Catch the wave with Riley Blake Designs

16 May 2014


  Today the Pittsburgh Quilt Market opens its doors and we are ready for business.   Come and Catch the Wave with Riley Blake designs as we show off what is new and exciting.  If you want to see pictures in real time, Click on our instagram feed (yes the small button on your left) and see what we have on display. Also, we are sponsoring the instagram news feed...so if you post anything about riley blake use #rileyblake and/or #quiltmarket and it will be posted on the Quilt Market news feed.  ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Sycamore Shorts

14 May 2014

Hello Riley Blake readers! I'm Melissa at Sew Like My Mom and I'm so excited to share a free shorts pattern with you all today!
Sew Like My Mom | Sycamore Shorts

I love shorts! They're so easy and fun and are such a fun way to show off a great print. My kids are really into treasures these days and have been begging me for bigger pockets. The Sycamore Short was born from their desire to hide rocks, candy, and every trinket they can find into their pockets. These shorts sew together like a dream. The sweet pockets are a great touch, for ... ...read more

Quilt Market in Pittsburgh

12 May 2014


  We have so many exciting things happening at Quilt Market.   We hope to see you there this weekend! Jina and I will be teaching at School house at 2:55 on Thursday. Free Giveaways, and a goodie bag for each attendee. Quilt Market runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit us at booth #1815 and 1915. We will be showing off all of our new 4th Quarter lines, introducing Penny Rose Fabrics...plus there will be plenty of fabulous Make and Takes taught by Riley Blake Designs' Fabric Artists. Sue Daley's English Paper piecing Make and Take is featured above ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday (but on Friday!) ~ Simple Summer Backpack

09 May 2014

Simple Summer Backpack Sewing Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Hello Riley Blake Fabrics Fans! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog over at the Polka Dot Chair. You may have seen me here before, I adore Riley Blake and love dreaming up projects for their Design Team. When I saw this Girl Crazy fabric I immediately had thoughts of summer, with lazy days out by the pool and afternoons spent exploring. I decided to make some super simple drawstring backpacks that would be perfect for kids to tote around their treasures in all summer. Something light weight that they could carry around whether they are headed to the ... ...read more

Last stop on the Glamper tour

08 May 2014


  Last stop on the Glamper Tour is the Fort union Deseret Book store in Utah.  If you are in the Salt Lake City area stop by this Saturday from 1-4. ...read more

Riley Blake designs is excited to introduce......

07 May 2014


  A sister company to Riley Blake Designs. Looking at our warehouse sign, we knew there was something that needed to fill the space between Riley Blake Designs and Alpine fabrics... Penny Rose Fabrics is just the ticket.    Now of course this sign will not fit in this space, a new silver sign for Penny Rose Fabrics is being made for us right now.   The sign I am holding is making its way to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh.   Penny Rose Fabrics will debut seven unique collections at Spring Quilt Market.   You can find Penny Rose Fabrics at the Pittsburg Quilt Market ... ...read more

Big Announcement tomorrow

06 May 2014


We are so excited to share what we have been working on, stop by the blog tomorrow for our announcement! *Wednesday is usually dedicated to our Project design team, Melissa from Polka Dot Chair will be posting her tutorial on Thursday so that we may make our announcement tomorrow. ...read more

Big Announcement coming your way!

05 May 2014


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Carina's Glamper tour at Pine Needles

02 May 2014


  If you are in the Salt Lake City area tomorrow this is your reminder to stop by Pine Needles Quilt Shop (1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan) this weekend and meet all of these lovely Riley Blake designers. And FYI Sandy the owner of Pine Needles is one of our Riley Blake Designers too. Plus, you can step inside Carina's glamper.  Lots of fun, prizes and inspiration this Saturday from 11-2. We hope to see you there! ...read more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 10

01 May 2014


Today wraps up or Riley Blake Union Jack Blog Tour and Ginny from Darling Adventures finishes it of with a bang! Don't you just LOVE the bright colors on the ottoman and, seriously, all I can say about those bookshelves is Wow! I know many teens who would LOVE to have those bookshelves sitting in their bedroom. Hop on over to her blog to view the full tutorial. We want to extend a HUGE heartfelt Thank You to all of our Blog Tour participants. Use the links below to go back and view what our other bloggers have done ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~4 Patch Rag Bag

30 Apr 2014


Hello!  Today I get to share with you how to make a 4 patch rag bag.  It's one of the first things that I learned how to sew and years later I still love and make them often.  They are perfect for cute, quick, handmade gifts.  (Especially when filled with special surprises!) I, by the way, am liZ from over at Simple Simon and Company and as always am happy to be here at Riley Blake Designs.  Now....let's get started!  Here's what you'll need to make these fun tote bags: Supplies: a sewing machine thread ... ...read more

Dapper Doggie Dog Bed Tutorial

29 Apr 2014


It's DAY 9 of the Riley Jake Union Jack Blog Tour and today I am going to show you how to make this adorable dog bed. At Riley Blake, we LOVE bloggers. They provide a fantastic platform for the crafting/sewing community - keeping us sharing, creating and inspired. So before I begin this tutorial, I have to give props to Dobleufa for the inspiration behind this Dapper Doggie Bed. Her blog is in Spanish, but she has translated much of it into English. I have made her floor cushions many times with much success and this doggie bed is ... ...read more
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