This is Happening!

09 Mar 2016


We have TWO fabulous blog tours happening right now that you absolutely will NOT want to miss! Melissa Mortenson's Wonderland Blog Tour started today with a BANG on the Kid Giddy blog! "Hop" on over to Kid Giddy to get the scoop on this seriously adorable Queen Phoebe softie! Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour is under way and we already know this will be a FUN blog tour to follow along with! Check out this bright Market Bag featured here. You'll also find a link to instructions on how to make these adorable medallions - perfect for ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Simple Baby Crib Quilt

09 Mar 2016


    Okay, so I am going to admit that quilting scares me...well, it used to.  My mom showed me this most simple and adorable way to make a baby crib quilt without having to sew intricate blocks together.  So I have to share it with you.   Supplies Needed: 2 Riley Blake Designs Rolie Polies (Little Flyers is the one we used) 2.5 yards of coordinating fabric for the back warm and natural batting for the inside other sewing essentials (ruler, cutting mat and blade, etc)   Seriously, this is such an easy quilt to make; all you do is sew ... more

Shelfie Tuesday: Teddy Bear's Picnic

08 Mar 2016


Happy #ShelfieTuesday! Today, we're excited to have Melanie McNeice of Melly & Me share her shelfie with us! Melanie is getting ready to feature her latest collection, Teddy Bear's Picnic, at Spring Quilt Market, so she has been sewing up a storm and she has this fun group of critters to prove it! Teddy Bear's Picnic begins shipping to stores next week, and we can't wait to see what you are making with it! We just LOVE this cute Melly & Me Sleepy Time Teddy quilt pattern. Such a fun mix of applique, prints & colors! As you can ... more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 8

07 Mar 2016


Hello friends! We hope you are enjoying following along with Lori Holt and her Bloom Sew Along . If you are just joining us, you can find links and information at the end of this post. Today, we are sharing three versions of Block #8. This block uses a few more templates than the previous blocks, but the end result is a lively, charming design, wouldn't you agree?  Cindy put together this block using fabrics from Lori's Calico Days fabric collection.  Take a look at this version by Blossom & Bev! She also used Calico Days, but look how completely ... more

Easy-Peasy Patchwork Placemats You'll Want to Use Everyday!

07 Mar 2016


 Hello, friends! We are so excited today to help kick off Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour! Vintage Kitchen is Andrea's debut collection with Riley Blake Designs, and we couldn't be more excited to have her on board! Andrea is based near the wonderful city of Munich, Germany. She grew up in Australia and lived in Berlin before moving to Bavaria. Needless to say, she has been influenced by many different cultures and surroundings, which is reflected in her work. We love Andrea's retro/eclectic/charming aesthetic and we certainly can't get enough of this ... more

Friday Finds - INSTAGRAM Feature!

04 Mar 2016


Happy Friday everyone! Today, we're taking a look at what's happening on Instagram! Instagram is one of the best places to find projects people are making with Riley Blake fabrics. Everyone from fabric designers, manufacturers, bloggers and everyday sewists love to share pictures of their projects. Use #iloverileyblake and #rileyblakedesigns to quickly generate your Riley Blake specific feed. Here are some of our favorite Instagram pics this week: Isn't this lovely? @justaddwool shared this fun bag made with fabric from October Afternoon's Farm Girl collection. What a great way to show off those canning jars! And ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Must Have Tools: Loop Turner

02 Mar 2016

Yes! Why don't people tell you about this. Makes sewing so many things WAY easier. from Rae Gun Ramblings

Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings and I have a secret to share with you today. It's a trick for how to EASILY and quickly turn fabric, like thin tubes for spaghetti straps, odd shaped collars, and so much more, right side out. I had been sewing for quite a while and comfortable with my clunky safety pin method that sometimes got swapped for my equally cumbersome chopstick method when someone finally introduced me to the loop turner. Have you ever used one? I hadn't even heard of the tool and most of my crafty friends are in ... more

Shelfie Tuesday: Houndstooth!

01 Mar 2016


Happy #ShelfieTuesday everyone! We hope your week is off to a promising start! Today's shelfie is all about Houndstooth - we just LOVE this classic design. Perfect for baby, home decor, clothing, crafts - Houndstooth covers it all with style! Did you know we also sell Houndstooth in knit? Find out how to make this cute knit skirt, which features both our Jersey Knit Houndstooth and our super soft 2" Waistband Elastic. What's on YOUR Shelf?  Be a part of #shelfietuesday! Share pictures of your fabric stash and share with us via Instagram or Twitter! #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 7

29 Feb 2016


 Welcome to week 7 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! This week's block features a single flower in lovely shades of blue and yellow. Each block is made using Lori's Bloom Templates, which are sold in local and online quilt shops.   Cindy put together this sweet block, using hand applique and fabrics from Lori Holt's Calico Days collection. You can hand or machine applique the pieces to the block.  Amy Smart, from the Diary of a Quilter blog, made this version using fabrics from Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen collection. We love how she fussy cut ... more

Friday Finds: Think Spring!

26 Feb 2016


 Okay, we know we're jumping the gun a bit, but how can we not think Spring when we are surrounded by these beautiful colors, patterns and floral prints? Aren't they fun? We have some fun picks to share with you today, so let's get started!  First off, we are still going strong as we follow along with Lori Holt and her Bloom Sew Along. Jina made the whimsical vintage-inspired block (pictured top), Shari from Doohikey Designs made a charming (bottom left) Farm Girl block, and Cindy made the sweet Calico Days block (bottom right). You can find ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Josie Mae Bonnet

24 Feb 2016

Josie Mae Bonnet Pattern from The Cottage Mama. Fabric is Farm Girl by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs.

Hi there! It's Lindsay from The Cottage Mama. Today I'm excited to share the Josie Mae Bonnet that I created from one of my current favorite fabric lines, Farm Girl by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs. I can't get enough of this line, every single print is just precious and perfect for so many different projects. I pretty much have all the prints from the collection (if you remember my On the Cutting Table post from last week). I was just telling my mom that I love everything that October Afternoon creates when it comes to ... more

What's on YOUR Shelf?

23 Feb 2016


 Happy #ShelfieTuesday! We JUST unpacked this fun bunch of Novelty prints and had to share a sneak peak with you. They are still being sorted before they will actually make it to our shelves, but we just couldn't wait!  So what's your favorite print and what would you make with these? Be a part of #shelfietuesday! Share pictures of your fabric stash and share with us via Instagram or Twitter! #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake more
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