Kids Drawstring Bag

09 Aug 2013

Kids Personalised Drawstring Bag
kelliottmagic Drawstring Bag tutorial

  Hi Riley Blake Fans, My name is Kelly from kelliottmagic.  I love sewing and live in Brisbane, Australia. I made this as a result of wanting to package a quilt for a gift. It was a hit.  These handy drawstring personalised children's bags are perfect for so many uses such as gift bags, kindy sheets, school books, toys, washing, or even a sleepover bag.  This is beginner tutorial takes you step by step. I have made so many of these bags and not necessarily the same way every time its quite forgiving.   I am thrilled ... ...read more

ZIP IT! Lesson III

06 Aug 2013

Zip It! ~ Lesson III  Invisible Zipper Installation Course Instructor: Deonn @ Quiltscapes
zip it iii

So glad you could join me for another zipper tutorial as we conquer our fear of the elusive INVISIBLE ZIPPER!! For years I avoided even trying to install an invisible zipper.  According to my seamstress sister, so much easier to install than a centered or lap zipper... NO TOPSTITCHING!  Nice.  We'll see just how simple installing an invisible zipper can be.  Let's get started! Course Supplies:  * An invisible zipper* Fabric pieces where zipper will be placed* Lightweight fusible interfacing* Measuring tool* Removable marking tool (I used a ... ...read more

Back to School Maxi Skirt- Adjustable

02 Aug 2013


There is no such thing as one size fits all, especially when we’re talking about kids and teens. Who am I kidding? We’re talking about me to.  Having daughters and nieces ranging from the age of 5 and 40ish I really wanted something that I could adjust the waist and the length. Let me share with you what I came up with! MATERIALS Riley Blake Knit Dot Fabric about 54” Wide Standard sewing supplies Measuring tape Ball point pins and needles MEASURE To determine the length of fabric we need: measure the waist and length of the person ... ...read more

Twisted Ribbon Table Runner

29 Jul 2013

Hi all! It is Anjeanette from http://byanjeanette.blogspot.com/, and I am back with another fun tutorial for you. I just adore the new line Sasparilla by October Afternoon. It has such a fun western flair to it. I thought it would make an adorable table runner, using the bandana fabrics. The design is supposed to look like a twisted ribbon with the blue bandana fabric twisting diagonally down the runner.
Twisted Ribbon Table Runner by Anjeanette

    Course Supplies: Vintage White                           1 yard Teal Sasparilla Bandana           3/4 yard Teal Sasparilla Check                 1/4 yard Red Sasparilla Check                  1/4 yard Red Sasparilla Bandana              1 ... ...read more

Sasparilla Trails

22 Jul 2013

Hi! It's me, Shelly Pagliai, from Prairie Moon Quilts, back again with another quilt tutorial for you. When Cindy suggested I might like to design a quilt using Riley Blake's new line, Sasparilla, I jumped at the chance! This is such a cute line, you’ll want to whip up all sorts of adorable projects for your little cowpokes! The Sasparilla line is by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs.
Sasparilla Trails

The pieced block is made up of simple units. When the blocks are joined together, they make a great continuous vertical design. While some of the measurements might ... ...read more

Quilted Composition Book Cover

15 Jul 2013


  Hi!  My name is Amanda a.k.a. Jedi Craft Girl.  I am so excited to be here at Riley Blake sharing my Quilted Composition Book Cover.  I love these quilted composition books - they are perfect for so many occasions: gifts, teachers, music notebooks, sewing journals, diaries, organizers, etc.  With back to school just around the corner, these composition books will be flooding the stores.  Make sure to stock up while they are on sale!!  I am thinking Christmas gifts!!!!   I am in love with this Ashbury Heights fabric line!  I want a dress, a quilt, and some curtains out ... ...read more

July Block of the Month

08 Jul 2013

Our Mystery Block of the Month for July is online!  Check it out here:
Riley Blake Designs Main Image

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Zip It! Lesson II

01 Jul 2013

EASY LAPPED ZIPPER CLOSURE for PILLOWS
Zip It!  II

This pillow was featured in the recent Half-Hexie ruler "How-to" video seen >>HERE<<  A lapped zipper is a great way to finish a pillow back, hiding the zipper teeth and making it easy to change out the pillowform, especially for laundering, etc.   So, here's another quick lesson in taming the little beast... Class:  EASY LAPPED ZIPPER Instructor:  Deonn @ Quiltscapes Project:  DECORATIVE PILLOW Supply List:  * Pillow top   NOTE:  Today's tutorial will use an 18" pillow top, but the general instructions can apply to any size pillow.* 1/2 yard fabric for pillow back ... ...read more

Simply Sweet Pillowcase Dress

28 Jun 2013

I enjoy making this simple summertime pillowcase dress. It can easily be adjusted to fit any size with a couple of quick measurements. I fell in love with this great fabric "Simply Sweet" by Lori Whitlock. I can see my girls dancing to a disco beat now.
Finished Product

Supplies: 1 Yard- Sweet Rainbow Pink 1/4 Yard- Sweet Flower White 1/3 Yard- Sweet Dot Green Measure: If you would like to adjust the length of the dress you should do that now. Start by taking measurements. The width of this dress is very full. I didn’t need to make ... ...read more

Pennant Banner Tutorial

24 Jun 2013

Hi!  Michelle here from TN Craft Company.  I run a couple of shops on Etsy, TN Craft Company and DM Photography.  I am so excited to be here today to share with you my pennant banner tutorial.
Finished Banner

These pennant banners are great for room decor, festive party decorations, or photo props.  Now lets get started.  First of all, you need to gather your materials. 1 fat quarter bundle of fabric.  I am using Maritime Modern. 1-3 foot length of pre-made double folded bias tape.  (You could make your own, but frankly this is just easier for this banner and looks ... ...read more
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