Thursday, January 30, 2014

MMF Glitz Blitz: Quilts!

When we first talked about doing metallics on our silky Cotton Couture weight fabric we knew that it would be perfect for garments, clutches and throw pillows but we wondered if it would make beautiful quilts-- well, Heidi Pridemore designed a couple of spectacular quilt patterns for us! We LOVE how they turned out. They are so elegant yet totally washable and great for everyday use! As part of our Glitz Blitz, we'd like to share them with you!

 This cute little dog has good taste ;)
   The pink Glitz quilt pattern (pictured above) is available here.

As you can see in the swatches above, Glitz hangs with both the pink and mist groups. I bet they would even look good all mixed together in a quilt - feel free to send pictures if you try mixing them - I'd love to see :)
The mist Glitz quilt pattern (pictured above) is available here


Well, this post wraps up our January Glitz Blitz! I hope you are feeling inspired to sew with metallics! I know that I am. 

And a big THANK YOU to all of the artists who participated in our blitz... you are amazing!

In honor of the end of the Glitz Blitz, we're giving away six yards of fabric! Two yards of Chic Chevron in Confection, two yards of Sleek Chevron in Confection, and two yards of our silky, soft Cotton Couture in Bright White!

 We'd love to hear what you think about all of the metallic projects, what you will make if you win, and what colors you would like to see in the future. 

Comments are now closed - thanks so much for participating!

Congratulations to....
Joanna  who said...
"I thought the clothing, the children's dresses, were pretty but I love to make quilts and love the two in this post. That is what I would use the fabric to make. The aqua and the blush are both gorgeous. This is just one luscious group of fabric. Any color at all."

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Glitz Blitz :: Shelly from Figgy's Patterns!

Hello to all from Portland, Oregon!! Thank you to Michael Miller for having Figgy’s visit the Making It Fun blog. The postman arrived with a package from MM just a few weeks ago and I wish you could have been there with me when I opened the box. I think my neighbors could even here me shout “oooohhh mannnnnn, looooove!!”. I almost felt a little like that moment we watched in the movie “Pulp Fiction” when they opened the suitcase at the end. The gold and pastel Glitz fabric just shined up at me.

I knew immediately what I wanted to make with this fabric, an Ethereal Tunic for my niece Ofelia. She seriously is getting all the goods these days to the point I’m starting to get a little jealous. Can you blame me? Look at this face:

The Glitz fabric also gave me the chance to use some Gold Metallic Thread I’ve been hording away for just the right garment. I changed my needle to a metallic 70/10 because I shortly discovered if you don’t the thread would snap. I also decided to use my Rolled Hem Foot on the sewing machine and went to town hemming the front frill.

I think the thread complimented the fabric nicely don’t you? With Valentines Day parties and Easter Sunday just around the corner you really can’t go wrong with using Glitz fabric to make a garment or an adorable clutch for yourself or a special little one in your life. Maybe even a little bow tie is in my son's future…… I’m headed back to the studio to put this inspiration to good use! 

Thanks Again Michael Miller for making such a fabulous fabric line!

*ps. For more information on how to create the perfect Ethereal Bodice please visit: figgy's blog