Riley Blake Cotton Poplin

Let’s take a minute to talk about sewing clothing. It is something I NEVER, ever said I would do. Yet I think back on 2020 and then realize I have made literally hundreds of masks, which use pleats and different techniques than I’ve used in my quilting thus far. I’ve made ties, which are essentially clothing and also use techniques that are different than quilting.

When Riley Blake announced they were releasing cotton poplin as a basic, I jumped on the idea of making myself a shirt. Well, not just one shirt, but two. 🙂 I had heard a lot of people talk about how easy a Scout Shirt by Fancy Tiger Crafts were to make. I made myself a test shirt out of a different fabric, then heard about the updated Cordyline Shirt by Fancy Tiger Crafts. It fixed some of the fit issues I didn’t love about the Scout Shirt.

I used Riley Blake Cotton Poplin in Riley Coral and Riley Navy to make both of these Cordyline Shirts. Cotton Poplin has long been used as a fabric in garment sewing and a lot of the clothes you may already own and have purchased from stores without realizing it. It has a really lovely feel and drape and works perfectly in garment sewing.

If you are feeling up for some garment sewing, you can find the cotton poplin in your favorite LQS or online shop. RBD cotton poplin will also work beautifully in quilts. I cannot even wait to try it as a background fabric, or even in an entire quilt top. It would be just dreamy.

Quilter’s Cottage: Happy Flowers

For week 3 of the Quilter’s Cottage sewalong with Fat Quarter Shop, we are making our Happy Flowers. We will be making 6 total flowers to line our cobblestone path. I chose 3 shades of peach/orange and plan on arranging my flowers in a gradient along my path. These flowers were so fun to put together, and despite having a lot of small pieces, I found them to be really easy and intuitive.

For more information on the Quilter’s Cottage Sewalong, head to the Fat Quarter Shop Blog for the schedule and giveaways! 🙂

Quilter’s Cottage: The Actual Cottage

The Quilter’s Cottage Sewalong with Fat Quarter Shop is moving into week 2! This week we are making the actual Quilter’s Cottage. I chose to use Blossom in my block (as I will be doing for the entire quilt) and also chose to make my cottage a bit differently than Lori shows in her pattern. I omitted a color and went for a one color house “siding”, if you will, instead of two.

I went for pink on pink on pink on pink and I wouldn’t change a single thing about this block. I wish my actual real life house had a pink roof and a pink door! For more details about the sewalong, head to the Fat Quarter Shop blog .