Stitch 'n Kitchen Blog Tour: Deck the Halls Skirt Tutorial

03 Dec 2015


Today, Lily at Mode De Lis is teaching us how to make this fabulously festive retro Deck the Halls Skirt. With adorable ornament appliques, this skirt is sure to be a hit at your next holiday party! Lily is also sharing her favorite holiday recipe for Gingerbread Men! Nothing makes a kitchen smell more festive than freshly baked gingerbread - we can't wait to try this! Get the full Deck the Halls Skirt tutorial + Gingerbread Man recipe here.  Follow along with our blog tour for holiday project tutorials and favorite recipes! 12/1 - Riley Blake Designs 12/2 - Simple Simon ... more

Stitch 'n Kitchen Blog Tour: Peaches & Cream Quilt Tutorial

02 Dec 2015


Today we are visiting the Simple Simon blog where the girls are showing us how to make this amazing Peaches & Cream quilt, which features Carina Gardner's Apricot & Persimmon collection.  This quilt is sure be a fun and simple addition to your Christmas handmade gift list! With clean straight lines, it is easy to put together, while the elegant colors and floral motifs make it look like it took you weeks to make.  And as a big bonus, Simple Simon is sharing their favorite holiday Peaches & Cream dessert - yum!!! Click here for the tutorial & dessert recipe!   Follow along with our ... more

Stitch 'n Kitchen Blog Tour: 10 Minute Star Ornament

01 Dec 2015


Welcome to DAY 1 of the Stitch 'n Kitchen Holiday Blog Tour! We have a jam-packed line-up of super talented bloggers ready to share their favorite holiday tutorials with you. And as a BIG BONUS, they will also be sharing their favorite holiday recipes! This is a blog tour you absolutely won't want to miss! To kick things off, I am going to show you how to make a super easy star ornament + my VERY favorite holiday recipe which is zero calories and requires no cooking: Stovetop Simmers!  Let's get started:  10 Minute Star Ornament Prep Time: 10 ... more

Not My Grandma's Quilts: Houndstooth Quilt DIY

30 Nov 2015


Crystal from Not My Grandmother's Quilts has a fantastic Houndstooth Quilt Tutorial for us today! Featuring Riley Blake solids, this quilt is a fun modern take on a very traditional design. Get the DIY on this fun little quilt here. more

Announcing the RBD Stitch n' Kitchen Blog Tour!

27 Nov 2015


Stay tuned for 25 days of Holiday Sewing, Recipes and Inspiration! We have a fantastic line-up of talented bloggers ready to share their favorite sewing tutorials with you. And as a big Christmas bonus, they are also sharing their very favorite holiday recipe! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to follow along!   Follow along with our Stitch 'n Kitchen blog tour for holiday project tutorials and favorite recipes!   12/1 - Riley Blake Designs 12/2 - Simple Simon 12/3 - Mode de Lis 12/4 - Emily Ann's Kloset 12/5 - A Bright Corner 12/7 - Quiltscapes 12/8 - Life After ... more

Happy Thanksgiving: Showing Our Gratitude

26 Nov 2015


Did you know that Thanksgiving is the only national holiday dedicated to gratitude? This year, Riley Blake Designs decided to show our gratitude by partnering with Quilts of Valor in honoring our local veterans with handmade quilts. After recently becoming an American citizen, our own Jina Barney was looking for ways to show her gratitude. After a chance meeting with Mary Fons, of Quilts of Valor, Jina decided this would be the perfect way to give back. Riley Blake Designs donated the fabric, and local seamstresses spent countless hours creating these stunning quilts. It was a wonderful evening filled with ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Clover Nightgown

25 Nov 2015

Sew Like My Mom | Clover Nightgown

Hi guys! Melissa from Sew Like My Mom here with another amazing free pattern!! The Clover Nightgown is an adorable knit nightgown for the little girls in your life! And it's available in sizes 12m-8!! With cute details like contrast along the neck and bottom, and cuffs, you're sure to make something totally adorable! My girls are nuts for their new nightgowns! They're super quick to sew and make such adorable sleepwear. And it's so super easy! CLICK HERE to download the pattern pieces and cutting instructions. Are you ready to sew your Clover Nightgown? Take ... more

Shelfie Tuesday: Offshore

24 Nov 2015


Happy #shelfietuesday! We couldn't wait to share this new arrival to our shelves - Offshore, designed by Deena Rutter, is scheduled to arrive in stores in January. The little sailboats and surfboards and lobsters all have us dreaming of sandy beaches and saltwater. So how about you? What's on your shelf? Share your shelfies with us on Instagram or Twitter using #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake more

The Stitching Scientist: Holiday Jumper

23 Nov 2015


Hop on over to the Stitching Scientist blog to get the scoop on this adorable little Holiday Jumper. Featuring Riley Blake Home For the Holidays and Solid Jersey Knit fabrics, this is a simple holiday jumper pattern that any beginner can create in just under 30 minutes. Paired with a white shirt and leggings, it’s the perfect traditional outfit for Santa’s visit this year. Mix and match your knit combos and create this classic piece for your little girl this holiday season. more

TBT Modern: Quilt Construction

20 Nov 2015


Here we are! It's the final day of TBT Modern and we are assembling all of those pretty blocks into one big quilt top! As usual, Bonnie has given us fantastic instructions for putting it all together here. I think I really love the idea of a sampler quilt. As I progressed through the various quilt blocks, I found myself wondering if all of these colors would look okay in one quilt. Each block was uniquely made without thought to how it would coordinate in the finished quilt. The amazing thing is that when it all came together it ... more

Quiltscapes: Deonn's Top 5 Tips for Sewing With Laminates

20 Nov 2015


We are always excited to see what tips and tricks Deonn, from Quiltscapes, has up her sleeve. Today, Deonn has some tips for sewing with laminates! We all love laminates, but using them for the first time can feel a little intimidating. Find out how easy sewing with laminates really is. With Deonn's tips you'll be sewing like a pro in no time! more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Slouchy Beanie Hat

18 Nov 2015

Sew a Beanie Hat - Make a slouchy hat in any size with this EASY tutorial - Melly Sews

Hey y'all! It's Melissa from Melly Sews and today I'm going to share how to make easy and quick beanie hats. I used Idle Wild Knits to make these hats. You'll need 1/2 - 2/3 yard because the knit stretches selvedge to selvedge. And these seriously take like 10 minutes each to sew, making them a perfect last minute gift. To make your pattern, first divide the head circumference for the size you need by 4. Then draw a rectangle that is equal to 1/4 the head circumference wide by the height listed below ... more
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