Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Art Smock Tutorial

21 May 2014

  Hi, sewing friends!  It's Becky from U Create again! I love contributing to the Riley Blake Blog!  I hope you will love this little project as much as my baby girl loves the end result.

My preschoolers LOVES to paint!  I am not talking about the dollar store water colors either.  She likes the acrylic paint "that mommy uses." So I usually put an old shirt of mine over her clothes and let her paint shoe boxes and butcher paper.  That is until I was introduced to Riley Blakes Laminate Fabrics.  I knew EXACTLY what to make with it ... more

Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, Part 2

19 May 2014

 We had so many new collections to show at Quilt Market.  Set to arrive next month, A Beautiful Thing and Fly Aweigh were showcased together. A Beautiful Thing by Zoe Pearn has soft pinks, oranges and navy colors and we had to add fabric butterflies to the was a "beautiful thing" :)  Fly Aweigh is a great boys collection.    You would probably not think to include nautical and airplanes in the same fabric line...but it just works in Fly Aweigh.  Designed by Samantha Walker, the mini lobster prints have been one of the most popular designs. Floriography and ... more

Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, Part 1

17 May 2014

Hello everyone...we are having so much fun at Quilt Market!  More photos to come, but for now I wanted to share a few photos of the booth. We went with a beachy theme for the front of the booth. I love this whale made out of our basics (made by Julia). So many people want the pattern for the fishes featured below, so... Julia will be creating a free tutorial on Cutting Corners this summer.Our new basic Quatrefoil looks perfect as fish scales. Some of the hottest color combinations this year are orange and navy. The quilted fish ... more

Catch the wave with Riley Blake Designs

16 May 2014

  Today the Pittsburgh Quilt Market opens its doors and we are ready for business.   Come and Catch the Wave with Riley Blake designs as we show off what is new and exciting.  If you want to see pictures in real time, Click on our instagram feed (yes the small button on your left) and see what we have on display. Also, we are sponsoring the instagram news if you post anything about riley blake use #rileyblake and/or #quiltmarket and it will be posted on the Quilt Market news feed. more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Sycamore Shorts

14 May 2014

Hello Riley Blake readers! I'm Melissa at Sew Like My Mom and I'm so excited to share a free shorts pattern with you all today!
Sew Like My Mom | Sycamore Shorts

I love shorts! They're so easy and fun and are such a fun way to show off a great print. My kids are really into treasures these days and have been begging me for bigger pockets. The Sycamore Short was born from their desire to hide rocks, candy, and every trinket they can find into their pockets. These shorts sew together like a dream. The sweet pockets are a great touch, for ... more

Quilt Market in Pittsburgh

12 May 2014

  We have so many exciting things happening at Quilt Market.   We hope to see you there this weekend! Jina and I will be teaching at School house at 2:55 on Thursday. Free Giveaways, and a goodie bag for each attendee. Quilt Market runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit us at booth #1815 and 1915. We will be showing off all of our new 4th Quarter lines, introducing Penny Rose there will be plenty of fabulous Make and Takes taught by Riley Blake Designs' Fabric Artists. Sue Daley's English Paper piecing Make and Take is featured above ... more

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
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