Project Design Team Wednesday~Super Simple Rag Quilt

10 Oct 2012

Hi Riley Blake readers!!

It's Jen from Tatertots & Jello. I am learning so much being a member of the Riley Blake Design Team. My sister had a baby this summer and I was so exited to make her a quilt for her baby shower. I had never made a quilt on my own before, luckily my mom agreed to help me - thanks mom!! For this quilt we used the beautiful Riley Blake Verona, Daisy Cottage and Emily Taylorfabrics. Here's how we made this simple quilt: First we cut the front, back and batting into 8" squares. Then we ... more

Eleanor Burns visits Riley Blake Designs

08 Oct 2012

Eleanor with Deonn Stott. We were lucky to have Eleanor Burns visit our warehouse last week, she was in town teaching at a conference for the Cotton Shop.        Eleanor enjoyed seeing all of our quilts and thought Deonn Stott's QR code quilt, featured at our booth spring Quilt  Market, was so clever. We attended Eleanor's lecture Friday night (What Fun!) with Tales of the First Ladies and their Quilt Blocks.   Interesting coincidence, Deonn and I just filmed a tutorial on Thursday using one of Eleanor's fantastic rulers. *Watch for Deonn's basic quilting tutorial at the end ... more

Simple life pillow tutorial

06 Oct 2012

We have a great tutorial posted on Cutting Corners College using The Simple Life fabric line.  Wendy Sheppard incorporates the blue panel in these two pillows.  Click here to view the entire tutorial. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Scrappy Ruffle Headband

03 Oct 2012

I'm excited to be back here again at Riley Blake Designs. Today I'm sharing a tutorial for the Scrappy Ruffle Headband Tutorial. This headband is made from Riley Blake Fabrics (The Sweetest Thing) and Sew Together Trims and Buttons. These headbands come together in no time with very little sewing involved. Use up the scraps from whatever quilt or outfit you have around and you've got a fun accessory any little girl would love to wear! Scrappy Ruffle Headband Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama for Riley Blake Designs   Supplies: 2 coordinating fabrics (scraps) 1 ... more

How'd you like to WIN a FQ bundle?

01 Oct 2012

  This week we're giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of our latest line, The Simple Life! That's 22 18"x22" cuts! One each of the entire line! Think of all the great things you can make:) We love this line and are so excited to share it with you, so don't miss this giveaway! You can either enter here or on our FACEBOOK page, just get your entry in by 10/9 at 12:01 EST.    a Rafflecopter giveaway more

Fabric Silhouette cover

01 Oct 2012

Today on Cutting Corners College, we have a new tutorial on how to make a Silhouette cover. Andrea of Knitty Bitties, uses The Simple Life fabic line to create this fabric cover.  Look at the adorable hand embroidery block that was added.

This is a great idea to keep this expensive machine protected and now it is cute enough to leave out on display. Click here to view the entire tutorial. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Scrappy Improv Wall Hanging

26 Sep 2012


      scrappy improv wall hanging designed by Heather Jones for Riley Blake Designs   Looking for something to make with your leftover scraps of fabric? This simple project transforms leftover bits and pieces of fabric and makes a completely unique wall hanging out of an improvised log cabin quilt block. It's a great project to polish up your quilting skills with, too.   Please read all instructions before getting started. All seam allowances are 1/4 inch.           materials:   scraps of Riley Blake cotton fabrics (I used a variety of Riley Blake basics in chevron and solid cotton) all purpose thread machine quilting ... more

Hourglass Quilt

24 Sep 2012

Need a new Quilting project? Shelly Pagliai from Prairie Moon Quilts, has a tutorial on making this beautiful Hourglass quilt, featuring Good Life fabric. Click here to view the entire tutorial. more

Halloween Wall Hanging

24 Sep 2012

Did you see this cute wall hanging posted on Friday. Brought to you by Kaylynn's creations, Kaylynn makes good use of our Costume Clubhouse panel. The wall hanging is reversible click here to view the entire tutorial. more

Daisy Cottage fabric dress

21 Sep 2012

It is always fun to see our fabrics in unexpected places. What a cute Daisy Cottage dress. more

Announcing ... The Create Kids Couture/Riley Blake Designs GIVEAWAY!

21 Sep 2012


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Project Design Team Wednesday~Halloween Apron

19 Sep 2012

Hi! I'm Melissa Mortenson from the Polkadot Chair blog! Today I'm sharing with you a tutorial for this very "batty" apron! Stop by my blog for a chance to win some Costume Clubhouse Fat Quarters and Gray Chevron Fabric!!     I love Halloween! I thought it would be fun to have a cute apron to greet the trick or treaters this year. This apron is make from the amazing Riley Blake Chevrons (the small chevron) and the Costume Clubhouse line of fabric. This apron is fully lined, features 2 pockets and adjustable ties for the back and the neck ... more
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