Fiona’s Gorgeous Quilt Featuring On Parade by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics

On Parade Children's Quilt

Isn’t this children’s quilt just adorable, fellow Thread Heads?

Lovely Fiona from Wales shared this pic of a quilt she made featuring On Parade by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics.

This print has been so popular in the shop and this quilt shows why.  Working with border print panels might be a mystery to some.  But they are really versatile once you see the opportunities they offer!  Fiona made use of the fact that the print is on both selvedges.  So it gives you two long panels to work with for your project.

We’ve seen children’s dresses, skirts and pillowcases made from friends who’ve purchased the fabric from us.  Border panels can be used to create fab pouffes, too, as they can encircle the sides of the project.


Fiona is the first to share a quilt pic with us and we were thrilled to see it!  We love the way her small patchwork squares compliment the colours in the On Parade panel so well.  The fact that the patchwork squares came from prints with small designs of spots and gingham checks and solids in sherbet palettes, allows the large panel pieces to really stand out beautifully.  The patchwork squares literally frame the panel pieces and help to draw attention to the panel rather than over power it.

Let’s give a few woo-hoo’s and air punches for Fiona!  Some lucky little one will be cuddling up with this beauty soon, we’re sure!

If you would like to learn how to make a pouffe like the one shown above, please see talented On Parade fabric designer Sarah Jane’s blog post for her how-to.

Thanks for sharing, Fiona!  If any of you would like to share your completed sewing project with us, we’d love to see it!  Please just send them along to [email protected] and we’ll highlight your work on the blog!

Happy Sewing!


Clare is an old school up-cycler who created early punk style wedding dresses for her Barbie dolls from her mom’s old bras. Her top tip: lacy cups make the perfect skirt overlay for the dress.

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