Candy roll pincushion

11 Aug 2012

Shelly Pagllai, from Prairie Moon Quilts, shows you how to make a candy pincushion on Cutting Corners College using the soft colors of Willow.

Click here to view the entire tutorial. more

A word about our contests ...

10 Aug 2012

Hi everyone! First off, We'd like to congratulate Melonie who won our last contest of the Marguerite FQ bundle. CONGRATULATIONS! Next, we'd like to share some information about our contests. Facebook has VERY strict rules about running contests on a FB wall, therefore we have to use an app. This app takes the contest off of our main wall, which might have caused some confusion. You can always get to this area by clicking the "GIVEAWAY" tab right below our Timeline picture, as shown here:  

We will also be sure to post the app on our blog as ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Laminate Cafe

08 Aug 2012


    Good Morning - introducing my Laminate CAFE...  Big Thanks to Riley Blake Designs    #1 for making a laminate I absolutely love to work with #2 the opportunity to share with you my designs    Today I would like to share this laminate tablecloth with an easy way to string your casing!  It looks pretty easy, doesn't it?--- to get it to fit snug on a 30 inch square table..well let's see...       The problem I have every summer is my tablecloths never stays on my table.. I tried the weights that you put on each corner but with the extreme ... more

Apple Blossom Quilt

06 Aug 2012

We have a great quilt tutorial featured on Cutting Corners College today. Tracy of 3 Little Birds is sharing a fun and fast technique. It is called the Disappearing Nine Patch and you won't believe how fast this quilt will go together using this technique.  Using Apple of My Eye fabric, the Quilt is called Apple Blossom. Click here to view the entire tutorial. more

Traveling pin cushion

03 Aug 2012

Our own Jina Barney is teaching us how to make this adorable Traveling Pincushion today on Cutting Corners College.

Any guesses on this fabric? Polka Dot stitches, by Lori Holt.  It will be available very soon.  Notice the pins....Jina made her own pins too. Click here to view the entire tutorial. I love that the top comes off and you are able to hide your stitching supplies below in the canister. Join the Club every Friday! more

Sneak Peek of Cindy's Where Women Create Article ...

02 Aug 2012

We are pleased to give you a sneak peek into Cindy's latest article for  Where Women Create magazine. She's talking all about color trends ... You don't want to miss it!     Look for it on newsstands now.    

    And ...      Did you see our latest question on Facebook?            We want to know! Leave your comments here or on Facebook ~We want to get to know you~     PLUS you still have 1 MORE DAY to enter to win ...         Click HERE to enter!       ~Good luck and have a wonderful day~ more

Laminate Lunch Sacks

01 Aug 2012

Summer is flying by and school is just around the corner. Get a jump on school supplies and make your kids their own designer laminate lunch sacks.

Jessica of Mama Jama Quilts has created a tutorial using Riley Blake laminates for lunch sacks. Click Here and visit Cutting Corners College and view the entire tutorial.  They are reusable....Go Green this school year! more

Patchwork with Busy fingers

28 Jul 2012

There are some quilts that truly take your breath away and Sue Daley has many.  Her company Patchwork with Busy fingers is all about making pieced quilting easier.  These pictures where taken at Quilt Market in May...and I wish they were not so blurry...but Wow!

 I hope you can appreciate all the piece work that went into this Quilt. Simply amazing, look at all of the hand pieced scallops and the mitered border.   Sue Daley is one of our newest artists and her debut line, Prairie Rose is set to arrive in November.  Click here to view the ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Fat Quarter Tote

25 Jul 2012

Hi, my name is Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I'm back with an easy afternoon project called the 'Fat Quarter Tote'.  I fell in love with the fabric line, 'Seaside', by Riley Blake Designs the first time I saw it at quilt market back almost 9 months ago in Houston, TX.  The colors, the prints, the nautical feel......awwww, swoon.  I knew I had to use this line the minute it came out! Today's project, the Fat Quarter Tote, is a fully lined medium-sized tote bag made from six fat quarters (with a little bit of ... more

Houndstooth quilt

23 Jul 2012

We have a quick and easy quilt tutorial featured on Cutting Corners College taught by Rebecca of Charley, Dee & Me.  This houndstooth quilt features Vintage Baby fabric by Lori Whitlock. Click Here to view the entire tutorial more

Introducing the Glamper Pincushion!

21 Jul 2012


   How cute is this?  Amanda of The Quilted Fish is the creator of this darling pincushion ...    Want to make one?    OF COURSE YOU DO!    Click HERE to visit Cutting Corners College to get the complete tutorial.   ~   Oh and did you see this? This is our friend April Cobb showing us how to make her cute Reversible Sun Hats.   They're super easy to make! Check out the tutorial then let us know what you think.     ~Hope you all have a wonderful weekend~ more

Nancy Zieman 30-Minute Doll Clothes Blog Hop!

20 Jul 2012

Hi Everyone!  Riley Blake Designs was asked to participate in our friend Nancy Zieman's blog hop for this great book that she co-wrote with Joan Hinds ...   

   As a Mom with a daughter with an 18" doll, I was THRILLED to review this book. Emma and I spent an evening going over what she wanted to make. She chose the Tea Time dress and BOTH sets of PJ's (more on that later). Luckily our BRAND NEW Ombre dots were in my hot little hands, so I set to work ... ~Introducing Marie-Grace in her Ombre Tea Time Dress~ I chose ... more
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