection takes us back to long summer days, fresh berries and lemonade stands. Today, Heart Zipper has a quick and easy quilt tutorial for you featuring this fun collection. Click here for the full tutorial. more

Friday Finds: Unicorns!

18 Sep 2015


Top Row (left to right):  Wash Bag Navy Unicorn Dress Pencil Case Middle Row (l-r):  Insulated Lunch Bag Endless Dress Pattern Bottom Row (left to right): Bubble Shorts Light Switch Plate Sundress more

TBT Modern: Variable Star

17 Sep 2015


Today we tried out the Variable Star block, using Bonnie's Traditional Block Thursday Variable Star tutorial. In Bonnie's past two tutorials, we got a chance to play with variations of the Flying Geese block, and this was another fun and simple variation. I decided to do my first block in red and white - a modern, reversed take on the red and white block Bonnie made. I always love the classic, bold look of red and white quilts. Next I paired our gorgeous Lagoon solid with Gray, for a lower volume, yet still very modern look. I could see ... more

Happy Constitution Day!

17 Sep 2015


Wishing you a very Happy Constitution Day! For the full tutorial for the quilt pictured above, click here. more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Never Full Fabric Bucket Tutorial

16 Sep 2015

"Never Full" Fabric Basket Sewing Tutorial by Melissa of

  Hello There!! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I'm one of Riley Blake's Fabric Designers. Today I'm going to share with you a project using some of my first fabric line, Derby Style! You can also find me over at on a regular basis sharing sewing and craft ideas and tutorials! If you hop on over to the "Coming Soon" section of the Riley Blake website you can take a sneak peek at my next line, Wonderland!       Today I'm going to show you how to make this nifty fabric storage bin! It's roomy ... more

Shelfie Tuesday!

15 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. A healthy fabric collection is nothing to be ashamed of. It's time to expose our shelves and let our hoard stash fabric collection receive the attention it deserves! Mark your calendars, because Shelfie Tuesdays are here and we want to see your fabric shelves! Share with us via social media using #shelfietuesday, #iloverileyblake. Today's shelf: Dots! Nothing beats a good old-fashioned polka dot, and we ... more

Oh Santa! Quilt Tutorial by Choo Choo Skadoo

14 Sep 2015


It's that time of year when we all are just itching to dive into some Christmas projects after restraining ourselves all summer long! To help you out, we spotted this quilt tutorial featuring the lovely Postcards From Santa collection designed by My Mind's Eye. Just look at those sparkly gold deer and damask - gorgeous! Hop on over to Choo Choo Skadoo for the full tutorial. more

Pattern Jam/Chatsworth Contest!

11 Sep 2015


Emily Taylor, designer of the new Riley Blake fabric collection, "Chatsworth", is also the founder of PatternJam!  We are happy to introduce her company to you and think that you are going to love it!  You see, PatternJam provides the tools to create a great quilt pattern and to audition fabric in that quilt pattern.  And it's FREE to use!  Yep-- take a deep breath, I know... it's pretty amazing!  The best part is that now on PatternJam, you can access the fabric calculations and cutting instructions for every quilt that you design.  Her company is only 3 ... more

30 Minute Elastic Waist School Spirit Skirt

10 Sep 2015


Hi everyone! Today I have a quick and easy skirt tutorial for you. With older kids heading off to college, younger kids getting settled into their new classes, football games, meet-the-teacher days and back-to-school nights,  I'm feeling some school spirit! So I decided to whip up this easy little School Spirit Skirt. With the soft, stretchy new Riley Blake Waistband Elastic (available in 5 colors), this skirt comes together very quickly.  We seriously clocked this, and from start to finish, this little skirt was made in well under 30 minutes! Can't beat that! Let's get started. For ... more
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