Perfect Borders

10 Nov 2011

Did you check out our tutorial this past Tuesday on Cutting Corners College.  You can learn how to make beautiful borders like this.....

to finish a quilt like this. Thanks Deonn for another fantastic tutorial on a quilting basic. ...read more

It's a wrap

07 Nov 2011

Here are the last of the pictures from Quilt Market....We introduced more Riley Blake Basics... Ombre Solids, Ombre Dots and Chevron Stripes. We have 8 colors of Ombre Solids and 8 Ombre dots and 10 Chevron stripes. Our first basics will arrive the end of January.  We also introduced 60 solids and 30 Shades (our blenders).

Here is a peek of Mod Tod by Sheri Berry.  It arrives this week. Our free pattern is now available for download. Grandma's house by Paper Loft will arrive this month and the free pattern is also available on the website.  Check ... ...read more

Blessings

01 Nov 2011

A new tutorial on Cutting Corners today by Sally Keller.  

This quilt uses Indian Summer fabric by Zoe Pearn. How apropos for November 1 (did I use that word right?)     About Quilt Market..We wanted to send a quick thank you to our returning customers that continue to support Riley Blake Designs.  And a big "Welcome" to our new customers. We also wanted to thank all of the vendors at market that used Riley Blake fabrics in their booth.  I wish I had taken pictures of all of the products on display.  From Quilts to dresses, to doll clothes... we ... ...read more

Houston 2011

28 Oct 2011

Here is a quick peak of our booth at the end of the night. We will take better pictures tomorrow.  We are introducing Delighted to Houston....plus

Fox trails by Doohikey Designs.... Tuxedo by Doodlebug Designs.... Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt.... Decadence and Saddle up by Samantha Walker. Lost and Found by Jen Alyson for My Mind's Eye... and so much more. More pictures to follow. Sample spree was crazy busy tonight.  Thanks!  We are looking forward to opening day tomorrow. ...read more

Quilt Market Preview

26 Oct 2011

Yes Lori Holt's Daisy Cottage has arrived and we do like our pink....and pink likes us.

 But we wanted to show off our versatility... we can make fabric lines without pink.  Here is a sneak peak of Grandma's house by PaperLoft, due to arrive next month..look out the vintage keys (steampunk fashion meets quilting).  The next three quilts are free downloadable fabric patterns. Mod Tod by Sherri Berry will arrive next week...no pink. Yeah for boys. Eric Dowdle fans...here is your first preview of his debut line Country Harvest due to arrive next month ... ...read more

Daisy Cottage has arrived

25 Oct 2011

Have you received our Riley Blake newsletter today?  Today's newsletter was sent out this morning, announcing the arrival of Daisy Cottage.

  No?! It is easy to sign up,   Look at the top of our blog page and click on Newsletter sign-up. Once you have signed up you will receive weekly emails with information like this...announcing fabric new lines, links to tutorials, etc. Sign up today! ...read more

The "Fall Into Ruffles" Jacket

25 Oct 2011

If you have little girls in your life, this tutorial is for you. The "Fall Into Ruffles" Jacket by Jessica Abbott Visit Cutting Corners College and see step by step instructions.

Jessica uses Sweet Nothings fabrics by Zoe Pearn and Delighted! fabrics by Amanda Hearing to create these fashionable, but practical jackets for fall. ...read more

Delighted Party

20 Oct 2011

We had a delightful time at Amanda's launch party.  We made mini pincushions out of bottle caps....(which we will be making at the Spark event Friday night).

Everything in the room was decorated with her new line including this doll house put together by Amanda's husband. Welcome home Amanda.    The charm was in all of the details. She had a great turn out...this was at the end of the evening when everyone was heading home.  Sorry I wish I had better pictures, I forgot my Nikon camera and had to use my pocket camera. Amanda knows ... ...read more

"Steampunk"

19 Oct 2011

One last word on our Florida trip.  "Steampunk"....raise your hand if you have ever heard the word "steampunk". Until last weekend I had not heard it either... then I met two sisters, Kitty and Jennifer.  They are the authors of this new book Steampunk Chic,  http://www.oneilsisters.com/   Their book teaches how to use vintage finds like keys, gears,  old clocks etc. and incorporate them in home decor items.

No they did not invent the word.  It is even found on wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk.   It is a particular look that was brought about from ... ...read more

Easy Headband tutorial

18 Oct 2011

If you have a little girl in your life, today's tutorial on Cutting Corners College is for you.  Kitty Vogt uses Delighted fabric to make these easy headbands.

This would be a perfect do-together craft project for kids.  Thanks for the great idea Kitty! ...read more

Southern Women's Show day 2

17 Oct 2011

We had a great second day (Saturday for us) at the Southern Women's Show, teaching how to make zipper flowers.

Some ladies attended our Yo Yo making class the day before and came back for the zipper class. Others only came for zipper flowers....(Handmade fabric lanyards were provided) ... everyone had a good time learning a new technique. And Jina and I really enjoyed meeting these ladies. This sweet girl reminded me that no one is too young to start crafting. And how about this picture of Lacy (From Where Women Create booth) she rolled her lanyard around her ... ...read more

Southern Women's Show

14 Oct 2011

It is warm and sunny in Orlando (sorry to rub it in my cold weather friends). How would it be to live here year round?  We had a great first day at the Southern Women's show and we taught our first class, Yo Yo wristlets. 

We had a few sewing pros in our class that whipped up their yo yos. We also had a lady that had never hand stitched anything in her entire life and we got to teach her how to make a handmade yo yo and watch her complete her first sewing project. What is more ... ...read more
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