Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A New Tutorial and { RBD Fabric GIVEAWAY! } : :

It's Riley Blake Design Team Wednesday!

And, I'm super excited to be sharing my newest project as part of the RBD Design Team today!!

Riley Blake Design Team Project

My newest tutorial is for a quick, easy, and affordable Polka Dot Rugby Stripe Pillow Sham, made up of some of RBD's wonderful Basics, their Small Cotton Dots and Basic Solids!

RBD Design Cotton Dots

I'm currently in the planning stage of decorating the bedroom of my two boys. It's a huge space and they have very specific ideas of what they each want. Before I begin to tackle the more themed out, detailed items on their wishlist or begin shopping, starting out by making each of them some classic bedroom staples, using simple, boy-ish patterns and colors, is very doable -- and rewarding!

My stash is full of great Basics, which is so very handy for whipping up projects like this one. And, after comparing what the cost in materials for a sham just like this is to a store-bought version, the cost was less than half the price!! Besides, Mama-made things are much more special, don't you think?!

Insert standard pillow in the back closure

Polka Dot Rugby Stripe Sham

Polka Dot Rugby Stripe Sham

I really hope you like this tutorial! It was really fun and a "Pillow Flange First" for me, which I think is a pretty sharp looking detail! My project is up on the Riley Blake blog now, pretty please be sure to stop by and check it out, give it a pin if you can! And, if you do to give this tutorial a try -- be sure to let me know! Feel free to join and share a photo in my new Flickr Group or on my Facebook page anytime, I love hearing from you!!

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GREAT NEWS, besides having the honor of guest posting on the Riley Blake Blog as part of the Design Team today, I also get to host a RBD Fabric Giveaway right here!!!

How does a chance at winning the entire Large Chevron Fat Quarter Bundle sound??!!

Well...the sweet folks at Riley Blake are so generously offering a Fat Quarter bundle including all 24 of the very popular basic, Large Chevron prints!!! WOW!

RBD Chevron Giveaway!! Includes a FQ bunlde of all 24 prints!

You can find RBD Chevrons available in the shop of my sponsors --

*   Hawthorne Threads   *   Fat Quarter Shop   *
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Enter to Win!

Here's how,

1. Simply add a comment to this post! (one entry)
2.
Follow the Riley Blake Blog or facebook page for a second entry. Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Whether you follow me here, in your reader, or on Facebook, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry)
 
That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday morning, February 4th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog!
 
* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Thank you to all who entered this special RBD Giveaway!! 

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  From 1,454 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...

Comment #1315 -- Karen P. said...
I follow you on FB as well! 

Congratulations Karen!!! I will be in touch shortly!

1,454 comments:

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Allison C said...

Love the pillow! I actually need to make some shams for my mother-in-law so this tutorial has perfect timing!

Allison C said...

I like RB on FB

KristyLou said...

Wow, a full FQ bundle, and an awesome looking tutorial in one day. Thanks.

KristyLou said...

I am already a follower of RB's blog. Thanks.

Julie said...

What a great giveaway! Oh and thanks for the fantastic tutorial!

Allison C said...

I'm a follower!

KristyLou said...

Of course I am a follower of yours!

KristyLou said...

I pinned that sham tutorial! Its on my to do list. Thanks.

B Greene said...

Thanks for the tutorial - they are perfect for a boy's room!

Laura said...

What a fun giveaway - thank you!

Charlene S said...

Ah, perfect tutorial at the perfect time. I need to redo my bedroom.

B Greene said...

I am a follower of the Riley Blake blog.

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog, too!

B Greene said...

Tweeted the giveaway also.
https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/296621845048856577

Charlene S said...

Definitely a follower!

Allison C said...

Pinned
http://pinterest.com/pin/124060164707252949/

Laura said...

I follow RB on Facebook.

Laura said...

And I follow your blog too, of course!

Mommarock said...

Decorating a boys room sounds like a daunting task. I can't wait to see the end result.

Eva said...

I love your pillow design! And the softies on the bed! :-)

Fran said...

I love these fabrics!

Amy Friend said...

It's a great project! I do think that the pillow flange is sharp. I have only done that once before, I should remember to use it more often. It's a nice look.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great project! Love the monsters too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I like RBD on FB :)

Mommarock said...

I like Riley Blakes facebook page

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I would love these fabrics to make new valences for my girls rooms!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I'm a follower!

Mommarock said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I follow Riley Blake

gr8ful said...

I already follow you on Face Book!

Kim said...

I love polka dots. I bought some last year and have been hoarding them. Love your pillow.

angelina said...

Wow thanks guys super generous! Qngela

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I follow you too Maureen!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

Love rbd fabrics!!

Jude Edling said...

ME!! ME< ME< ME!! Pick me! I love the chevrons & have a pattern that craves them. Thanks for another great give away. You are crazy cool.

angelina said...

I follow you maureen! X

gr8ful said...

Am retiring on Feb. 1st. This bundle will start me on my first retirement project!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

follow rbd on facebook

Kim said...

I liked Riley Blake on FB.

angelina said...

I folliw riley blake also!

Kim said...

I follow MC.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I follow your blog and facebook

Fran said...

And I follow you, of course.

Connie said...

Good morning Maureen. I follow you on facebook. ;^)

Carla Pedreira said...

I loved! I'm running to make my pillow

Jessica said...

I love the fabrics. Thanx for the give away.

The undomesticated scientist said...

yummy yummy fabric

angelina said...

Shared on fb ;)

Connie said...

I follow Riley Blake on facebook.

The undomesticated scientist said...

i facebook follow you (helen wright)

mjb said...

I love all of the basics!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

Sharedhttps://twitter.com/thecraftinfiend/status/296624291296976898

mjb said...

I follow you on facebook.

The undomesticated scientist said...

and i facebook follow riley blake

Connie said...

I love this tutorial and I follow your blog.

Natalie said...

Love the pillow, and the fabrics, gorgeous stuff, they'd be so much fun to play with

Natalie said...

Followed Riley Blake Designs on facebook

Tannon Davis said...

I love this fabric! I have many projects for it in mind.

Cat said...

I love Riley Blake Designs. Thanks!

Natalie said...

Following you on Facebook already

flossyknits said...

Another gorgeous giveaway :-)

Heather said...

Love this new tutorial! Thanks so much.

Cat said...

I Like Riley Blake on FB

Jessica said...

And since now I am also a follower of your blog.
Great blog by the way. Had him on my list of favorite blogs, but followed it officially as of today.
Jessica

Heather said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Melissa Smith said...

Love!

Cat said...

I like/follow you on FB too :)

flossyknits said...

I follow Riley Blake on Facebook

Melissa Smith said...

Follow you on FB too!

Heather said...

I follow Riley Blake on Facebook.

Valerie Larck said...

Love the pillow shams...thinking that this would be great for our bedroom. It needs spruced up with some fun colors.

Heather said...

I tweeted your giveaway. https://twitter.com/DarnHeather/status/296624616636571650

VictoriaG said...

What fabulous fabrics!

Tannon Davis said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Valerie Larck said...

I follow RB on FB.

flossyknits said...

I follow you on facebook too

Natalie said...

And re-shared your Facebook post on my wall letting folks know how much I enjoy your blog :D

Carmen said...

That is an amazing bundle of chevrons. Thanks for the chance to win them!

Debbie Weishaar said...

I really like your design and the tutorial is great. I'm in need of pillow shams for my bed. Great giveaway that RBD is letting you give to one of us!

KLMunoz said...

I love chevrons and your pillow

Carmen said...

And I follow you on my Google reader:)

Valerie Larck said...

I follow you on FB too!

Joyce said...

I have to admit that I haven't used chevron prints yet...how embarrassing! But would love to! Thanks for the chance.

flossyknits said...

Shared on facebook

Anonymous said...

would love to win

Joyce said...

I am a happy follower of yours on Google and FB!

Tannon Davis said...

I follow Riley Blake on Facebook!

Debbie Weishaar said...

I'm a follower here as well as on facebook!

Daphna Gentry said...

I follow you on facebook

VictoriaG said...

Following Riley Blake blog! Looks like a fantastic blog too!

KarenD said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

I need to make this pillow! (thebarefootsprout@live.ca)

CJ said...

I definitely need to add more basics to my stash. I tend to gravitate toward prints with many colors in them and should add more single or two color prints.

VictoriaG said...

Already a follower of you Maureen on FB!

Abby Marie said...

I really love that pillow case it's soo cute!

KarenD said...

I love chevrons. What a great giveaway! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Facebook! (thebarefootsprout@live.ca)

JulieB said...

Thanks for the tutorial!

JoSvAiNa said...

Great project! And the fabric is just awesome :)

Chelle said...

I LOVE that polka dot fabric! Have always wanted to make a 'flange' sham. Thank you for sharing!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Abby Marie said...

I like Riley Blake on FB!

VictoriaG said...

Added a pin via Pinterest!

Barb said...

Oh oh oh......my heart stopped. I saw this as I was reading my post on facebook, didn't know it was a giveaway until I stopped and stared at the beautiful fabrics and then I noticed a giveaway. Heart be still me now, those are so amazing. I am a follower on facebook as you can tell. I love your pillows. Thanks for this opportunity.

Melissa said...

I've been wanting to get my hands on some chevrons!!

Donna said...

What a beautiful BIG bundle! Thank you!

JoSvAiNa said...

I'm following Riley Blake on FB :)

Chelle said...

I do follow RBD on FB kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Barb Laakson said...

Follow you blog, love all the things you make.

JoSvAiNa said...

And of course I'm following you on FB and your blog :)

Melissa said...

I follow you through google :)

Tiffany said...

Love you blog and updates on FB!

JoSvAiNa said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaand...I shared your picture and link on FB :)

Chelle said...

I follow you on FB also! ;)
kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Abby Marie said...

I just liked you on FB! So excited to see your projects!

Barb Laakson said...

I am a facebook follower

VJ said...

I have not worked with dots as yet but would like to.

Tiffany said...

Just signed up to follow RB's blog- Can't wait!

Donna said...

I follow you on facebook and receive your blog via e-mail. I really like the boy pillow shams!

JulieB said...

Oh, and I follow you on facebook!

paige said...

Love the fabric and the pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!

VJ said...

I follow the Riley Blake blog and facebook page.

paige said...

I follow your blog on my reader.

Tiffany said...

Looking forward to RB's posts on FB!

Chelle said...

Shared giveaway on FB ;)
kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Sharonius said...

I would love to get my hands on these gorgeous chevrons!

Jean said...

Graphic prints are sweet, but I love love love polka dots.

VJ said...

I follow all your wonderful posts.

Jean said...

Following you!

Linda said...

Wow, I can see that fabric made into pillows for the porch swing! Love the design, and colors!

Angela Gibson said...

Beautiful fabric. Would love to work with it. :)

goody said...

Beautiful fabrics!

Barb Laakson said...

I follow the Riley Blake blog, love the cute things on their blog.

Sharonius said...

I am following Riley Blake on facebook.

Donna said...

I pinned the giveaway with that gorgeous picture of the fat quarters.

Debbie Weishaar said...

I follow RBD on facebook and receive their newsletter!

Angela Gibson said...

I follow RBD blog. I love these fabrics. :)

Linda said...

I follow Riley Blake on Facebook!

Alison said...

Beautiful fabrics!

Alison said...

I am a follower!

Dorian said...

WHat a great looking sham Maureen! Very masculine.

Sharonius said...

I also follow you on facebook. You are such a creative inspiration to me!

Linda said...

I follow you on Facebook!

goody said...

I follow you on facebook!

Dorian said...

I follow the RB blog

Jude Edling said...

Following you on FB

Angela Gibson said...

I follow you through Reader. I just love reading your blog. Thank you for the giveaway opportunities. :)

Linda said...

I shared the link on Facebook!

Colleen said...

I love the chevron fabric! Dots are great especially for bindings!

paige said...

I like Riley Blake on facebook.

Snickerdoodle Stew said...

I love your giveaways!!!

Dorian said...

And I follow you :) Thanks for agreat giveaway.

Snickerdoodle Stew said...

I follow RBD on Facebook!

Snickerdoodle Stew said...

I follow MCH on Facebook!

Jude Edling said...

I follow Riley Blake & have enjoyed their fabrics for a long time. Always a fresh look.

m said...

I follow you (you're on my reader)

Colleen said...

I follow RB on FB!

Colleen said...

I follow you!

m said...

And I follow Riley Blake (on FB)

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Love the flange.
Sarah MacRostie
sdemac@paulbunyan.net

Laurel09 said...

Great pillow! Thanks for the tutorial and for hosting the giveaway!

Jo said...

I follow you :-)

m said...

And... my first comment wasn't published: Wow! Another giveaway! You (and the people at Riley Blake) are very generous :-)

Laurel09 said...

I follow your blog via google reader.

Debbie Weishaar said...

Shared link on Facebook!

Jo said...

I follow Riley Blake

Colleen said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

Weas said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I saw it on your FB page and clicked right over :) The fabrics are all great and perfect for spring projects. Thank you for the opportunity!

Laurel said...

oooh... fabric!

Jo said...

Good timing on the pillow sham tutorial... I've been thinking of doing some :)

Laurel said...

i follow you through my google reader

Laurel said...

i follow riley blake through my google reader

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Facebook!
Sarah MacRostie
sdemac@paulbunyan.net

Laurel said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/loveolamb/status/296628364129734656

Anonymous said...

Following Riley Blake on FB, too!

Thank you for the extra entries - I'd love to win the chevrons!

Sarah MacRostie
sdemac@paulbunyan.net

Patty said...

I would love to have those chevrons!

Lisa said...

I always gawk at these prints when I'm in the quilt shop but never buy them because I'm always there for something else. I'd still really love to own them and think of fun ways to use them.

Patty said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Sandy said...

I love, love, love this fabric and really hope I win! :)

Liz said...

I've been oogling these chevrons for a while! Fingers crossed!

Lisa said...

I follow Riley Blake on facebook, too!

Sandy said...

I follow you here and on Facebook

Lisa said...

I also follow you on facebook!

Jo said...

Really cute pillow and lovely giveaway...thank you!

bets said...

Really do have to make some of those shams...very cute! Bookmarked it!

Liz said...

I follow you on FB *that's how I saw the give away*

Anonymous said...

Hi-

Love the pillow sham and love the chevrons!
jawierman@yahoo.com

Liz said...

I follow Riley Blake Designs on facebook.

bets said...

I already follow you!

Anonymous said...

Hi--I'm a follower of your blog--love it!
jawierman@yahoo.com

Tulsa said...

I love those shams...perfect for little ones!

audreyjiajia said...

wow wow wow!! i love the fabrics!!!

audrey_jiajia(at)msn(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi--I follow the Riley Blake blog and "like" them on Facebook!
jawierman@yahoo.com

audreyjiajia said...

i am your follower thru email and facebook! :)

audrey_jiajia(at)msn(dot)com

Tulsa said...

"Liked" Riley Blake on FB.

smithcindyk said...

What fun fabric!

Barbara Tarka said...

beautiful fabric ... would love to win it
tarkab@hartwick.edu

smithcindyk said...

I am a follower :)

Patty said...

I subscribed to the Riley Blake newsletter and liked her facebook page.

charissa said...

omg! please pick me!!!

isabel f. said...

love fabrics!!! :)

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