Friday, March 11, 2022

Making It Fun Monthly - Basics


Making It Fun Monthly

Every month we will be doing a recap of the wonderful projects our brand ambassadors have created! Be sure to check back for new inspiration, project ideas and links to some fantastic patterns. Sew along with us by following the monthly themes. You can share what you create and be featured by tagging us on social media @michaelmillerfabrics or e-mailing pictures to

This month, the theme is MICHAEL MILLER BASICS: 

The Brand Ambassadors were asked to make something in their style using our collections of basics. These projects are filled with amazing techniques, unique designs, color and fun! 

Our newest basic collection is GRAYDATIONSThis 42 piece group features seven new prints in Black, White, Nickel, Pewter, Metal and Charcoal. These high contrast prints dazzle as the stars of the show or as blenders to add to your next project. Graydations comes in a variety of Pre-Cuts.

Here are 4 of the amazing projects made using Graydations. 

1. Graydations Pillow cushion by Mariana Diaz 

View full tutorial on her blog post HERE 

2. Crotone Quilt by Yuliya Reshetnikova

Purchase the pattern HERE:  

3. 3 in 1 Fabric Checkerboard, Chess board & tic-tac-toe board by Tamara Joy!

Tutorial available on youtube HERE

  1. Happy Star Quilt by Mariana Diaz

Subscribe to her newsletter to get the free pattern HERE

Click HERE to view full Graydations collection.

The next basic collection used is COCO- This stunning 50 piece assortment consists of 5 gradients in 10 color stories. Perfect for modern quilts or to add in as a coordinates with your favorite collections. Coco is offered in a variety of pre-cuts from Fat Quarters to Rolls. Here are 2 Projects to make with COCO! 

1- The Spelen Dress by Stephanie Carton from The Eli Monster using FQ0262 COCO Coral Reel and Cotton couture! 

Get the Pattern HERE

2- Pops of Color Zipper bags by Jen Chesnick

Get the pattern HERE

                           Click HERE to view full COCO collection.

The next basic collection is called Refractions. It is a new geometric border print enhanced with gold metallic. These 12 prints are on trend colors that will bring an extra sparkle to your quilt projects. Use the full ombre or cut into pieces to take advantage of all the colors in the print. 

Here are 2 Projects to make with Refractions! 

1- Type it Quilt made by Jenn Chesnick 
Get the free patten HERE

2- Envelope pillows made by Jenn Chesnick  
See the tutorial on YouTube HERE
Get the Pillow pattern HERE 

               Click HERE to view full REFRACTIONS collection.

Lastly A Stunning Project with Gingham play! 

1- Dancin’ Disco Quilt made by Daisi Toegel using FQ147!

This quilt pattern can be found in the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine - issue 106 from December 2021. 

              Click HERE to view full GINGHAM PLAY collection.

Follow our Brand Ambassadors with links below for more Michael Miller Fabrics inspirational projects and patterns! 

Mariana Diaz:




Daisi Toegel 



Jen chesnick 





Tamara Kielstra 





Stephanie Carton




Yuliya Reshetnikova 




For more projects inspirations of our cotton couture and our other basics, visit us at:

We'd love to see what you're creating at home! Share 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

To place a wholesale order, please contact your Michael Miller Fabrics Sales Rep or reach out online a Be sure to ask about our BASICally A Steal Program for discounted pricing on our basics.  

Happy Sewing! 

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