2013 pincushion

04 Jan 2013

Check out our first pincushion of 2013! Hany, from All with hands. Create, made this adorable little pincushion using our our solids and chevron fabric and Sew Together buttons. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Padded Gadget Cover

02 Jan 2013

Happy New Year, friends! It’s Char here from Crap I’ve Made and I’m excited to kick off 2013’s Project Design Team tutorials! Did Santa bring you a new gadget for Christmas? You know, an iPad/Kindle/Nook/tablet/whateverthecraptheycallthem? Are you worried about it getting scratched up in your purse? (Maybe you’re not because your purse isn’t as scary as mine?) This super quick and easy project will keep your gadget safe when you’re on the go. Padded Gadget Cover

Supplies: Exterior fabric (I used some Millie’s Closet by Lori Holt of ... ...read more

Happy New Year!

01 Jan 2013

Happy New Year!  We have great things coming your way in 2013!   ...read more

New Years Eve projects

31 Dec 2012

  We hope everyone is enjoying their holidays... and maybe getting a little sewing done. Check out our most recent tutorials on Cutting Corners College that would make great projects for the new year. The flannel Queen teaches you how to create this self binding baby blanket.   Allegory Landam shows you how to create Tiered Cake Pincushions. Tracy from 3 little birds demonstrates some fun modern quilting techniques using Black and white fabrics from our Mystique range. Click here to visit cutting corners college. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ I M Happy

26 Dec 2012

    Last week I was in a department store when I witnessed a mini tamper tantrum from a very spirited 3 year old. Her Mumm scolded her firmly but gently... "Emma, be happy, it's Christmas"   Well wee Emma, stomped her feet, and with such a frown,  bellowed out  " I M Happy"...   All of us that witnessed this outburst -smiled at the Mumm We all were quite familiar with these moments ! Possibly had the same outcomes....lol   As I completed my shopping, I kept thinking of  WEE Emma .   As soon as I arrived home, I got my sketch pad out and ... ...read more

Anyone working on sewing projects today?

21 Dec 2012

Who is still working like mad to get their sewing projects done for Christmas? Here is my pile of fabric and I have a 3 days. I always think I will have more time, get more done, and have more to show for my efforts... But I did just pick up a quilt from the quilter for my son (thanks Connie).... and I had her add a little something from me.  Hopefully my early teen will not mind a little sentiment from his mom mixed with his sport quilt. I also just finished last night my advent calendar I know ... ...read more

A Good Day!

19 Dec 2012

I just wanted to share a picture of our sweet Mason with the donation check to Autism Speaks and the Carmen B. Pingree Center for Autism.   KSL, our Utah TV Station, covered the event and the segment aired this evening. We enjoyed showing off our fabrics from Pieces of Hope and visiting with the administration of the Center, and an Autism Speaks representative. What a great day. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for buying, selling or sewing with Pieces of Hope. Click here to see the feature on KSL ...read more


18 Dec 2012

It is with a grateful heart that tomorrow we donate $21,800  to Autism Speaks and the Carmen B. Pingree Center for Autism ($1,800 is from our friend Billy Alper- Thanks Billy!)  Your purchases from Pieces of Hope fabric line have generated this donation. I have a nephew with Autism.  He is sweet, curious, smart, but does not speak.  We try and connect with him and see into his world.

My sister in law, Jenna had an idea over a year ago.  She suggested that Riley Blake Designs create a fabric line that would benefit Autism.  Having a son ... ...read more


12 Dec 2012

To celebrate reaching 20,000 fans on our  Facebook page, we're giving 3 of you a copy of our current catalog which you can browse and then choose ANY FAT QUATER BUNDLE OF YOUR CHOICE! PLUS we're also giving you a copy of Where Women Create Magazine featuring Riley Blake Designs! Wahoo! Just make sure you enter by Sunday, December 16th at Midnight (MST) ... GOOD LUCK! *Not all of our lines will be available yet, but we'll send you which ever one you choose when it comes out :)  Simply enter on the Rafflecopter widget below ... We'll ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Coloring Book Caddies

05 Dec 2012

Today Becky from The Crafting Chicks is sharing a darling Coloring Book Caddie ... Wouldn't these be great for Christmas gifts?   ~  I don't know about you, but my girls LOVE to color. They can stay busy for hours coloring. Yes, it's a mothers dream...them doing something creative and productive while I can sip a Diet Coke and eat bon bons. Ha, yeah right! But they really will sit and color so I decided to help this flow of creativty by making them these cute Coloring Book Caddies!

Now I planned on mocking up a pattern and all ... ...read more

Laminate table runner

03 Dec 2012

    Today on Cutting Corners College, we are featuring a laminate table  runner designed by Denise Russell. Denise used Daisy Cottage fabric adding a little gray chevron.  Easy to clean, this is a great idea.                              Click here to view the entire tutorial. ...read more

Christmas Fabric lights

30 Nov 2012

Since tomorrow is December 1st...I thought I would share this fun Christmas idea brought to you from Chrissy (on staff at Riley Blake Designs).  Given to her by her sister, these Christmas lights are embellished with fabric ties.  It is only one set of regular Christmas lights with strips of fabric. The fabric is 1" wide and 4 1/2" long strips, tied between the lights. 5 strips of fabric between each light. It would probably not meet fire code, so I would not leave it unattended. But isn't cute, you could do this with any holiday fabric ... ...read more
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