Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Introducing Millie's Closet!!!...


I'm sew excited to announce 
my next fabric line...


introducing...
designed by me!!!
I designed this line last spring 
and it was inspired by my
whose name was Mildred... 
but was affectionately called "Millie"
 by her family and friends.
 Little did I know back then that after the line was complete.. it would be just a few short months until she passed away. 



I have been waiting (might I say impatiently) to get some of the sample yardage in my
 hot little hands so that I could 
finally show and tell it to you...




and they are finally here!
Millie's Closet is my 2012 Spring line
 and will be available for purchase
 online and in quilt shops mid March.
I took several close up photos so that you can get an idea of what it looks like...










I'm extra excited about these 3 prints 
because I designed them to look like they
 were fabric squares 
already pieced together...
so it will be really fun to use as is ...
or the squares can be cut up for 
smaller projects or for piecing quilt blocks!
The squares measure a little larger 
than 5" x 5".







If you don't already know...
my fabric is produced through
They are a fabulous company and I love working with them for sew many reasons...and one of them is their awesome embellishment line called


As you know...I do like to add some trim and buttons here and there on a few of my quilt designs!!!


And I was able to pick up some of their brand new ric-rac that matches Millie's Closet....
and even more wonderful trims will be introduced the end of February...
so that I will be able to embellish 
to my hearts content:)


Right now I am busy designing new projects and patterns for Millie's Closet.
I can't wait to get going on them!
I am so pleased about the way it turned out.
I don't know if I have told you much
 about my method of fabric designing 
but it's quite unique.
I am not a graphic artist...
I hand draw everything...
and it's so satisfying to see it come out exactly as I wanted!


So here are the precuts sitting on the shelf 
in my studio where the bolts 
will go when they arrive.
There are 24 prints and 4 solids in the line for a total of 28 pieces...
just right for the top shelf!!!
You can bet I'll let you know as soon 
as they get here.
I hope you like Millie's Closet 
just as much as I do:)
xx
Lori

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105 comments:

Darlene said...

I love, love, love your new line, Lori. It really speaks to me. Of course, I'm still hoarding my Sew Cherry fabric. LOL

elizabeth said...

Oh, I am very excited about your fabric : ). Love it !

elizabeth said...

Love your new fabric!

amy smart said...

You did it again! You are amazing - this line looks SO fantastic, Lori! I can't wait to see it in real life. I esp love those cheater prints. Cute, Cute, CUTE!

Sonia B said...

So cute!!! I love those purses and your pre-printed pieced squares look awesome.

Joy said...

Love the new line!!

Jan Marie said...

How exciting for you and I can't wait to see your new projects with the line. A tribute to your grandmother is great.

Into Vintage said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Grandma Crane! I am loving the mix of green with grey -- perfect. And the hints of plaid.

It's really interesting to me that you hand draw your designs. If you ever want to share more of your design process, I think it would be fascinating to read.

Congrats on your beautiful new line. -amy

Sandy said...

Oh Lori!
I swear I thought it was a bundle of vintage tablecloths! Just wonderful!!!! Can't wait to be able to see it in person!

Christine M said...

I love the new fabrics!

April said...

It is DARLING!! I'm not surprised, though, your lines are always so fun. Thanks for sharing your talent. I can't wait to work with it!

Jenny at Red House said...

Wonderful! you should be very proud of yourself! jennyx

Cynthia said...

The fabric design and colors are beautiful!!! The blues are really different, they will be fun to play with. I can hardly wait to get my hands on Millie's Closet :)

Pots and Pins said...

If I ever meet you in person I'll probably gush all over the place and tell you how I want to be YOU in my next life!!! Your talent is beyond measure!! I love your new line - it's got a vintage vibe and will never grow old...can't wait to get my hands on some! Way TO GO!!! xo, Nan

Lori said...

LOVE!!!! Can't wait till March. My granddaughter's nickname is Millie and her 2nd birthday is the end of March. I'll have to work fast to make something out of Millie's Closet for her. Thank for all the fantastic treats you share with everyone.

Pia said...

Wish those fabrics were mine.

Gabriella said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS LINE TOO!!!!!

I'm looking forward to have it in my hands ... so excited when I saw the stuck of fabrics in the blog!!!!!

LeKaQuilt said...

Wow.... I love your new line!

Lisa said...

I'm sure nobody designs fabrics as cute as yours. I just told my daughter that I have another dose of the 'I wants'! Congratulations, it's lush.

Lynn said...

Love your line! Such beautiful colors and designs!

Sentimentally Me said...

Methinks this is my favorite so far! Congrats on another beautiful line!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I love your new line and can't wait for it to come out! I really love the sentiment ans inspiration behind it too!

Cindy said...

It's just darling!! And I have a special attachment to it - my grandma was named Millie also!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh Lori. Millies Closet is just the cutest!! So charming!! I just love how you draw each design. I cant wait until your line is available. :0)
love, Trish
Ps. My package arrived and I absolutely love it all. Thank you soo much!!

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

A.MA.ZING!!!!!

Anjeanette said...

I LOVE your new line! I don't know what part I like best. First I thought it was the yellow and grey. Then I liked the blues and greens, and the aqua and red. But I absolutely love the "pieced" fabric! Can't wait for it to make it to stores!

Renea said...

Very pretty and I love the idea of the 5 inch squares on a bolt of fabric. Can't wait to see your fabric in the quilt shops.

Katarina said...

Lori, congratulations! The prints are great and I just fell in love with red and aqua line :o)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I really like the vintage feel of these gorgeous fabrics. I think I may need to add them to my collection!
Congratulations!!

Carrie P. said...

Congrats! another beautiful line.

Barbara said...

I love reading your blog and I'm excited for your new fabric line. Do you embellish your quilts before or after they are machine quilted?

Alannah said...

ooooo!!! I love the green!!! This is so exciting!!!

Cathy H. said...

Congrats on another beautiful collection!! Love them all, but the blues are just awesome!

Cindy said...

These are gorgeous!! Another great line!! Love the prints and the colors- I like the cheater print too- how cool is that!!:) Your blog is so inspiring- thanks for sharing what you do!:)

My Vintage Mending said...

Chomping at the bit to juts get my needle in these. This is a line I will need all the colors in. I think the thing that draws me to your lines are the clean vintage images. Nothing fussy. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us...smiles...Renee

Sherry said...

I LOVE Millie's Closet! Your pics are awesome. Congrats Lori, it looks great.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on another winning and beautiful line of fabric Lori!!! That five inch block print is briliant'

Katy said...

"I love all of them!". But...I love all your fabrics. Your sense of color and design fits right in with why I love this hobby of mine that keeps me happy, busy and broke. Great job...again!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Especially the newsprint fabric!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Lori,
Oh, what a lovely new collection!!
Just beautiful colours...I look forward to getting my hands on some of these! I have just become a new subscriber! I don't want to miss anything!!
Lovely tribute! Love the title and the little clothes hanger!!
I know I will want some of the ric rac as well, can't wait to see what your patterns will be.
All the Best,
Christine

Pattie Crum said...

The fabric "squares" is a great idea. Love the colors and can't wait to get some giant ricrak.

rossana9041 said...

Absolutely love it! That hanger print is delightful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations Lori. This new fabric line is gorgeous. It would be hard to choose a color way. Keep up the great work :-)

Katie said...

Oh my oh my oh my! Beautiful colourways and I LOVE the print that looks like an old newspaper/catalogue ad!

heidiabc said...

I love it! Especially the patchwork patterns!

Red Quilty Girl said...

Absolutely stunning, and I love the vintage look to all the fabrics. Can't wait to buy some. Congratulations! Janine in Perth Western Australia

Sewn With Grace said...

Just fabulous Lori!! I can't wait to see it in person!

my happy bluebird said...

I am in love with the "cheater squares" print. I had to turn your music off so that I could focus in on the photos! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Meri said...

Just fab, as usual! And I didn't think you could top So Cherry...silly me!
I LOVE the cheater squares...BRILLIANT!!!!!

jen duncan said...

FABULOUS! Gosh, you must be SO pleased. These are just wonderful :-)

Cindy said...

OMG....My grandmas name was Mildred as well and she went by Millie too. When my older brother and sister were young, they couldn't say Mildred or Millie so they called her Grandma Muddy and it stuck until she passed away.

Love your fabric. Can't wait until I get get my hands on it.

Patches said...

Lori how wonderful you named this fabric line after your Grandmother. It's so delightful and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. You are one talented lady.

Mimi said...

Love all the colourways!! So sweet to name the line after your gramma too!

Heartsdesire said...

Wow, Lori. I can hardly wait to get my hands on some of this collection. It looks absolutely fabulous. Since it won't be available until March, I'll have time to finish up the projects I've started on now.

Dana said...

I love it! My mind is already working on projects. :)

Maxine said...

Lori I think this might be by favorite so far..So special to be named after your Grandmother..Can't wait to get this..The colorways are so great..I have to agree with everyone you are one TALENTED LADY. Oh yes I really love the green chair are sitting on....Would love to spend one day with you and see if some of you would rub off on to me.....Again can't wait for the fabric..I don't know how you design fabric, patterns, teach, and redo a cottage....You go girl

Jane said...

Just stunning! I love it!
I am working on a Swoon Sew Cherry right now and am loving every minute of working with your wonderful fabric!
Jane

Jean said...

Seriously "lusting" over that patchwork fabric. how cute!!!!

Sherri said...

Oh...so happy for you Lori...it is gorgeous...I can't wait to sew with it...mid March...seems like a long time!!!

Nedra said...

Millie would be so proud! Did she know before she passed that you were getting ready to design a line after her?
Beautiful, Lori! I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors -can't wait to get my hands on some.
lilliannixon82@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

I was over at Fat Quarter Shoppe yesterday looking in their What's Coming area and saw this. Again, another line that I will want in my stash. I love the panel of squares....so cute.

Kigwit said...

Love it-especially the red and blue colorway. I love it as much as Sew Cherry!

Janey Millar said...

This is super gorgeous, roll on mid March so I can get my hands on it!

Camille said...

Oh Lori, I love it!! My nickname growing up was Millie too, so I especially love the name of this one. Not to mention every. single. piece! Can't wait to get my hands on some!

Nanette Merrill said...

You rule. Each collection gets better and better. Love this and I can't wait til they come in stores.

eva said...

I love, love it! It´s wonderful and I don´t know how to wait!

Lynn said...

I'm in love with this fabric!!

Patricia Lessell said...

Words escape me except to say I LOVE THIS.

Denise said...

Congrats on your new line! I love it! I think the purses are my favorite! Can't wait to get some

Denise said...

Congrats on your new line! I love it! I think the purses are my favorite! Can't wait to get some

Stephanie said...

What a great pleasure you must have in seeing your designs come to fruition. They are great and i can't wait to order some. My mom's name was Millie and she was a seamstress by trade. She has been gone 26 years now but I still miss her every day! Especially now that I'm a quilter! She would have loved that! Great job!

VickiT said...

Oh wow Lori. You did a fabulous job. I LOVE them all but those lace top stockings are awesome.

kcro62 said...

Love your new line, Lori. Especially the grays and the reds! love the newspaper prints within them as well. As usual, great job! :) Kim

iluvmybugs said...

Love your new line!!! Can't wait to see what you've designed with it and can't wait to get my hands on some!!! TFS
~Terry~

AnnieK said...

Fantastic line!

Brenda - justabitfrayed said...

I preordered this line for my shop as soon as it came out! It looks awesome!!

jane said...

Congratulations! The fabric's beautiful. I can't wait to see it in the shops.

Shayla Sharp said...

I can hardly wait to get my hands on some of this new line!

jmniffer said...

Great fabric line! I look forward to seeing what you create with it.
Thanks for sharing.

Rae Ann said...

Well Lori... You have done it again! You have created some more of the cutest fabric on the planet!!! I love every piece, especially the charm square cheater cloth. I already have plans for it all and can't wait to get my little paws on it! It is Purrty Cute my friend! I think I might have to stop by just to pet it ;>
Hugs~

Debbie said...

I just received my new Singer 160th anniversary sewing machine now I need your new fabric line.
Oh how beautiful!!

I can't wait to be able to buy it.

Thanks for sharing.

Debbie

Susie said...

Just beautiful - love it!

Rhonda D. said...

I LOVE your fabric line "Milie's
Closet". It has a wonderful
vintage feel. I can't wait to
get some of the fabric that looks
like nickel squares. I'm already
thinking of what I can make with
it. Your Grandmother would be
very proud!!

Lindsay Conner said...

Eeek! Those cheater prints are amazing. I can't wait to see them in person! :)

Mª del Pilar said...

Que preciosidad de telas, me imagino lo encantada que estarás con este bonito resultado. Abrazos

Pat said...

Congratulations Lori! I love the vintage look you have recreated.

Kim Walus said...

I love your new collection and there are so many pieces I will need yardage of. I'm going to have to save my money . Thanks for sharing all of your talent with us. Hugs!!! I missed seeing you and Nanette at Christmas!

PamKittyMorning said...

OHMYGOSH! Sew cute! Just like you. Love the happy colors.

Marie said...

I love all of your fabric, but this new line has me giddy! Especially the red! I can't wait until I can buy this. I'm thinking up projects already...

Heidi Staples said...

This looks really darling. Great name, too!

happy zombie said...

I am SO IN LOVE with Millie's Closet!! You have married my love of vintage and my love of modern all into one. Your creative geniusesness never stops leaving me in awe! And that Millie's Closet is your baby - makes me love it even more!!! Huge congrats on your new line. I hope RB printed a lot - I predict it's going to sell out fast! What am I doing rambling on… I should be shopping! XXOO!

Becky said...

Wow! You must be soooo excited about this new fabric line---I know I would be! They are absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to work some into a future project.

jenni said...

I am so excited to see what you are going to make with all that lovely fabric! jpshirley@ymail.com

Lindabee said...

I love this fabric line, and what a beautiful tribute to Grandma Millie. These fabrics make me think of my granny who never was without an apron - can't wait to make some with this fabric.

Anonymous said...

Love your new fabric!
Milly in Sweden

Cheryl said...

Love, love, love "Millies Closet". I had an Aunt whose name was Mildred and her dad called her Millie also...but alas she hated it and her middle name was Elizabeth so she went by Betty. Aunty Betty was my favorite Aunt and ironically I just know she would have loved this collection of fabrics they remind me soooo much of her. I'll surely be making myself a comfort quilt from this line. Love your work, Lori!

Colleen said...

The fabrics are awesome! I love love love the colorways! That cheater print is the best but Im loving the dots and pinwheels!

Fresh Fabric said...

I love your new line!!! I am just starting a new online fabric store and have started with Riley Blake fabric. I will be ordering your new line for sure!!!

Amber said...

Oh Lori. It looks fabulous. I just know I'm going to love it! Congratulations on another fabulous line.

I would love to hear more details on how you go about designing your fabric!

Congrats!
Amber

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Lori, congratulations! You did it again...winning fabrics! These are sew adorable! Very proud of you!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Rosie said...

Omigosh, what a waaaayyyy cute bag!!! I love it and the tut is great as well! Don't know which bag is my fav!! Love em' all! Thanks for sharing!!

Kourtney said...

Pick me, pick me for your fat quarters!!! I promise I'll use them wisely :)

ayumills said...

How in the world did I miss this? I am SEWWWWWW in LOOOOOVE with your new line! Oh my goodness oh my goodness oh my goodness I will be going crazy ordering them once they are available! You are so super talented, Lori! Everything you do makes me drool!

Marilee said...

Not only did you two have such a good time but one lucky winner is too. Thanks for sharing.

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