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November 5, 2021
Reignite the Wild Forgotten with Bonnie Christine’s Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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By being a creative person by nature, I will always have a deeper appreciation for art! Textile designs are unique in the way that you can feel the fabric, feel inspired, and manipulate it to transform into something even more beautiful! Every time a new collection is released, I’m thrilled to be one of the first ones to see the fabric because I instantly think of all the patchwork projects that can be created with it. This time around, when I saw Bonnie Christine’s latest collection, Wild forgotten, its wondrous prints and earthy colors made me instantly swoon ...

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November 4, 2021
AGF Gift of Giving from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hi, Makers! 


The holidays are around the corner and it’s that time of the year where we makers really shine! Today, I would love to talk about something a little different, deeper than just sewing, and it’s about the wonderful gift of giving. What it really means to make something with your heart and hands and give them to the people you love and appreciate. Last year was a very difficult one, due to the pandemic affecting every one of us. Most of us couldn’t spend holidays at home with our families as some are sick and ...

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October 30, 2021
Sew Sampler October 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

dream big blog header graphicThe October Sew Sampler box is packed with playfully quaint items that will have you dreaming big about your next sewing project! We have collected some quite unique items that are sure to round out your sewing space. We certainly hope this box of goodies inspire you to create something magical. Let’s take a look at what we’ve included this month!

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Mon Cheri Whimsical Romance 10″ Stacker by Keera Job for Riley Blake Designs
Sew Sampler got it first! Fat Quarter Shop exclusive!

Sometimes, a fabric collection comes along that just sweeps you off your feet! This 21-piece ...

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October 22, 2021
Celebrate Katarina Roccella’s 20th AGF Collection! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Welcome back, makers! 

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When surrounded by such a creative team, I’ve gained so much appreciation when a concept is brought to life! As creatives, there isn’t a mentor, no checklist, no rules to follow, just following your gut. However, with persistence, patience, and tons of practice, you can achieve anything you want! As makers, we can all relate to this, to think back to where we started off and how far we’ve come with our newfound skills. So, let’s take a moment and give yourself a pat on the back for everything you’ve accomplished! 

With ...

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September 30, 2021
Sew Sampler September 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Adventure Awaits Graphic HeaderAdventure awaits you in the September Sew Sampler box this month! We’ve traveled long distances to find this unique sampling of inspiring quilting fabrics and notions. Americana-themed fabrics mixed with fun scents and a stunning quilt pattern will have you ready for this journey. Let’s take a look at what we’ve included this month!

September Box Reveal

Belle Isle 8-Piece Fat Quarter Bundle by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics
Sew Sampler got it first! Fat Quarter Shop exclusive!

Easy, breezy feels await you with Belle Isle! Bright reds, blues and creams are adorned with traditional florals, paisleys, plaids and stars ...

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August 30, 2021
Sew Sampler August 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Cute as a Button August 2021 BannerWe’re on pins and needles to reveal our August Sew Sampler box to you! We worked closely with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet to bring you this scrappy, happy box this month. Button up, let’s get to the reveal!

August Sew Sampler Box Revealed

Stitch Jolly Bar by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

We’re stitching all summer with the Stitch Jolly Bar, exclusively cut for Fat Quarter Shop! This 5″ x 10″ precut goodie comes packed with 42 prints from Lori Holt’s newest collection, Stitch for Riley Blake Designs. It’s perfectly sized to admire all the vintage-inspired ...

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August 25, 2021
Flannel Scarf with Fringe Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Ever‌ ‌since‌ ‌we‌ ‌received‌ ‌our‌ ‌Flannel‌ ‌fabric‌ ‌here‌ ‌at‌ ‌AGF,‌ ‌I’ve‌ ‌been‌ ‌fascinated‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌material‌ ‌and‌ ‌brainstorming‌ ‌all‌ ‌sorts‌ ‌of‌ ‌projects‌ ‌that‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌created‌ ‌with‌ ‌it!‌ ‌ ‌

I’ve‌ ‌been‌ ‌wanting‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌a‌ ‌long‌ ‌scarf‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌while‌ ‌and‌ ‌what‌ ‌a‌ ‌better‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌use‌ ‌our‌ ‌new‌ ‌Flannel‌ ‌substrate‌ ‌since‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌extra‌ ‌soft‌ ‌and‌ ‌cozy.‌ ‌ ‌

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌tutorial,‌ ‌I’m‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌show‌ ‌you‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌a‌ ‌flannel‌ ‌scarf‌ ‌with‌ ‌fringes.‌ ‌It‌ ‌was‌ ‌fun‌ ‌experimenting‌ ‌with‌ ‌this‌ ‌fringe‌ ‌as‌ ‌I‌ ‌pulled‌ ‌each‌ ‌thread‌ ‌one‌ ‌at‌ ‌a‌ ‌time,‌ ‌but‌ ‌just‌ ‌take‌ ‌your‌ ‌time‌ ‌and‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌the ...

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August 20, 2021
A Whimsical Holiday With Cozy & Magical + Plaid Of My Dreams Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Happy Holidays, Makers! 

I know we are in the middle of August but here at the Studio, it might as well be Christmas! It’s a nostalgic day today because we are releasing Maureen Cracknell’s latest collection releases, Cozy & Magical and Plaid Of My Dreams! Celebrating cherished traditions like decorating the tree with twinkling ornaments, wrapping presents, and cozy sweaters, these whimsical prints have everything you need to make holiday sewing magical. This is Maureen’s second-holiday collection and it was meant to coordinate with her first collection “Cozy & Joyful” while still being ...

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August 19, 2021
Limited Edition Quilting Liberty Box Revealed! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Limited Edition Liberty Box Reveal HeaderIt’s time to cue the fireworks, because we’ve got the perfect gift for any patriot! This star-spangled box contains five quilty goodies that will make you stand and salute, including some exclusive treats and a pattern you won’t find anywhere else!

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Stars & Stripes Quilt Kit by Land of Liberty by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs
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This fabric is full of red, white and blooms! Sophisticated prints and sincere sentiments decorate this Land of Liberty collection. Curated with 12 sweet prints for this special 10″ Stacker. Enjoy some additional fabric to help ...

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Weaving: Multi-color Yarn Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom from Mulberry Patch Quilts

Now for something completely different (as Monty Python would say)! I’m usually blogging about a quilting project I’m working on, but I’m taking a little deviation from quilting to learn something completely new to me … weaving.

While my sister was visiting, she won (in a local drawing) a weaving lesson to make a scarf with two colors of alpaca yarn…thank you Fevolden Farms LCC. Seeing her weaving process sparked my interest.

So, we found a lovely weaving shop in Palmyra, The Hook & Shuttle. Jay (the shop owner) was so helpful, patient with all our questions, and ...

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August 12, 2021
Sew Sampler July 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Come explore the sweeping florals, dainty dots and starry sprinkles that adorn the July Sew Sampler box this month. It’s sure to brighten up your Summer! Let’s jump right into this reveal.

Christmas Morning Petite Fat Eighth Bundle by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Sew Sampler got it first + Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

It’s a great morning to wake up to Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! This curated selection of 12 Fat Eighths is a happy complement to Summer, with vivid reds, cloudy whites, and leafy greens.

Sweeping florals, dainty dots and starry sprinkles ...

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August 10, 2021
New Home… New Projects from Nikki, In Stitches

Moving (hopefully one last time) was always a possibility for us, but it had to be the perfect scenario: a little more house, in the same school district, in a neighborhood just as friendly as the one we would be leaving.

  • A little more house because let’s be honest, going in and out of lockdown the last 18 months has everyone wanting a little more space, right?
  • In the same school district because my kids love it here, but honestly…I love my town even more than they do. I can’t imagine calling any other place home.
  • And ...

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July 30, 2021
Zen Mode with Vert Fusion Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hi, fabric friends!

Here at AGF, we love coming up with innovative designs and pushing the definition of what low volume prints mean, so we added a little spice! In some of our past Fusions, we released collections like Ballerina Fusion and Serenity Fusion that were based on the same idea but with a twist. Ballerina Fusion had a hint of pink, Serenity Fusion had a tint of blue, and now with our latest release of Vert Fusion, our approach was sage and aloe tones. 

If you’re new to AGF, our Fusions are a mixture of prints from other ...

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July 19, 2021
Sew Sampler June 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We bet the June Sew Sampler box has turned you into quite the ‘seamstress’ this month! Edyta Sitar’s fabric collection set the stage for this classic grouping with a vintage flair. We are busting at the seams to share this box with you, so let’s dig in!

The Seamstress Charm Packs by Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics

Inspired by a vintage dressmaker’s catalog, every print in this collection ‘seams’ like a dream! Adorned with primrose, dahlias and leaves, these prints are flush with bright colors, an expert mix of old and new across the entire color ...

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July 7, 2021
A Spooktacular Halloween With Spooky 'n Sweeter Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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BOO! Did I scare ya? I know it’s July now but is it ever too early to start quilting for your favorite holiday? Half of 2021 is already over, so I know there are still many things on your sewing to-do list that you have to get through but if you are anything like me, Halloween projects are going to be boosted to the top of your priority list! Our much-loved Halloween collection, Spooky ’n Sweet was a hit and we can’t blame you, the characters, the storytelling, and the cute elements are like none other. The color ...

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July 2, 2021
Sew Sampler May 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Are you ready to take an adventure with us? We managed to capture the essence of Spring in our May Sew Sampler box this month and it’s sure to ‘leaf’ you with a smile! Let’s jump right into this box reveal together.

Petite Joy in the Journey 2.5″ Rolie Polie by Dani Mogstad for Riley Blake Designs
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

There’s nothing like hitting the open road for this next quilty adventure! Joy in the Journey by Dani Mogstad for Riley Blake Designs is a colorful camping-themed line and this exclusive 18-piece Rolie Polie is ...

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June 16, 2021
1960’s Summer Paradise with Sunburst Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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My favorite season of the year is Summer so when I see bright and colorful fabric prints, I automatically get excited! Today’s Lookbook release is a special one because it’s our collection called Sunburst, that just transports you into a 1960’s mid-summer paradise. All the designs just make you want to sit by the poolside and soak up some rays like the print “Fun in the Sun Chill” which is the one featuring the ladies laying on towels, the fresh lemons, and the beach balls! I can already see so many summer projects being made that just ...

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June 15, 2021
Easy To Make Fabric Card Holder from Mulberry Patch Quilts

Like me, do you need a place to put all those punch cards, restaurant discount cards, gift cards, etc.? So you can take them out of your wallet, but still have them in your purse when you need them?

Or maybe you’d like to give your next gift card in style!

I’ve got a simple tutorial for sewing up a quick and easy fabric card holder for yourself, or to give as a gift, that takes only minutes. And it’s a great scrap-buster.

To make a this simple holder you’ll need to CUT:

One 4-1/2 ...

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May 22, 2021
Love Conquers All with Open Heart Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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One of the greatest things about being a part of this wonderful community is that we can always come together and share the love of quilting and sewing no matter your background. It’s collections like this one, that serve such a lovely reminder that love always wins! I am happy today to introduce to you Open Heart by Maureen Cracknell, celebrating love, respect, and beauty in everyone’s uniqueness. Expressing the power of love through the simple act of holding hands through an uplifting palette of pinks, soft greens & blues, and cheerful florals.

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May 7, 2021
AccuquiltGo Sawtooth Star: Get Mileage Out of the Dies You Own from Mulberry Patch Quilts

You’ll see in my recent posts that I’m obsessed with learning how much mileage I can get with my Accuquilt GO!Cutter and the dies I already own.

I love the simplicity of the Sawtooth Star block and so I decided to see if I could design some pieced items with it using the dies I have.

Although I don’t own the 8” Go!Cube, I have almost all the shapes (see those in bold print on the list below). The only one shape I was missing was for the “flying geese” part of the star: the ...

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