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February 27, 2019
Once it’s created, it’s copyrighted from Professional Quilter

Last week a post popped up in my Facebook feed that dealt with copyright.

A textile artist discovered that her original work had “inspired” someone to create a nearly identical piece of art. The copier thought that if she gave credit to the art’s originator at some point, it was okay. She did credit the original artist in a blog post. She also thought it was okay to enter her work into a contest. Well it’s not okay in either instance.

Late last year one of my pattern design clients shared that someone had created a nearly identical ...

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February 6, 2019
#AGFMakerMonday - February Feature! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

Last year, we started a new way to feature your inspiring work that also gives you the opportunity to win our fabrics, but THE BEST PART is that we all get to know a little more about you! By encouraging makers to post their sewing projects using our fabrics via their social media using the hashtag #AGFMakerMonday,  we get to see how talented you are and all the amazing work you all do! Once we decide on the winner for the month, the maker receives a feature here on our AGF Blog AND of course...they win A ...

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January 6, 2019
String Along - A Top is Born from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

After sewing ninety of the 6 1/2 inch string blocks, it was time to decide on a layout and just go with it.  I really liked the Four-patch that I had auditioned with the four similar blocks. So, I decided to use it as part of the design.  It is the only part that is different from the diagonal layout of the quilt.

I really love the way it looks.  There are so many different fabrics with only a few that repeat in a fairly consistent manner.

One fabric that is only in the quilt once showed up in ...

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August 28, 2018
New AGF Capsules: Craftbound + Stargazer Collections from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers! 

Hope August has been a productive month for you with summer vacations and back-to-school! :) I recently went on a trip to Yosemite in California, and came back flooded with so much inspiration to create new projects! Being surrounded by mountains and forests is amazing inspiration, just in case you need some! Luckily, fall and the holidays are quickly approaching..along with some other exciting events like bridal and baby showers, so I'll have plenty of good excuses to make some handmade gifts. 

Here at AGF, we’ve been working hard on crafting up sewing projects for you ...

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August 27, 2018
Changing two things to increase my creativity! from Quilting with Claire

Here’s how changing two things increased my creativity.  I am continuously surprised at my productivity this year.  Not only have I started many projects, but I have also finished a bunch.  After having made almost nothing in the past two years, I am really happy of my results.  What has changed? There are two things … Continue reading "Changing two things to increase my creativity!"

The post Changing two things to increase my creativity! appeared first on Quilting With Claire.

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August 14, 2018
Tips on How to Quilt the Perfect Blanket for a Futon from Pippa Patchwork

If it is your first time trying to make a quilt, you may feel like the task is too tough for you. However, the truth is that with the right tools and guidance, it is one of the easiest and most satisfying tasks. When it is your first time, you want to start with a smaller project. For instance, instead of making the quilt for a bed, you can start with a smaller piece of furniture such as a futon. Here are some important guidelines which will help make the process easy for you.

Gather the appropriate materials

The success ...

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July 23, 2018
1 Simple Step To Beat Procrastination from Adele Mogavero

It only took one simple step to overcome my procrastination. After I finished my Summer Home Decor Collections, I took a much needed break…but When it came time to start working on my Fall Home Decor Line. . . I

The post 1 Simple Step To Beat Procrastination appeared first on Adele Mogavero * Del~Lillian's.

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June 27, 2018
Can You Find Your Art Supplies? from Professional Quilter


I have been in a “cleaning out” mode lately. We have talked about downsizing in the next few years. I always joke that I am on a five-year plan for decluttering and the time just keeps getting shorter.

Looking around at my studio, I realized that it could use a healthy cleaning. So I started sorting through books, fabrics and art supplies. Gosh, we quilters, sewists and artists certainly do accumulate a lot. I know I will appreciate the open space in which to create. Here are some tips if you are facing that increasing pile, or piles, of stuff ...

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February 1, 2018
Quilting Under The Stars from Pippa Patchwork

If you’ve been sewing for a long time, chances are you’ve amassed a fairly large stockpile of scrap material. Even more likely, you hang on to every last piece of scrap in the off chance that you’ll find a use for it. Fearing that you’re the next face of a Hoarders episode, you begin to formulate uses for some of the surplus. The moment has arrived. You decide to use what you can on the Quilting Under the Stars pattern. It’s a solid choice.

The materials you’ll need for an 80 x 86-inch, roughly ...

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January 22, 2018
The Making of an Artful Purse (part 3) from Adele Mogavero

Making an artful purse takes time, but it is all well worth it when it’s done.

I know What we now have after step 2 looks like…well kind of a mess, doesn’t it.

You might be thinking it can’t really turn into anything cool, let alone a purse that is worthy to be called wearable art!

Magic will happen with just a few simple appliques.

Making an Artful Purse with Circle Appliqués

I’m not saying that you have to limit yourself to circles either.

But I lean towards a circular shape for a couple of reasons.

  • Ease of appliqué
  • It gives the ...

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January 5, 2018
L-I-V-I-N from Charm About You

I have started 2018 with a kick ass mentality. Each year I chose a word, one that will guide me, give me focus and inspire the way I live. 

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September 23, 2017
Quilted Block of the Month – Brain Overload it’s a Think from Terificreations's Weblog

Good Saturday morning friends. This is a morning of several tales of how we, as creatives, can over think things, make some mistakes, and that we can recover. So, this morning as I sipped coffee, and realized it’s Saturday. Saturday, you know the day I’m committed to posting the Quilted Block of the Month. I … Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – Brain Overload it’s a Think

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