Looking for a GREAT Mother's Day gift?

08 May 2013


Are you looking for the PERFECT gift for Mother's Day?    We know JUST what she'd love ...  A ticket to    FABRIC FEST!    But HURRY! Tickets are going fast and some classes have already sold out!    The good news is ...    We've added several NEW classes including:     Quilt School with Deonn Stott:     New to quilting? Or want to improve your skills? Perfect the basic elements of beautiful quiltmaking and learn quick tricks for speed-piecing as you construct several sampler quilt blocks in class.  We'll also discuss quilt design and layout, sashing and borders, then finish up with a terrific ... ...read more

Check out our Gingham style at Quilt Market

07 May 2013


Hello Everyone!  We are busy getting ready for Quilt Market and have so much to share....but we are waiting till next week to post pictures of all the fantastic projects we have been working on. However, we could not wait any longer to show off this sweet suit! This suit will be on display at Market so come by and take a look if you are attending. This is my youngest son and doesn't he look dapper in his suit. The suit was made by Toni Hall one of our sales reps...who by the way...made my ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Scalloped Envelope Clutch

01 May 2013

Hi, I'm Lindsay from The Cottage Mama and I'm thrilled to be back sharing my Project Design Team Tutorial today!   To be honest with you, it was really hard to choose what fabric to use for today's tutorial as there are so many great prints right now at Riley Blake Designs. But I decided on a couple from the 'Hipster' cotton line and I'm absolutely in love with them.   When I picked out this printed cross-stitch fabric, I just new it would be perfect for some type of bag. Envelope clutches seem to be all the ... ...read more

Nancy Zieman’s Sew Knits with Confidence Blog Tour Giveaway Winners!

29 Apr 2013

The 1st place winner for our Nancy Zieman Blog Tour is #157 - Tamie.  Tamie will receive Nancy's book, "Sew Knits with Confidence," along with two of Nancy's patterns and 1 yard of a Riley Blake Knit fabric. Our 2nd place winner is #73 - Pam.  Pam will receive 2 of Nancy's patterns and 1 yard of a Riley Blake Knit fabric. I need both winners to contact me at julia@rileyblakedesigns.com with your mailing address and if you have a preference on which knit fabric print you receive, let me know that as well.  Congratulations!

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We're on The Jolly Jabber!

26 Apr 2013

We are honored to be featured Today on 

We're talking about all about           Cindy and Jina have a fun video to share and would love for you to check it out ...    Head on over to  http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/2013/04/riley-blakes-fabric-fest.html and let us know what you think!   Don't forget to leave a comment on their blog for your chance to win some  GREAT Riley Blake Designs fabric!        Have a great Friday everyone!  ...read more

Nancy Zieman’s Sew Knits with Confidence Blog Tour with GIVEAWAY!

25 Apr 2013

Did you know that we have added jersey knits to our basics collection?  You'll be able to find all of your favorite dots, stripes and chevrons...in knit! We expect them to arrive in May, but here is a sneak peak:

With the knit bug upon us, we just had to jump on board when Nancy Zieman asked us to participate in her Sew Knits with Confidence Blog Tour. To truly test out whether Nancy's book can help you sew knits with confidence - I was chosen.  I have always been terrified of sewing with knits, and I think ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Tumbler Quilt

24 Apr 2013

patchwork quilt free tutorial

  Hello fabric friends. I'm Amy Smart and I like to share my quilt-making/fabric-hoarding adventures at my blog, Diary of a Quilter. Today I am going to share a tutorial for creating a simple variation on a traditional patchwork quilt, using a shape traditionally called "tumblers". This pattern is great for really showing off cute fabrics so the collection I used was perfect: So Happy Together, brand new from Deena Rutter.   Cutting the blocks for this quilt is so much easier with a template. I used Lori Holt's large "Thimble" ruler for my blocks. You can see Lori ... ...read more

Daisy Toddler Quilt

23 Apr 2013

Need to make a quilt for a little someone special in your life?  Watch our easy to follow video on how to make this Daisy Toddler Quilt. Click here to view the entire tutorial. *This is reminder to save your cute fabric selvages. We will be using them in next month's mystery block. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Little Red Riding Hood House Pillow

18 Apr 2013

A Little Red Riding Hood House Pillow Tutorial

Hello everyone! It's Maureen here again from Maureen Cracknell Handmade visiting with my newest RBD Design Team Project! This time I'm sharing a quilted and very sweet house pillow, using prints from the Little Red Riding Hood Fabric collection and a couple RBD Basic Solids. This tutorial combines some basic quilting, simple & fun patchwork, raw-edge applique, with a few special embellishments that you can really have some fun with! Now let's get started!! What you'll need : : 1 - 3/4 yd cut of Little Red Riding Hood Little Main print in Red 4 - fat quarters prints from ... ...read more

"Sunnies" Sunglasses Case Tutorial

17 Apr 2013


Hi!  It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair Blog.  Today I'm going to be sharing with you a tutorial on how to make this fun little sunglasses case. There are two things you should know about me 1) I ALWAYS have a pair of sunglasses with me, I can't drive without them, the sun hurts my eyes.   2) My purse is a MESS.   All  of the sunglass cases I had before were to heavy so I didn't carry them around with me.  I made this simple case to be lightweight enough to not weigh me down ... ...read more

Happy Wednesday ... Time for a GIVEAWAY!

10 Apr 2013

Hi Everyone!    Today we had a little glitch with our Project Design Team tutorial ... Not to worry, we'll give you TWO tutorials next week ... But in the mean time ...   We always LOVE to give fabric away! This time we're giving away a FAT QUARTER bundle of one of our latest lines to 3 lucky fans! HOoRay! All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter widget below or enter via FACEBOOK. We'll announce the winners on Tuesday, April 16th ...   GOOD LUCK!      *We love to receive comments, but comments posted to the blog for this contest will ... ...read more

Sunshine in April

08 Apr 2013

We all need a little sunshine this time of year...so Riley Blake Designs is sharing a little sunshine with you. ~ ~ ~ Click on the picture below to watch the video of our April block of the month. * News flash...save your fabric selvages.  We will be using them in an upcoming block. (You can click HERE to view the PDF version of the April tutorial)   ...read more
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