Our trip half way around the world....

07 Feb 2014

I have a few days to catch up...Jina and I made it to New Zealand and enjoyed a little time seeing this beautiful country.  I had to include a photo of one of our stops....Hobbiton. Are you a fan of The Hobbit or Lord of the Ring series?  Then, this is a must do on your bucket list. I am a fan...and this far met my expectation. Look at this hobbit house...enchanting. There are over 40 unique homes and although they are just a facade they look like a hobbit could walk out that door at ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~DIY Fabric Canvas with Applique

05 Feb 2014

DIY Canvas with Fabric Applique at u-createcrafts.com

I have had this idea of covering an old canvas with fabric for a long time now and finally made the time to make it.  This is a great way to perfectly coordinate the nursery décor and add a personal touch.  I am going to show you how I made this canvas for a little boy, but really you can take the concept and do ANYTHING you want.  Supply List: Old Canvas (or new if you want) (9) 2.5 inch strips of fabric (I used an ON THE GO Rolie Polie from Riley Blake) Clear thread Bright Blue ... ...read more

Leaving on a Jet Plane …

31 Jan 2014

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you're all ready for the weekend :)     Cindy and Jina are on their way to New Zealand to visit our distributor there ...  

  Then on to Australia for Millhouse Collections    AMAZING   Cotton Carnivale!         I'm jealous ... I hope they bring me back a souvenir!    Oh and did you see our latest Cutting Corners tutorial?    How cute is this apron?    Thanks www.bomshellbling.com for sharing your tutorial with us.    Click HERE for all the instructions to make one.        We also have another FUN Quiet Book page.    This time it's a PIZZA!    Click HERE to be taken ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Valentine Bunting and Table Runner

29 Jan 2014

Hi Riley Blake readers! I'm Melissa and I blog at Sew Like My Mom and I'm so excited to be sharing with you today! I'm giving away an awesome Riley Blake prize on my blog, so be sure to jump over and check it out!
Sew Like My Mom | Riley Blake

I love Valentine's Day. It's not that I love all the lovey dovey hearts per se--I do--but I love pink. I'm a pink girl at heart (see what I did there?). I've got pink dishes, pink utensils, a pink mixer. You name it, I've got it in ... ...read more

Valentine's photo props and more

24 Jan 2014

We had two fantastic tutorials this week on Cutting Corners College. Tonia of Threads Alamonde, showed us how to create this Valentine's photo props.  Remember the video with the Christmas photo props, same concept just  for Valentines!  I love it!!!! Our second tutorial of the week is by Doohikey Designs called a Monster and his cookies It is part of our Quiet book series, every Friday look for a new quiet book page. Thanks Shari Don't forget tomorrow to visit your local quilt shoppe. Buy local, it helps support your community.     ...read more

DIY Laptop Sleeve Clutch

22 Jan 2014

Hey there Riley Blake Readers!!  I'm Melissa Mortenson, author of the Polka Dot Chair Blog.I adore being a part of the Riley Blake Fabrics Design team, dreaming up new projects to share with you all year!     Stop by my blog today for a chance to enter to win a Riley Blake Fabrics Fat Quarter Pack!   Today I'm going to share with you how to make this Laptop Sleeve Clutch! It's padded to make it extra sturdy and simple to sew, you can whip one up in an hour or so! I used Vintage Verona Cottons for ... ...read more

Happy Birthday Quilt

20 Jan 2014

Jina and I are so excited to show you the first block in our "Happy Birthday Quilt". (click on the image above to view the pattern instructions) Click HERE to watch the video. This month we are making Ice Cream Cones. This is a simple paper piecing project. Join us each month as we Celebrate Birthdays with this special Birthday Quilt. Click here to view fabric requirements for the entire Quilt. My long arm quilter Connie did such a great job... (feel free to click on the image above for details about making the quilt) ...in the corner you can ... ...read more

A little more pie!

17 Jan 2014

Everyone loves pie! Make this adorable Quiet book page, brought to you by Pie Plate Patterns. Also featured this week on Cutting Corners College...placemats. Beautiful! Monday is going to be a big day!! Join us as we introduce our Block of the Month Program for 2014. We are going to be making a Birthday quilt.   Have a great weekend everyone!! We will see you on Monday....Happy Sewing! ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Crochet Cozy

14 Jan 2014

crochet cozy--simplesimonandcompany

  Hi everyone! I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters' in law that blog at Simple Simon and Company. One thing we really love to sew are simple, easy project that are useful and more importantly can be sewn in an afternoon. And today's project is no exception. Here's the story behind it. I was recently helping my mom clean out her craft room and we kept finding loose crochet hooks around the place.....one here, one there and quite a few more in her crochet basket. And an idea was born. She was in desperate ... ...read more

Roar Quiet Book page

13 Jan 2014

Roar is our second tutorial for our Quiet Book program featured on Cutting Corners College. Julia teaches a great way to incorporate all different types of trims into this project.  Join us every Friday for a new Quiet Book page. ...read more

Smocking tutorial

07 Jan 2014

New tutorial on Cutting Corners college, Simple Smocking. I have always wanted to learn this technique and this tutorial makes it look so easy. Click here to view instructions. ...read more

Quiet Book Fridays

04 Jan 2014

To make sure you did not miss out on our first Quiet book page posted yesterday click here to view the entire tutorial on Cutting Corners College. This mitten was created by Jina, follow her tutorial and this will give you an easy start on your first page. Join us every Friday for a new page.  Choose your favorites throughout the year to make a truly unique Quiet book for someone you love. ...read more
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