Nancy Zieman's blog tour

13 Feb 2014

Monday, February 17th we will be featuring Nancy Zeiman's new book  Seams Unlikely. Here is the list of blogs participating in the tour. February 4          Nancy Zieman  February 5          Eileen Roche February 5          Pat Sloan February 6          Melissa Stramel February 6          The Long Ladies February 6          Tori Thompson February 7          Amy Barickman February 7          Melissa Mora February 8          Shari Butler ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Mod Messenger Bag

11 Feb 2014

Hello fellow fabric lovers! I am Amy and I blog about how to make quilts along with my own fabric fetish on my blog, Diary of a Quilter. Today I am sharing a quick and simple Mod Messenger Bag tutorial. I have two daughters who I am teaching to sew and wanted to create a simple bag tutorial perfect for beginning sewer. Today I am using fabrics from one of Riley Blake's latest collections, Mod Studio by Holli Zollinger. I love these modern, graphic prints. The simple bags really let the fabric do the work to create a chic ... more

Carina's Glamper Tour

11 Feb 2014

    Carina Gardner is camping out with her glamper at Quilt stores this spring. She has planned 4 fun filled events and everyone and anyone is invited to come join the fun.  The Riley Blake team will be there! more

Cotton Carnivale in Australia

09 Feb 2014

Say hello to FiFi...our host at Cotton Carnivale! Jess, aka FiFi, was the bell of the party and is Sue's creative personal assistant. At Saturday night's party everyone wore a mask...some masks were provided and some people chose to bring their own. Miss Piggy decided to attend the masquerade party. All of our Australian friends were dressed for a fun night. Notice in the photo below....even the men wore masks ...way to go boys! It was really a fun night that we will all remember! Here is a picture of all of our instructors for ... more

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 ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~DIY Fabric Canvas with Applique

05 Feb 2014

DIY Canvas with Fabric Applique at

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 ... 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 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 ... 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!
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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 ... 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. 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 ... 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) the corner you can ... 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! more
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