Riley Blake Fabric Challenge with MQG

21 Feb 2014

  We have loved working with all the Modern Quilt Guilds around the world on this Challenge.  It has been so amazing to see the different quilts designed out of 6 basic fabrics. Now that the challenge has just wrapped up, 10 finalists have been selected by the MQG organizing committee. Click here to visit their site and see the finalists' quilts. Congrats finalists. Monday the top three winners will be announced.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  We look forward to the next challenge. *Modern Quilt Guild members look for our booth at Quilt Con 2015. more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ How to make a Rag Rug

19 Feb 2014


Hello--It's Becky from The Crafting Chicks here! Excited to share another fun project. I have long loved these rag rugs, but once I see the price tag I move away from them quickly. I finally decided to make one! Here's what you'll need if you want to make one: 1 rollie pollie of Riley Blake Fabric 4 yards of some plain coordination fabric (I think it would be fun to get 2 of one color and 2 of another) a rotary cutter needle and white thread sewing machine and scissors     Begin by cutting your 4 yards of ... more

February's Block of the Month

18 Feb 2014

This month we are working on our Birthday Candles!  Click on the video to see the finished quilt and how to make February's Block in our Birthday quilt. more

Temporary Delay on the video

18 Feb 2014


Sorry for the Temporary Delay on our video!   Here is a link to the PDF pattern. Click here. We are making an adjustment to the video for the "Candle Block". A wrong take was used for the cut measurements and we are re-editing the video and will republish the video today. The PDF pattern on our website is correct. more

Nancy Zieman's book Seams Unlikely

17 Feb 2014

  Nancy Zieman is an icon in the industry and a person I have long admired. I met Nancy several years ago at a conference we were both attending (The Creative Connection).  I happen to be seated at the same table she was sitting at, at one of the workshops.  After the workshop I introduced myself and we struck up a friendship that day. She is so genuine and is very personable.   Each quilt market Jina and I try and get together with Nancy and her assistant Deanna and talk fabric collections. She has been very good to use Riley Blake ... more

Home Decor Fabric has arrived

15 Feb 2014

Did you know that Riley Blake Designs now makes Home Decor fabric? We have a wonderful tutorial featured on Cutting Corners College using our first range of Home Decor fabrics from our Lost & Found collection. We have more Home Decor ranges coming soon. more

Nancy Zieman's blog tour

13 Feb 2014

Monday, February 17th we will be featuring Nancy Zeiman's new book  Seams Unlikely. Here is the list of blogs participating in the tour. February 4          Nancy Zieman  February 5          Eileen Roche February 5          Pat Sloan February 6          Melissa Stramel February 6          The Long Ladies February 6          Tori Thompson February 7          Amy Barickman February 7          Melissa Mora February 8          Shari Butler ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Mod Messenger Bag

11 Feb 2014

Hello fellow fabric lovers! I am Amy and I blog about how to make quilts along with my own fabric fetish on my blog, Diary of a Quilter. Today I am sharing a quick and simple Mod Messenger Bag tutorial. I have two daughters who I am teaching to sew and wanted to create a simple bag tutorial perfect for beginning sewer. Today I am using fabrics from one of Riley Blake's latest collections, Mod Studio by Holli Zollinger. I love these modern, graphic prints. The simple bags really let the fabric do the work to create a chic ... more

Carina's Glamper Tour

11 Feb 2014

    Carina Gardner is camping out with her glamper at Quilt stores this spring. She has planned 4 fun filled events and everyone and anyone is invited to come join the fun.  The Riley Blake team will be there! more

Cotton Carnivale in Australia

09 Feb 2014

Say hello to FiFi...our host at Cotton Carnivale! Jess, aka FiFi, was the bell of the party and is Sue's creative personal assistant. At Saturday night's party everyone wore a mask...some masks were provided and some people chose to bring their own. Miss Piggy decided to attend the masquerade party. All of our Australian friends were dressed for a fun night. Notice in the photo below....even the men wore masks ...way to go boys! It was really a fun night that we will all remember! Here is a picture of all of our instructors for ... more

Our trip half way around the world....

07 Feb 2014

I have a few days to catch up...Jina and I made it to New Zealand and enjoyed a little time seeing this beautiful country.  I had to include a photo of one of our stops....Hobbiton. Are you a fan of The Hobbit or Lord of the Ring series?  Then, this is a must do on your bucket list. I am a fan...and this far met my expectation. Look at this hobbit house...enchanting. There are over 40 unique homes and although they are just a facade they look like a hobbit could walk out that door at ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~DIY Fabric Canvas with Applique

05 Feb 2014

DIY Canvas with Fabric Applique at

I have had this idea of covering an old canvas with fabric for a long time now and finally made the time to make it.  This is a great way to perfectly coordinate the nursery décor and add a personal touch.  I am going to show you how I made this canvas for a little boy, but really you can take the concept and do ANYTHING you want.  Supply List: Old Canvas (or new if you want) (9) 2.5 inch strips of fabric (I used an ON THE GO Rolie Polie from Riley Blake) Clear thread Bright Blue ... more
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