Quilted Chevron Pin Cushion ...

18 May 2012

Our good friend and Project Design Team member Maureen Cracknell of Maureen Cracknell Handmade has a FABULOUS Quilted Chevron Pincushion over on Cutting Corners ...

  I love the idea of a place to put your scissors ... GENIUS!    Thanks Maureen!   Oh and guess what? She's got a GREAT giveaway over on her blog ...        Click HERE to enter! Good luck~ ...read more

Our Fabulous School House!

17 May 2012

Hi everyone! Well here we are in Kansas City for the Spring International Quilt market! Are you here? If so, you can't miss our FABULOUS School House today at 12:10. We'll be talking about ways to improve your business through social media and what colors and fabrics will be hot in the up and coming season. We'll also be showing you an amazing quilt that you can actually scan with your smart phone!  Hope to see you there! Have a great day~ ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~The Lolly Dolly Pillow

16 May 2012

Hi, I'm Lindsay from The Cottage Mama and I'm thrilled to be back with you again today sharing my most recent design team project.  Deciding which fabric line to use for this tutorial was so darn difficult as I wanted to use just about all of the new lines that were coming out.  So I decided to post the lines I was considering on The Cottage Mama Facebook Fan Page and let the fans vote for their favorite.  It was a pretty close call, but we finally settled on 'Dress Up Days'.  I think this line is absolutely ... ...read more

Don't you just love rickrack?

14 May 2012

Today we've got a DARLING project from Jackie's Art Quilts over on Cutting Corners ...     Meet Ricky and Racky!  

    Click HERE to go and see how to make them!    Have a great night friends~ ...read more

Cowboy pincushion

11 May 2012

Howdy you'll....Check out this week's pincushion by Shelly Pagllai of Prairie Moon Quilts.

I love it and I have the perfect person in mind for this pincushion. Visit Cutting Corners College to view the entire tutorial. If you are in the Salt Lake City area drop by the HMQS show this weekend. There are lots of great vendors and so many incredible quilts on display.  Riley Blake Designs is the sponsor of the Quilt Challenge using our Tuxedo fabric line designed by doodlebug.  The quilts made out of this fabric are really amazing. Quilts of Valor is ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Easy Custom Curtains and Valance

09 May 2012


Easy Custom Curtains and Valance Designed by Heather Jones for Riley Blake Designs       This easy window treatment will look great in any little girl’s room. Switch out the fabrics to make it a perfect custom project for a little boy’s room, too!    All seams, unless noted, are ¼”. Please read all instructions before getting started. I've also made the directions available to you as a free pdf by downloading here on google docs.    Materials: Pink Apple Basket Fabric (C2891): 4 yards Green Apple Herringbone Fabric (C2896): 1 yard Red Apple Dot Fabric (C2895): 1 yard Coordinating thread Sewing ... ...read more

Kansas Quilt Market

08 May 2012

We are so excited for Quilt Market.... We will be showing off our shades...and giving shades away.

Jina and I will be teaching School House at 12:10.  Our fabric "Shades" make the perfect blender fabrics for your quilting and sewing projects, plus our fashionable sunglasses are too cool. Everyone in class with get a pair of Riley Blake Shades. At school house we will be discussing ways to reach new customers to expand your business.  ...read more

Sunflower Pincushion

04 May 2012

Today's pincushion tutorial is brought to you by Madame Samm.  Madame Samm is one of our Project Designs Team members and I love the story she tells about sunflowers.  Learn why Sunflowers hold a special place in Madame Samm's heart and view her entire tutorial on  on Cutting Corners College.

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Project Design Team Wednesday~Retro Travel Bag

02 May 2012

  Hi there!!! I'm Melissa Mortenson of the Polkadot Chair blog and fourteen may sewing patterns.  I'm so excited to share with you this tutorial for my Retro inspired travel bag.....   did you notice... it's made from Laminated Chevron Fabric???? Oh- be still my heart love that laminated fabric!  I combined it with my new favorite fabric line, Millie's Closet!!    *UPDATE: Click HERE for the corrected tutorial :)      Just a note this project is an intermediate/advanced level... mostly because of the laminate and the interior lining.  It would be a great one to tackle if you're ... ...read more

Kaleidoscope Quilt

30 Apr 2012

I am ready for summer how about you?  Candice Doyle has a great summer project for you, checkout  this "Summer Kaleidoscope Quilt tutorial" just posted today on Cutting Corners College.

 Candice used Fly a Kite fabric designed by October Afternoon.   Thanks Candice!  ...read more

Pretty Parcel Pincushion

27 Apr 2012

We love Fridays...check out this weeks pincushion tutorial "Pretty Parcel Pincushion" by our own Emily Taylor, designer of the fabric, Verona.

We invite you to create a pincushion tutorial.  We are currently booked through August, but have openings in September through December. Email julia@rileyblakedesigns.com for details and join the club! ...read more

Doodlebug Designs Creative Crop and a GIVEAWAY!

26 Apr 2012

~Hi everyone~ We wanted to let you know about an upcoming event that  Riley Blake Designs is thrilled to be a part of.  To celebrate National Scrapbook Day, May 5th, our friend Stacy Julian will be holding a live video chat from the Doodlebug Design headquarters in Salt Lake City.  In addition to the live crop, they'll be holding classes and make & takes PLUS you'll get a delicious boxed lunch. There will be some great PRIZES including Doodlebug Designs fabric from us!   It's a great deal for only $50.00 ... The product value alone is $100 per ... ...read more
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