Monday, December 30, 2013

Bobbins and Bits display quilt

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays!  I wanted to pop in and show you one of our newest display quilts and a new pattern that we have at The Fabric Mill. 

This quilt was made with one charm pack and yardage for the border and backing.  The fabrics are all from the “Bobbins and Bits” line from Moda and are all so fun and bright.  There are so many great prints in this line!

Bobbins and Bits quilt

The pattern is called “Hello Washi” and is both charm pack and jelly roll friendly!  The pattern has instructions for four sizes of quilts (baby, throw, twin, and queen).

Hello Washi quilt pattern

Ok I’m headed back to my holiday festivities.  Have a great New Years everyone!

Friday, December 20, 2013

BYU Quilt and Kit

For all of the Cougar fans out there, we have this very cool BYU throw quilt and kit:

BYU quilt with kit available!

We have all of these fabrics in the shop, and we also have the kit for this quilt available.  The kit is $58 and would make a great gift for your favorite quilting BYU fan.

BYU quilt kit

You still have time to make a this great throw quilt and have it done in time to snuggle under while you watch the big bowl game on the 27th! 

edited to add:  There are University of Utah kits available now as well.  Both kits include an instruction sheet, and make a quilt that measures 55" x 64"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Fabrics!

How are you Christmas projects coming along?  I have some new fabrics to show you, all of which are new arrivals here at The Fabric Mill. 

First of all, here is Vintage Verona from Riley Blake.  I love all of those wonderful navy colored fabrics! 

Vintage Verona fabrics at The Fabric Mill

We also have these new Game On! fabrics from Quilting Treasures.  Any (or all!) of these would be perfect for a sporting fan of any age!  Along with the two text prints shown in each photo, there’s a fabric for each major sport:

baseball / softball:

baseball fabric

baseketball fabric

football fabric

Soccer fabric

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Angry Birds!

Just in time for Christmas, we have four new Angry Birds cottons and two new flannels

Angry Bird fabrics now at the Fabric Mill

One of our Christmas traditions (which I think is fairly common) is to give the kiddos new pajamas on Christmas Eve.  I know both of my boys would love some new PJs made from these Angry Bird fabrics. 

angry birds flannel fabric

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas décor: Winter’s Lane banner and pillow project

There’s just so many fun things going on around the shop these days that I have a hard time keeping up!

This gorgeous pillow is one of my favorite display items this month.  Heather made this pillow for us using a panel from the Winter’s Lane fabric line (Moda).

Winter's Lane pillow project

With the pillow panel you’ll get this project booklet that will show you how to make the pillow as well as the sweet Winter’s Lane banner.   

Winter's Lane pillow project sheet

You can see more of the Winter’s Lane fabrics here and here.  See you soon!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gift idea: Family Tree wall hanging

This Family Tree wall hanging would make a wonderful gift this Christmas!  I made this one for my mom and dad, and I put all of their grandchildren’s names on the little birds in the tree.

family tree wall hanging

The center portion of the wall hanging is printed as a panel, which makes everything so quick and easy!  You cut out each little bird and (using a fusible web) iron them on to their spot on the tree.  I used a Micron pen to write names on each bird.

family tree panel from Moda

Free instructions for making the wall hanging are available with purchase of the tree panel!  The instructions will let you know how much of each fabric you need for the border, binding and backing as well. 

These are the other fabrics from the Family Tree line.  It was designed by Deb Strain for Moda fabrics.

family tree fabrics from Moda

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gift idea: snap bags!

snap bag tutorial

Every year there are a couple of people on my list that are SO difficult to buy Christmas gifts for.  This year two of them are women and I’m just racking my brain trying to think of something meaningful, thoughtful, and/or useful to give.  Can you tell I’m a fairly practical gift giver?  I try to give handmade gifts when I can and so when I saw this great snap bag display that Laura made I knew this fit the bill! 

Laura used three prints from the Winter’s Lane fabric line from Moda to make this snap bag. 

Have you seen these?  They are so clever!  The top closure is made using metal tape measure pieces.  Next time you stop by the shop be sure to go and check out this bag.  It’s so fun to play with. 

snap bag tutorial

These bags are easy to open and close --perfect for little fingers or also for adults who have difficulty with the pinching motion that zippers and snaps require.   

I found two fantastic (and free!) snap bag tutorials for you:

These two tutorial as well as 20 other great bag, tote and purse tutorials can be found on our pinterest board!  It’s full of great gift ideas.  Go check it out, find your favorite tutorial and then stop by the Fabric Mill and we’ll help you pick out the perfect fabrics for your project. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dr. Seuss Quilt and Kit

Seuss Quilt Kit from The Fabric Mill

I’m back again today with another great quilt kit.  This one makes a really fun throw-sized quilt that is perfect for any kid (young or old!)

Fun Dr. Seuss Quilt from The Fabric Mill

This quilt kit is $66.50 and includes all fabric needed for the quilt top and binding.  The adorable pattern comes from the “Nested Owl” book by AdornIt.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jack’s Blocks Quilt Kit

Jack's Blocks quilt

This cute throw quilt is one of our newest display quilts.  The pattern is called “Jack’s Blocks” and we have it available in a kit to make things easy for you!  The kit includes the pattern and all the fabric you need to make your throw size (55” x 68”) quilt top and binding.

Jack's Blocks quilt kit

The kit is priced at $54 and would make a great gift for your favorite quilter! 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Speaking of Aprons…

I meant to share this post a few weeks ago during the shop hop but never got the chance.  It’s still full of great ideas though so I’ll share it now! 

If you had the chance to stop by during the shop hop you probably noticed our shop was decked out in aprons – aprons of all kinds. 

Cute aprons on display

We’ve had fun re-making some of our favorite apron patterns in the newest fabric lines!

We are heading into the holiday season when so many of us spend more time in the kitchen.  Time for a new apron – either for yourself or to give as a gift to the chef in your life.  Here are our top 5 favorite Apron patterns – we carry all of these patterns in the shop!

Flirty Skirty apronOoh La La Apron
Strawberry Licorice Apron and pattern
The Sassy Little Apron and pattern!
Easy Peasy Apron and pattern!

To see even more apron inspiration, be sure to follow our Apron pinterest board which is full of all sorts of great apron tutorials.  We will continue to update and add to the board as we discover new fun apron tutorials!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Gift Idea

If you’re like me, you’re starting to make “gift idea” lists for the important people in your life.  Christmas is a few short weeks away, but there’s still time to get those handmade gifts completed.  I have a great one for you today – it’s an easy infinity scarf and we have a nice selection of fabrics on hand at The Fabric Mill and a free, online tutorial to help you create your own!

infinity scarf

This buttery-soft scarf is on display at the shop and was made by the very-talented Heather.  She used the tutorial that you can find here.  I have two nieces and a sister that would love to receive one of these on Christmas.  And since we’re making lists, why don’t you go ahead and add MY name to that list.  I would love one of these too!  *hint hint*

Valencia Fabric from Riley Blake

I have two new arrivals to share with you today!  First off is the Valencia line from Riley Blake:

Valencia fabric from Riley Blake via The Fabric Mill Blog

And secondly is a new bag pattern designed by our own “Bag Lady” Carol Lawson:

bag using Valencia fabric

I just love the shape of this bag! 

Valencia fabric from Riley Blake via The Fabric Mill Blog

And since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I thought you could maybe use a quick and easy apron tutorial.  This cute apron tutorial can be found on the Riley Blake blog where they share helpful and creative tutorials each week. 

Apron Tutorial

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas is Everywhere!

As I’ve been in various shops and stores over the past few days I have to say how surprised I am that a lot of them are playing Christmas music already!  Christmas is everywhere!  We don’t have the music yet, but we certainly have the Christmas décor! 

This adorable ruffle pillow is from the “Long Live Vintage” book from Adornit

Cute ruffled Christmas Pillow

I love how the raw edges are left on the ruffles:

Cute ruffled Christmas Pillow

And in the shop we have everything you need to make your own Christmas ruffle pillow – including the cute wooden buttons!

Cute ruffled Christmas Pillow

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Lovely Christmas Quilt

Back in July I showed you the new Winter’s Lane line from Moda – full of gorgeous reds, calming grays and spearminty blues.  It’s my favorite Christmas line this year. 

Just Can't Cut It Christmas quilt

Our own very talented Laura made this pretty quilt using Winter’s Lane and the “Just Can’t Cut It” pattern.

Just Can't Cut It pattern

This is one of our most popular patterns in the store because it is quick to sew up and works with nearly any fabric. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christmas Minky and Cuddle fabrics

These are three of our newest Minky / Cuddle fabrics – aren’t those snowmen so cute?

Cuddle Fabrics at The Fabric Mill

I used two of these fabrics to make a quick and easy double sided minky throw:

adorable double sided Minky throw blanket

Soft, snuggly and a great quick-to-finish project!

adorable double sided Minky throw blanket

This throw is currently hanging on display in the shop so you can stop by and see it in person.  I checked out a couple of great tutorials before I made my blanket – you can see them here on our Minky / Cuddle idea board on Pinterest.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It’s a Zombie Apocalypse!

Zombie Apocalypse is one of the newest lines from Riley Blake! 

Zombie Apocalypse fabrics

These would be great in a quilt for any Walking Dead fan!  Or even some pajama pants!

We have quilt kits available for this cute quilt made using Zombie Apocalypse:

Zombie Quilt

Zombie Quilt

Kits are $54.50 and are available for a limited time!

Zombie Spell quilt pattern

Monday, October 28, 2013


 Happy Monday everyone!  It was so fun seeing you all last week at our shop hop party!  Shop hops are such a great way to check out what’s new in your favorite shop and get to know some of your other local shops.  I hope you were able to make it around to a few of your favorites last week! 

New knit fabrics from The Fabric Mill!

I wanted to show you some of the newest knits we have in stock.  These are all 60” wide and they are lycra blended with different fabrics – some are rayon, some with modal (a rayon), some with soft poly and some with cotton. 

These are great for skirts!

New knit fabrics from The Fabric Mill!

Need more ideas for using our knit fabrics?  Check out our pinterest board for ideas, tips, and tutorials!

If you make something using our knits we would love to see!  Send us a pic to or leave your blog link in the comments. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Party Time!

 Hey everyone – the shop hop is this week!  We’ve been planning our party and making preparations – it’s a lot of work to get the shop ready with new displays and fun ideas.  We can’t wait to see you!

Beehive Shop Hop button

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Twice As Nice

Twice As Nice (Riley Blake) is here!  Hmmm I’m thinking that top print would make a fantastic apron - or maybe a new tote bag?  Decisions, decisions....

Twice as Nice fabrics via The Fabric Mill Blog

Monday, October 14, 2013

It’s Almost Time!

Are you counting down with us?  Our shop hop party is just around the corner!

Beehive Shop Hop button