Posts tagged ‘michael miller’

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Michael Miller – Kids

Michael Miller has always had the greatest retro Kids prints, and their new kids collections continue that tradition. I love the Happy Birthday print (why has no one done that before?) — it would make a sweet quilt backing, tablecloth for birthday parties, and of course bunting as its little coordinate suggests.   The British [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Michael Miller – Kitchen

It’s Michael Miller time! They introduced their color stories at the Spring Quilt Market, and this time around there are more groups and more fabrics in each group. The Michael Miller Studios collections are still organized by theme — the color stories provide another way to group prints (and their new Cotton Couture solids) together [...]

Blog Tour: Deploy That Fabric

Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs is my new-Stash-book sister! Her book, Deploy That Fabric: 23 Sewing Projects That Use Military Uniforms in Everyday Life, is all about upcycling military uniforms to celebrate service members, and mixing these textiles with modern fabrics to create beautiful and awesome things for everyone. Of course, I have to zone [...]

Meet the Sponsors: Voodoo Rabbit

There is no other fabric shop like Voodoo Rabbit. In their own words, “They specialise in a range of fabrics and sewing supplies that match their own tastes — eclectic, rockabilly, retro, vintage, punk, sleek geek, dark and ‘a bit goth.’ … Voodoo Rabbit loves skulls, cherries, black, red, white, space invaders, cotton textiles and [...]

Interview: Violet Craft on Peacock Lane

{ the Peacock Lane collection. Photo by Red Pepper Quilts, used with permission. And see what she did with it! }   With Fall Quilt Market being only six-ish weeks away now, manufacturers are feverishly putting together samples, designers are sewing 24-7 to show off their new patterns and collections, everyone’s printing up a fresh [...]

Textile Stew: 8/2/11

The British brand Horrockses is re-launching this month! See my previous posts on Horrockses. “Cotton that looks like silk” from Reese Scannell in Australia (via Red Pepper Quilts) Casey’s Elegant Musings on Sourcing Vintage Fabric (and new fabric for vintage styles) Previews Tanya Whelan’s new book (out in December) Tilly strike-offs from Daisy Janie Circa [...]

New Release Tuesday: 6/28/11 Part 1

New Release Tuesday is my periodic roundup of new fabric sightings (mostly quilting cottons). These fresh arrivals have started to arrive in fabric shops and are ready to buy. Retailers, as always, if you carry any of these collections, let us know in the comments. Wow, I’ve put this off so long that the new [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: More Michael Miller

In addition to its own prints, Michael Miller also has a number of designers working with them, both old favorites and some new additions. First up, two beachy collections. Mark Hordyszynski, a prolific fabric designer and author, showed his new marine animal and hula girl collection. The collection includes both fabric and embroidery patterns and [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011 – Michael Miller

Michael Miller‘s super-hero themed booth was fantastic. All the reps wore capes and there was even a identity-changing phonebooth. What isn’t more fun when you are wearing a cape? Here’s Kathy Miller holding the fabric that was the inspiration for the booth. Kathy was wonderful to meet with. She was super knowledgeable about fabric and [...]