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January 25, 2022
Patchwork Pillow from a 9-Patch Block Using Strip Piecing from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello makers! 

 

If you follow our YouTube channel, then you may have recently watched a video on how to make a 9-patch block using the strip piecing technique. If you haven’t seen the video, make sure you go watch it here: 

 

Easy 9-Patch Block Using Strip Piecing - YouTube 

 



This video is part one of the project that I will be sharing with you all below: a big fluffy patchwork pillow, which is part of our Patchwork Stories. To read up on our Patchwork Stories and the role it can play in our everyday lives, check out our past blog ...

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January 13, 2022
Enjoying the Path of Life With Flight Path Fabrics by Jessica Swift from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to experience how fabrics, colors, and designs positively affected me. I always thought that my style will never change as I always gravitated towards earthy and neutral colors, but there is something about color that always caught my eye. Although neutral colors will always be nurturing, I later discovered that it’s the bright and cheerful colors that complete the mix between cozy and happiness. Sometimes we just need a boost of joy, and today is the day you can experience that with Jessica Swift’s latest collection, Flight Path

Checking all ...

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January 12, 2022
Pure Solids Selvage Pin Cushion Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hi makers!

The holidays are coming to an end once again, so it’s time for cleaning, eating leftovers, and deciding on New Year's resolutions. One of my resolutions for this next year is to try and be more eco-friendly and reduce my carbon footprint as much as I can. I was recently shown these super cute pin cushions that use those scraps that almost always get thrown away due to no usage… selvages. Here at AGF, we have so many colorful Pure Solids with selvages that include the name of the color, so what a great idea it ...

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December 30, 2021
Reminiscing With Maureen Cracknell’s Gloria Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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I feel like anyone that ever began to sew, the origins started with their grandmother or mother showing them the basics. Since I was a little girl, my grandmother will always have me sit next to her and give me some thread, a needle, and a pile of socks to repair the holes on. As a little girl, I always saw this as a chore, but little did I know that I would love and appreciate this skill that she showed me. It’s made me explore what more I could do, and it even led me to purchase my ...

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December 15, 2021
12 Days of Christmas with AGF - Quick Gifts for Everyone on Your List from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hi makers!

 

My name is Karli and I am so excited to begin writing some blog posts for AGF! I work on tutorials and project creation here at AGF, so I am thrilled to be able to share my love of sewing and quilting with all you creative individuals, starting with these 12 Days of Christmas. 

 

The holidays are upon us and with Christmas only 19 short days away, I’m sure everyone is busy sewing and quilting away to finish up all their gifts to give. Along with that, it’s time to double-check and make sure you have ...

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December 1, 2021
The Playful World of Petite Circus Fabrics by Alexandra Bordallo from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Here in South Florida, during this time of year, there are a couple of very fun festivals and circus events happening that are always so exciting! Going there with good company and of course, all the fair food will always bring a smile to my face. Once I laid my eyes on Alexandra Bordallo’s Petite Circus collection, I was instantly brought to this happy place! Reminding me of all the fun times I had when I was a kid going to these fairs, waiting in line to go on the rides and having good conversations with friends, and eating ...

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November 28, 2021
'Tis The Season ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

 Any season is good for making a quilt, but especially when the air is cool outside.




I only have a few batik scraps left so decided to reduce them a little bit more by making an Ohio Star quilt...AKA Sawtooth Star by some.  It's a 4 block by 4 block construction simply because that's all the lighter batik background fabric there was in my stash.  It's a good community service size - 48" x 48".  Those stars made big are so easy and finished in no time by making the 2-at-a-time flying geese blocks for the star ...

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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 2, 2021
It's all about the base ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

 And the base of it all is that I do enjoy making zippered pouches, especially when I find an unfinished project that can be diverted into one or two or three. 



Once upon a time I was quite often asked to make presentations to quilt guilds in the area so I always kept a project in the back of my mind for a presentation.  So, that's where this story begins....now, where does it end.







In my ongoing pursuit to downsize, I found some swatches of pojagi stitching (how it's done) by machine and decided they would make ...

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October 19, 2021
hand embroidered buttons [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

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October 18, 2021
New sewing pattern - Tama Handbag from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa

Here where I live it's a beautiful autumn. With sunny days and golden colors in gardens, but also rainy days, when you better read, knit or sew something useful and beautiful. It was precisely these days of bad weather that were the ones in which I managed to sew a few bags. 

Thus, today I'm happy to share my brand new bag pattern, Tama Handbag!


abeeautifulday.blogspot.com-Tama Handbag pattern Mac design



What do you think? Pretty, isn't it? I'm sure you noticed the zippered pockets. Not one, not two, but three! A lot of things to keep at hand.

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Of course, there ...

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October 9, 2021
One of my favorite little people recently had a birthday ❤️... from Wolf Creek Quilting



One of my favorite little people recently had a birthday ❤️ Since she is the namesake of our latest backpack pattern, I thought she needed a Parker Pack for herself! I added a toucan from our Zootropolis book and her name inside the bag using the letters from our Lullaby Lane quilt. Scroll through all the pics to see adorable Ms Parker ❤️
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#sassafraslane #parkerpack #zootropolisquilt #backpack #handmade #toucan #corkbag #corkfabric (at Kirkland, Washington)
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August 12, 2021
Not bored.....no, not for a minute ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

 I'm simply not the kind of person to be bored.  When there's some free time, I'll grab a book or paper and paint or the camera.  But more times than not, I'll just grab some fabric then find a pattern (or not) and start cutting and sewing.   



The thrill of not knowing the outcome but forging ahead anyway doesn't give me the least bit of angst.  What?  It's only my time and a little bit of recycled fabric and thread.  Okay, add sewing machine needle and oil!  Anyway, I digress.  



This little bucket hat ...

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June 30, 2021
.....and the good news continues ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

 Bucket hats and more:  

There's no stopping me now...and then there were six!  Bucket hats all made from thrift store linen and jersey and denim and more! 









and other good news....the one I called "Meadows' sold today.   The one made using a Kathy Doughty, Material Obsession, quilt pattern.    I'm delighted that it's on the way to St. Petersburg, Florida. 














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June 24, 2021
Wait~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

  

Still going drawer by drawer, shelf by shelf, closet by closet, room by room.  

I stacked those zippers aside to pack up for my next haul to the thrift store.  But wait!










Stopping to break for fresh air, and while happily zipping through my instagram favorites one of which is Bookhou, I discovered that I most definitely had a use for those zippers......all 14 of them. 

My first one for the test drive and modifications if needed: 







 With just a  few scraps and a few zippers:   there you have it, little nothing pouches to donate to children in need ...

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April 16, 2021
Eyeglass Case Tutorial with Printable Pattern from Tea Rose Home

The idea for this project came purely from my own need, but I thought there might be some of you going through the same thing and looking for an eyeglass case.

I always had good eyesight up until few years ago (darn aging! My teen daughter often say, "Is there anything good about getting old??"), but I started needing glasses to see far and it seems to be getting worse. Because I am not used to carrying glasses around, I always forget to take them with me and I won't even think about them until I need to see ...

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March 16, 2021
New: Improvisational Stitching Workshop! from Where Art & Life Meet

I am doing a new 5-day workshop! Improvisational Stitching! But what does that mean, exactly? Well funny you should ask, because I’ve given it a great deal of thought. Improvisational Stitching is what I call what I do when I begin with a piece of fabric, usually a piece of hand dyed linen, with no… Continue reading New: Improvisational Stitching Workshop!

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March 9, 2021
New: Dorset Buttons Gone Wild Workshop! from Where Art & Life Meet

Some exciting news! I’m doing a Dorset Buttons Gone Wild 3-hour Workshop via Zoom. (It will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube, but will only be available to view if you have purchased the workshop. You can reference the entire workshop later or whenever you like once the workshop is over.) When: A 3-hour workshop:… Continue reading New: Dorset Buttons Gone Wild Workshop!

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March 7, 2021
artist book [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

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March 2, 2021
International Women’s Day - Amazon Handmade Celebrates!Join the... from Living Water Quilter



International Women’s Day - Amazon Handmade Celebrates!

Join the celebration. Amazon Handmade celebrates women and shines the light on Amazon Handmade Artisans with curated collections!

Model, designer, wife, mom and founder of Women of Today, shares a curated collection of her favorite handcrafted items.

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A Handmade by Living Water Quilter basket set is included in Camila’s curated collection!  Help lift up women artisans and entrepreneurs and shop from women makers and businesses.

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