Friday, December 20, 2013

May your days be merry and bright!

We wish you the merriest of holidays!
And, just so you know, we will be closed from December 25th through January 1st. We'll be back in the office on the 2nd so be sure to check back for an exciting announcement for the month of January :)

I'd also like to debut our new MMF model, Wendy O Williams. She is wearing Chevy Chevron in Garland...

Growing up, we always had big dogs and we never dressed them up-- well, those days are over! I am obsessed with sewing dog outfits, especially for the holidays... Why shouldn't they be festive?! Be prepared for many dog themed blog posts in the near future!

I loved sewing with the Chevy Chevron so much that I decided to make Little Miss O a maxi skirt for her to wear with her jean jacket that she loves so much. She can probably wear it this weekend since it will be in the high 60's in NYC. I guess there won't be any dreaming of a white Christmas!

I didn't use a pattern to make the chevron skirt. I just measured O's waist to ankle and made a big rectangle. I gathered the top edge to O's waist measurement plus 2 inches and sewed it to a wide red ribbon. The gold sparkle sneakers are from Target and I found the white ruffle socks at Gap. Then we rocked out to some Pat Benatar- I know... Hit Me With Your Best Shot is not the most Christmas-y of songs :)

I found a tutorial over on Simple Simon and Co that would make a great maxi skirt. Just click here.

Looking for a last minute idea for your Christmas dinner table? Trenna Travis created a lovely look using the Chevy Chevron and our classic Ta Dot
*Cute table runner tutorial from Sew We quilt
*Holiday printables from Scrappy Sticky Inky Mess


I haven't forgotten about you, classic Holiday prints! I made Miss O a dress using Scarlet Poinsettia that is worthy of Christmas day.

I used Butterick 3762 for the dress and the black patent leather shoes are from Target.
My sister-in-law made that fancy gold pine cone ornament that's attached to the gift- I found a tutorial here

Heidi Pridemore also designed a new quilt using Scarlet Poinsettia. The free pattern will be available on our website very soon!
 Merry Christmas, happy holidays and happy New Year!

kait and the mmf family

Friday, December 13, 2013

Introducing Indo Ikat!

Indo Ikat by Gillian Fullard/London Portfolio

Doesn't this collection lend itself well to stunning home dec?! I love the pillows that Trenna styled for our Fall catalog. There is also a panel pattern that would make a really great tablecloth or quilt back...

I don't have a photo of the back of Heidi Pridemore's design but she used the Indo Ikat Collage on the back of her modern quilt pictured below.
 You can find the free quilt pattern here.

I used the Sunki pattern by Figgy's to make Little Miss O's Dress. It was a hit at the office so don't be surprised if you see it again! 

Oh, and just a helpful hint if you'd like to make a fabric headband-- I added a comb to the underside of the headband so it wouldn't slide out. You can find the combs at most local drug stores, beauty supply stores or online. Just whip stitch the comb to the headband!

Indo Ikat is shipping to stores now! We'd love to see what you make with it- Post your pics on our facebook page or on Instagram (#michaelmillerfabrics).

Happy sewing!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Laura Gunn- Poppy Remix for the Holidays!

Laura Gunn's Poppy Remix is back by popular demand! Laura checked in with us with a project that is perfect for the holidays!

Here's what Laura had to say about it:

"Red is my go to color all year round.  So come December, it's always easy to work in some Christmas decor.  I discovered a few years ago that my poppies can look quite Christmasy with the right accessories.  And with these red and aqua circle garlands they look so cute and retro!"

"When I was making these circle garlands I wanted to incorporate red and white baker's twine. I also wanted the garland strung on something stronger then regular thread.  So I used an old trick of threading the bobbin on my machine with the twine (regular thread on top) and sewing straight through the garland.  It is so easy!!  A friend helped me make a little video tutorial."

Just click on the link below for the tutorial--

Swing by Laura's blog to see what she's up to!