June 28, 2010

...in the shop now...knits from patty young & michael miller

Most of you probably already know that Michael Miller just released a line of knit fabric!  Many of them are in-house designs, but a few of the prints feature designs from previous Patty Young lines (although I think she is getting credit for the whole line! :) 

For those of you who don't know much about knits, here are some details.  Officially called cotton interlock, knit fabrics are soft, comfortable and (somewhat) stretchy - think t-shirts and leggings.  Knits are also prone to a decent amount of shrinking.  Per MM, you can expect up to 20% in shrinkage, so make sure you buy enough (MM suggests 1/4 - 1/2 yard beyond what you need) and wash before cutting!  And don't worry about ending up with a lot of extra fabric, you can always use the scraps to make hair scrunchies, headbands and lots of other things!  Feel free to share your ideas in the comments for all to see - we love to read about your projects or recommendations!

Here's the sampling of knits we're offering at this time:

And don't forget to check out Patty's new patterns designed specifically for use with knits!

By the way, keep in mind that the knits are 58/60" wide, not your standard 44/45" so make sure you take that into account when you're placing your order! 

See you in the shop!


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