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Designer Spotlight: Lori Holt

Designer Spotlight: Lori Holt

Get to know Riley Blake Designs designer and lover of all things quilting, Lori Holt, in today's Designer Spotlight! You'll find out about her farm girl roots, how she started designing, details on her latest fabric collections and what's coming up next!

Designer Spotlight

About Lori

I’m a small town farm girl who spent her childhood playing in the sunshine on tractors and climbing trees. I grew up happily immersed in all things domestic. I’m the middle child of a

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Sewing 101: 4 Half Square Triangle (HST) Methods

Sewing 101: 4 Half Square Triangle (HST) Methods

The HST, or Half Square Triangle, is an essential building block used in many traditional quilt designs. We love to make a bunch and have fun arranging them in our favorite designs! This Sewing 101 is perfect for both traditional and modern quilters – and instructions are given for 5” finished squares.

Of course we couldn't resist using the Kona Cotton Color of the Year, Tiger Lily for this video tutorial. We cannot get enough of this color!

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Children's Spring Apparel DIYs

Children's Spring Apparel DIYs

Created by: Sweet Red Poppy

Hi, It's Kimberly from Sweet Red Poppy. I'm so excited to be sharing some Spring sewing inspiration with you today! I fell in love with this Michael Miller Sommer fabric collection the minute it released and I'm thrilled with how these outfits turned out.

Spring Dresses

SOMMER, the Scandinavian word for Summer, is a collection of designs inspired by fabric designer Sarah Jane's Scandinavian heritage.

In this sweet collection of fabric, you'll find bicycles, blooming tulips, adorable

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Sewing 101: How to Sew a Button

Sewing 101: How to Sew a Button

Sewing a button is as fundamental as it gets when it comes to sewing. Whether you’re sewing buttons on a new creation, or repairing a popped button on a beloved garment, sewing a button is a vital hand sewing skill that everyone should know!

Supplies Needed:

Sewing a Button

In addition to your basic needle and thread,

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Be Mine Quilt Free Pattern

Be Mine Quilt Free Pattern

Created by: Sarah Marrone
Finished Size: 50"x62"

It’s that time of year when candy dishes are filled with conversation hearts- the perfect candies to show that special someone how you’re feeling and also the perfect inspiration for a fun Valentine’s Day quilt.

This Be Mine quilt is a fun throw size quilt to make, and using Cotton + Steel’s Ombre Pigment fabric is a great way to create an ombre effect with the hearts. This is

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Sewing 101: Elastic Waistbands

Sewing 101: Elastic Waistbands

Sewing elastic waistbands can be as easy as wearing them! Follow these 3 techniques to learn the basics.

*Tip: Use a universal ballpoint machine needle for sewing through elastic.

1) Self-waistband

Elastic Waistbands

For this example, we used a serger and these supplies:

Elastic Waistbands

Whether you’re sewing with a serger or a standard sewing machine, an elastic waistband can be easily sewn on using the existing fabric in your

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Envelope Pocket Quilt Block

Envelope Pocket Quilt Block

Fall in love with this charming quilt block – an envelope you can fill with valentines, sweet treats and special keepsakes. This project is perfect for seasonal décor, full quilts and wall hangings. You can even change up your fabric choices for office or sewing room decor!

Let's get started!

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Easy Ways to Create A Cozy & Fun Reading Nook

Easy Ways to Create A Cozy & Fun Reading Nook

Created by: House Homemade

Hello and Happy New Year!! I’m so thankful to be back this year as a guest blogger on fabric.com. If we haven’t ‘met’ yet, I’m Jessica.

The New Year is all about blank slates and new ventures. People makes goals, make changes, and set out to live a better life every January. After the Christmas décor gets put away, I like to organize. I like to thin down on the things we

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Get Organized with Fabric Storage Baskets

Get Organized with Fabric Storage Baskets

Ready to get organized in style?

These DIY fabric baskets are a quick and easy way to tidy up those tricky rooms in the house where there always seems to be disarray. We targeted a few problem rooms for this project: The laundry room, sewing room and the playroom/kids room.

Let's get started!

Fabric Baskets

Fabric Baskets

Supplies Needed

We chose a variety of fabrics from Premier Prints for this project. They have really fun designs at a great price point for a

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Designer Spotlight: Justina Blakeney

Designer Spotlight: Justina Blakeney

Welcome to our new Designer Spotlight series on the fabric.com blog! Each month we'll give you a behind the scenes peek into the inspiration behind some of our favorite designer's latest fabric collections, their personal style and even some little known fun facts. We're kicking things off with a bang with a fun Q&A from Justina Blakeney!

About Justina Blakeney

Justina Blakeney is a designer, artist, author of The New York Times best-selling book The New Bohemians

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