Australia here we come!

15 Nov 2012

We are sending a Big Shout out to Australia!  Our bags are packed and my daughter, Riley and I are heading to Australia . Wahoo, first time!  We are landing in Sydney, having a little fun along the way, and ending up to Melbourne for the AQM show. If you are attending AQM, join Sue Daley and I for "Show and Share" Saturday, November 24th at 9:40 am.  Also, we will have many projects on display at booth #22, with daily "make and takes" at 2pm and we had to bring our Riley Blake chocolate truffles.  Drop by and see ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Reusable Christmas Bags

13 Nov 2012

At Christmas each year we have a tradition that our kids can open one present on Christmas Eve, which is always a new, sparkling set of pajamas for Christmas morning pictures.  It's a fun tradition and the kids love it....but it has always been a hassle finding those presents under the tree.  So, I  had an idea to make reusable Christmas bags that we can use year after year for that traditional Christmas Eve gift.  One, so we can easily find the gifts and secondly, to save a bit of paper and add some cuteness and fabric-love under ... more

Simple Scissor holder/Lanyard

12 Nov 2012

Christmas is just around the corner and we have a great idea for a quick gift for a sewing friend.   Deonn Stott shows you how to make this easy scissor lanyard holder today on Cutting Corners College. Click here to view the entire tutorial. *Deonn and I made a video tutorial on how to make this scissor holder, watch for it in a couple of weeks. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Flannel Christmas Nightgown

06 Nov 2012

Riley Blake Flannel Nightgown Tutorial

  Supply List: 2 yds Riley Blake Design Santa’s Workshop Flannel  1 package of double fold red fleece bias tape 14 inches of 1/2” wide elastic Nightgown with Raglan Sleeves to create pattern   First of all, I have not sewn with a commercial pattern…yet.  I just create my own patterns from existing garments or I draw the garment/product I want to create on paper and create a pattern on tissue paper.  This is probably not the easy way, but it’s the way I taught myself to sew.  That being said, this tutorial is based on an ... more

Dotty Squares Quilt

05 Nov 2012

  We love dots...and today on Cutting Corners College, Karen Maxwell from Lisnaweary Quilts, shows how to make this quilt using Riley Blake Designs dots. Click here to view the entire tutorial. more

Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion

02 Nov 2012

Today Deonn Stott is sharing her tutorial on how to make a Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion.  These are the same pincushions we shared for our make and takes at Quilt Market. Click here to view the entire tutorial. Also featured this week, is this adorable pirate softie designed by BreeMcCloy from Distant Pickles.   Click here and see how to make Captain Cole using Pirate Matey fabric. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Party Dress and Bow Tie

31 Oct 2012

Hi! I'm Nikkala, one of the 5 Crafting Chicks! We are excited to be joining the fabulous ladies on the Design Team here at Riley Blake! A few months ago we added a little dolly to our family! It has been fun to have a baby girl to dress up after the jeans of tees 2 boys. I fell in love with the colors of the Millie's Closet line, with the very girly red with purses and the coordinating blue. It had something to make each of my kids happy! Finding a baby dress pattern that was what ... more

Houston Quilt Market 2012

30 Oct 2012

Houston Quilt Market just ended and this is my first chance to post pictures. 

Set up  With 7 packed crates it takes a while to set up and take down. We all look on while Jenna finishes the floor ... never mind that she is the one that is pregnant! Nice! Sample Spree Sample Spree is crazy, but fun because of all of the energy in the room. Open For Business Take a look at Flutter by The Quilted Fish ... WOW! Take a walk with us around our booth.  Second stop, The Simple Life by Tasha Noel. This is her beautiful ... more


26 Oct 2012

  COME TAKE A ROAD TRIP WITH RILEY BLAKE DESIGNS!    We're heading to VEGAS!    Click HERE for the details ...   We'd love for you to join us:) more

In Houston with my Cowgirl boots on

26 Oct 2012

I am putting on my cowgirl boots and Jina and I are teaching at School house today at the Houston Convention Center, join us at 4:55....Big news coming your way. If you are attending Quilt Market drop by and see us. more

Stay tuned for a BIG announcement!!!

25 Oct 2012


We've got a BIG BIG BIG announcement coming tomorrow! We've been keeping a secret, but tomorrow we'll let everyone in on it!

Make sure you come back tomorrow at 4PM (MST).

That's all I can say ... 

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24 Oct 2012

  This week we're giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of our latest line, Flutter! That's 21 18"x22" cuts ... One each of the entire line! Think of all the great things you can make:) Please don't forget to get your entries in by Sunday, October 28th at Midnight (MST). Make sure you post on the Rafflecopter widget ... comments made to this blog post will not count. We'll announce the winner here and on our Facebook GIVEAWAY page on Tuesday, October 30th. ~GOOD LUCK~  a Rafflecopter giveaway   CONGRATULATIONS to Nicole B! She won our last giveaway for ... more
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