Friday, January 23, 2015

Floatin' with the Fishes!

http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/collections/sea-buddies.html
I think we could all use a tropical vacation... walks on the beach with sand between our toes, sun in our hair and shells in our pockets. 

Sea Buddies is fresh, cheery and bright just like a walk on the beach :)
Pictured above: Umbrella Stripe
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/inspiration/freequiltpatterns/floatin-with-the-fishes.html
Floatin' with the Fishes is a free pattern on our website!
(*designed by Heidi Pridemore)
 Pictured above: Meetin' at the Reef, Sea Coral
*pocket lining- Pinhead
Dress pattern by Olive Ann Designs


http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/inspiration/freequiltpatterns/down-by-the-sea.html
 Down by the Sea is a free pattern on our website!
(*designed by Heidi Pridemore)

Sea Buddies is shipping to stores now!

Happy sewing and have a great weekend!

~kait

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Friday, January 16, 2015

You're my cherry on top!

Our new Cherry Collection is available in stores now and you can make the quilt below (designed by Susan Emory) by downloading this pattern. When you're finished, reward yourself with some cherry pie! I've been dying to make these little personal cherry pies that I found on Pinterest...
I know, they're too cute! I love that they are heart shaped- just in time for Valentine's Day!
Click here for the free Cherry quilt pattern.

 Maybe you'd prefer Cherry Dream Cake
*The Cherry Dream cake above is featured on a tablecloth sewn from Cherry Dot in Mint

Fabrics featured in the picture above:
Dim Dots in Pink, Spearmint
Cotton Couture in Turf
Daisy Flowers in Red
Petite Hearts in Red
Hearts All-over in Red
Zillion Hearts in Red

Happy sewing and have a great weekend!

~kait

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Alpaca you a QUILT!

Alpaca's have a pretty big fan club... and we're in it!
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/collections/packmates-1.html
 Heidi Pridemore designed this whimsical, Aztec inspired quilt using Packmates, Eduardo and Kiss Dots

We couldn't just stop with a quilt! We also made a Packmates dress using X's & O's by Olive Ann Designs.
 We loved this pattern so much that we made the quilt in blue!
 You can make it too! For the free Packmates quilt pattern in blue, click here. For the coral version, click here.

The Packmates Collection will start shipping to stores on January 15th!

Happy sewing and have a great weekend!

~kait

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Let's get Kitschy with Flamingo Love!

Now that the holidays are over, who's ready for some Valentine's Day sewing? 5berries' Gatsby Dress is an amazing pattern... and don't you just love the heart confetti too?
The top of the dress is Flamingo Love and the mid-section and skirt are made with Heart Strings
(Click here for the dress pattern)

 **Here's a fun trick for your Valentine Cards~ fill a card with a handful of heart confetti, place the card in the envelope with the spine at the bottom and seal it. When your lucky Valentine pulls out the card, they will be showered with "love". :)
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/collections/flamingo-love.html

If you're not mentally prepared to start sewing for Valentine's Day but you still want to sew with flamingos, then how about some selfish sewing? Or a no-sew home improvement project?

Sew this New Look Tunic for yourself (or your bff)... especially if you're planning a tropical vacation!
Pictured above ~ Flamingo Border


I found an easy fabric covered wall art tutorial here.
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The Flamingo Love Collection is shipping to stores now!

Don't forget to share your handmade photos with us- we love to see what you create with Michael Miller Fabrics!

Monday, December 15, 2014

michael miller's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas!

It's day 12 of mmf's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas... woo hoo!!! For our final handmade gift idea, we bring you the Sharpie Roll-up by Gigi!
 I don't know about you, but I LOVE Sharpies and it would be great to have a way to organize them. So, for the lover of Sharpies in your life, this roll-up would be the ideal gift... especially with a set of these

For the Sharpie Roll-up tutorial, click here.

Happy Monday and happy holiday sewing! Stay tuned tomorrow... in honor of mmf's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas, we're going to have a fabric giveaway!
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michael miller's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas!

It's day 11 (and 12) of mmf's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas!! I meant to post on Saturday but I was wrapped up in my own holiday sewing and time just slipped away :) So, I'll post one project now and one this afternoon. 

First, from Huneydoodles, is a holiday staple for boys...
 Wouldn't it look great on a little boy standing next to a little girl wearing this? Yes! What could make it better? How about taking the photo in front of a gorgeous Christmas Tree!?!

For more inspirational photos and the bow tie tutorial, visit Huneydoodles.


Friday, December 12, 2014

michael miller's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas!

Yesterday we exchanged our Secret Santa gifts at work and my Santa gave me a monogram mug. Love it! It's pretty special so I think it needs it's own Mug Rug! Tara and Shawn, our California co-workers, sent some Holiday garland which is the perfect decoration for your Christmas Tree... but it also made the best Mug Rug!
So, for day 10 of mmf's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas, we bring to you this festive fabric twine... as a Mug Rug!

Follow the instructions in this Youtube video (or this tutorial) to wind the fabric twine... you'll need about 5 1/2 feet of twine to make the rug. After you've tied off the start and finish of the twine you'll need to wind it into a flat spiral, stitching it into place as you go. The diameter of the rug should measure about 5 1/2" when you're finished. What a fantastic gift set- just add hot chocolate and marshmallows!

Do you still need holiday fabric? Check out our website and stay tuned tomorrow for day 11 of MMF's twelve days of Christmas
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

michael miller's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas!

You might recognize the creator of our next holiday project from MMF's Kid's Craft Camp... It's Jenn from A Jennuine Life! For day nine of mmf's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas, Jenn altered her Camper Cowl by adding a hood!
The Holiday Hoodie is lined with super soft flannel... and Jenn used an MMF classic for the outside- Nordic Holiday in Multi.

For the tutorial and pics of Jenn's adorable Holiday Hoodie models, head over to her blog!

Happy holiday sewing!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

michael miller's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas!

My family always exchanges one gift on Christmas Eve... and I think a Christmas tree skirt would be a great gift for the whole family- especially a personalized one like Patty, of Patty Murphy Handmade, designed for mmf's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas.
 How cute are the kids hand prints and the yo-yo border?!

There's a great yo-yo tutorial (both traditional and with a Clover Yo-Yo Maker) on Connecting Threads.

For the tree skirt tutorial and many more inspirational photos, visit Patty Murphy Handmade.
Happy holiday sewing!




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

michael miller's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas!

It's day eight of mmf's twelve d.i.y.s of Christmas and while hunting around on Pinterest, we found a great, easy gift for the person in your life who is always cold...that's me!!
The tutorial for these festive rice hand-warmers is by Allison of Little Lovelies- it can be found by clicking here. They sure came in handy while we were photographing our samples in the snow!


A cold weather, cozy gift idea:
Make a basket (or box) with a set of hand-warmers, a scarf or a throw blanket, a holiday mug and a tin of hot chocolate. You might even want to include a pair of wool socks and a hat to complete the cold weather winter kit :)

Looking for more holiday fabrics? Check out our website.
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