Project Design Team Wednesday~4 Patch Rag Bag

30 Apr 2014


Hello!  Today I get to share with you how to make a 4 patch rag bag.  It's one of the first things that I learned how to sew and years later I still love and make them often.  They are perfect for cute, quick, handmade gifts.  (Especially when filled with special surprises!) I, by the way, am liZ from over at Simple Simon and Company and as always am happy to be here at Riley Blake Designs.  Now....let's get started!  Here's what you'll need to make these fun tote bags: Supplies: a sewing machine thread ... ...read more

Dapper Doggie Dog Bed Tutorial

29 Apr 2014


It's DAY 9 of the Riley Jake Union Jack Blog Tour and today I am going to show you how to make this adorable dog bed. At Riley Blake, we LOVE bloggers. They provide a fantastic platform for the crafting/sewing community - keeping us sharing, creating and inspired. So before I begin this tutorial, I have to give props to Dobleufa for the inspiration behind this Dapper Doggie Bed. Her blog is in Spanish, but she has translated much of it into English. I have made her floor cushions many times with much success and this doggie bed is ... ...read more

Carina's glamper tour to Pin Needles

28 Apr 2014


       Carina is hitting the road again.  This time she will be taking her Glamper to visit Pin Needles in West Jordan, Utah.  Come join the fun this Saturday between 11-2. See you there! ...read more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 8

24 Apr 2014


It is Day 8 on our Riley Blake Union Jack Blog Tour, and today we get to see how to make this stunning Wrap Skirt from Sew We Quilt. We are LOVING the detail in the ruffle and fabric covered buttons! Stop by her fabulous blog for the full tutorial.Be sure to check out all of our bloggers and their creative ideas for using the Union Jack: Schedule:   Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter     Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz     Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios     Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Make Your Own Dolly Diapers

23 Apr 2014

How to make Dolly Diapers and a Free PDF Pattern

Hello! It's Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots (www.SmashedPeasandCarrots.com) I am so excited to be here today working on the Riley Blake Design Team! I am a mommy to four little ones ages 1, 3, 5, and 7 and if your kids are anything like mine they enjoy playing with their stuffed animals and dollies while pretending to be mommy (and daddy!) My girls especially have enjoyed "diapering" their dollies and I thought it was about time I added to our stash of doll diapers since it had been a while since I made the first set ... ...read more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 7

22 Apr 2014


It's Day 7 of our Riley Blake Union Jack Blog Tour! Jedi Craft Girl shows us how to make this SUPER cute Baby Quilt using the small Union Jack Flag Panel along with a variety of Riley Blake Basics. Cute little Harper is one lucky girl! Be sure to check out her easy tutorial and follow along with our many fantastic bloggers as they spill their creative beans on the many ways to use the iconic Union Jack. Schedule:   Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter     Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz     Tuesday 4/8 – Karin ... ...read more

April's Block of the Month

21 Apr 2014


   Join the party, this month we are introducing our Party Pinwheels.  Click here for the downloadable PDF.  ...read more

Glamper tour

19 Apr 2014


Hey Friends, if you are in the Las Vegas area....stop by Quiltique today for a tour of Carina's Glamper! Carina has taken a road trip and will be setting up shop in Las Vegas from 11am-2pm.  ...read more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 6

17 Apr 2014


Have you been following along with our Union Jack Blog Tour? If not, it's not too late to start! Today, Molly from Rose & Odin shows us how to make this adorable laptop sleeve. Be sure to check out all of the fabulous Union Jack tutorials on our Tour! ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Pocket Full of Posies Skirt

16 Apr 2014

Riley Blake Lazy Day Fabric Pocket full of Posies Skirt tutorial jojoandeloise.com

    I am pretty sure, you all remember that, Nursery Rhyme, Ring Around the Rosy! This song is often sung in our house, since we have so many little one's running around. And, every time it is sung I can't help but think about the, Pocket Full of Posies. I have always tried imagining what that must look like. So many times as a child I was often found, gathering and bunching together any and ALL wildflowers. Wanting to make endless bouquets to keep and give away. Our little girls are not to much different than I was. I ... ...read more

Union Jack Blog Tour: Day 5

15 Apr 2014


It's Day 5 on our Union Jack Blog Tour and Julia from Arcadia Cotton has given us a tutorial for these fun 30 minute pajama/lounge pants. You'll want to snuggle up with a good movie and a cup of hot cocoa after making these! Catch up on past posts and don't miss the fabulous bloggers we have in our queue! Schedule:   Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter     Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz     Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios     Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun     Tuesday 4/15 – Julia ... ...read more

You're invited to Nancy's interactive webcast

15 Apr 2014

Riley Blake Designs is proud to sponsor Nancy Zieman's interactive webcast. Nancy will be using Riley Blake fabric as she teaches her favorite bag making techniques. Sign up today or by tomorrow for a Special price.  Learn—Interact—Save—Have Fun!
Nancy Zieman Live Webcast from Nancy's Studio to Your Computer

Live from my studio to your computer on April 26th, join me, Nancy Zieman, for a fun and interactive webcast featuring my Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques. If you've never participated in a webcast, it's easy. The day before the event, we'll send everyone who registered a link to the webcast. A few minutes before your ... ...read more
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