Thanks for Sharing

18 Apr 2011

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for sharing your beautiful stories. I tried to read the comments aloud to my family and I really could not finish them without tearing up and ended up having to read the comments to myself.

Some of you mentioned acts of kindness that were so small, but meant so much. Life is short, but those acts of kindness, big or small, matter.

My random winner (# drawn out of a hat) is:


My middle son is disabled and needed a complicated surgery a few years ago. We were short a few thousand dollars and ... more

Kindness of Strangers

10 Apr 2011

A short time a go I happen to be in the grocery store with 2 of my kids, grabbing something for them to take to school (just before school.)  Of course I was in a hurry and we were running late and wouldn't you know that when I got up to the check stand and opened by purse, I discovered that my wallet was not there.  How embarrassing!  I quickly got on the phone to my husband and confirmed that yes I had left my wallet at the office, seconds later while I was still on the phone...a ... more

Sweet Nothings Scarf

06 Apr 2011

We have the perfect Cutting Corners College tutorial for our crazy spring weather, a Sweet Nothings scarf. Designed by Jackie White, this tutorial will add a pop of color to your spring wardrobe. more

Meet Deena Rutter

04 Apr 2011

Deena is well known in the scrapbook world and now you can find your designs on fabric. She created "Love birds" and "Penny lane" with My Minds Eye and now "Happier" is Deena's first independent fabric line. We are so glad to have Deena part of our Design team. Here is Deena in her own words.... Since I was a young girl, I have always needed a creative outlet to express myself. Whether it is through painting, playing the piano and guitar, decorating my home, or graphic designing, artistic expression brings me much fulfillment. I have been designing for ... more


01 Apr 2011

We could not be happier that "Happier" has arrived.  Designed by Deena Rutter, "Happier" is ready for your spring sewing. more

Cyndi Walker

30 Mar 2011

We welcome Cyndi Walker to our design team.  When we saw her artwork last year, we knew it would make great fabric.  We were right, Daydream just arrived and we love it. Cyndi lives in Washington State, so we don't get to see her very often, but she will be at Quilt Market in May.   I asked Cyndi to send me some information about her and this is what she had to say.... As long as I remember, I have been crafting, drawing and generally doing anything artsy   I could get my hands on. I come from a family ... more

Wake up "Daydream" has arrived!

29 Mar 2011

"Daydream" by Cyndi Walker just arrived and all pre-orders should be on their way.  This is Cyndi Walkers debut line and we know you will love the beautiful corals, butter yellows and soft blues. Each color coordinates together to form an exquisite collection of fabric, perfect for quilting.  We will post a little more about Cyndi Walker soon. more

A Stroll Down Penny Lane Quilt

28 Mar 2011

Take a stroll down Penny Lane and visit Cutting Corners College for our latest tutorial. Melissa Corry gives you step by step instructions on how to make this adorable quilt.

Love this quilt! Thanks Melissa. As always we hope you will get inspired by viewing our weekly tutorials. more

Bloomin' Blossoms

25 Mar 2011

Great new tutorial on Cutting Corners College. Bloomin' Blossoms quilt blocks by Deonn Stott using Summer Song fabric. more

Sweet Ride

23 Mar 2011

Contest Starts Today. Some of you have already begun to post your Apparel items.  Love it!  Check out this sweet ride. Om Electra beach cruiser complete with a Riley Blake fabric basket liner (made by Jina).

Seriously I love this bike.  It is totally Riley Blake and I am going to have a hard time giving it away. Leather handles and leather seat, and of course it has a sweet sounding bell.  Why Cruisin with Riley Blake? It is my husband Bret's idea.  He bought me a beach cruiser for Christmas, which was a big surprise (not this same ... more


17 Mar 2011

Dust off your Sewing Machines.....A big contest coming your way.  We are working on getting our "Crusin with Riley Blake" contest up and running, so you will see a few things popping up on facebook and our website the next few days.  Actual Contest starts March 23. So create your favorite outfit out of Riley Blake Fabric (pattern does not need to be original) because our first contest is just for Apparel. more

The Game is On!

15 Mar 2011

Wondering what to do with laminates?  We are showing our new tutorial from Cutting Corners College that uses laminate fabrics. Hello!  My name is Amanda Herring and I am so excited to share a tutorial with you today. I am a designer for Riley Blake and I design under the name The Quilted Fish.  I am excited that Sugar and Spice, my newest line, has arrived and that there are 7 (that's right, I said 7!!) laminate fabrics in this line!  And, let me just say, these are the finest laminates on the market.  I love the way you ... more
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