Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Woven Patchwork Tote

04 Feb 2015

woven patchwork tote

Hi Everyone! I'm Mandy and I blog over at - I love being a part of the Riley Blake Team and playing with all the super cute fabric! Today I have a fun technique to show you that I used to make this Woven Patchwork Tote. I love the look of patchwork and how fun it is, but piecing together can take lots of work and time. I have a fun, super simple technique to share today that gives the look of patchwork, without all the work. It is something you may have done as a kiddo ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Youth Infinity Scarves

28 Jan 2015

sm scarves

I'm so excited to be sharing inspiration for Youth Infinity Scarves today! I'm Jamie from The Crafting Chicks. We love Riley Blake Designs...the fabric & the people. We love being a part of their design team. I could not wait to make something using their adorable striped knit material. My little girls and nieces are loving fashion scarves right now...especially in this winter season. I made the cutest infinity scarves. I'm not lying when I say they literally took 15 minutes! I can't believe how adorable they turned out...these are my beautiful nieces modeling ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Modern Baby Quilt

21 Jan 2015

modern baby quilt

Hi everyone! I am Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Company and am happy to be here today with a modern baby quilt tutorial. This cute black and white quilt is perfect because it is gender neutral and makes a darling play mat or a toddler bed quilt as well. And if you have never made a plus quilt---they are some of my favorites because they are simple and fast and you can have one done in an afternoon---my kind of quilting ;). Let's get started... Approximate Finished Size of Baby Quilt 33" by 39" inches Fabrics: Riley Blake white 1 ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Pine Cone Pants

14 Jan 2015

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

  Hi Riley Blake readers! I'm Melissa and I blog over at Sew Like My Mom. I'm so excited to be kicking off the Wednesday tutorials for 2015! I thought we should start the year with a bang, so today I'm sharing a FREE multi-size pattern for pants!  The Pine Cone Pants are a basic, relaxed pant pattern with an elastic waistband and awesome back pockets! My kids spend their days running, playing, and climbing and pants are often too big in the waist or don't allow full range of motion of their legs for adequate climbing ... more

Milk, Sugar & Flower ~ We just love this line!

13 Jan 2015

Penny Rose Fabrics Milk Sugar & Flower Romper

    You might have seen Penny Rose Fabrics' latest line Milk, Sugar & Flower. If not, you really need to check it out! These 30's prints are PERFECT for sewing for your littles or making charm quilts. Or what about a sweet dresden pillow? Or how about a wall hanging? The possibilities are endless! We invite you to visit the Penny Rose Fabrics blog to meet Elea Lutz, the charming designer, and to see some projects using this darling fabric! Click HERE to read all about it ~ more

Happy New Year!

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Paper Doll Ornament & Gift Tag

19 Dec 2014

The Penny Rose Paper Dolls Bakery collection by Sibling Arts Studio is on its way into stores right now, which makes it the perfect time to bring you a fresh & easy tutorial featuring these sweet prints. For Small 4" Dolls, You Will Need: 1- Approx. 10" square piece of C4353 Paper Dolls Background - any color 1 - Same size piece of coordinating print for backing. I used C4355 Red Paper Dolls Dots 1 - Approx. 10" piece Peltex 2-Sided Fusible Ultra Firm Stabilizer Ribbon, Yarn, or String - 6-10" per ornament. For the 8" Dolls, You Will Need: 1 Square Cut-Out of Doll ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Ruffled Mantle Cover

17 Dec 2014

Ruffled Mantle Cover for

I was looking at my fireplace mantle the other day and thinking it needed something crafty before I decorated it for Christmas. The wheels in my sewing brain got spinning and I began to think about all the tutorials for Christmas tree skirts I'd seen. One thought led to another and I came up with this RUFFLED MANTLE COVER. This project is a quick and easy one. It literally took me an hour to make. Not bad, right? I used a painters drop cloth for the base of this project. It's thick and inexpensive which makes it a ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Make a Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress

10 Dec 2014

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Hi Riley Blake Readers! I'm Melissa from Sew Like My Mom and I'm here to share a simple twist on an all time favorite style. I love Pillowcase Dresses. They're such a wonderful project for everyone--from beginners to the most advanced seamstresses. They can be worn in all seasons, they're a fast sew, they grow with the child, they take a relatively small amount of fabric to make, and there are nearly endless ways to personalize them. What's not to love? Well for kids like my Chloe, it's the ties. She hates the ties ... more

Button Necklace Winners ~

08 Dec 2014

    CONGRATULATIONS to our Button Necklace winners ~  We'd like to thank Shannon, daughter of RBD designer Sue Daley for providing these beautiful necklaces. They're lovingly handmade in Australia (some using Riley Blake Designs buttons!) and are one of a kind. Please visit her at Watch your email ladies :)  Thank you all so much for entering! more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Patchwork Pillow

02 Dec 2014

Bow Tie Pillow Sewing Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of

  Hi there Riley Blake Designs Blog readers, it's Melissa Mortenson of here to share with you a sewing tutorial for this cute bow tie patchwork pillow. I'm very very excited that this pillow is made from the new Riley Blake Designs Derby Style fabric line coming in January. I'm excited because I designed the line! It's inspired by my home state of Kentucky and I hope that you like it! To see more about my inspiration for the fabric line and more photos of finished projects just visit this post on my blog. I ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Sibling Arts Studio + GIVEAWAY!

01 Dec 2014

Today is the last stop on our Post Quilt Market Blog Tour and we couldn't be more excited to introduce to you Sherri of Sibling Arts Studio, designer of the beloved Paper Dolls collections. Paper Dolls Bakery, their debut collection for Penny Rose Fabrics, is expected to arrive in stores this month. We can't wait! Also, be sure to enter our giveaway at the end of this post!Previous Post: Elea LutzHello to all of you who played with Paper Dolls as children, creative paper doll designers that we've met; or maybe you are relatively new to ... more
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