Gingham projects

04 May 2015

 We always enjoy Madame Samm's blog post on gingham. Look how adorable this pincushion is. Click here to view today's post on Sew We Quilt. Also featured last month, on Sew We Quilt, was this laminated gingham fabric umbrella.   Enjoy these projects and Happy Monday everyone! more

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along

01 May 2015

  Cindy here, and I am thrilled to be on day 1 of the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along blog tour. This book is jam packed with adorable blocks and patterns in Lori's signature scrappy style. Make a few blocks or make them all and the end up with one amazing quilt.  (FYI Lori's original Farm Girl Vintage quilt featured on the cover will be displayed at our booth at Quilt Market in Minnesota and yes we will be giving 50 copies away of this book for free at quilt market- Saturday at 4pm). First Block on the Sew ... more

TBT MODERN: Maple Leaf

30 Apr 2015

When I see a maple leaf, I think of maple trees, fall colors, maple syrup, our Canadian neighbors, and my favorite piano piece as a teen - The Maple Leaf Rag. So, I was excited to see that Bonnie's Traditional Block Thursday tutorial this week was the maple leaf! I knew I wanted to use 2 colors for this leaf, representing the beautiful color transformation these leaves go through each fall. For this block I chose to use: Riley Blake C100-73 Orange Peel Riley Blake C100-06 Skin Riley Blake C100-01 Clean White Bonnie's instructions were easy to follow. As ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Flat Front Skirts

29 Apr 2015

Sew Like My Mom | Flat front skirt

Hi Riley Blake readers! Melissa from Sew Like My Mom here with you again with another amazing tutorial! It's finally Spring and my girls LOVE skirts! I fell in love with this mermaid fabric the second I saw it but wasn't certain what I wanted to do with it. But it spoke to me, ever so softly, and it said, "flat front skirts."     They're so happy! Okay, okay, mostly they're happy to be outside and in the gorgeous weather. But they're also happy to do it in these precious outfits!     I just really love their ... more

RBD 2015 Open House

24 Apr 2015

Cleaning up after festivities is never as fun as the planning and decorating, but we are full of smiles as we think of the wonderful time we had this week with our designers, bloggers, quilt shop owners and neighbors at our Open House!Our office and design spaces were filled to overflowing as guests enjoyed making new friends and catching up with old friends.... Eye candy in the form of quilts and beautiful fabric... and tasty treats brought to us by Sweet Expectation Cakes and Wedding Ice Desserts.Visitors got to tour our new offices and design room, and had ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Daddy Diaper Clutch Tutorial

22 Apr 2015

Sew a Daddy Diaper Clutch - Changing pad with essentials for Dad  - Melly Sews

Hey y'all - Melissa from Melly Sews here today with a tutorial for a diaper clutch for Dads! We all know dads (and hey, some moms. Especially the second time around) don't like to carry a huge diaper bag and a ton of supplies. This clutch has the essentials and is easy for Dad to grab and go on his way out the door. Materials to make this: 1/2 yard of outer fabric, inner fabric and fleece for padding Iron on vinyl 2 10" zippers Extra wide (1/2") double fold bias tape 1/4 yard of clear ... more

TBT MODERN: Churn Dash

16 Apr 2015

Have you been following the Traditional Block Thursday (#tbt) tutorials on our Penny Rose Fabrics blog? Bonnie has been walking us through the basics of several traditional quilt blocks. If you follow along throughout the year, you will have made enough blocks to make a beautiful sampler quilt. Yes, please! I have a confession to make: I sew clothing. Yes, I said it. I have never made the leap into the quilting arena. However, that is about to change! I told Bonnie I would be following along as a test to see if her instructions were clear enough for a ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Composition Notebook Cover

15 Apr 2015


  Hello, Friends!  It's Becky from U Create again.  It's always fun to be here and show you what I have been making.  Today is especially awesome because I made something with fabric I designed for Riley Blake Designs!  Can I do a giddy little scream right here?!   With this fun chemistry fabric, I made a Composition Notebook Cover for my teenager.  It's really simple and the HUGE nerd in me adores the fabric. ;)    Printer-Friendly Version     Supply List:   1/2 yard Periodic Gray 1/2 yard Equation Black 1 ft. black elastic 1/4 yard light fusible interfacing ... more

Color-a-Quilt Contest!

10 Apr 2015

 Today, we are teaming up with two of our talented designers: Carina Gardner and Emily Taylor of Pattern Jam to bring you a fun little contest that involves quilting, Pinterest & FREE patterns - trifecta! is a website where you design your own quilt, virtually audition fabrics on your virtual quilt design and finally purchase & download your pattern and fabric! One-stop shopping! For the contest, we created this sweet Tulip Chain quilt using Emily Taylor's Floribella fabric collection. The vibrant colors against the clean white provide a fresh contrast that really emphasizes the cheerful & elegant aesthetic of this fabric ... more

20 Minute Knit Circle Skirt

08 Apr 2015

We LOVE a simple circle skirt! And if you have been following along with our Blog Tour this past month, you know we LOVE our Riley Blake Jersey Knit fabric! Our knit is the perfect weight for a variety of clothing applications, with skirts being one of our favorites. We have had our eye on the Circle Skirt Tutorial from Made, and decided to give it a try using our Jersey Knit Fabric. Talk about twirl factor! We love it! But wait a minute - we know what you're asking yourself... "Where can I get some of that gorgeous Hot ... more

The BIG LIST of Knit Pattern Designers

04 Apr 2015

If you followed along with our RBD Knit LOVE Blog Tour, you know we rounded up a very talented group of pattern designers. Now we have compiled them into one BIG LIST for you! Stop by each of their online shops and you'll find a HUGE selection of patterns for men, women and children. Don't forget to enter our fabric giveaway here. Giveaway closes at midnight on Tuesday 4/7. BIG LIST of KNIT PATTERN DESIGNERS Riley Blake Designs Figgy's EYMM Melly Sews The Sewing Loft Love Notions Peekaboo Pattern Shop Tea Rose Home Sew Much Ado ... more

RBD Knit Love Blog Tour Recap + Giveaway!

03 Apr 2015

We hope you have enjoyed following along with our blog tour! We have been AMAZED by the talented women who participated with us, all working hard to balance home, family, creativity and business. We have been inspired and hope you have, too! In celebration of Easter, we have whipped up this adorable little "Bunny Silhouettes" Pillow using our Gray Solid and Gray 1" Stripe Jersey Knit fabric to decorate our office. You can find the free template and free tutorial here. If that cute pillow tutorial wasn't enough, we are giving away 3 YARDS of this gorgeous Patty Young ... more
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