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November 22, 2017
Fussy Cut, Appliqué, Repeat- Indie Style Sewing Patterns from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Have you seen the Indie Folk fabrics lookbook yet?  Words can't explain how amazing the appliqué projects are! So I knew I had to create a blog post all about different ways you can incorporate the art of appliqué into your sewing and diy projects. I am totally  in love with the bold, rich colors in Pat Bravo's new collection Indie Folk fabrics, which I think will go perfect paired with any sewing project this time of year! Take a look below at some of the great ways to add applique to garments and home decor ...

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November 19, 2017
How to Make Decorator Corners on Pillows Tutorial from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yesterday I promised to write a tutorial on how to create pillow corners so that the corners look square. They really aren't, but you'll see that in a moment. I'll assume that you've already sandwiched and quilted the front panel of your pillow cover and are ready to make the back and sew everything together.

Cutting the back panels
First determine the size you will need for the envelope backing.  Let's say you are making a 14" square pillow cover. Your back will need to be 14" in length. To determine the width, take that ...

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November 16, 2017
Pin It Weekly #222 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Dry-brining is a foolproof method that gives you tender, flavorful turkey every time. This recipe, infused with the flavors of garlic, lemon and thyme, is guaranteed to get raves as the centerpiece on your holiday table.Happy Pin It Weekly. Have you begun your countdown to Thanksgiving? What about your countdown to Christmas? I've started preparing for Thanksgiving because the entire Marcotte clan will be here for lunch. Our boys and their wives and children. The in-laws and their other son. Perhaps even a nephew and his family.

In other words I'll be prepping and cooking for a couple of days. Oh, did I mention that my oven doesn't work? It doesn't. It doesn't turn on. Or heat up. Or cook. Or anything else, except store things. It might work as ...

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November 15, 2017
Holiday Sewing- Give Thanks Table Runner Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi there, 

Are you prepared for the holiday season? Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are all adding the final touches to our home. Looking for some last min projects to make for your home or as a hostess gift? The Give Thanks table runner will instantly add the perfect amount of  holiday spirit to any home! If you have a afternoon to spare I suggest you give this project a try! It was so much fun fussy cutting the letters, florals, birds and beautiful butterflies from the painterly fabrics by Bari J.  Head over the the weallsew blog ...

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November 12, 2017
» Charm About You

Christmas fabric wreath and bow

Today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this fun Double Dresden Wreath! It is a quick sew and a perfect way to brighten up your home. Obviously this one has a Christmas theme but you could make it for any season/occasion using appropriate fabrics. I demonstrated my design on the Sewing Quarter, you can see the video at the end of this post and lots of people messaged in with fabulous suggestions for fabrics they would use to make the wreath!

I used the Creative Grids 18° Dresden Plate Ruler to make this, I highly recommend Creative Grids ...

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November 11, 2017
Flit and Bloom Table Runner + How to Piece Curves from The Cloth Parcel

Welcome to the Cloth Parcel blog!  Today it’s our turn for the Flit and Bloom blog tour.  Flit and Bloom is Patty Young‘s newest fabric line for Riley Blake Designs, and we got the chance to play with these fun prints and a variety of techniques.Look how bright and happy this collection is, all stacked […]

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November 10, 2017
Indie Folk: The last of Pat Bravo's Indie Trilogy from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, fabric friends!

We are back from quilt market and more energized than ever to release a new lookbook! Can you guess which collection is next? If you guessed Indie Folk by Pat Bravo you are right! This collection is the third installment in Pat’s Indie trilogy and it’s so good! The prints are filled with saturated colors, boho vibes, and intricate designs that are ideal for EPP, fussy cutting, and so much more.


One of my favorite prints in this collection is “Khokloma Burgundia” because the intricate florals remind me of Eastern European folk art. This print ...

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October 26, 2017
Personal Belongings Post 12 :: Write 31 Days from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

This idea of sharing your personal things may seem strange at first but can make for an interesting post. Followers, and people in general, are curious and most of us like human contact. I may not be able to visit you personally, but as I get to know you via internet, I am more and more likely to want to more. Sharing your personal things is a way of sharing your life.

Keeping in mind that TMI (too much information) is real, let's consider what you might share and why.
  • vehicles--For some people the vehicle you drive and ...

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October 21, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Block 5 – Economy Patch from Expect Moore

Today for Week 5 of our Cricut Maker Block of the Week, we’re going to be making the Economy Patch block! And, I have a surprise for you! I’m showing you two different ways that you can make this same block! I love teaching new quilters. To me, teaching new quilters means breaking down the process of quilting into manageable steps while introducing new quilters to tips and techniques. You don’t have to know how to execute every quilting technique to be successful. But knowing about the different techniques out there will help you explore new projects ...

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October 16, 2017
Halloween Pumpkins Porch Pillow from The Cloth Parcel

Diane’s porch pillow collection continues to grow!  This time, we grew pumpkins.  Using our Pumpkin Quilt Block from our table runner tutorial, we sized the squares down from 3.5″ to 3″, to better fit the 16″ x 26″ pillow that we use for these. We also used the bigger leaf, like in the Fall Pumpkin Quilted […]

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October 6, 2017
Halloween Decor 2017: Beautiful Halloween wreath from Cut Stitch and Piece

A couple of years ago I posted a Halloween floral arrangement that I made for my home. This year, I made a Halloween wreath for my front door. I turn 60 this October and I love Halloween, so I'm having a birthday/Halloween party for my big day. I wanted a pretty wreath on the door to greet my guests. I saw some beautiful wreaths on Pinterest with skulls and ghoulish stuff, but I wanted a floral wreath. Everything I used to make this wreath is from the dollar store. It cost about $15 to make which proves you ...

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October 4, 2017
Do a little fall sewing with October's neutral ColorFun bundle! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Cappuccino logo

Hey, sewing friends!

October is here, which means it’s time to reveal the color of the month! For this edition of ColorFun we decided to explore a neutral color that can work with a variety of color combinations and is adequate for autumn. Therefore, our color choice for October is cappuccino (a.k.a taupe)!

This neutral is warm, classic, can be adapted into a variety of styles and is timeless. Check out the inspirational mood board we put together.


So, what do you think? Classy, huh? One thing I love about this color is that it’s so ...

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September 24, 2017
First Birthday Party Crafts: Expectations and Reality from Craftcore

I was looking forward to putting together a small party for my son Jacob who turned one (already?!) at the beginning of this month. I love Pinterest for gathering inspiration, but browsing Pinterest can give you some really high expectations for what a child’s birthday party should be like.

However, Pinterest-style parties can come with $$$ price tags (have you seen the kid parties that cost more than small weddings?!). Additionally, those plentiful Pinterest crafts can take a lot of time – time that is more valuable than money. I know, I run a craft blog: I should want to craft ...

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September 20, 2017
Glamping Star Farm Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

Diane’s version of our Star Farm Quilt seems like a seasonal fit for this time of year when summer turns to fall.  The gold and brown prints are mixed in with the still-bright reds, blues, and pinks.This is also the lap size, like the Wonderland version we showed you a couple of weeks ago.We love […]

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September 14, 2017
6 Projects made with Capsules and Fusions: Mister Domestic's Sewing Party 2 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, wonderful makers!

I hope everyone is great! At AGF we’re feeling thankful because it's been a week since we got back to the office after being out for Hurricane Irma. Luckily, South Florida wasn’t affected other than by minor flooding and an enormous power outage! So, we couldn’t be happier to be back to work doing what we love the most, sharing crafty things with all of you!

About 3 weeks ago, Mister Domestic hosted his second sewing party and like anything Mathew hosts, it was a blast! Here’s a little overdue recap of ...

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September 13, 2017
Double Halo Quilted Pillow from The Cloth Parcel

One of our favorite quick quilting projects is a pillow cover.  It’s so much faster to make one quilt block and finish that than an entire quilt.  It’s also great for quilting practice and trying out new blocks.  But, the best part?  Binding is optional!  To start, we modified the Halo quilt block from the […]

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September 7, 2017
Retro-Modern fabrics to fall in love with: Blush by Dana Willard from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, wonderful makers!

It’s time for another lookbook release! Can you guess what it is? Let me give you a hint, it’s bubbly and modern with a touch of retro. If you guessed Blush by Dana Willard, you’re right! Blush is Dana’s second collection for AGF’s Angles division and she continues to make us smile with her cute prints.

She shows off her love for retro-modern designs with funky flowers, cute cats, and of course hexies! Who doesn’t like hexies!? One thing I love about this collection is that it reminds me of a ...

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November 28, 2015
Come creare Decorazioni Natalizie con i triangoli - Tutorial per Natale in Festa #TopBloggerKreattive from Ella and Nesta's Little Room

Natale in Festa ed ecco che arrivano le TopBloggerKreattive! Grazie Rosa per questa bellissima iniziativa che raccoglie tante idee originali e tutorial per delle creazioni natalizie speciali. Noi ci siamo siamo dedicate alle decorazioni per la casa e per i pacchetti regalo, usando triangoli di stoffa.

Ecco che cosa serve per creare la decorazione Alberello di Natale, da usare come decorazione per la porta di casa, per l'albero di Natale oppure per decorare un pacchetto regalo:

  • 4 pezzi di stoffa, ognuno circa 9cm x 11,5cm
  • 1 pezzo di stoffa da usare per il retro dell'alberello circa 20x20cm ...

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October 30, 2014
FALL ORNAMENTS from Sewing Lab

Oh man! It's already quite cold outside and around 4 pm totally dark, but what can I say...I love fall here! I really love seeing all the wooden houses with the lights on and with lots of lighted candles placed on every window, it's so cozy!

We are spending a lot of time indoors these days, our afternoons are basically coffee, music, candles and blankets. Yesterday I spent some time hand sewing some cute fall ornaments to hang around the house! The two leaves are made from an Ikea fabric I bought some time ago (which I ...

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