12 Fun & Free Sewing Patterns Using Cotton Fabric

Have a little extra sewing time on your hands and looking for fabulous project inspiration? Wondering what to sew with the cotton fabric from your local quilt shop? I’ve got you covered! I’m sharing 12 fun and free sewing patterns using cotton fabrics from Michael Miller Fabrics, including quilts (of course), pillows, an apron, a cape for dress up time or Halloween, and a drawstring tote bag!

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As a brand ambassador, I recently got to visit the New York offices of Michael Miller Fabrics and see some awesome (and top secret) upcoming fabric lines. It was really fun because I love the look of their fabric collections! If you do, too, check your local quilt shop or shop online at Amazon to find which Michael Miller Fabrics are available near you.

My original plan for today was to share a non-quilt project that you can sew with cotton fabric. I was planning to use these fabrics to be more precise.

On the left you can see several different prints from the Kitschy Cocktails collection. In the middle there are two Marble fabrics, and on the right is a small amount of Cotton Couture solids. I won’t spoil the project because I expect it to be posted to the blog someday soon, but let’s just say that my fabric and I are separated at the moment. Until then, I pulled together a collection of 12 fun and free patterns using Michael Miller Fabrics from several different collections. Besides quilts, there are so many other projects you can sew with cotton fabrics. Enjoy!

In a Breeze Quilt by Sewn Up/TeresaDownUnder: This step-by-step video tutorial will have you making half square triangle blocks in no time. This quilt is made with 20 blocks and uses fabric from several collections, including Kitschy Cocktails.

Everyone’s a Kid Floor Cushions and Toss Pillows (Part 1 and Part 2) by Sarah Ann Smith: This pattern makes two 24” floor pillows and two 14” x 20” toss pillows. It’s available as a free PDF download and uses Michael Miller Fabrics from the Super Fred and Cotton Couture collections.

Super Cool Cape by Rob Appell: This easy peasy sewing pattern uses Michael Miller Fabrics from the Hero collection to give anyone super powers during dress up time.

Don’t Ruffle My Feathers by Material Girlfriends Quilt: This 12-1/2″ quilt block or wall hanging pattern includes a tutorial for using permanent markers to dye fabric. The pattern uses fabrics from several collections, including Michael Miller Fabrics Batiks.

Monster Mash by Susan Emory: This adorable applique throw-sized quilt uses patterns from Michael Miller Fabrics I Want a Monster collection. It’s available as a free PDF download.

Easy Half Square Triangle Pillow by Underground Crafter: This step-by-step photo tutorial shows you how to use the Clover No-Hassle Triangle Gauge to make perfect, math-free half square triangles in the lovely Krystal Brights pre-cut 10″ squares.

Rockin’ Retro Apron by Sarah Ann Smith: Prepare your next meal in handmade style! This pattern PDF is free throughout 2020 and uses fabrics from several collections including Kitschy Cocktails.

Al Fresco Drawstring Tote by Susan Emory: This beginner-friendly project is made from Michael Miller Fabrics pre-cut 5” charms and simple rectangles cut from fabric yardage. 

What If? by Sewn Up/TeresaDownUnder: This step-by-step video tutorial for a fun half square triangle block includes over 20 possible quilt layouts with totally different looks in the Strata and Cotton Couture collections.

Robbie Robot by Susan Emory: This free PDF pattern includes detailed instructions for newbie quilters and would make a great blanket for a child’s room. It includes fabric from several collections, including You Turn Me On.

Cityscape Quilt by Rob Appell: This “pixelated” half square triangles quilt pattern in Michael Miller Fabrics fat quarter bundles also includes a helpful video.

I Need A Vacation by Susan Emory: This quilt is made from large fabric panels with appliqued letters with fabrics from the I Need A Vacation collection.

Looking for more sewing inspiration? Check out my Fabric and Needle Crafts group board on Pinterest.

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