What Is This RBD60 Giveaway?

26 Mar 2016

RBD60 Giveaway

Are you wondering what all these prize boxes floating around the country are all about?  Let us fill you in! We are counting down the days to Spring Quilt Market with our #RBD60 Giveaways! We'll be giving away prize boxes each week leading up to Spring Quilt Market on May 20th. The prize boxes have a retail value of at least $200, and the contents will vary as the contest goes on. The image above is a representation of what may be in the prize box. How do you win a prize box? Let us show you! We will ... ...read more

Friday Finds - What's Happening on Instagram?

25 Mar 2016

 Happy Friday! For today's Friday Finds, we wanted to once again spotlight some of the creativity happening over on Instagram. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @rileyblakedesigns. You can find endless RBD projects and inspiration using #iloverileyblake #fabricismyfun #rileyblakedesigns We'll start things off with some of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along. We love seeing everyone's Bloom Sew Along blocks in progress. @defkaraca shared these blocks she is working on all the way from her home in Turkey! Thanks for sharing Defne! @scrappynhappy shared her beautiful finished quilt - WOW! What an achievement! Fabric: Lori Holt's ... ...read more

Daily Dose 3.24

24 Mar 2016


Happy Thursday! Today marks the last day of Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour. This blog tour has been FABulous! Andrea included many talented international bloggers and it was a real treat connecting with new talent and friendly faces from all over the globe. Starting things off, Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings shows us how to convert a standard dress pattern into an elastic back. Perfect for growing kids, maternity wear, and fluctuating clothing sizes, this little trick will rock your world!   Marissa shows this technique on a dress she made out of Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen fabric ... ...read more

Wool Blog Tour - Cool Treats Phone Case

24 Mar 2016


Today we are super excited to join the Penny Rose Wool Blog Tour! Penny Rose is our sister company, producing the same highest quality fabrics you get with Riley Blake. Penny Rose specializes in reproduction and vintage-inspired fabrics. But did you know, Penny Rose also has a collection of high quality wool fabric? This wool has a beautiful drape and is a breeze to sew with! When I thought of working with the wool, I knew I wanted to do something fun, and I immediately thought of this cute Keep it Cool Phone Case Pattern from Oliver + S. The brown ... ...read more

Daily Dose 3.23

23 Mar 2016


Hello, friends! We have LOTS of exciting things happening here at Riley Blake Designs! Today's Daily Dose will give you pictures, links and info. so you don't miss a thing! We'll start you off with Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour. Today's stop on the blog tour takes us to Flaupa, where Sandra shares this CUTE cat skirt and applique top. Flaupa is a German blog, but there are no language barriers when it come to cuteness! Next, Jedi Craft Girl is sharing instructions for this snappy "Cat in the Kitchen" quilt. Don't you ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ DIY Swaddle Blanket and Burp Cloth

23 Mar 2016

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Hi Everyone! We are Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon and Company and we are here today to talk about Riley Blake's new double gauze fabrics that are absolutely dreamy....you will love working with them. We have two baby projects today that can be made out of any double gauze that are the perfect baby gifts for a new little one in our house or for a special mom-to-be!  Up first is a DIY Swaddle Blanket.....like those expensive ones that you are seeing everywhere....but you can make your own! Click below to watch the video of ... ...read more

Daily Dose 3.21

21 Mar 2016


Hello, friends! Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour continues this week and the fabulous projects just keep pouring in!   To start things off, Snickerdoodle Stew is sharing this fantastic little dress using the Izzy & Ivy Emory Dress sewing pattern. Isn't the apron just charming? Visit Snickerdoodle Stew for more details.   Next up is Was Eigenes, sharing the DIY on these fun asymmetrical Oven Mitts and Placemat/Hot Pad. Just a heads up - her entire post is in German, but don't let that deter English speakers. This is a fun opportunity to connect with some extremely talented bloggers ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 10

21 Mar 2016


Happy Monday, everyone! We're excited to begin another week with Block #10 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along. If you are new to the sew along, scroll to the bottom of this post for further details and links.  Isn't this a cute block? Cindy made this block following Lori's tutorial and using fabric from Lori's Calico Days fabric collection.   Carrie, from Beri Bee Designs made this adorable block using Melissa Mortenson's Wonderland fabric collection. Jina Barney Designz is sharing this charming block made with Penny Rose vintage-inspired and reproduction prints. We really can't ... ...read more

Daily Dose 3.18

18 Mar 2016


Hello friends, Happy Friday! We are excited to finish off the week with some deliciously cute projects and tutorials from the Wonderland and Vintage Kitchen Blog Tours!  Girl.Inspired took cuteness to new heights with her Hot Air Balloon Easter Basket TUTORIAL.     She even added little bunnies to the balloons! Can't.handle.the.cuteness. "Hop" on over to Girl.Inspired for details. See Kate Sew glammed up the bunnies with gold-edged Wonderland Coasters.  Yes, please! You can find the complete tutorial at See Kate Sew.  Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour is in full swing, and today Emily ... ...read more

Daily Dose 3.17

17 Mar 2016


We hope you are having as much fun as we are following along with Melissa Mortenson's Wonderland Blog Tour and Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour! For today's Daily Dose of eye candy we'll recap the fabulous projects hitting the blogger world today. Starting us off is Diary of a Quilter with a beautiful Wonderland Quilt TUTORIAL. Perfect for Spring or Easter, this would be a fabulous table topper or wall hanging! And who wouldn't LOVE this flirty apron made by Sew Can She? Also featuring Wonderland fabrics, the sweetheart neckline and fun ruffles give ... ...read more

Where's Riley Blake Today?

16 Mar 2016


We have soooo much going on this week and we are excited to share it all with you! We hope you are having fun following along with the Wonderland and Vintage Kitchen Blog Tours. Today we will be sharing pictures from these blog tours plus more fun happenings! To start things off, we wanted to show you this BEAUTIFUL 16-Patch quilt made by Andy at A Bright Corner. Andy used Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen fabrics to create this vibrant, whimsical piece of cuddly goodness! You can find more pictures and info on her blog.  Farbenmix had us in awe ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Personalized Appliqué Pillowcases

16 Mar 2016

Sew Like My Mom | Applique Pillowcases

Hi Riley Blake readers! I'm Melissa, back from Sew Like My Mom with another tutorial for you! If you're following me on Instagram you see me frequently post applique pillowcases. Last year I started making them for kids for birthday gifts then using them as gift wrap. The kids love them! But every time I post them people ask questions, so I decided I needed to just sit down and write it all out. Sadly, I've never made ANY of these pillowcases for my kids! They've got plenty of the different seasons and holidays, but none ... ...read more
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