Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Pocket Tote

06 Apr 2016

free pattern pocket tote bag

Hi Everyone! I'm Mandy and I blog at Sugar Bee Crafts, where you can find awesome craft, sewing, and diy tutorials - come check it out! I love being a part of the Riley Blake Design Team and bringing you simple sewing tutorials using super cute fabric.   Today I'm showcasing this cute Smarty Cats fabric in cream with a coordinating Novelty Glasses in blue. I can't get over the cuteness of the cats in glasses! I knew immediately that it would be perfect fabric for a library bag, and so I came up with a simple Pocket Tote ... more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 12

04 Apr 2016


It's time for Block #12 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We have loved seeing your blocks all over Instagram & Pinterest. Great job everyone! Today's block features 3 sweet little tulip shapes. Cindy made the above block using Lori Holt's Calico Days fabric line. Cute! This next bock was made by Brenna from Life After Laundry. Brenna also used Lori's Calico Days fabric line, but added the sashing and posts. So fun to see this coming together! Jina, of Jina Barney Designz made her block using a variety of Penny Rose reproduction and vintage-inspired fabrics ... more

Friday Finds 4.1.16

01 Apr 2016

Happy Friday! It's time for our favorite time of the week when we round up our top finds from all over social media. It is so much fun and inspiring seeing what all of our friends (yes, that includes you) are making with Riley Blake fabrics!   You can follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on the latest and greatest with Riley Blake. You can also search with our hashtags to find out what everyone else is making! #iloverileyblake #fabricismyfun #rileyblakedesigns #ilovepennyrose Instagram: @jellyloucreations shared this beautiful tulle & knit spring dress. The bodice is Pattern ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Retro Trailer Remodel

30 Mar 2016

Vintage Trailer Remodel - Retro Trailer - This is SO cute! Love this glamper!!

I'm Amy. I work with The Crafting Chicks on the back side of their blog. Years ago my cousins and I had a little blog to share all of our crafty projects. We got busy and the blog disappeared. But I still love to craft. And I still get to work with the wonderful Crafting Chicks! My parents have a piece of property that they stay at over the summers. The grand kids just LOVE to go camping out there too. Think.... 4 wheelers, zipline and archery range... yep. The kids (and adults) LOVE it! Last summer my parents ... more

Happy Monday! Bloom Sew Along - Block 11

28 Mar 2016


Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to week 11 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along. This week's block is this simple tulip shape which Cindy worked on using Lori's Calico Days fabric collection.   It would be fun to see an entire quilt made out of this flower - so sweet and simple! Trish, from Notes of Sincerity, created this lovely pillow out of Block #11. She used fabrics from October Afternoon's Sidewalks collection, Riley Blake Gingham and Lori Holt's Polka Dot Stitches. Beautiful! Jina, of Jina Barney Designz, created this fun version using Penny Rose vintage inspired and ... more

What Is This RBD60 Giveaway?

26 Mar 2016

RBD60 Giveaway

Are you wondering what all these prize boxes floating around the country are all about?  Let us fill you in! We are counting down the days to Spring Quilt Market with our #RBD60 Giveaways! We'll be giving away prize boxes each week leading up to Spring Quilt Market on May 20th. The prize boxes have a retail value of at least $200, and the contents will vary as the contest goes on. The image above is a representation of what may be in the prize box. How do you win a prize box? Let us show you! We will ... more

Friday Finds - What's Happening on Instagram?

25 Mar 2016

 Happy Friday! For today's Friday Finds, we wanted to once again spotlight some of the creativity happening over on Instagram. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @rileyblakedesigns. You can find endless RBD projects and inspiration using #iloverileyblake #fabricismyfun #rileyblakedesigns We'll start things off with some of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along. We love seeing everyone's Bloom Sew Along blocks in progress. @defkaraca shared these blocks she is working on all the way from her home in Turkey! Thanks for sharing Defne! @scrappynhappy shared her beautiful finished quilt - WOW! What an achievement! Fabric: Lori Holt's ... more

Daily Dose 3.24

24 Mar 2016


Happy Thursday! Today marks the last day of Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour. This blog tour has been FABulous! Andrea included many talented international bloggers and it was a real treat connecting with new talent and friendly faces from all over the globe. Starting things off, Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings shows us how to convert a standard dress pattern into an elastic back. Perfect for growing kids, maternity wear, and fluctuating clothing sizes, this little trick will rock your world!   Marissa shows this technique on a dress she made out of Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen fabric ... more

Wool Blog Tour - Cool Treats Phone Case

24 Mar 2016


Today we are super excited to join the Penny Rose Wool Blog Tour! Penny Rose is our sister company, producing the same highest quality fabrics you get with Riley Blake. Penny Rose specializes in reproduction and vintage-inspired fabrics. But did you know, Penny Rose also has a collection of high quality wool fabric? This wool has a beautiful drape and is a breeze to sew with! When I thought of working with the wool, I knew I wanted to do something fun, and I immediately thought of this cute Keep it Cool Phone Case Pattern from Oliver + S. The brown ... more

Daily Dose 3.23

23 Mar 2016


Hello, friends! We have LOTS of exciting things happening here at Riley Blake Designs! Today's Daily Dose will give you pictures, links and info. so you don't miss a thing! We'll start you off with Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour. Today's stop on the blog tour takes us to Flaupa, where Sandra shares this CUTE cat skirt and applique top. Flaupa is a German blog, but there are no language barriers when it come to cuteness! Next, Jedi Craft Girl is sharing instructions for this snappy "Cat in the Kitchen" quilt. Don't you ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ DIY Swaddle Blanket and Burp Cloth

23 Mar 2016

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Hi Everyone! We are Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon and Company and we are here today to talk about Riley Blake's new double gauze fabrics that are absolutely will love working with them. We have two baby projects today that can be made out of any double gauze that are the perfect baby gifts for a new little one in our house or for a special mom-to-be!  Up first is a DIY Swaddle those expensive ones that you are seeing everywhere....but you can make your own! Click below to watch the video of ... more

Daily Dose 3.21

21 Mar 2016


Hello, friends! Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour continues this week and the fabulous projects just keep pouring in!   To start things off, Snickerdoodle Stew is sharing this fantastic little dress using the Izzy & Ivy Emory Dress sewing pattern. Isn't the apron just charming? Visit Snickerdoodle Stew for more details.   Next up is Was Eigenes, sharing the DIY on these fun asymmetrical Oven Mitts and Placemat/Hot Pad. Just a heads up - her entire post is in German, but don't let that deter English speakers. This is a fun opportunity to connect with some extremely talented bloggers ... more
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