DIY Laptop Sleeve Clutch

22 Jan 2014

Hey there Riley Blake Readers!!  I'm Melissa Mortenson, author of the Polka Dot Chair Blog.I adore being a part of the Riley Blake Fabrics Design team, dreaming up new projects to share with you all year!     Stop by my blog today for a chance to enter to win a Riley Blake Fabrics Fat Quarter Pack!   Today I'm going to share with you how to make this Laptop Sleeve Clutch! It's padded to make it extra sturdy and simple to sew, you can whip one up in an hour or so! I used Vintage Verona Cottons for ... more

Happy Birthday Quilt

20 Jan 2014

Jina and I are so excited to show you the first block in our "Happy Birthday Quilt". (click on the image above to view the pattern instructions) Click HERE to watch the video. This month we are making Ice Cream Cones. This is a simple paper piecing project. Join us each month as we Celebrate Birthdays with this special Birthday Quilt. Click here to view fabric requirements for the entire Quilt. My long arm quilter Connie did such a great job... (feel free to click on the image above for details about making the quilt) the corner you can ... more

A little more pie!

17 Jan 2014

Everyone loves pie! Make this adorable Quiet book page, brought to you by Pie Plate Patterns. Also featured this week on Cutting Corners College...placemats. Beautiful! Monday is going to be a big day!! Join us as we introduce our Block of the Month Program for 2014. We are going to be making a Birthday quilt.   Have a great weekend everyone!! We will see you on Monday....Happy Sewing! more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Crochet Cozy

14 Jan 2014

crochet cozy--simplesimonandcompany

  Hi everyone! I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters' in law that blog at Simple Simon and Company. One thing we really love to sew are simple, easy project that are useful and more importantly can be sewn in an afternoon. And today's project is no exception. Here's the story behind it. I was recently helping my mom clean out her craft room and we kept finding loose crochet hooks around the here, one there and quite a few more in her crochet basket. And an idea was born. She was in desperate ... more

Roar Quiet Book page

13 Jan 2014

Roar is our second tutorial for our Quiet Book program featured on Cutting Corners College. Julia teaches a great way to incorporate all different types of trims into this project.  Join us every Friday for a new Quiet Book page. more

Smocking tutorial

07 Jan 2014

New tutorial on Cutting Corners college, Simple Smocking. I have always wanted to learn this technique and this tutorial makes it look so easy. Click here to view instructions. more

Quiet Book Fridays

04 Jan 2014

To make sure you did not miss out on our first Quiet book page posted yesterday click here to view the entire tutorial on Cutting Corners College. This mitten was created by Jina, follow her tutorial and this will give you an easy start on your first page. Join us every Friday for a new page.  Choose your favorites throughout the year to make a truly unique Quiet book for someone you love. more

2014 is going to be a banner year in fabric

02 Jan 2014

Happy New Year....we have so many exciting things planned in 2014! First on the list is our Block of the Month Program.

   This is Riley Blake Designs' 2014 block of the month quilt. Our theme for the year is "Celebrate the Holidays with Fabric" and we decided we wanted to make birthdays extra special with a birthday quilt. Each member of the family will be able to enjoy their day with this special blanket. This quilt features a large birthday cake, party hats, cupcakes, candles and more. This quilt top still needs a border and then it will be ... more

Ultimate Craft Supply GIVEAWAY!

27 Dec 2013

Giveaway! Ultimate Craft Supplies worth over $1000!  So, did you all the stuff that was on your holiday wish list? No? Well, don't worry, we've got you covered with the Ultimate Craft Supply giveaway! We are giving away over $1000 worth of our favorite craft supplies. These are things that we know and love, and we know you will love as well! I'm joining up with several other websites to give you these awesome prize packages:
Ultimate craft supplies giveaway -- grand prize, worth $595

Ultimate Craft Supplies Grand Prize - a $595 value Fuseworks Microwave Glass Fusing Kiln beginners kit ($100 retail) - watch a video of ... more

Fussy Cutting video

23 Dec 2013

Need something to do over the holidays!  How about an English paper piecing project. In our latest video, Sue demonstrates how to fussy cut and create a 6 pointed star....she makes it sooo easy.   After Christmas, I am hoping to kick up my heals and get some sewing done. It is going to be a white Christmas in Utah and there is nothing better than sitting by the fire working on a hand sewing project. Tell us what you are going to be doing during the holidays. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Christmas Tea Cozy

18 Dec 2013

  Ahhhh spot of tea shall we? I love Christmas rituals, I love snow, I love the cold but most of all I love to share a cup of tea with you, especially at this time of year.     So for a few minutes, why not sit a spell…   A deep appreciation for the Design Teams at Riley Blake Designs who keep creating ginghams….- as this year for me it was all about gingham- I could not imagine completing my year without one more project with some gingham.. ( the ruffle and back is this red gingham, almost matching perfectly with my tea ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Union Jack Crib Quilt

11 Dec 2013


Hello fabric friends. My name is Amy Smart and I write about my love of fabric and quilting at Diary of a Quilter. Today I am so excited to be working with Riley Blake's new Union Jack panels. After living in Great Britain twice for extended amounts of time, I am a die-hard Anglophile with an love for anything Union Jack. So you can imagine my excitement when Riley Blake created these awesome, pre-printed Union Jack panels. One option is 9" x 11" flags printed as panels. There's a 'Blue' version with traditional colors (right), a pastel version ... more
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