Project Design Team Wednesday (but on Friday!) ~ Simple Summer Backpack

09 May 2014

Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of

Hello Riley Blake Fabrics Fans! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog over at the Polka Dot Chair. You may have seen me here before, I adore Riley Blake and love dreaming up projects for their Design Team. When I saw this Girl Crazy fabric I immediately had thoughts of summer, with lazy days out by the pool and afternoons spent exploring. I decided to make some super simple drawstring backpacks that would be perfect for kids to tote around their treasures in all summer. Something light weight that they could carry around whether they are headed to the ... more

Last stop on the Glamper tour

08 May 2014

  Last stop on the Glamper Tour is the Fort union Deseret Book store in Utah.  If you are in the Salt Lake City area stop by this Saturday from 1-4. more

Riley Blake designs is excited to introduce......

07 May 2014

  A sister company to Riley Blake Designs. Looking at our warehouse sign, we knew there was something that needed to fill the space between Riley Blake Designs and Alpine fabrics... Penny Rose Fabrics is just the ticket.    Now of course this sign will not fit in this space, a new silver sign for Penny Rose Fabrics is being made for us right now.   The sign I am holding is making its way to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh.   Penny Rose Fabrics will debut seven unique collections at Spring Quilt Market.   You can find Penny Rose Fabrics at the Pittsburg Quilt Market ... more

Big Announcement tomorrow

06 May 2014

We are so excited to share what we have been working on, stop by the blog tomorrow for our announcement! *Wednesday is usually dedicated to our Project design team, Melissa from Polka Dot Chair will be posting her tutorial on Thursday so that we may make our announcement tomorrow. more

Big Announcement coming your way!

05 May 2014 more

Carina's Glamper tour at Pine Needles

02 May 2014

  If you are in the Salt Lake City area tomorrow this is your reminder to stop by Pine Needles Quilt Shop (1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan) this weekend and meet all of these lovely Riley Blake designers. And FYI Sandy the owner of Pine Needles is one of our Riley Blake Designers too. Plus, you can step inside Carina's glamper.  Lots of fun, prizes and inspiration this Saturday from 11-2. We hope to see you there! more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 10

01 May 2014

Today wraps up or Riley Blake Union Jack Blog Tour and Ginny from Darling Adventures finishes it of with a bang! Don't you just LOVE the bright colors on the ottoman and, seriously, all I can say about those bookshelves is Wow! I know many teens who would LOVE to have those bookshelves sitting in their bedroom. Hop on over to her blog to view the full tutorial. We want to extend a HUGE heartfelt Thank You to all of our Blog Tour participants. Use the links below to go back and view what our other bloggers have done ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~4 Patch Rag Bag

30 Apr 2014

Hello!  Today I get to share with you how to make a 4 patch rag bag.  It's one of the first things that I learned how to sew and years later I still love and make them often.  They are perfect for cute, quick, handmade gifts.  (Especially when filled with special surprises!) I, by the way, am liZ from over at Simple Simon and Company and as always am happy to be here at Riley Blake Designs.  Now....let's get started!  Here's what you'll need to make these fun tote bags: Supplies: a sewing machine thread ... more

Dapper Doggie Dog Bed Tutorial

29 Apr 2014

It's DAY 9 of the Riley Jake Union Jack Blog Tour and today I am going to show you how to make this adorable dog bed. At Riley Blake, we LOVE bloggers. They provide a fantastic platform for the crafting/sewing community - keeping us sharing, creating and inspired. So before I begin this tutorial, I have to give props to Dobleufa for the inspiration behind this Dapper Doggie Bed. Her blog is in Spanish, but she has translated much of it into English. I have made her floor cushions many times with much success and this doggie bed is ... more

Carina's glamper tour to Pin Needles

28 Apr 2014

       Carina is hitting the road again.  This time she will be taking her Glamper to visit Pin Needles in West Jordan, Utah.  Come join the fun this Saturday between 11-2. See you there! more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 8

24 Apr 2014

It is Day 8 on our Riley Blake Union Jack Blog Tour, and today we get to see how to make this stunning Wrap Skirt from Sew We Quilt. We are LOVING the detail in the ruffle and fabric covered buttons! Stop by her fabulous blog for the full tutorial.Be sure to check out all of our bloggers and their creative ideas for using the Union Jack: Schedule:   Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter     Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz     Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios     Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Make Your Own Dolly Diapers

23 Apr 2014

How to make Dolly Diapers and a Free PDF Pattern

Hello! It's Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots ( I am so excited to be here today working on the Riley Blake Design Team! I am a mommy to four little ones ages 1, 3, 5, and 7 and if your kids are anything like mine they enjoy playing with their stuffed animals and dollies while pretending to be mommy (and daddy!) My girls especially have enjoyed "diapering" their dollies and I thought it was about time I added to our stash of doll diapers since it had been a while since I made the first set ... more
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