Need a last minute gift idea?

16 Dec 2010

Our latest Cutting Corners tutorial would make a great stocking stuffer.  Traci Gibson gives easy instructions for this Keychain Wristlet using Quite Contrary fabric.
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Great idea Traci.   Thanks! more

Quilt Market 2010

15 Dec 2010

I know it is December and Quilt Market has long past, but finally I have a moment to post pictures of the show.  We have said it before and we will say it again, we love seeing old friends at market and meeting new ones.
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Here is Jon and Anne Little from Sew and Save peeking through the round window. I could not resist taking their picture as they were waiting for the doors to open. And our booth was right in front of the entrance. We have known Jon and Anne for a very long time.  They used to ... more

Lila Tueller

24 Nov 2010

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The fashionable Lila Tueller always brings great color and design to fabric. Lila is our featured artist of the month.  Her latest line Isabella, is her first line with Riley Blake Designs.  I wanted everyone to get to know Lila a little better so I asked her a few questions about her beginnings, inspirations and late night treats and this is what she had to say.... I started painting young because I had two older siblings who were accomplished artists by the time I was maybe 3 or 4, so I was always getting into their art supplies. But mostly ... more

Sweet Divinity

23 Nov 2010

Sweet Divinity flannel just arrived and all pre-orders have been shipped. more

Sweet Divinity Quilt

15 Nov 2010

We have so much to share with so little time. Market was fantastic... seeing our customers face to face is always a treat (and winning an award for our booth was not bad either).  We ate too many truffles and too much mexican food, if you can really eat too much mexican food and too many truffles. We will be posting pictures of market over the next few days. Anyhoo, I am way behind on tutorials so I wanted to post our latest tutorial today. It is called "Pocket full of Pinwheels" by KarrieLyne of and it uses ... more

Amanda Herring

21 Oct 2010

  If you have been one of our blog readers for a while you would have noticed that we are highlighting each of our fabric designers close to when their fabric line arrives.  Amanda Herring, of The Quilted Fish is this weeks featured artist. And her long awaited line, Sweet Divinity, arrived in stores last week. 
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   I ask each of our designers what kind of interview/highlight they would like me to present... and I loved Amanda's idea: 10 things I like to use when I sew 1.       Basting spray 2.       Really good thread 3.       Ribbon and trims 4.       Buttons ... more

Love Birds tutorial

04 Oct 2010

Visit Cutting Corners College to see how to make this ""Sweet Apple Frock"  designed by Laura Johnson using Love Birds from My Mind Eye.   We will be adding a PDF printable version soon to our Cutting Corners tutorials so you can easily print your favorite patterns.
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Fabric News

30 Sep 2010

All Star 2 designed by Zoe Pearn for My Minds Eye (MME) and Sweet Divinity designed by Quilted Fish arrived today.  Did you hear Amanda (Quilted Fish) Screaming?  We did.  We are waiting for a couple more pieces for Sweet Divinity but can't wait to start cutting into this fabric. Speaking of beautiful fabrics....we also have Isabella designed by Lila Tueller.  Sorry you all have to wait for yours. We shipped in yardage early, just for quilt market and let me say it is stunning.  The periwinkle purple is one of my favorite colors.   We have more...we ... more

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
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