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 ... more

Twisted Ribbon Table Runner

29 Jul 2013

Hi all! It is Anjeanette from, 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more

July Block of the Month

08 Jul 2013

Our Mystery Block of the Month for July is online!  Check it out here:
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Zip It! Lesson II

01 Jul 2013

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more

Boxes of Sweet Treats Tutorial

21 Jun 2013

Hi, My name is Melissa Corry and I can normally be found over at my blog, Happy Quilting.  I am so excited to be guest posting here at Riley Blake.  I have an adorable baby girl quilt tutorial to share with you.  I call it  Boxes of Sweet Treats and it is made using the ever so wonderful Simply Sweet fabrics by Lori Whitlock.  So let's get to the tutorial :)
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Materials Needed: You will need (16) 2 1/2" x WOF Strips - Separated into 2 piles of 8                    (32) 1 1/2" x WOF Strips                    2 Rollie Polies will ... more

Remember Throw

17 Jun 2013

Course Instructor: My name is Anjeanette, and I blog at I am excited to share my tutorial for this sweet quilt. When I saw this new line Remember by Carina Gardner, I couldn't imagine cutting the designs up. I thought they should be in simple, and nice big blocks. The prints are so feminine and just lovely.  This quilt is fairly simple, but still with big impact.                         
Remember Throw by Anjeanette

  Before cutting anything, I starch all my fabric and press well. This quilt consists of 4 corner blocks, 9 pink blocks, 12 grey banner blocks and 24 double geese ... more
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