Meet Shari Butler

29 Sep 2010

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Shari Butler has been with Riley Blake Designs almost from the beginning.  I made Shari have a sit down chat with me so you could have a chance to get to know her.   Shari's inspiration for Hooty Hoot Kangaroo is her nephews, but she also hopes to have a boy of her own someday.  Hooty Hoot Kangaroo fabric line says a big hello to our friends down-under in Australia (notice the kookaburra and gum tree) Her color palate is all boy, with classic browns and blues and greens. Since childhood Shari has always been involved with the arts and ... more

Winter Wonderland Quilt

24 Sep 2010

We think our new tutorial on Cutting Corners College using  Colorful Christmas  by MME is adorable.  Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt has created this Colorful Winter Wonderland quilt.  And oh how colorful it is....take a look.
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Love the wonky trees and beautiful job with the machine quilting. Thanks Natalia! more

Domestic Diva Table Runner

17 Sep 2010

    Visit Cutting Corners College to see our latest tutorial by Jodi of Jody sent me a link to her tutorial at  and I fell in love with this table runner and I asked if I could present it on Cutting Corners College.  Thanks for sharing Jodi!      What I love about this modern retro line by Emily Taylor is that Emily really put a lot of fun in this fabric.  The recipe fabric is her actual family recipes, the Damask with vintage cooking pots and pans is adorable and if you look closely, the brunette even ... more

Fabric Labels

13 Sep 2010

Today is a good day to introduce our next "Sew Together" product.  What is "Sew Together" you ask?  "Sew Together" is Riley Blake Designs signature products that are meant to be used with our fabrics (and other fabrics too!) We have previously shown you our zippers by the yard, last week we introduced our handmade crochet flowers and this week I will give you a sneak peak of our "Sew Labels" coming soon. Labels have been done before, but not quite like this.  We have three different colorways available.  1. pinks, reds and browns 2. greens, blues and grays 3 ... more


09 Sep 2010

Here are the winners of our crochet flower give-away:

Ann Maddox-White flowers

Kristen McCowan-Baby pink flowers

Karen H. Grew-Pink flowers

Shirley Clark-Brown flowers

Sarah-acheekyMonkey.etsy-Red flowers

Jill Maddox Green-Aqua flowers

Michelle Post-Orange flowers

Anne Koop-Cream flowers

Virgina hulce Davidson-Lime green flowers

Linsay Parker Cocker-Strawberries w/flower

Kayliee Bean-Cherries w/flower

Thank you to everyone that made a comment.  Send me an email with your address to more

Crochet Flower give-away

06 Sep 2010

We will post our crochet flower give-away winners here on Thursday.   I just learned about the many rules facebook has put in place for give-aways/contests (Yes there are many!)  So instead of running the chance of having our facebook page deleted, we moved our contest to our blog.  I wrote down the names of all who posted comments on fb for the give-away and I will enter those names plus anymore who post comments here in the drawing.  We love hearing from all of you! Thanks for your understanding.
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What's New at Riley Blake

02 Sep 2010

We are so excited to introduce our latest "Sew Together" product.  Crochet flowers.  They are gorgeous! We have been waiting for these flowers for months...and we got our first shipment today. We are still waiting for our complete order of colors which should be in by the end of next week. Here is a preview. This is how they are packaged (I took off the plastic wrap for a better photo), one color, three sizes.   We have white, cream, aqua, red, hot pink, baby pink, orange, lime green and brown. 
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The beauty of these flowers is they can be ... more

Nantucket summer cushions

16 Aug 2010

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Summer is not over yet.  Visit Cutting Corners College to learn how to change out your tired summer cushions to these beautiful ones.  Julie Knudsen of Back In Bloom Design has created a new tutorial called "Cute Cushion Redo" using Nantucket Summer fabric. Thanks Julie! more

Hooty Hoot and Domestic Diva

16 Aug 2010

We have been promised that our Hooty Hoot Kangaroo and Domestic Diva lines have been shipped and we will have them in house by Wednesday.  Thanks for waiting. 

I wanted to share something funny that we heard this weekend.   We were at our Alpine Days quilt show (Fantastic quilts by the way!) when Jina heard a little boy tell his Mom "Mom you need to practice sewing so you can make me one of these quilts". Funny...gotta love kids. more

Zipper Daisy Flower

02 Aug 2010

In addition to our new tutorial for Cutting Corners College, I just posted a video tutorial on the making of a Daisy Zipper Flower on facebook.   Also, Congrats to our zipper winners.  Your zippers will be in the mail tomorrow. Many more give-aways to come, so become a fan of Riley Blake Desgins on facebook to be eligible. more

Vintage Zipper Flower

01 Aug 2010

We have had many requests for tutorials on our new "Zippers by the Yard" product line.  Visit Cutting Corners College for our first tutorial on zipper flowers.
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I love vintage buttons.  Here is a great way to use your favorite button to make this stunning zipper flower.  Add a pin on the back and it easily adds character to your favorite hat, bag, coat or jacket. Or even Sandals. Too much bling...we are working on a video tutorial for this sweet and simple daisy flower.  Watch for it on facebook. more

We are Back

20 Jul 2010

We are back from vacation.   Our family visits Jackson Hole, Wyoming every year and I am always taken back from the beauty of the Grand Tetons. 
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Here is one of the most photographed barns in America.  This is Moulton Barn on Mormon row and with the Tetons as a background it is Amazing! I could not help but take a picture of this big guy in Yellowstone Park.  Bison are just so enormous.  Look at the crazy man in the background, I am not sure I want anything wild that weighs a ton that close to me.  I was in ... more
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