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May 23, 2019
BLOG REMIX 2 – FREE Pincushion Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another season of blog remixes! We saw the great response to the remixed projects from last year and are continuing them for another year! The blog remixes will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, and tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. The fifth remix of our second season of blog remixes is the Pinwheel Pincushion (which we also turned into a Christmas ornament) we ...

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May 22, 2019
Finley Tote sew - along (week 3: lining) from Sotak Handmade


Happy Wednesday to you all!


Welcome back to week 3 of Finley Tote sew - along. I hope you had tons of fun working on the exterior of your totes last week.

This week we'll work on adding two kinds of pockets to our linings and add the main zipper closure. Ready? Let's start :)

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I am a huge fan of pockets and usually add at least one zipper pocket and one slip pocket to my bag lining. You can, however, mix things up a bit if you wish and add just one kind of a pocket or none at ...

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May 15, 2019
Mission Impossible: Marked and Loaded, With 11 Days Left to Quilt, Label and Bind from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Mission Impossible is an appropriate name for this quilt on SO many levels.  It's a high school graduation quilt for my oldest son Lars and it's "due" to the church office in ELEVEN days (on May 26th).  I decided yesterday that I am totally okay with missing that deadline if it comes to that.  The Quillow Service at church isn't until June 9th, two weeks after that deadline, and that's the date that's more important to me.  So I'm adjusting that May 26th "deadline" to an Aspirational Goal, like how we "shoot for the ...

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May 8, 2019
DIY Mother’s Day Gift – FREE Template from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

A very special day for all the moms and mother figures out there is coming up – Mother’s Day! Get your mom the perfect gift that she definitely needs: a good night’s rest. What better way to ensure a great sleep than with an eye mask! This mask is so easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes. It’s fully customizable too so you can make these especially unique for the wonderful mom in your life!

Materials

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Finley Tote sew - along (week 2: bag exterior) from Sotak Handmade


Welcome to week two of our Finley Tote sew - along.




How did all the prep work go? And how about sewing up your handles and straps? All ready for our next steps?

This week we'll be installing an exterior zipper pocket as well as doing the exterior assembly. We'll be working through Steps 5 - 9 of the pattern.


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If you haven't subcut your front exterior panel already do so now (follow Step 5A on page 5 of  your pattern). 

Here are a few tips you might find helpful before you start working on your exterior zipper pocket ...

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May 6, 2019
Mystical Land Fabrics - How to make a "Columbian Star" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

How-to-Sew-a-Columbian-Star-Block--Tutorial

Are you a fabric connoisseur? When did you find out you were hooked and fabric collecting was almost as important as having another project lined up to make before you finished the one you are currently working on?

I don’t recall the day I officially turned into a fabric addict, but since starting my journey working for Art Gallery Fabrics five years ago I never could have believed how quilting and sewing would have become such a major part of my life and overall happiness! Can any of you relate? I couldn’t picture my life without sewing and ...

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April 30, 2019
Dana Willard's "Summer Side" Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers!

With our latest collection and lookbook, all of us here at AGF have been using "summertime" as our main source of inspiration these days. When it comes to this season, I definitely think about hanging out at the beach and celebrating my birthday on the Fourth of July with tons of fireworks, but more than anything, I think about a certain kind of fruit that arrives only during summer. Living in Florida, one of the best things that happens during this time is mango season! You'll find hundreds of mango trees here with tons of ripe fruit ...

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Katie Skoog's Debut Collection: WEST PALM from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers,

Being from Florida, I'm extra excited to announce our latest collection to you all that highlights a city here in the sunshine state. One of our newest designers, Katie Skoog is making her debut with her line of fabrics, "West Palm." 

WestPalm

Now if you're not from Florida or are familiar with the places here, West Palm Beach is about an hour or so northeast of Miami. It's a very resort-filled tropical destination that offers breath-taking hotels, five-star restaurants, shopping, theaters, historical sites, and of course beaches that are filled with unique, protected wildlife. My personal ...

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April 29, 2019
SUMMER IS CALLING- How to Sew a "Gentle Breeze" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Friends, 

What are your favorite things about Summer? Having BBQ’s with family and friends, chilling poolside reading a good book, or the longer days of sunshine? Whatever it may be Dana Willard has recreated the Summer season into a great modern fabric collection perfect for all apparel markers, quilt makers and crafty DIYers!  Today I want to share with you the “Gentle Breeze” Block I sewed up using some of my faves from Dana’s collection.

How-to-Sew-a-Gentle-Breeze-Block--Tutorial

My new favorite way to make HST’s is the four at a time method. All you need is two squares of ...

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April 24, 2019
BLOG REMIX 2 – FREE Beginner Friendly Pillow Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another season of blog remixes! We saw the great response to the remixed projects from last year and are continuing them for another year! The blog remixes will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, and tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. The fourth remix of our second season of blog remixes is the Picnic Time Pillow we did last year when we went to ...

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April 23, 2019
How to Cross-Stitch from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Cross-stitch is one of the oldest documented forms of needlework in existence, with pieces dating back to the middle ages (source). What is it about this form of needlework that’s survived the test of time? All those little X’s add up to something beautiful with which to adorn our homes, and the enjoyment we get from making is undeniable. We love cross-stitch for the challenge, beauty, simplicity and portability. There’s no limit on age or style when it comes to modern needlework, with patterns to suit any taste.

If you’re new to cross-stitch or just returning ...

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April 22, 2019
TROPICAL PRINTS from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

How-to-Sew-a-Dandy-Star-Block-Tutorial

Hello Makers, 

Suntanned skin, waves crashing on the shore, and the feel of the warm salty breeze, there are so many reasons why I love the beach and living in a tropical climate but another reason is we can wear bright colorful sundresses all year! Which is why I am super excited about Katie Skoog's debut collection for AGF, West Palm Fabrics!

I see several summer dresses in my near future! What would you make with West Palm fabrics? In the video I below I show off my Tank Dress made in the “Seaside Garden Coral” print! This beginner-friendly ...

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April 20, 2019
Blending Episode #101 from Hobbies Up To Here

Hey hobbyists and crafters! We’re back with a new episode sharing our thoughts of blending multiple crafts to complete a project. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram! Mother’s Day is coming up soon and if you have a crafty momma in your life, check out our … Continue reading Blending Episode #101

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April 16, 2019
Kids Fabric- How to Make a "King David's Patchwork Tutorial - AGF Quilt Block Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello Makers, 

I don’t know about you but when I am looking for fabrics to sew for the little ones in my life I always have a tough time finding the right fabrics. I either find prints that are to gender-specific or the colors are just not quite what I am looking for.

Becoming an Auntie for the first time 14 years ago and then becoming a God Mother 2 ½” years ago has been such a rewarding honor. As I watch my brother's kids grow up I think back to when I was that young and I ...

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April 12, 2019
A Modern Kids' Collection: SISU! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Friday, Makers - 

Hope you all had a fabulous week!

We were super busy here at AGF Studio, putting the final touches on our latest lookbook for our latest collection, SISU! This bold, bright collection is so so soooo cute and was made just for kids and their imagination. While designing this collection, we collected a lot of inspiration from our own childhood with primary shapes, colors, and memories! We love putting our own little personal stories into our designs, and this time around, one of the prints that feature a little dog flying on a glider is based on ...

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April 10, 2019
Finley Tote (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade


Happy Wednesday friends!

I have a new pattern to share with you today and I think you're going to like this one :)


Finley is a super useful everyday tote bag, perfectly sized to fit all the necessities one might need to carry plus a bit of room to spare, of course. 


The addition of adjustable removable strap gives you a few options so you can wear it as a crossbody bag, shoulder bag, or a simple tote bag


interior zipper pocket

Finley features a large exterior zipper pocket plus a pleated slip pocket and another zipper pocket in the ...

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April 9, 2019
Pin Pals: Pin Cushion Projects with Carrie Nelson from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Who says pincushions have to look like tomatoes!? The sky’s the limit when it comes to these little patchwork pinnies. Carrie Nelson brings us a delightful selection of 40 patchwork pincushions in her book, Pin Pals. She visited the Fat Quarter Shop studio to film a few videos showing us how she assembles and personalizes each one of these little patchwork gems, and how you, too, can play with these tiny tuffets and make them your own.

 

Pin Pals by Carrie Nelson

40 Patchwork Pinnies, Poppets and Pincushions with Pizzazz (Martingale)

These pincushions are quick to stitch and so ...

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April 4, 2019
Our Latest Giveaway: #AGFPets from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers,

Hope your April is off to a good note, so far. :)

This month, we have a lot of fun things in store for you! One of them being our latest GIVEAWAY involving PETS. Yep, that's right. Since we're all animal lovers here and often see posts of all your cute pets with your sewing projects, we thought this would be a fun way to see/hear more about them! Here's the scoop: 

AGFPetsLogo AGFPetsCollageTag us using the hashtag #AGFPets on social media with a cute photo of your of pet (this includes cats, dogs, birds, bunnies ...

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March 29, 2019
Tips and Tricks with Christopher Thompson from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to have one of our very close quilty friends, Christopher Thompson, aka The Tattooed Quilter (@the_tattooed_quilter), come visit the Fat Quarter Shop and make some video tutorials with us! Today, we are sharing the video tutorials where Christopher shows us tips and tricks on how to photo your project, organize your quilting space, and ways to machine quilt and bind your projects.

How to photo your Project

You’ve made your project: hooray! Now it’s time to photo it for social media but the question is how. If you’ve checked out Christopher ...

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March 28, 2019
Let's Decorate for Spring - Easter Wall Decor Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Easter-Mini-Quilts--Graphic

 

 

Hello Makers,

Happy Spring! We are excited to share a great way to decorate your home this Spring Season by making Easter inspired mini’s.  We could never just make one mini so we decided to create a trio of 8” x 10” minis, a vase mini to store dried flowers or your palms on Palm Sunday, a bunny silhouette and an Easter basket filled with colorful eggs! Make all three or choose your favorites! We made all three mini's with  Bonnie Christine's collection for AGF called Gathered! This collection is a perfect match for all your spring ...

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