Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Never Full Fabric Bucket Tutorial

16 Sep 2015

"Never Full" Fabric Basket Sewing Tutorial by Melissa of

  Hello There!! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I'm one of Riley Blake's Fabric Designers. Today I'm going to share with you a project using some of my first fabric line, Derby Style! You can also find me over at on a regular basis sharing sewing and craft ideas and tutorials! If you hop on over to the "Coming Soon" section of the Riley Blake website you can take a sneak peek at my next line, Wonderland!       Today I'm going to show you how to make this nifty fabric storage bin! It's roomy ... more

Shelfie Tuesday!

15 Sep 2015


Shelfie: shel·fie /shelfē/ noun informal: A photograph one has taken of one's shelf, typically used to expose/share one's fabric stash and WIP's (works in progress) via social media. A healthy fabric collection is nothing to be ashamed of. It's time to expose our shelves and let our hoard stash fabric collection receive the attention it deserves! Mark your calendars, because Shelfie Tuesdays are here and we want to see your fabric shelves! Share with us via social media using #shelfietuesday, #iloverileyblake. Today's shelf: Dots! Nothing beats a good old-fashioned polka dot, and we ... more

Oh Santa! Quilt Tutorial by Choo Choo Skadoo

14 Sep 2015


It's that time of year when we all are just itching to dive into some Christmas projects after restraining ourselves all summer long! To help you out, we spotted this quilt tutorial featuring the lovely Postcards From Santa collection designed by My Mind's Eye. Just look at those sparkly gold deer and damask - gorgeous! Hop on over to Choo Choo Skadoo for the full tutorial. more

Pattern Jam/Chatsworth Contest!

11 Sep 2015


Emily Taylor, designer of the new Riley Blake fabric collection, "Chatsworth", is also the founder of PatternJam!  We are happy to introduce her company to you and think that you are going to love it!  You see, PatternJam provides the tools to create a great quilt pattern and to audition fabric in that quilt pattern.  And it's FREE to use!  Yep-- take a deep breath, I know... it's pretty amazing!  The best part is that now on PatternJam, you can access the fabric calculations and cutting instructions for every quilt that you design.  Her company is only 3 ... more

30 Minute Elastic Waist School Spirit Skirt

10 Sep 2015


Hi everyone! Today I have a quick and easy skirt tutorial for you. With older kids heading off to college, younger kids getting settled into their new classes, football games, meet-the-teacher days and back-to-school nights,  I'm feeling some school spirit! So I decided to whip up this easy little School Spirit Skirt. With the soft, stretchy new Riley Blake Waistband Elastic (available in 5 colors), this skirt comes together very quickly.  We seriously clocked this, and from start to finish, this little skirt was made in well under 30 minutes! Can't beat that! Let's get started. For ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Modern Minis Table Runner

09 Sep 2015

    I am a big believer that the things that surround us seep into our being and become part of who we are.  Because of that, I try to bring things into my home that inspire and will encourage my children to become all they have the potential to be.  When I saw the great quotes in the Modern Minis line from Lori Holt I knew it would be perfect for a runner.  I want my kids to read the sayings over and over, and I hope it will become part of who they are.  Plus the bright scrappy fabrics are ... more

Color Stories: Navy Blue

08 Sep 2015


Left Photo (left to right): Navy Lucky Denim, Navy Circle Dot, Navy Lucky Star, Navy Lobster Top Right Photo (top to bottom): Navy Houndstooth, Navy Quatrefoil, Navy Swiss Dot Reversed, Navy Large Damask, Navy Solid, Navy 2" Stripe, Navy Honeycomb Dot, Navy 1/8" Gingham, Navy Swiss Dot, Navy Medium Chevron, Navy Small Dot Bottom Right Photo: Navy Auriful Thread, Navy 1" Chevron Button, Navy 1" Flower Button, Navy 1" Stitched Button, Navy 1.5" Flower Button, Navy 1.5" Dot Button, Navy 1.5" Matte Button more

DIY Jersey Knit Headband by Lucy Blaire

07 Sep 2015

 Our friend, Lucy Blaire, is on the Etsy blog showing us how to make these adorable little headbands out of Riley Blake Jersey Knit fabrics. If you have 10 minutes to spare, you can make these! Get the DIY here! more

Diary of a Quilter: Zipper Teeth Pillow Tutorial

05 Sep 2015


Have you seen this yet? Amy, from Diary of a Quilter, has put together a simple tutorial showing how to make this amazing Zipper Teeth Pillow! Amy used our Black Circle Dot fabric and Clean White Solid to achieve this dramatic look. Click here for the details. more

RBD Back-to-School Blog Tour: Giveaway!

04 Sep 2015


Happy Friday! We hope everyone has enjoyed this fun Back-to-School Blog Tour as much as we have. A big huge Thank You to all of our participants who shared fun back-to-school outfits and project ideas with us! To finish off the blog tour, we are giving away 3 YARDS of Riley Blake School Color Fabrics of your choice! Simply look through our school color options here and leave a comment in your Rafflecopter entry below, saying which colors you would choose! As a special celebration, we're also giving away the same prize on our Instagram page! That gives you ... more

TBT Modern: Dutchman's Puzzle

03 Sep 2015


Today's Traditional Block Thursday tutorial on the Penny Rose Blog, is the Dutchman's Puzzle Block. I LOVE the look of this block! It is eye-catching, has lots of movement to it, and best of all - it is easy to put together! I started out by mimicking Bonnie's block, using two tones of yellow with white "sky." I used: Sunshine, Daffodil, and Clean White. The effect is bright & sunny. I like the fact that you can focus on the darker yellow and see a pinwheel, or you can focus on the pairs of triangles, which look a bit ... more

RBD Back-to-School Blog Tour: Tie Dye Diva

03 Sep 2015


The last stop on our Back-to-School Blog Tour takes us to Tie Dye Diva, where Jen talks about this seriously cute little skirt and top featuring Carina Gardner's Wiltshire Daisy collection and our jersey knit fabric. This outfit has just the right combination of comfort and cute - although we think the model definitely tips the scales in favor of cuteness! Head on over to Tie Dye Diva for the details!   Be sure to follow along with our Back-to-School Blog Tour for more fun ideas and inspiration! 8/17 - Riley Blake Designs 8/18 -Beri Bee Designs   8/19 -Simple ... more
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