Acorn Valley Blog Tour

16 Jul 2016

We have been loving all the cute projects on the Acorn Valley Blog Tour! Today we wanted to preview the first few days of projects to get you all excited for next week. Enjoy!

(ModKid) (Sweeter Than Cupcakes) (That's Sew Kari) (Beri Bee Designs) (Falafel and the Bee) (Handmade Martini) (The Sew and Tell Project) Stay tuned for more projects to come! 7/11 - Riley Blake Designs 7/11 - Modkid Boutique 7/12 - Sweeter Than Cupcakes 7/12 - That's Sew Kari 7/13 - Beri Bee Designs 7/13 - Falafel and the Bee 7/14 - Handmade Martini 7/14 ... more

Quilt-it Modern Blog Tour

14 Jul 2016

Happy Thursday everyone! Did you follow along with our Quilt-it Modern Blog Tour?! We had so many absolutely stunning projects using our Riley Blake Confetti Cottons. We've collected a few pictures from our bloggers to give you a little taste!

(Leigh Laurel Studios) (Modern Handcraft) (Salty Oat) (Sew Katie Did) (During Quiet Time) If you haven't gone through the tour to see what everyone is doing with these pretty new colors then here is your chance! Links to the tour line up below. 6/27 - A Bright Corner 6/27 - Salty Oat 6/28 - Trillium Design 6/28 ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Snappy Bag Tutorial

13 Jul 2016


      Hello! I'm Nikkala with The Crafting Chicks and I'm so happy to be back here with all of you Riley Blake followers! Today, I'm sharing how to make Snappy Bags. While the name might sound a little cheesy, I dare you to think of a better one after seeing the clever way these work. You'll need 2 pieces of coordinating fabric (I used a plaid stripe from Offshore by Deena Rutter and the Baseball Ticket fabric is from Play Ball by Lori Whitlock) , 1 old tape measure (or a cheap one from the Dollar Store) and ... more

Acorn Valley Blog Tour: Flannel Spin-Me-Round Quilt

11 Jul 2016


We are super excited to help kick off Patty Young's Acorn Valley Blog Tour today!    This fun woodland inspired collection comes in Flannel and Jersey Knit. You'll also find the Acorn Valley Butterfly prints in Double Gauze. Just look at those little foxes...and mushrooms...and squirrels! These motifs, combined with Patty's signature bold colors, are absolutely perfect for all ages. I decided to use Patty Young's FREE Spin-Me-Round Quilt Pattern and the super soft Acorn Valley Flannel to make this sweet little quilt - perfect for a toddler or throw blanket. I love quilting with flannel ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Sneak Peek of When Skies are Grey

29 Jun 2016

Hi everyone...we are Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon and Company are we are excited to give you all a sneak peek of our new fabric line that is coming out this fall.
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If you know anything about us at Simple Simon and Company you will know that we love simple, classic prints and all of our fabric lines contain some sort of black and white. And this new collection is no different! When Skies are Grey Fabric Line comes in three color ways and was meant as a modern gender neutral nursery line---but it has some great low ... more

Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour

27 Jun 2016


Happy Monday! Today marks Day 1 of our Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour featuring Riley Blake Confetti Cottons and Crayola Colors. We have a super talented group of quilter-bloggers (is that a word?) lined up for you. Prepare to be inspired and amazed at what you can do with gorgeous, simple solid colors! 6/27 - A Bright Corner 6/27 - Salty Oat 6/28 - Trillium Design 6/28 - Allison Sews 6/29 - A Quilter's Table 6/29 - Bonjour Quilts 6/30 - Euphoria Jessica 6/30 - Material Girl Quilts 7/1 - Samelia's Mum 7/1 - Sassafrass Lane 7/5 - Quilt ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Coconut Summer Pajama Set

22 Jun 2016

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Hello Riley Blake readers! Melissa from Sew Like My Mom again, back with another free pattern! My kids are pajama lovers! They love to hang around in them all day, and the second we walk back in the door, they're searching for more jammies to put on for the rest of the day! So when I asked who wanted new pajamas, all hands immediately shot into the air! And they haven't taken them off yet! Luckily they go together quick and easy so I know I'll be sewing lots more pairs in my future! Don't they ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Add a Modern Twist to a Vintage Sewing Pattern

17 Jun 2016

  Have you inherited old sewing patterns?  Do you hunt for them at the thrift store?I have 2 big old boxes of sewing patterns from the 60's and 70's that my mom has given me. Although looking through them is a serious trip down memory lane, I have never used them...until now.   A couple of weeks ago, I saw something called The 100 Days Project on Instagram.  Basically, this amazing instagramer encourages others to enhance their creativity for 100 straight days.  I wanted to participate, but I also wanted to do something meaningful.  Through the process of ... more

Desert Bloom Blog Tour

14 Jun 2016

Every time we have a new blog tour we are always amazed by the different styles and projects that come out of a single line. Desert Bloom is so versatile and we have just been gushing over the intricate quilts, darling apparel, and every project in between! We're here today to give you a quick recap of the fabulous projects that have happened along the tour these last few days.

How cute is this outfit?! If you want to see the full project by Jessica Stewart then head on over to her blog! This fabulous quilt is by Carol ... more

Desert Bloom Blog Tour

10 Jun 2016

We are just blown away by how amazing all the projects have been for Amanda Herring's Desert Bloom tour! To recap on the past few days we just wanted to share some pictures of these beautiful quilts made with the collection.  These pictures are from Allison Sews and her quilt is just so darling!  This quilt from A Bright Corner utilizes the colors of Desert Bloom perfectly! We love the pops of aqua that Orchid Owl Quilts chose to include in her darling mini quilt! The tiny details and beautiful colors make each of these quilts absolutely stunning! Will ... more

Winners Announced for 2015 Modern Quilt Guild and Riley Blake Designs Challenge

08 Jun 2016

RBD MQG challenge 1st place

This year’s winners for the Riley Blake Designs and Modern Quilt Guild Challenge have been announced. Entries were judged by staff members of the Modern Quilt Guild and Riley Blake Designs.“Once again, we were thrilled to work with Riley Blake Designs on this challenge,” says Heather Grant, director of marketing and programming for the MQG. “The fabric this year was very unique, and we were eager to see what MQG members would do with it, They didn’t disappoint, and created quilts that inspire the community. We are very pleased with the results.” The fabric for this year ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Vinyl Bottom Market Bag

08 Jun 2016

DIY vinyl bottom tote bag and how to sew on vinyl tutorial

Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblingsand I'm excited to show off my new bag! I am the mom of a busy little boy and I've been wanting a new tote but I had a few conditions. It needed to be wipeable so that when I put it on the floor I could easy clean it if needed and didn't have to worry about wet weird stuff seeping in and I wanted it to be tote like but with the option to be closed. I LOOOOVE the result. I fell in love with the Greatest Adventure line when ... more
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