Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour Of Designer Knits

Riley Blake Designs has gorgeous cotton fabrics, but they also have Designer Knits 
 that are 100 per cent cotton, soft, stretchy, and are perfect for quilting, apparel and home
decor. I used "Something Borrowed" by Christopher Thompson for my projects.

This nightgown and pillow using "Something Borrowed" are ready to snuggle a size
five little girl. The fabric is beautiful in navy, gray, blue, and white.

My mother was the queen of sewing with knits. She made clothes, but also nightgowns
and pajamas for my children with knits and flannels. They loved them! She would
have loved all the amazing choices of knits by Riley Blake Designs.

The pattern for the nightgown is McCall's 7221 and was very easy to put together.
When sewing with knits, it is recommended to use a serger and/or a narrow zig-zag stitch.

The pillow is 20" x 20" and I used Heat n Bond iron-on adhesive for the flowers. To make sewing
 knits easier in pillows and quilts, use a light weight interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric.

I used three different knits in the pillow and nightgown:

Something Borrowed Main Gray

Something Borrowed Main Navy

Something Borrowed Petal Gray

If you want to see more beautiful projects using knits, visit Riley Blake Designs blog HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Carol, these are very cute! My granddaughters would all love that nightie. Love your rotary cutter in a separate post too! I figured the blade was paper-pieced, but no... great work!

  2. So lovely night gown. I think it will make a little girl so happy

  3. These knit fabrics are lovely and you have sewn wonderful items. Sew comfy!

  4. Adorable nightgown and pillow! Those fabrics are really cute too.

  5. Such a cute nightgown! I've been thinking about making one for someone. That looks cute, and I think flannel would work for it, too!


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