Mystery Block of the Month is no longer a mystery

30 Sep 2013

 Our quilts are finished! Are your Mystery blocks done..... then it is time to pull them together and finish your quilt.  Let us tell you how we finished ours.   First we added posts and sashing around the Mystery blocks. Cut:   Posts: 1 1/2 inch squares. Make 4 patches using scrap fabrics, create: 16- 4 patches   Sashing: 24- 12 1/2" long strips x 2 1/2 inches.   Sewing instructions: Sew end to end 4 posts to 3 white sashing strips, beginning with the (4 patch) posts. Repeat and to create 4 separate boarders.   Next, lay out quilt blocks in ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Hexi Pouch Tutorial

24 Sep 2013

Hexi Pouch Sewing Tutorial.

Hi there! I'm Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I'm excited to be back here at Riley Blake Designs to show you how to make this fun 'Hexi Pouch' today. Hexagons seem to be all the rage now in the quilting and sewing world and I can't seem to get enough of them. I absolutely love the vintage vibe of hexies and was inspired to create this easy sewing pattern from the fabric line 'Simply Sweet' by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs. You can use this pouch for so many things and make it any ... more

Quilt Fun by Lori Holt

20 Sep 2013

 Look at what I have in my hand..... a prepress copy of Lori Holt's new book called Quilty Fun.  Available October 15th, this book is packed full of fantastic scrapy quilts. These are the kind of quilt's that we have come to expect and LOVE from Lori. Some of the patterns you may have even seen on her blog as a quilt along challenge.  Click here to view her blog. Lori worked with Fat Quarter Shop to create this book....   And what is really fun is that you get to peek inside Lori's world and see all ... more

Fabric Fest GIVEAWAY!

18 Sep 2013

  We're home from Fabric Fest and LOOK what we found ... An extra bag! These were specially made for us and are PERFECT for hauling around all of your sewing and quilting goodies. We don't want to keep it, we'd rather give it to one of you! Oh and we'll add some surprise fabric inside just to sweeten the deal :)  All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter widget below and you're entered!  We also have a BUNCH of fun pictures from Fabric Fest that we'd love you to check out over on ... more

Project Design Team~Halloween Apron Tutorial

12 Sep 2013

 We had such a FANTASTIC time at Fabric Fest and want to thank all of you for supporting this great event! We've got a recap post in the works, but wanted to let you know that we're adding pictures to Facebook  and have a bunch on Instagram that we'd love you to check out! Stay tuned ... You can't miss it :) And speaking of Fabric Fest, Project Design Team member Melissa taught us how to make her popular travel bag and it was a HIT! Here she is again with another darling tutorial ...  Have a great day ... more

Free Admission to our Vendors at Fabric Fest

11 Sep 2013

We are having so much fun at Fabric Fest in Las Vegas.  We are letting everyone know that our vendor hall is open to the public

(Free Admission)

Join us today only from 4 to 9 pm at the South Point Hotel! more

September Mystery Block of the Month

09 Sep 2013

September's Mystery Block of the Month is a Flower Garden.  Have patience with this will take some time but the results are worth it!   Click here and watch how to make this block.  Click here to see the pattern for this block. This is our last Quiltblock for 2013. Thanks for following along! However, we'll have one more video for you to watch on how to assemble your Quiltblocks. P.S. We're in Las Vegas setting up for Fabric Fest today. We'll post pictures on Instagram in the coming days... more


09 Sep 2013

We're here in Vegas getting ready ... Are you coming? If you are, you better follow us on Instagram. If you're not, you better follow us on Instagram. What I am trying to say is ...    FOLLOW US on INSTAGRAM!

  We've got some FUN stuff to share that you don't want to miss:) See you soon! more

Who wants to do some SHOPPING!

07 Sep 2013

We've only got 3 days left to go! WHEW! Did you know that we've got some great vendors coming down to FABRIC FEST?     The R House Couture is bringing their BEAUTIFUL jewelry ... 

  Spotted Owl Soap is bring some WONDERFUL bath products ...    And Ben Behunin is bringing some FABULOUS pottery pieces from Wild Rooster Artworks ...    Plus some of our teachers will have some fun stuff as well. YOU CAN'T MISS IT!    See you soon! more

Only 4 More Days!

06 Sep 2013

 Today we've got a very special sponsor to introduce you to.  It's our official event charity,   

    We are HONORED to have them join us at Fabric Fest.   Let us introduce you to this WONDERFUL charity ...    Because Kids Get Cancer Too ... Each year 44,000 children across North America are treated for cancer while thousands more experience life-changing illnesses and injuries. A hospital stay is a frightening experience for adults, and even more so for young children. Beyond the obvious medical fears and difficulties, a sterile hospital room lacks the comfort and warmth of home.  Our Mission “A Case ... more

Only 5 More Days!

05 Sep 2013

Only five more days friends! I can't wait! I've been making a skirt for the Fashion Show on Tuesday night. Here's a sneak Peek ...

I'm going to also add some cute flowers made with my Accuquilt Go!baby.     Speaking of Accuquilt, did you know that they're a Bronze sponsor for Fabric Fest?   It is said there is a story in every quilt. Once upon a time, back in 2008, AccuQuilt branched from its parent company AccuCut to cater exclusively to quilters. They wished to create a company culture that truly reflected the diversity of quilting ... more

ONLY 6 more days until Fabric Fest!

04 Sep 2013

Hi everyone! Well the countdown is ON! We've only got 6 days to go and we're getting excited! I am currently sewing up so fun things for the fashion show and using my Oliso iron! They are a GOLD sponsor and we're THRILLED to be working with them :)   

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