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August 14, 2019
"Max the Cat " Zipper Key Chain Pouch Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Even though it still very much feels like the dead of summer here in South Florida the kids are heading back to school! Even as an adult I love walking through the aisles of school supplies and reminisce about my Mom bringing me and my sibling's school shopping every year.  I love how my Mom would write our full names on all of our school supplies so we wouldn't lose them or get them confused with someone else's supplies.  Another fond memory I have about back to school is in every one of my Mom's handmade ...

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August 13, 2019
A New Christmas Quilt Pattern! from Gray Barn Designs

Cindy here, reporting in from Ohio.  I did a lot of sewing this past weekend and finished a beautiful Christmas quilt that Sandy designed.

For the patchwork squares, Sandy combined four 10 inch blocks (finished size) to make one large 20 inch block (finished size).

We were looking for just the right fabric line for Sandy’s design and fell in love with “Little Tree” by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.  What do you think?
Outside picWe ordered our fabrics from Fabric Shack, a favorite store of ours in Waynesville, Ohio. We’re working on the FREE pattern right now and ...

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August 9, 2019
How to Sew a "Triangles" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

I wish Summer never had to end, lucky I live in Florida so technically it feels like Summer all year round. Lately, I have been sewing with Katarina Roccella’s new fabrics called Floralish. Which I think are perfect summertime prints with delectable fruits and fantastic floral designs.  The Rayon print offered in this collection is called "Poppy Memories” has just made it to my top three favorite rayon prints from AGF! Check out my dress in the video below. I also sewed up the “Triangles” quilt block where I made half-square triangles using the four at a time method ...

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August 5, 2019
HOW TO SEW A “EIGHT POINTED STAR” TUTORIAL | AGF QUILT BLOCK COLLECTION from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

As a child, I used to love to hear stories of magical worlds filled with unexplained beauty, make-believe creatures, and stories that would my take your mind on an insightful journey packed with adventure and possibilities. 

Alexandra Bordallo’s debut collection for AGF called Dew and Moss brings me back to my youth with her whimsy prints illustrating a world where gnomes play in their gardens and live in their mushroom houses. Not only are all the prints super adorable, but the color palette is what caught my eye right away. The shades of green mixed with the wonderful pops ...

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July 19, 2019
Classic and Vintage Series: Postage Stamp Star from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back with another pattern in our Classic & Vintage series, the Postage Stamp Star Quilt Block!  In our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist! The Postage Stamp Star is made of little squares that remind us of postage stamps, arranged so that they fade into the background at the edges. The cool thing is, they’re made from Jelly Rolls, so it’s quick to sew.

The Postage Stamp Star quilt block is available as a free download. You can use it in projects large and small, from quilts to table ...

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July 18, 2019
HOW TO MAKE A “FLYING STAR” QUILT BLOCK TUTORIAL - GONE FISHING WITH CATCH AND RELEASE from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Did you grow up in a fishing family? My Dad growing up would go fishing with his brothers as often as they could all throughout the Summer months and it would turn into ice fishing in the Winter months. Growing up I always wanted to learn but never got the chance. I love being on the water though, kayaking and enjoying the lake life and Mister Domestic’s fabric collection called Catch and Release has me wanting to hit the water for a relaxing lazy day. 

How-to-Sew-a-Flying-Star-Block

 

I decided to sew up the “Flying Star” block which shows off the relaxing ...

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July 15, 2019
FREE Jolly Bar Quilt Patterns from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to the Precut Parade! In this series on our blog, we’re showcasing the wide variety of quilt patterns available on our Free Pattern Page! If you haven’t visited it yet, be sure to give it a go by clicking HERE. The free patterns page provides you with free quilt patterns we love and want to share with everyone! A handy feature of the Free Patterns page you can find patterns by precut type. Regardless of what precut you choose to quilt with, we have patterns for all of them!

Every other Monday from April through July during ...

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July 9, 2019
QUILTING TUTORIAL- HOW TO MAKE AN “IMPRESSION” BLOCK from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

You know the feeling when pure happiness hits you, you are fully in the moment and you wish you could hold on to that memory in time forever? These small impressions in our life are what makes life so exciting which is why I created the “Impressions” Quilt Block, with its giant fussy cut center meant to frame your most precious fabrics. Of course, I chose the “Wandering With Doe” print from Bonnie Christine’s latest collection called “ The Open Road”

Choose from a fox, bunny, bear or deer! This delicate, tonal print is so gorgeous I can’t stop ...

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June 26, 2019
HOW TO MAKE A “CHRISTMAS STAR” BLOCK- HOLIDAY QUILTING! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Christmas in July? Yes, please! Who else is crazy about the winter season? I have to tell ya I am definitely not a fan of the cold and the weather can be quite miserable at times but there is something that always fascinates me about this time of year. I love the music, getting together with family and friends and all the traditions that come along with the season.

I also enjoy making handmade gifts, holiday ornaments and festive decor to decorate my home. Which is why I have never been more excited to talk about AGF’s new Collective ...

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June 20, 2019
How to Sew a " Prized Possession" Quilt Block Tutorial featuring Bloomsbury Fabrics by Bari J. from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

What’s your style? Are you a more is more kinda person or do you prefer modern, simple designs? Or maybe somewhere in between? I think my style falls somewhere in-between. I like simple designs mixed with gorgeous busy prints like the prints found in Bari J’s new fabric collection called Bloomsbury!

Are you a fan of Barj’s signature painterly florals? I seriously can’t get enough! Her prints come to life brushstroke after brushstroke to give us the most stunning fabrics to sew with! Today I want to share the next block I made for the #AGFQuiltBlockCollection ...

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June 15, 2019
Stars, Stripes, and Dots Quilt - Fat Quarter Shop from Sew Incredibly Crazy

 Did you know that today is Flag Day?
So that makes it the perfect day to show off the quilt 
I have been working on for the Fat Quarter Shop.


This pattern is called  Stars, Stripes and Dots.
Mine is more like
Stars, Horseshoes, and Plaid.


 For the red stripes, I used Boots and Spurs Red Horseshoe
and for the blue, Farm Girl Vintage Denim Gingham






The Fat Quarter Shop's gorgeous 
version is this. 

You can find the kit available for 
purchase ...

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June 14, 2019
Wave Your Flag Tablerunner with the Fat Quarter Shop from In the Boondocks


Wave Your Flag Tablerunner 




Today over on the Jolly Jabber you can get two free patterns, 
Wave Your Flag Tablerunner (as seen above), 
and a Stars, Stripes, and Dots Quilt Pattern!


(Click this link to get to patterns)

Happy Flag Day,
Hi I am Lisa and would like to thank 
the Fat Quarter Shop 
letting me sew along today.
 I enjoy blogging with the Fat Quarter Shop 
and sewing in their quilt alongs and sew alongs!
I love the free pattern and think these would 
also look great if you just wanted to 
make placemats for the ...

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June 8, 2019
Shortcut Quilt: Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ll help you deck the halls for Christmas with our newest Shortcut Quilt – Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging! Our FREE pattern features instructions to make the 52.5″ x 52.5″ wallhanging featuring the Merry Starts Here fabric collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. We also have a video tutorial that will give you tips and tricks on putting this adorable wallhanging together!

Here’s a few close-up pics of our Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging!!

So let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly on our YouTube video tutorial as she walks you through the Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging step ...

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June 7, 2019
Scary Book Step By Step from Joy Studio

Hello everyone!

We’re back from our two big events and eager to share.

First up is our big,

SCARY BOOK!

Featuring,

COSTUME MAKERS BALL

fabric by me, J. Wecker Frisch

from Riley Blake Designs

So many of you have asked if this fun fall project was a pattern so, we decided to share the easy process here!

I pretty much made this up as I went along and it was truly so easy. I’m still learning on the sewing front so, if you see anything that can be improved on, I’m interested to hear from you. Of ...

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June 4, 2019
Charm Pack Cherry Quilt from Samelia's Mum



Before we went away on holiday, I made a quilt top using the free Charm Pack Cherry quilt pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern is super easy to read and it even includes a video tutorial is which is always fun to watch. 
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June 1, 2019
June's A Time for All Seasons Blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy



 Here we are with June's blocks!!
I just love that in our neck of the
woods it will be getting warmer.
That means, if you are
lucky, you get to play at the lake.

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
designed this adorable block
that is a mix of piecing and applique.




I am just using all of my fun
Riley Blake scraps and stash
to create each of them.


Her bonus block for June
is this cutie.


I just love this pattern.  It is just too
cute. 


The applique block for June is this
fun one.  Great for ...

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May 22, 2019
AGF Quilt Block Collection: How to Sew a "Twisted Spools" Block featuring Everlasting Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Wedding Season is among us. For all of you Bride DIYers let me introduce you to Sharon Hollands brand new fabric collection for AGF called Everlasting! Sharon designed this collection inspired by her daughters June wedding and childhood memories! To learn more about Sharon and her new collection make sure to check out the Everlasting Fabric Lookbook.

How-to-Sew-a-Twisted-Spools-Block

Today I am excited to share my new block made with Everlasting fabrics! The “Twisted Spools” block is such a fun and impactful block to make. All these gorgeous red, whites and blues have got me feeling all the summer Fourth ...

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School Spirit – A Free Quilt Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Congrats to new graduates and continuing students! In honor of the Class of 2019, we’re rolling out our FREE School Spirit Quilt Pattern! It’s the right size to adorn a dorm room for college-bound students, and it can be customized with your school colors to show your team pride on game day!

About the Pattern

If you can sew a quarter inch seam, this quilt will be a cinch. It’s a beginner-friendly design with simple blocks using straight seams. The 66.5″ x 90.5″ quilt top can be customized to look fabulous in any school color ...

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May 12, 2019
International Sister Block from Sew Preeti Quilts

I first came across the African queen block in 2017.
The newest one

I hunted for the pattern/tutorial but found nothing. I drafted the pattern.

First scribble
Dimensions
Background

I made a block. It was midnight. I was dying to share it with someone who could share my enthusiasm.

My first sister block

I called Bernie on the west coast, knowing that she was likely to be awake. True to my expectations, Bernie was a mountain of encouragement.
Bernie:  I'd be happy to sell it in my Etsy store.
Me: You are very kind.


Internal Voice: It is ...

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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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