February Block of the Month

19 Feb 2013

  We just re-uploaded our Feburary block of the month video.  It is a new and improved version. Click here to view the video. Our last video was a little long and we improved some of the steps to make our instructions a little easier to follow.  We are excited that so many of you are following along with us.   Jina and I will be bringing our finished "Things we Love" quilts to Fabric Fest for display.   A little about Fabric Fast! Our classes are filling up, so don't miss out.   We will be highlighting our teachers over the coming ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Monogram Baby Quilt

12 Feb 2013


  Hello fellow fabric lovers! My name is Amy Smart and I write about my fabric addiction adventures at a blog called Diary of a Quilter. I'm so excited to get to be a part of the Riley Blake Design team and share my first team tutorial with you today. This tutorial is for a simple monogram baby quilt. With so many great large scale fabrics available, you can create a simple baby quilt, letting the design motifs do all the work for you.  By adding a simple monogram embellishment you can both personalize the quilt and give the quilt ... ...read more

Fabric Fest Registration is open!

12 Feb 2013

It is Here!!!  Time to register.  We have a fantastic line up of teachers and classes.  You will not want to miss out! Eleanor Burns and Nancy Zieman are our featured guests. Click here to register. ...read more

February Block of the Month

11 Feb 2013

February's Mystery Block of the Month is all about Hearts!

This scrappy Heart Block is paper pieced and then reversed appliqued onto a white background.   Click here to get the pattern and download the printable template. Our video is uploaded and here is the link. http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/how-to-videos_block-of-the-month/ We know the video is very long. Jina designed this scrappy heart block and she takes me through each step. We hope it will help you understand how to paper piece and how to finish this block off with reverse applique. I wanted to share our this fun pincushion ... ...read more

Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lesson GIVEAWAY!

08 Feb 2013

    Happy Friday! Hope you had a great week.  I was sent a copy of a fantastic book to review. It's called Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons and if you have an embroidery machine, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! I have had my machine for quite a few years and I so wish I could have purchased this book when I bought my machine. There are so many tips and tricks that would have made my first few project so much easier!  Not to mention saved me the unpleasant task of unpicking!        It's a great book for both the ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Simple Chevron Throw

06 Feb 2013

Hello! I'm Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair Blog! Today I'm going to be sharing with you how to make this simple quilted throw. Be sure to stop by and say "hello" today, because I'm giving away a Chevron Fat Quarter Bundle on my blog! One of the most frequent comments I get is "I'd like to make a quilt but I don't know where to start". With this in mind I designed this simple quilted project that would be a great place to start if you've never made a quilt before. If you ... ...read more

Are you on Instagram?

05 Feb 2013

Riley Blake Designs is new to Instagram and we posted our very first pictures today! 

Get a sneak peak of of Twice as Nice by the Quilted fish (follow up fabric line to Sugar and Spice) by clicking on http://instagram.com/rileyblakedesigns

Instagram is my new favorite way to share pictures. Get connected with Riley Blake Designs...where you will see our latest and greatests fabrics and sewing projects.

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Gingham just arrived!

01 Feb 2013

Our Gingham fabric just arrived and look how fabulous it looks.  We have the sizes you want in small, medium and large and the colors you crave...lavender, navy, aqua, green, yellow, orange, red, gray and black. The quilt above will be available as a free downloadable pattern very soon. We have many more basics coming your way, like our Shuffle.  Shuffle is a cool new blender pattern fabric that looks like this .....and quilts up like this...........      ... it complements the gingham print perfectly in the dresden flower petals and looks great as a inside border.  Our Australian friend, Sue ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Polka Dot Pillow Sham

30 Jan 2013

Riley Blake Design Team Project

Hi! I'm Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade a proud member of the Riley Blake Design Team!! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a Rugby Stripe Pillow Sham using just a few of Riley Blake's wonderful basics, Cotton Dots and Solid fabric. If you have any questions feel free to email me at maureencracknell@hotmail.com. Now let's get started!!   What you'll need : : 1 - 1/2 yd cut of RBD small Cotton Dots in Brown 1 - 1/2 yd cut of RBD small Cotton Dots in Grey 1 - 1 yard cut of Solid White Fabric white ... ...read more

Super Star baby Quilt blocks.

28 Jan 2013

  Here is a fun project posted on Cutting Corners College today. Super Star Baby Quilt Blocks designed by Jessica of MamaJama Quilts. Click here to view the entire tutorial.   ...read more

January 2013 fabric lines

26 Jan 2013

We have fantastic new designer fabrics coming your way in 2013. New lines in January, Indy Chic by My Minds Eye. Beautiful for quilting, clothing, accessories and home decor. Carly Griffith is a new artist with Riley Blake Designs and Little Matryoshka is her debut line. We love her color combinations that boast of vibrant oranges, purples, aquas and greens. Serenity by Bo bunny is elegance with an Asian flair. Enjoy the deep reds, aquas, black and tan color combinations. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Easy Tiered Skirt

22 Jan 2013


  Hi everyone, it's Simple Simon and Co. and we are back today with an easy but especially darling skirt today that we have seen all over children's clothing websites selling for lots of money.  But instead of spending lots of money, we are are here today to teach you to make your own tiered skirt out of fabric from your sewing stash.   I made this particular skirt for my daughter who is seven years old and wears a size 7 in girls, but the skirt is easily adjusted for absolutely any age and any size (even adult----wouldn't ... ...read more
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