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. 
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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!
xo,
Kait
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday :: Kitties!

*CX3696 Kitties
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Isn't this retro kitty dress just the best?
GERTIE, YOU'RE SO AWESOME!!! 
Gertie used the Marilyn Dress pattern by another amazing artist, Kay, of Serendipity Studio!
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 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-
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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!!)

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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
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We love to see all of your sewing projects so be sure to share on social media and tag #MichaelMillerFabrics
@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!
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/yippie.html
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
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These lil' cowpokes are pretty durn cute!  
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/lil-cowpokes.html
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
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/lil-cowgirls.html
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
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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!

 

Throw Back Thursday


 Today is the start of our Throwback Thursday Series
at Michael Miller Fabrics!   
Through the years we have been known for having awesome retro prints.  
I am sure many of you remember them, but did you know that they are still available to purchase and in stock?  
Are you ready for a Blast from the Past?  We begin our journey down memory lane with our Retro Kitchen designs.  
Do you remember these?
CX1595 - 50's KITCHEN

All things reminiscent of a 1950's kitchen.....
perfect for kitchen curtains.

CX1458 - SUNDAES
Did someone say banana split??  YUMMMMMM!!! 

CX0939 - HOME EC

The ladies are all dressed up to do the baking and waiting for their husbands to come home :).  

Since we are doing a blast from the past post, I couldn't resist posting this picture of Kathy Miller from 2002!  It was taken at International Quilt Market 14 years ago and she hasn't changed a bit! 





Do these designs bring back any memories for you?  Tell us about your memory in the comments section for a chance to win a yard of Home Ec!
And the winner is...

Teresa Stanulis said...
This brings back memories of my mom's kitchen with a bread box, aluminum tins for staples, a pink refrigerator, and linoleum tile floors! Happy times!

Congratulations, Teresa!!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's TBT!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

UP AND AWAY by Emily Herrick

Summertime is the perfect time for a ride in a hot air balloon!  Emily Herrick takes us UP and AWAY with her newest collection of fun fabrics.
  If you were at International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, I hope you were lucky enough to see Emily's booth for yourself. It makes such an adorable room for those brothers and sisters that have to share!  I wanted to pick up the entire booth and place it in my house :)

 As usual, all her projects were amazing!!  She puts so much detail into the design of her booth.  The hit of the show was the adorable hot air balloon that you can see hanging in the photo above. Soooooo many people were asking how to make it. We've finally got the answer



THANK YOU EMILY!! 



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It's time for some Summer Lovin

It's time for some sweet Summer Lovin'
Susan Emory has the cure for those Summertime Blues. 


For those of you who may not already know, Susan Emory is a fifth generation quilter, graphic designer, wife and mother. She's a former quilt shop owner and the founder of Swirly Girls Design. Susan has been designing creative patterns with clearly written and illustrated instructions since 2008.
Susan’s designs have been featured in several magazines and Swirly Girls Design patterns are sold worldwide. 



Her most recent Block of the Month pattern, Sweet Summertime, features a new coordinating thread collection from Aurifil.


The thread assortment features a range of 6 colors, 1 each in both 50 wt and 12 wt, perfect for piecing and hand-stitching


Susan is always busy creating new quilt patterns.  Each one is better than the next!  Flower Power is her newest pattern seen above in the Summer Lovin' collection.  It looks even more fabulous made up out of Cotton Couture (BELOW)


This pattern and much much more are available at Susan's website 

Thank you Susan for bringing us lots of summer fun and inspiration! 




Monday, June 27, 2016

LUXE - 108" of Bliss on a Bolt!

FEEL IT AND YOU WILL LOVE IT! 
LUXE is 108" of Bliss on a Bolt! 


SUPER SOFT AND EASY TO SEW!!



LUXE is not only great for quilt backs, but it's also perfect for pillows, duvets, curtains and more! 



To find Luxe...
Look for the CORAL thread.
The CORAL thread in the selvedge sets LUXE apart from other 108" quilt backs.  It symbolizes the superior quality exclusive to LUXE! 
Click to find a store near you 

View the entire collection on our website



We are super excited to reveal that the Modern Quilt Guild announced LUXE will be the challenge fabric for the 2017 QUILTCON in Savannah!
For more information and details on how to participate, check out the Quiltcon website


Stay tuned for more exciting summer fabric releases!!