Cathedral Window Pincushion

17 Feb 2012

We love Pincushion Fridays!  Visit Cutting Corners College to see this week's tutorial. Cathedral Window Pincushion Tutorial by Susanne Klemm more

Quilts of Valor

16 Feb 2012

I wanted to share a beautiful story from Lynne of Page Arizonia.  Quilt of Valor is a  project that was started in July of last year. These ladies pieced all of these quilts and then Lynne quilted them. Each quilt was bound and labeled by the volunteers.  The quilts were finished just in time to be mailed on Veterans Day November 11, 2011 and the troops received them just before Christmas! Lynne's son, who is the commander, said that the troops were really amazed that someone would care enough to go to such work for them.  They were all ... more

Design Team Wednesday~Nursery Floor Pillow Tutorial

15 Feb 2012

Fly A Kite Nursery Floor Pillow Tutorial

Hi! I'm Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade and I am SO excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team!! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a kite themed nursery floor pillow using Riley Blake's new Fly A Kite collection by October Afternoon. This step by step tutorial is for making a large floor pillow, however you can make a smaller version by simply eliminating a few steps. If you have any questions feel free to email me at Now let's get started!! What you'll need : : 4 - fat quarters or ... more

Happy Valentines day!

14 Feb 2012

Show your sweetheart some love.   Learn how to make these Raw-Edge Machine Appliqué hearts today on Cutting Corners College taught by Deonn Stott.

Deonn demonstrates four different methods of raw edge applique...which one is your favorite? more

Ruffle Heart Pincushion.

10 Feb 2012

Did you see today's pincushion on Cutting Corners College..... brought to you by our own Jen Allyson!  Perfect for Valentines Day! more

Design Team Wednesday~Simple Spring Skirts

08 Feb 2012

  One reason that Liz and I started our blog was to show everyone that if we could sew, then basically anyone could.  We sometimes feel like we are living out Gusteau's line from the movie Ratatouille, when he said, "Anyone can cook!"   But we have changed it to "Anyone can sew!"    And we will prove it to you.  First there's me, Elizabeth, the girl who loved to sew in Junior High (I owe all my skills to Ms. Busto) but quit when she cared too much about what others thought of the Home Ec classes she was taking ... more

Sun Hat!

07 Feb 2012

Don't miss today's Cutting Corners tutorial. I am dreaming of warmer days...your little ones will be ready for the beach with this Tulip Petal Sun Hat. more

Website Make-over

06 Feb 2012

What do you think of our new Blog make-over?  We are working on making our entire website more user friendly....stay tuned. 

FYI: We just released a new video today that talks about our new Riley Blake Designs' Project Kits.  We pre-sold these kits at Quilt Market in Houston and are letting everyone know that they are now available. more

Where Women Create!!

03 Feb 2012

We feel very honored to be featured in this month's issue of Where Women Create and are extremely excited to announce a series of articles under the title of the Business of the Studio that will be running throughout the year.

This is a teaser page, we have two more additional pages in the magazine that we hope you will enjoy.  This article gives you a taste of what it takes to make art into fabric.  Special thanks to Lori Holt, Lila Tueller, Amanda Herring and Carina Gardner for helping in the photo shoot. And as always thanks to ... more

Design Team Wednesday~Notebook Folder Tutorial

01 Feb 2012

Hi there, I am Becky from Ucreate .  I am so excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team. 

This year I look forward to sharing some great tutorials with you using the amazing fabric of Riley Blake Designs .  This month I chose some fabric from the Dainty Blossoms fabric line.  Posy Blue and Blooms Pink to be exact!  With that glorious fabric I have created a NOTEBOOK FOLDER TUTORIAL just for you wonderful Riley Blake Blog readers.  Enjoy! Supplies: 2 fat quarters 1/4 yd. fusible interfacing 1/4 yd. thin batting 1 Riley Blake 2” button ... more

Pincushion Jar

27 Jan 2012

Andy Knowlton uses Daisy Cottage fabric to create today's pincushion tutorial which is a smart and simple idea....a pincushion with storage. Thanks Andy! Visit Cutting Corners College and be a part of our pincushion club every Friday. more

Toaster Cover

24 Jan 2012

You are going to want to make today's project on Cutting Corners College. Check out this Toaster Cover designed by Rebecca Woods of Charley, Dee and Me.

Who does not have a toaster ?!....and what a cute way to add a little color to your kitchen. more
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