Squid Pro Quo


  • Fabric Type: Cotton
  • Brand: Michael Miller Fabrics
  • Theme: Seaside and Ocean
  • Pattern: Octopus
  • Fabric Width: Approximately 110cm (43 inches)
  • Fat Quarter Size: Approximately 55cm x 50cm (21 ½ x 19 ½ inches)
  • Skinny Quarter Size: Approximately 25cm (8.9 inches) x 110cm (43 inches)
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Squid Pro Quo is a fun wordplay nod to “Quid Pro Quo” which means to get something for something, and that’s what you get with this fabric, as it’s quite something! With a rich blue sea and more octopus tentacles than you’ll know what to do with, this fun ocean cotton fabric has been designed by Mark Gregory for Michael Miller, and it is a real feast for the eyes!

This pattern is almost overflowing with octopi swimming in all directions. Some look like they are dancing, spinning around in their own sassy swirls. Their tentacles spiralling gracefully around them. Nearby, more octopi look like they are whooshing past with their long limbs flowing out behind them, while others look to just be bobbing along on the gentle ocean current, reaching up a tentacle or 3 as if to wave and say “hello!”, waiting for you to dive right in.

The deep, dreamy ocean blues make for a calming and mellow atmosphere, with shimmers of light dancing down from the surface as tiny bubbles bob and weave their way back up again. It works in perfect contrast to the energetic pink octopus aquatic acrobatics taking place amongst it, creating a feeling of perfect balance.

At approximately 110cm (43 inches), “Squid Pro Quo” is available by the metre (39 ⅓ inches), half a metre (19 ½ inches) or by the skinny quarter which is 25cm (8.9 inches) by the full width. Any combinations or multiple quantities of these will be sent as a continuous length unless you tell us otherwise. We also have a fat quarter size which measures approximately 55cm x 50cm (21 ½ x 19 ½ inches).

Michael Miller Fabrics are known for its high-quality cotton, which makes it perfect to use for a wide variety of sewing projects from quilting to crafting. We think that this pattern would be particularly fun to use to make octopus oven gloves, a deep-sea drawstring bag, or even a tentacle-filled tunic dress!

So if your next sewing project needs a fun nautical touch, then we hope that this playful octopus cotton fabric will have you feeling as happy as a clam as you stitch up some splashing good stuff!

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Manufacturer Part Number: DDC11491-AQUA-D

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