PROJECTS, PATTERNS and INSPIRATION using I’d Rather be Playing Chess​ Fabrics!

Sew a Reversible Bucket Hat for all ages

Sew a Reversible Bucket Hat for all ages

Sew a Reversible Bucket Hat for all ages One thing I love about the prints in the I'd Rather be Playing Chess fabric collection is that they don't ALL have obvious chess icons on them. You can mix and match the checkerboard print, stripes and textured solids for...

Free: Check Mate Quilt Pattern

Free: Check Mate Quilt Pattern

FREE Check Mate Quilt Pattern Looking for a chess themed quilt pattern? This free pattern combines the chess quotes on the fabric panel, chess piece prints and some simple quilt blocks and borders  using my I'd Rather be Playing Chess collection from Riley Blake...

I’d Rather Be Playing Chess Fabric Sneak Peek

I’d Rather Be Playing Chess Fabric Sneak Peek

Chess Themed Fabric coming in October 2021THE INSPIRATION... I have memories of sitting over a chess board with my dad when I was little, learning the rules about how each piece moved and learning to think a few moves ahead. When my son was little, the scene was...

I’d Rather be Playing Chess Fabric

I have memories of sitting over a chess board with my dad when I was little, learning the rules about how each piece moved and learning to think a few moves ahead. When my son was little, the scene was recreated with me as the teacher and him as the student. Now my brother is teaching my niece and nephews – so while chess never became a passion for us it is definitely a family tradition passed down through the generations.

Chess teaches fundamental life skills: problem solving, focus, patience and strategy to name a few.

I will admit that I was more intrigued by the artistic aspects of chess: the shapes of the pieces, the textures of the wood and they myriad of themes chess sets come in beyond the traditional. Whatever your connection to the game, I hope this fabric inspires you to sew the way it inspired me to paint!

kids playing chess