Friday, October 21, 2016

Michael Miller goes to Quilt Market!!

Hey crafty friends... we are in FULL QUILT MARKET MODE over here! Lots of saturated color, pom poms, tassels, sparkle and stacks of fabric! My desk is a mess but at least it's a pretty mess :) We can't wait to see you at Quilt Market! If you're not going, you can follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter... I might even do some live Facebook! Ahhhhhh!
We're featuring Indian Summer in our booth... you'll have to stay tuned for the final reveal!
Indian Summer is featured in the fat 1/4 bundle above and in the photo below...
Here's the current state of my desk... wish I could keep it like this!
Can we talk about pom poms for a minute?? I am OBSESSED!! If you haven't already, you MUST buy yourself a pom pom maker (found ours at Michael's) So fun!!
 Here we are with our pom pom wall hanging... 
 **Thanks Robin xxooxoxo! 

Of course,it wouldn't be MMF Quilt Market without some sparkle! 
**I can always depend on Karen to add sparkle to props!

Tassels are fun to make as well... and you don't need a tool to make them! Here's a tutorial--> TASSELS!

We have one more secret project that we're revealing at market... We're working with Tamara Kate, Giuseppe Ribaudo (aka Giucy Giuce), Stephanie Kendron (of Modern Sewciety) and Jessee Maloney (aka Art School Dropout) to create something beautiful! Here's a sneak peek!
If you're going to be in Houston, visit us at Schoolhouse and in Booth 2634. We have a lot to share with you!
Have a crafty weekend and see you in Texas (or live online)!

xo, kait

Friday, September 2, 2016

TBT (on FRIDAY!) Retro Rocket Rascals!

Oh my goodness- where to start?!? There are so many adorable projects from around the web using our Retro Rocket Rascals! It's for little girls and little boys and the space cadet in all of us! :)

What a perfect button up from Not on the High Street!
The print looks great on this adorable little model!
*featured--> The Geranium Dress from Made by Rae... This dress pattern is so versatile and one of my favorites!
The quilt below with pieced and quilted by Bee + Quilts for a little baby boy!
 We'd love to know what you would sew with Retro Rocket Rascals... Let us know for a chance to win a yard!
*one lucky winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 7th

Perhaps you would sew a backpack for back-to-school?
Or, maybe some re-usable sandwich bags?
Maybe pajamas for a special sleepover? 
 *Pattern for the pj's is available through Oliver + S (featured on Made by Rae)

There are so many possibilities! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Flowers Aplenty from Michael Miller Fabrics...

Flowers Aplenty is in stores now! It's fresh, it's fun and it's full of pep!
To download the quilt pattern above, just click on the link below--

Every bear needs a bed! 
*We used a tutorial from Simple Simon & Co for the doll quilt.
*The doll pillow tutorial is from Craftaholics Anonymous. 
Flowers Aplenty is also available in a more retro colorway...
*The dress pattern used above is Butterick 6201
(featuring Posey Border in Coin & Cross Check in Coin)
Have you ever made a flower crown? I found a great video tutorial-
Make your own flower crown

I hope everyone has a crafty weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday :: Kitties!

*CX3696 Kitties
Isn't this retro kitty dress just the best?
Gertie used the Marilyn Dress pattern by another amazing artist, Kay, of Serendipity Studio!
 Awwww... so cute. Do you remember this throwback kitty fabric pictured below?
*CX4059 Smitten Kittens
Love this Smitten Kitten skirt by Georgina of Cupcake's Clothes

 If you'd like to make your own Kitty skirt, I think the pattern below would work well-
In honor of our Kitty Cat Throwback, we'd like to send one lucky winner a yard of Smitten Kittens or Kitties! Just tell us, are you a cat or a dog person?
We'll choose one lucky winner on Wednesday, August 24th

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Equestrian Collection by Michael Miller Fabrics

The Equestrian Collection is in stores now! We can't wait to see what y'all create! Below are some of the projects that we made :)

The above look was created using a BurdaStyle dress pattern (altered to add the ties and apron in the front and back)
 How cute is this little retro two-piece? The pattern is Birdie by My Childhood Treasures (I will definitely use this pattern again!!)

We also have a couple free downloadable quilts from the collection-- the first is called "Outstanding in their Field" and it features the border print.
*designed by Marinda Stewart
 A simple pillow would really bring a room together if you're decorating with the Equestrian Collection!
 *Click on the link below for a simple pillow tutorial

The Quilt below is called the Equestrian and it was designed by Jessee Maloney.
To view our Equestrian look book, just click on the link below
We love to see all of your sewing projects so be sure to share on social media and tag #MichaelMillerFabrics

xo, kait

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Throw Back Thursday :: Retro Cowboys!

I'm sure all of you rodeo kings and queens remember these classics!
If you just poke around the internet for a few minutes, you can find some fun projects using our retro cowboy fabric... check out this adorable superhero cape!
 For the super hero cape tutorial, click on the link below-
Starbelly Superhero Cape Tutorial
These lil' cowpokes are pretty durn cute!
Big "A" of the blog, Big A little a, made the quilt below using a pattern from the book, Even More Quilts for Baby
 She found the pattern for the mini cowboy hat on Ravelry (I know! So perfect for the little cow-boys and girls!)
Cowboy Hat and Boots
For all the lil' cowgirls and rodeo princesses!
Are you planning a cowgirl birthday party? Check out Gema's Little Cowgirl Party on Pinterest
Find a dress for your little one on etsy or sew one yourself!
I think the pattern below would be great!
Peter Pan Collar Dress from Fleur and Dot
In honor of our western Throw Back Thursday, we'd like to send one lucky winner a yard of Lil' Cowpokes or Lil' Cowgirls! Just tell us what you think about cowboy boots with a wedding dress- "yay" or "neighhhh"? Ha! Sorry, I had to!  
Congratulations to...
honeybee said...
YAY! Cowboy boots are cute with just about anything!