Project Design Team Wednesday~Willow Improv Log Cabin Quilt

18 Jul 2012

Hi everyone! Today we've got a FABULOUS tutorial from Heather Jones of 

Hi! Thanks for joining for my newest project for the Riley Blake Design Team. I've come up with an easy quilt project for you, featuring one of my favorite types of blocks: the improvised log cabin. One of the things that is great about this block is that there is really no need to measure your fabrics. You just build it as you go! It's a fun way to make quilts, and I think it's a great exercise in creativity for ... more

What to do with Buttons

16 Jul 2012

Button, Button who has got the button. Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts demonstrates different ways to use our Riley Blake Buttons for jewellery and accessories. Visit Cutting Corners College to view the entire tutorial. more

Halloween Pumpkin Pincushion

14 Jul 2012

Nancy from Sew Sew Happy Blog created Halloween Pumpkin Pincushions for this week's pincushion club.  She used Costume Clubhouse fabric....look at the curly cues...cute!

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Project Design Team Wednesday~ Dresden Burst Baby Quilt

11 Jul 2012

Hi There!! It's Melissa Mortenson again from the Polkadot Chair blog.  I'm very excited to be sharing with you my latest project for the Riley Blake Design Team.

For this months project,  I decided to make a baby quilt.  I love Dresden Blocks but didn't want to make an entire quilt of them.   Instead I scattered 3 sizes of them on the front of a quilt. What to make one? Here's How: You will need: All fabric is from Go Fly a Kite line from Riley Blake Fabrics. The white fabric with gray dots used for ... more

30 minute doll clothes

11 Jul 2012

Nancy Zieman is having a blog tour with her new 30 minute doll patterns. Our own Jina Barney is on the blog tour today.... Click here to see Jina"s doll... all dressed up our Chevron, Ombre dot and solid fabrics. Also check out the schedule for the rest of the blog tour.  Paige will be showing you her doll outfit, here on our blog, on July 20.

We love Nancy Zieman! She is an icon in the fabric industry and it is always nice to visit with her. Here is Jina, me and Nancy at the the Clover booth ... more

Thank a firefighter today!

10 Jul 2012

We love our firefighters.  This was our Alpine mountainside one week ago....we feel very blessed to have received rain 2 days after the fire started.

  This home was saved by the valiant efforts of our firefighters, the area around this home was completely burned. We are left with a mountainside that is charred, but everyone in Alpine is safe....thanks to our hardworking firefighters, emergency crews, and the welcomed rain. more

Applique basics

09 Jul 2012

Ever wonder how quilters get those intricate little pieces appliquéd onto quilts?  Today on Cutting Corners College Deonn Stott gives great tips for practical, portable, everyday quilting techniques. more

Spool Pincushion

06 Jul 2012

It's Friday!  We have a great pincushion for you today brought to you by Rebecca from Charley, Dee & Me.  Rebecca has used Dress up days fabric to create this very useful pincushion.

What a great idea! Click here to see the entire tutorial. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Seaside and Chevron Picnic Quilt

04 Jul 2012

Seaside & Chevron Picnic Quilt Tutorial

Hi! I'm Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade and I am SO excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team!! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a Hand-tied Picnic Beach Quilt using a simple patchwork of Riley Blake's new Seaside Collection for the quilt top and their Yellow Chevron Laminate Fabric for the back. If you have any questions feel free to email me at Now let's get started!!   What you'll need : : 24 - fabric squares of Seaside Measuring 11.5" 2 - fabric strips of a Seaside print measuring 4.5 ... more

Countdown to Christmas

02 Jul 2012

It is Christmas in July. We have a fun tutorial on Cutting Corners College today using our Santa's Workshop fabric line

Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles shows us how to make a Countdown to Christmas chain. more

Blowfish pincushion

29 Jun 2012

We have another fantastic pincushion this week, a Bohemian Blowfish pincushion. This kitschy pincushion uses Bohemian Festival fabric and is brought to you by Bree McElroy of Distant Pickles. Have you ever seen anything like this, fabulous! Click here to see the entire tutorial.

Also featured this week on Cutting Corners College a table runner designed by Debbie using our Paris and Company fabric line.  It is called Plumb Pudd"n Table runner. Never quilted.... a table runner  is a great project to get you started. Click here to see this tutorial. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ PVC Lemonade Stand

27 Jun 2012


  A few weeks ago Elizabeth and I took a whirl wind one day trip to the LA fashion district.  It was so much fun but at the end of the day we were worn out!  As we sat in the airport waiting for our late flight we talked about the upcoming summer, all of the fabrics we had seen, and how much we could use a drink.  Out of this jumbled converstaion was born the idea to make a Lemonade Stand for kids as soon as we got home.  (Which we did, literally just days later.)  This is how it ... more
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