Wednesday, February 25, 2015

EQ & MMF Block Challenge & Giveaway!

We're partnering up with EQ for a two week block design challenge for everyone!
http://doyoueq.com/blog/2015/02/2-week-block-design-challenge-for-everyone/
Don’t have EQ7? Win one!
This block design challenge is open to everyone! All you have to do is design a block using fabrics from Michael Miller’s Fiesta collection and submit it to EQ by Wednesday, March 11th!

Challenge Rules

Design a block using whatever method you’d like and color it with Fiesta fabrics. (Draw and color it on graph paper, design it using other software, etc.) You may also use one solid color if you’d like.
Submit an image/photo of your block. For details on how to submit your entry, visit the EQ blog!
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Prizes 

There will be two winners: One from the EQ7 submissions and one from the non-EQ7 submissions.

The EQ7 block design winner will receive an EQ Prize pack of their choice, a 10-yard bundle of Fiesta fabrics and coordinating Cotton Couture Fabrics and a Cotton Couture color ring from Michael Miller Fabrics!

http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/collections/fiesta.html


The non-EQ7 block design winner will receive the Electric Quilt 7 design software (available for PC or Mac), a 10-yard bundle of Fiesta fabrics and coordinating Cotton Couture Fabrics and a Cotton Couture color ring from Michael Miller Fabrics!


The challenge will close on Wednesday, March 11th at 9am EST.
 
Winners will be announced Friday, March 13th on the EQ blog.
 
Good luck and happy designing!
 
xo,
mmf
 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fiesta Forever!

**The Fiesta Lap quilt was designed by Tamara Kate for Michael Miller Fabrics. Click here for the free pattern.

Fiesta Collection (which is in stores now!) is a refreshing take on traditional patterns with a charming boho vibe. Perfect for quilts, accessories and garments!
Pictured above (from left to right)
  **Caja de Colores was designed by Rob Appell for Michael Miller Fabrics. Click here for the free pattern.

Fiesta in the grape colorway is perfect for a table top...

How cool does Solar Eclipse look in Fiesta Colored Cotton Couture? Quilt Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman :: pattern available on her site.

... and La Vina (pictured below) would make a lovely picnic blanket! (designed by Susan Emory for Michael Miller Fabrics)
Fiesta fabrics are infused with with a fresh, free spirit...
**Fiesta Forever was designed as a free quilt pattern by Heidi Pridemore.

Life is a party! Make every day a celebration with Fiesta!

Happy sewing!
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

##Hash Mark Collection##

Bubbly Blooms is a free pattern on our website ~ designed by Heidi Pridemore

Our new Hashmark Collection lends itself well to quilts and garments. I used Fringe Flowers and Square Dot to make the Sally Dress below.
Click here for the Sally Dress pattern.

http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/collections/hashmark.html
 Emily Herrick designed Felicity's Flowers (pictured below) using the gem tones colorway of Hashmark.
 click here to download the pattern for Felicity's Flowers.

If you're looking for a quick project, how about some Hashmark Pillows? It's an easy way to update a room! Sew Mama Sew has an amazing list of pillow tutorials- there's something for everyone!
*Pictured above Fringe Flowers and Big Hash Stripe

The retro colorway is a bit more understated but would look gorgeous in a bedroom with it's soothing aquas and grays...
Lucinda's Garden was designed by Susan Emory ~ click here for the free quilt pattern
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/collections/hashmark.html
Bring a little texture into your life with Hashmark~
in stores now!

To view the entire collection, please click here.

Happy sewing!
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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.