Seven Days Left Until Fabric Fest!

03 Sep 2013

There are only 7 days left until Fabric Fest! YEAH! We're so excited!    Today we'd like you to meet our Silver Sponsor  CLOVER  

Clover brings you the best in quality and value for all your craft projects. Manufacturer of premium Sewing, Quilting, Knitting, Crocheting, Needle art, and Craft Supplies. Please go visit them and see all that they have to offer ... You'll be glad you did :)  Have a great day everyone! more

The Countdown is ON!

31 Aug 2013

Only 10 more days until FABRIC FEST! We're counting down the days because   WE CAN'T WAIT! 

Are you joining us?  Is a Platinum Sponsor and we'll be using their FABULOUS machines in our sewing classes!  Can't wait to get started!  Here's a bit about them~ History "For the Love of Sewing"-It's the Baby Lock motto and way of life. If you love to work with needles and thread, then you'll love the way a Baby Lock machine can enhance your entire sewing experience. Baby Lock was the first company to bring the ... more

Love My Scarf Blog Tour~

30 Aug 2013

love my scarf

 Riley Blake Designs is honored to be participating in the Love My Scarf Blog Tour in support of the Be the Difference Foundation for Ovarian Cancer. Did you know that September is not only National Sewing Month but National Ovarian Cancer month as well? Chances are you or someone you know is battling or has battled this horrible cancer. My dear aunt was diagnosed with stage IV Ovarian Cancer in 1981. The doctors gave her an 18% chance of living 5 years, but she proved them wrong and fought this disease until it returned in 2011. She sadly lost her ... more

Happy Thursday ... Check out These Great Tutorials!

29 Aug 2013

Hi everyone! We've got some great videos to share today! First up, Lori Holt is doing a whole series of tutorials over on Fat Quarter shop's Youtube channel ... We just love them both and wanted to share this one with Lori showing how she uses Riley Blake Designs Stickits. I just love this idea and am using them on all of my rulers! 

To see additional Tutorials in this series, click HERE


Next, Cindy and Julia show us how to make a No-Sew Picture frame using silhouettes. This would be a great project for the upcoming holiday season ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Neon Skirt

28 Aug 2013

simple simon

Hi everyone!  I am Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Company.  As we are working our little tails to the bone getting ready for Fabric Fest (we are seriously soooo excited to meet a lot of you!), I did get pretty excited to showcase and share with all of you a new line of Riley Blake's fabrics---NEONS!!! This year for Back-to-School we are focusing on "pops of neon" at our house.  That's because I have a tween who is so into neon right now.  And me, growing up in the 80's thinks it is the perfect way to ... more

Nancy Zieman's Laser Cut Fusible Applique Blog Tour

22 Aug 2013

Hi everyone!  Today we're thrilled to be participating in  Nancy Zieman's Laser Cut Fusible Applique BLOG TOUR (say that three times fast!).    Have you heard about Nancy's Laser Cut Applique?    They are so easy to use and come in 12 designs that are perfect for just about any sewing or home decorating project ... All you do is iron them on using a pressing cloth.    That's it!      Our friend Deanna made this project up in a jiffy.   

  You'll need:   26" x 12" Cotton Solid Fabric 26" x 6" Dot Fabric 12" x 12" foam core board ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~1 Hour Baby Blanket

21 Aug 2013

I love being at the Riley Blake Design Blog!  I know you will love what I am going to share with you today! I wanted to make a special friend a baby quilt, but I am not a big fan of the whole binding part of quilt making.  So I tried my hand at a bindless baby quilt and to my surprise this it only took my 1 hour to make…start to finish! 
1-hour Baby Blanket

Supplies: 1 yard Madhuri Diamond Red 1 1/2 yards Basic Shades-Bubble Gum 1 1/2 yards of white flannel (I used this instead of batting ... more

Fabric Fest Sponsors!

20 Aug 2013

We are getting so excited for FABRIC FEST!     

  Are you coming with us? We'd love to have you join us :)  We only have a few tickets left, but if you hurry you just might be able to snag one!   Oh and speaking of Fabric Fest, we'd like you to meet our great sponsors!   Platinum  ________         Gold ________            Silver ________           Bronze _________           http://www ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Knit Maxi Skirt

13 Aug 2013

Hi, I'm Brooke from The Crafting Chicks! I'm so happy to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team and to guest post here today. :)

I'm going to share how to make a knit maxi skirt featuring the amazingly cute jersey knits by Riley Blake Designs! I had a lot of fun making some darling maxi skirts for my young daughters. For this tutorial I made a skirt with a yoga-style waistband for ultimate comfort. :)     Supplies needed to make a knit maxi skirt:   1 yard jersey knit fabric--this is enough fabric to make one skirt for ... more

August's Mystery Block of the Month

12 Aug 2013

August's Mystery Block of the Month is a Color Wheel.  We love color   at Riley Blake Designs and this block shows off 20 different shades/patterns of color.   Click here and watch how easy this block is to make. Thanks for following along, next month we will introduce our last quilt block for 2013! more

Baby Lock Something New is Cooking Sweepstakes!

05 Aug 2013

We are so excited to be participating in the .... 
Something cooking

        WOW! Those are great prizes ... I wish I could enter :) Click HERE to be taken to the entry form. We're crossing our fingers that one of our RBD friends wins! Speaking of RBD friends, Eleanor Burns is one of our FABULOUS keynote speakers at Fabric Feast! Do you have a ticket? If not, we still have a few left, so you better be quick! It's going to be an AMAZING event and we'd love to see you there! Have a great ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~CHECK this out :)

30 Jul 2013


  THIS OUT! as in check this out, checkers, gingham  style-wink!    Gingham and Ruffles are my focus for 2013! All my projects this year  have been with Gingham from RBD!   Gratitude to  Riley Blake Design, for creating a staple print that has been around for centuries.. Did you know it is a design that never goes out of fashion? NEVER! It has been around since the 17th century... I found this well documented piece on Gingham I thought would inspire you to choose RBD Gingham - YOU will always be in STYLE!    Betty wrote a great post on Gingham!   My Grandmere ( Grandmother ... more
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