Thursday, September 29, 2022

Harvest & Halloween Blog Hop Guest Post - Natalie Crabtree

 

Guest post by Natalie Crabtree

We present another awesome project from one of our participants in the Harvest and Halloween Blog hop! Welcome guest blogger, Natalie Crabtree. Make sure you are following along to see all the beautiful inspiration from talented makers. Links will be posted HERE

Lovely Quilt Made with Harvest fabrics, Fresco and Cotton Couture: Natalie Crabtree from Crabtree Collective
I’m Natalie Crabtree, owner of Crabtree Arts Collective! I’m so glad I was asked to participate in the Michael Miller Fabrics Blog Hop featuring Halloween or Harvest Fabrics! Thank you to the MMF team for allowing me to play and create with these gorgeous fall prints and feature my pattern “Linda’s Lattice” (Link to purchase pattern at the end of this blog.). 
Fall is my absolute favorite season. I’m from the Midwest and Fall is a special time of year here. Nothing is quite like a chilly sweatshirt morning with dew on the grass, leaves changing colors and a hot cup of coffee in hand. Perhaps a pumpkin scented candle? The best! 
I would also love to give a shout out to my talented quilter who quilted this project for me – Alyce Taylor of Quilting Matilda (Anderson, Indiana). Let’s get started!
 


To make my Throw Size Version of “Linda’s Lattice” (Quilt Pattern is offered in (3) sizes. Link to purchase pattern at the end of this blog.), I choose a selection of (4) Harvest themed prints along with a beautiful array of prints from the Fresco Basics Collection to accent the fall colors! I am totally in love with these Michael Miller Fabrics fall prints. They’re even more beautiful and vibrant in person! Pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers, leaves…...and all the yummy fall colors! 
Check out more harvest prints on the Michael Miller Holiday Shop: https://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/holiday-shop/harvest.html 
I enjoyed browsing the Fresco Basics Collection to pick colors to mix and match with the fall prints. 

 


Here is a list of fabrics I choose for my quilt along with the modified yardage I used for the Throw Version of the “Linda’s Lattice” Pattern. The yardages on the back cover of “Linda’s Lattice” are different than what I used. However, the “Linda’s Lattice” Pattern can be easily modified to use yardage instead of precuts! Feel free to mix and match yardage from Michael Miller Fabrics to create your own unique quilt. 
Fall Prints Include (3/8 yard each): 
DCX9679 Mini Sunflowers Wine
DCX9678 Pumpkins for Sale Cream
DCX9661 Fall Foliage Black
DCX9661 Fall Foliage Cream

Fresco Basics Collection Prints Include (1/8 yard each): 
DCX10060 Fresco Chili
DCX10060 Fresco Butterscotch 
DCX10060 Fresco Clementine
DCX10060 Fresco Pear
DCX10060 Fresco Parchment
DCX10060 Fresco Papaya
DCX10060 Fresco Almond
DCX10060 Fresco Lime
DCX10060 Fresco Apricot
DCX10060 Fresco Emerald
DCX10060 Fresco Caramel
DCX10060 Fresco Carrot

I also used 3 ¼ yard of Cotton Couture Soft White (link: https://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/basics.html ) for the background, assorted scraps for a pieced backing (or you can use 3 ¾ yards) and 5/8 yard for Binding.  Check out a photo of my pieced backing below! When possible, I love a pieced backing. 
 


 
I used each of the (4) Fall Prints (4) times in the quilt. Each time I used (1) print in a block, I tried to pick a new and unique Fresco Print to pair with the block for the chain featured in each block, and to accent the fall print! It was so fun to mix and match colors to maximize scrappiness and make this fall quilt extraordinary. Check out some of the different print combinations I created for the “Linda’s Lattice” Quilt! 
Sometimes it really pays to go outside of a particular fabric collection and check out the Basics Collections to give your quilt an extra pop of color, accent the prints and make a quilt even more interesting. The Fresco Collection did just that. Fresco is offered in such a wide array of colors, you are bound to find something that coordinates with the fabrics you are working with! 


The Linda’s Lattice Pattern is a very simple make, and the Throw Version could easily be a weekend project! It combines simple techniques such as strip piecing and flying geese to make a beautiful traditional style quilt. 
Check out the photos below to see how the Michael Miller Fabrics Fall and Fresco Prints paired together to make a gorgeous fall quilt for my family! (Photos taken at Pipkins Market in Blue Ash, Ohio.)








I very much enjoyed participating in this blog hop! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and this project filled me with warm and fuzzy feelings! 
Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions regarding this project or yardages by visiting my Instagram @njcrabtree. I would love to talk with you about this project and offer tips and advice on pairing these fabrics with the “Linda’s Lattice” Pattern! 

I am pleased to offer a MMF exclusive 20% discount on the “Linda’s Lattice” Pattern and more projects using the code: “FALLISHERE” on my Etsy Site at Linda's Lattice PDF Quilt Pattern - Etsy . The 20% discount will work on your entire cart from the Crabtree Arts Quilts Etsy Shop! 
Thank you for reading, it’s been a pleasure! 

Missed any of the projects during this Harvest and Halloween blog hop? Catch up with the links available HERE
We’d love to see what you're creating at home! Share what you sew with us and you may even be featured on our blog or social media.
You can share what you create by tagging us on social media @michaelmillerfabrics or e-mailing pictures to marketing@michaelmillerfabrics.com
To place a wholesale order, please contact your Michael Miller Fabrics Sales Rep or reach out online at info@michaelmillerfabrics.com !

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Harvest & Halloween Blog Hop Guest Post - Suze Vinton


The Paw-ty continues with more lovely projects from our participants in the Harvest and Halloween Blog Hop! Today's post is a guest blogger, Suze Vinton. Make sure you are following along to see all the beautiful inspiration from talented makers. Links will be posted HERE

Adorable Dress and Matching Quilt Set made with Halloween fabrics: Suze Vinton of Beralus Vinton Design!

I am Suze Vinton from Beralus Vinton Design and I am here taking over the blog to share with you some amazing Halloween prints.

Fabrics used: 

See more Halloween prints on the Michael Miller holiday shop HERE

As soon as my daughter saw these panels, she went crazy over them and asked for a dress. The colors are so bright and even prettier in person and Michael Miller never disappoints.


I absolute love the blue used in this print. It works perfectly with the panel and I am absolutely in love. All the colors go so well together and I glad it includes some not so popular Halloween colors such as the blue background and yellow in the sun.

For my daughter’s dress, I used my own pattern, the Larkin pattern available at CKC Pattern ! This dress is head turner loaded with options, from a simple basic daily wear dress, to an over the top fancy Halloween dress and everything in between! It has sewn in sleeves and elastic casings for a comfort fitted look. Remove the optional sash ties and you have a car seat friendly show stopper that your little lady will love to wear! The quilt is another perfect way to show off the panel. There is no pattern associated to the quilt. I just cut up the borders until I was happy with the size.



To see more pictures and details of these projects, visit my Instagram HERE

For more inspirational projects, visit my blog HERE

Missed any of the projects during this Harvest and Halloween blog hop? Catch up with the links available HERE

We’d love to see what you're creating at home! Share what you sew with us and you may even be featured on our blog or social media.

You can share what you create by tagging us on social media @michaelmillerfabrics or e-mailing pictures to marketing@michaelmillerfabrics.com

To place a wholesale order, please contact your Michael Miller Fabrics Sales Rep or reach out online at info@michaelmillerfabrics.com !

Happy sewing!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Harvest/ Halloween Blog Hop Announcement

 


Hello Fabric Lovers!

We are excited to announce our 2022 Harvest & Halloween Blog Hop starting on September 19th! Follow along to get inspired by a variety of fabulous makers! From quilts to crafts, these 9 sewers have created stunning projects with our fall collections. Join us over the next 2 weeks as we hope to inspire you to make your own garments, quilts, and accessories. The blog hop is our way of sharing our passion for sewing with this beautiful community! The links to each blog will be available on the scheduled day of each blog post. Links will be added BELOW! Make sure to follow our social media for more inspiration @michaelmillerfabrics




Blog Hop links are below!

Sept. 19th: Brianna Roberts from Sew Cute and Quirky- Visit her blog HERE 

Sept. 20th: Daisi Toegel from Flower Sew- Visit her blog HERE

Sept. 21st: Lisa Ruble from Love to Color my World- Visit her blog HERE

Sept. 22nd: Kristi McDonough from Schnitzel and Boo - Visit her blog HERE

Sept. 26th: Daisi Toegel from Flower Sew - Visit her blog HERE

Sept. 27th: Suze Vinton from Beralus Vinton Design - Visit her guest blog post HERE

Sept. 28th: Annie Unrein from ByAnnie.com - Visit her blog HERE

Sept. 29th: Natalie Crabtree from Crabtree Arts Collective - Visit her post HERE


 


Making it Fun Monthly continues with some of our newest collections. From tote bags to quilts and table runners, we have amazing projects to share using different techniques, unique designs, color and fun! 

Toucan Do it Bags by Parker on the Porch! 



Good Vibes Only with these beautiful bags from Parker on the Porch featuring the tropical and colorful collection, Toucan do It! Get the tote bag pattern from Sew Many Creations to make your own! 
Purchase the Zipper bags, embroidery fill & charms HERE


Get the Tote bag pattern by Sew Many Creations HERE

See the full collection HERE


Sea Maidens Quilt from Quilt Creations



Sea Maidens bring mythology to life with stunning mermaids, bubbles, starfish and seagrass! This geometric circles quilt was made with our Sea Maidens collection, Bright White Cotton Couture and her pattern called Taranto, available for purchase on her website! The pattern has instructions on how to make a crib and twin size quilt.  

View Collection HERE

      Purchase the pattern HERE


  1. Lemon Fresh Quilt and Table Setting by Daisi Toegel



Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Set the table with this stunning quilt and table set featuring the Lemon Fresh Collection by Monkey Mind Design. Recreate these projects with the Log Cabin Table Set pattern available for purchase on her website! 

Purchase the Pattern HERE

See the full collection HERE


Stunning and jolly table runner made by Sew Mariana!





Free Pattern instructions available for this awesome holiday table runner made with the Vintage Christmas collection and Cotton Couture White! 


Link to free tutorial HERE

See the full collection HERE


Best BBQ Ever Button down shirt and Casserole Carrier by The Eli Monster 


Fire up the grill and get BBQ ready with this lovely button-down shirt and casserole carrier made with our Best BBQ Ever collection! Recreate the casserole dish carrier with the free pattern instructions found on her blog and purchase the shirt pattern on her website. 

See full collection HERE

Free pattern available HERE

purchase the shirt pattern HERE


Brush with Nature Quilt by Tamara’s Joy!




Tropical State of Mind with this amazing quilt using the Brush with Nature collection by Louise Nisbet and Sherpa for the backing! Recreate it using the free pattern.

Free pattern available HERE

        View the collection HERE

 

For more inspiration be sure to follow us @michaelmillerfabrics.com on social media and follow our Brand Ambassadors at the below links. 


Mariana Diaz:

Website: www.sewmariana.com 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sewmariana

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sewmariana


Daisi Toegel 

Website: www.flowersew.com  

Instagram: www.instagram.com/daisitoegel


Jen chesnick 

Shop: www.parkerontheporch.com 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/parkerontheporc

Instagram: www.instagram.com/parkerontheporch

Youtube: www.youtube.com/parkerontheporch


Tamara Kielstra 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/tamarasjoydiy 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/tamarasjoy 

Website: www.tamarasjoy.com 

Shop: www.shoptamarasjoy.com  


Stephanie Carton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEliMonster

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theelimonster/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnOxVlIc9ODErMXsD6jgwOQ


Yuliya Reshetnikova 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quiltcreation/

Blog: https://yuliyaresh.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yuliya.reshetnikova.1/


For more projects inspirations of our collections, visit us at:  https://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/inspiration/quilt-inspirations.html 


We'd love to see what you're creating at home! Share what you sew with us and you may even be featured on our blog or social media. 


You can share what you create by tagging us on social media @michaelmillerfabrics or e-mailing pictures to marketing@michaelmillerfabrics.com

To place a wholesale order, please contact your Michael Miller Fabrics Sales Rep or reach out online at info@michaelmillerfabrics.com !

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

15 Back To School Projects!


Summer is nearing an end and it's time to get ready for BACK TO SCHOOL! We have an inspiring selection of DIY projects to make that are perfect for the new school year. Start the year in style with backpacks, pencil cases and classroom decor. Let us know in the comments below which one is your favorite!

1) We’re All Kinds of Wonderful Nook and Crannies Quilt by Ladeebug Design! The quilt starts with a deconstructed panel and uses the block design as inspiration to create the asymmetrical corners. The off-set pieced block row and additional panel squares on the top and bottom finish off this design.
Size: 54" x 70"
Difficulty level: Confident Beginner 
Purchase the pattern HERE 
See the full collection HERE 

 


 2) From Jaguars to mini pigs and polka dots to match! Tara Sinclair from Uh Oh Creations made this cute pillow and bag projects with our Animal Alphabet fabric collection by Edward Miller and her bag pattern is called Owen Organizer! Some prints are also available in minky! 

Owen Organizer Pattern is available HERE

See the full Animal Alphabet collection HERE




3) The Backyard All Star – Star Struck quilt by Ladeebug Design. This quilt starts with a 24" x 42" panel that is bordered to allow for an accurate size regardless of print. The panel is off-set for a more modern feel. Several borders give everything the illusion of floating while adding size to the overall project.

Size: 58" x 76"
Difficulty: Confident Beginner - Applique
Purchase the pattern HERE 
See the full collection HERE 



4) Sift Quilt by Charisma Horton. This fun fat quarter friendly geometric quilt can be constructed two ways, you can applique the circles or sew them!

Size: 72” x 96”
Difficulty: Intermediate
Purchase the pattern HERE 
See the full collection HERE 


 5) 
This beautiful gingham play bag by Tamara from Tamara’s Joy! Learn how to sew a purse with lining and interfacing! This book bag is the perfect size for a chapter book or a note pad and some pens. There is a free video pattern with the option to purchase the printed version of this adorable book bag with ruffle.

Free tutorial available HERE  

See the full collection HERE 




 6) Mad science quilt by Tamarinis! Make your own chemistry in fabric with the fun lab inspired paper pieced patterns!

Size: 42 x 54
Difficulty: Intermediate 
Purchase the pattern HERE
See the full collection HERE 



 7) 
Add, subtract, multiply and divide with this awesome “Calculate This” quilt by Lisa Swenson Ruble!

Size: 52.5” x 74.5”
Difficulty: Confident beginner
To purchase the pattern email lisaruble@gmail.com
See the full collection HERE


8) Missy and Kimie from On Williams Street made these stunning pillows with the Stem Squad collection by Edward Miller! 

Purchase the pattern  HERE 

See the full collection HERE 


 

9 & 10) Let’s get creative with Tara Sinclair from Uh Oh Creations! She made these beautiful projects using the Stem squad collection by Edward Miller, perfect for school! The book bag is made with her pattern called Keanu backpack. 

Purchase the Backpack Pattern HERE

Read her Blog Post to see more projects she made with Stem Squad HERE including a matching Binder cover. 

 




11) School is in session and Ink Unleashed by The Paper Curator is ready!! Perfect for at home and at school classrooms, this pencil box quilt by Heidi Pridemore is sure to set the mood for learning!! 

Size: 54” x 65” 
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Purchase the Pattern here at www.thewhimsicalworkshop.com

 


12) This Stash and Dash organizer from ByAnnie was made with the British Motor Cars collection! It is perfect to use as an emergency car kit, first aid kit, organizer for supplies, purse organizer and more. The handy little wrap features three inner zippered closure pockets made from mesh for easy visibility of contents and no need to worry about things falling out! The possibilities are endless! 

Purchase the pattern HERE 

See the full collection HERE 




13) Make a matching Just in Case project from By Annie, perfect to store emergency and school supplies made with Cotton Couture and British motor cars collection! 

Purchase the pattern HERE 
See the full collection HERE 


14) Gorgeous Pencil Pal Petal Pouch bag made by Kris Poor using Hashdot fabric!

See the reference sheet with materials required and more HERE
Purchase the pattern HERE
See more hashdot colors HERE 


15) Out and About small backpack from By Annie featuring the Make A splash collection and minky straps, making it super cozy and comfortable to wear all day!

Purchase the pattern HERE 

See the full collection HERE 

 



We'd love to see what you're creating at home! Share what you sew with us and you may even be featured on our blog or social media. 

You can share what you create by tagging us on social media @michaelmillerfabrics or e-mailing pictures to marketing@michaelmillerfabrics.com

To place a wholesale order, please contact your Michael Miller Fabrics Sales Rep or reach out online at info@michaelmillerfabrics.com !

Happy Sewing!