Friday, July 29, 2022

Christmas in July!



It's never too early to start sewing for Christmas! Here are 14 holiday themed project to start making this year.  From quilts and table runners to tree skirts we have a variety of projects to decorate your home in the holiday spirit! These projects are versatile and are perfect gifts to make for your loved ones as well.

A Lovely Woods Christmas quilt by Tamarinis!

Size: 20” x 39”
Level: Intermediate
Free Pattern available HERE
View the full collection HERE

The Holly Jolly Snowmen Quilt by Coach House Designs!

Size: 51” x 55”
Level: Intermediate
Purchase the pattern HERE


A Beary Christmas Quilt by Wendy Sheppard

Size: 72.5" x 80.5"
Level: Beginner
Free pattern available HERE
See our full basics HERE

Glass Star Quilt by Heidi Pridemore starring the Cotton Couture Christmas FQ bundle, FQ0311!

Size: 65” x 95”
Level: Advance Beginner
Purchase the Pattern HERE
View all the colors of our Cotton Couture Christmas FQ bundle HERE

5.       Over Under Again Tree Skirt by Swirly Girls Design

Size: 48” x 48”
Level: Confident Beginner
Purchase the pattern HERE
View the full fabric collection HERE

 Over Under Again Table Runner with the same pattern!

Size: 16”x 64”
Level: Confident Beginner
View the full fabric collection HERE

Most Wonderful Time of the Year Half Moon Santa quilt by Everyday Stitches!

Size: 56”x 72”
Level: Confident Beginner
Purchase the Pattern HERE

A Fold'n-Stitch-Wreath by Kris Poor!

Easy enough to whip up in an afternoon 

Finished size: 21” diameter
Level: Advance beginner
Purchase the pattern HERE

    Scalloped Basket by Kris Poor

The baskets are reversible and are perfect for storing your Christmas decorations!  

Available in three sizes!
Purchase the pattern HERE
See more Christmas prints on our holiday shop HERE

   Peppermint Twist Quilt by Natalie Crabtree   

   Featuring the holiday gnomes panel, cm8872-navy in the center!

    Size: 50” x 70”
Level: Confident beginner
Get the free pattern HERE
View the full fabric collection HERE

Scarlet Poinsettia Minky Quilt

Size: 58” x 58”
Get the free pattern HERE
See more Christmas prints HERE 
Scarlet Poinsettia is available in cotton as well! 

Grand Holiday Quilt by Heidi Pridemore!

Size: 64” x 85”
Level: Intermediate
Free Pattern available HERE

Under the Mistletoe Over Under Tree Skirt by 
Swirly Girls design!

Size: 48” diameter
Purchase the pattern HERE
View the full fabric collection HERE

Hip St. Nick Wall Hanging by Hunter's Design Studio!

Size: 21” x 21”
Purchase the pattern HERE
View the full fabric collection HERE


You can find more Christmas projects on our previous holiday blog hop HERE

Learn how to make awesome Christmas pillowcases, a blanky and book pillow using minky with Debby Kratovil! HERE

Didn't get enough? View even more Holiday Inspiration HERE

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Happy Christmas in July & Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Making it Fun Monthly- Getting Creative

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

Light Up My World Sleeping Bag by Tamara's Joy
Light up your world with this awesome sleeping bag! Add it to your camping essentials made by Tamara’s Joy starring the Glow in the dark Light Up My World collection by Alicia Dujets!
Learn how to make it with the tutorial available HERE
See the full collection HERE

Jungle Safari Quilt by Sew Mariana 

This amazing dynamic quilt block called “This Way Up” can be made into a cushion, wall hanging or whatever you like! Made by Mariana Diaz with the beautiful Jungle Safari collection! Available at your local quilt shop. Learn how to make it with the easy-to-follow step by step instructions found on her blog post below!
Free tutorial is available HERE
See the full collection HERE 

Llama Love Llamazing quilt by Yuliya Reshetnikova 
This fabulous quilt features the beautiful Llama love collection by Janna Krupinski! Yuliya used seminole style piecing to make this quilt. The center of attention for this quilt is the 24” llama panel, DC10189-BREEZE!

Make yours with the free pattern HERE
See the full collection HERE 

Kaleidoscope Colory Tote Bag by Daisi Toegel
 A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! This stunning bag was made by Daisi Toegel with the Kaleidoscope collection and her new pattern called Colory Tote Bag! This pattern does not require any type of hardware or zippers and this tote bag is perfect to gift teachers, co-workers, friends, and family. It can be used for grocery shopping, quilt carrier, books, and much more as it is a very large tote!
Purchase the pattern HERE 
See the full collection HERE 

UPS-A-Daisy Pindekaas Dress by The Eli Monster

Summer means sun dress season!! This stunning dress made by Stephanie from The Eli Monster uses five prints from the Ups-A-Daisy collection (the 5th is hiding in the pockets as a special secret for the wearer). The pattern can be sized for ages 18 months – 12 years old and features an open back with 2 straps keeping everything in place combined with a simple bodice and a full skirt. Stephanie used The Pindekaas Dress pattern available on her website and adjusted the skirt length to below the knee.
Purchase the pattern HERE
See the full collection HERE

Christmas in July fun by Jen Chesnick  

It’s never too early to start getting ready for Christmas! Jen Chesnick from Parker on the Porch has a bunch of celebratory projects made out of a combination of Michael Miller holiday prints. Sew up these wine bottle gift bags for a great reusable and sustainable gift. The festive mug rug and stockings are a must make! 
Purchase the Patterns HERE 
Check out more holiday prints on our holiday shop HERE 

Be sure to be following us on all our social media platforms @michaelmillerfabrics for all sorts of fabric fun! You can also support and follow our Brand Ambassadors with links below for more Michael Miller Fabrics inspirational projects and patterns! 

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Happy Sewing!

Friday, July 15, 2022

There’s No Such Thing as a Scrap! - Tips on What to Do With Excess Fabric

    Do you love to sew but don’t know what to do with your excess fabric? We got you covered, Don’t throw them out! According to Eco friendly habits, “over 17 million tons of used textile waste are generated annually in the United States. This amount has doubled over the last 20 years.” It is better for the environment to use your scraps than to just throw them away. Here are some ideas from experts on how to work with scrap pieces as well as some awesome scrap friendly patterns.

We asked our Instagram followers, what is their best tricks for working with scraps and the most popular response was to sort by color! This helps keep the pieces organized and makes for easier access when searching for a small piece to add to a quilt. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Basics Blog Hop -Guest Post from Parker on the Porch


The Basics Blog Hop continues with a guest appearance from Jen Chesnick! Make sure to follow along to see all the beautiful inspiration from talented makers. Links will be posted HERE

Hello Michael Miller fans! Jen Chesnick here with some fun projects featuring the new Beary Soft Minky & Coco collection.

View Minky Collection HERE

View Coco Collection HERE 

I’m a big fan of using minky for Machine Embroidery projects. Did you know you can use minky for a wide variety of projects with your embroidery machine? You can use an iron on interfacing, such as SF101, to make the minky stable with very little stretch. It can be used for zipper bags and totes that need that little bit of extra structure. You can also use a sewing adhesive like HeatNBond lite with minky! Be sure to use a pressing cloth and medium heat. For best results when embroidering, water soluble stabilizer is recommended. Water soluble stabilizer will keep the nap of minky in place and out of your stitching. 

For my projects, I created a Slumber Party set at the request of my daughter using Beary Soft in Lilac and a mix of colors from the Coco collection. My daughter LOVES purple and unicorns, so win win! Beary soft made it easy! It’s a two way stretch minky, so I applied SF101 to the Unicorn bag front and back and HeatNBond lite to the appliqué face. It was effortless to press when done and it’s just so darn cute. 

The Coco collection is hands down my favorite blender collection. It was the perfect match for the Beary Soft. I created a toiletries bag for her overnight items with an attached hair tie and bow. Patterns are available at  Who doesn’t need a unicorn sleep mask for a slumber party? I used Beary Soft for the front (no interfacing) and Coco for the backside. The sleep mask pattern can be found at ! 

I rounded out the Slumber Party kit with a tote bag to carry it all. The big appliqué was applied to the Beary Soft with ease and came out so crisp! Be sure to use that water soluble stabilizer. Get the applique rainbow from to recreate it. 

Thanks for having me here on the blog! I hope my projects inspire you to try minky with Machine Embroidery soon! 

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Happy sewing!