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August 9, 2019
Summer Florals & Fruits: Floralish by Katarina Roccella from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 

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"Summer is my favorite season of the year, when nature delivers the most beautiful flowers and fruits of the season. Inspired by summery delights and my favorite painting technique-watercolor, I created this summery collection. Some prints were also part of my “Lavish” collection, when I first submitted it several years ago, so Floralish can also be seen as its sequel." - Katarina Roccella

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Celebrate the last days of summer with blooming florals and delicious fruits! Channeling her favorite season, our designer Katarina Roccella’s latest collection “Floralish” features watercolor textures with gorgeous petunias, poppies, watermelon slices, cherries, and citrus fruits. 

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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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July 18, 2019
AGF Reveals Recap- Fall / Winter 2019 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Okay, now who’s excited about the upcoming season?! Here at AGF, this is our favorite time of year because we can finally show you what we’ve been working on the past year! The secret is finally out and this past week we had enjoyed seeing everyone's reactions to the next season collections. Just in case you didn’t get to see it on social media, here’s a quick rundown what’s being released. 

Available September

Enchanted Voyage by Maureen Cracknell

Kushukuru by Jessica Swift 

Available October

Meriwether by AGF Studio 

Maara by Alexandra Bordallo 

Knits Spotted ...

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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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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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March 28, 2019
BLOG REMIX 2 – Tumbler Block Pillow 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 third remix of our second season of blog remixes is the Fab Five Ruler Pillow we did in 2015 using the Fab ...

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February 5, 2019
Geo Diamond block from Charm About You


Geo Diamond quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics by Charm About You

As I was going through my stash to make this block inspiration struck. Isn't it funny how memories and things can suddenly come to mind and influence you. This wasn't my original direction but I am so pleased with how this came together!

Geo Diamond quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics

The block is called Geo Diamond and designer Naomi Clarke has just launched the Geo Diamond English Paper Piecing Sewalong! Click the link to get all the details, parcels start shipping in March and there are lots of options available.

It's a 12" block, so a great size! There are loads of layout possibilities ...

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January 18, 2019
A Squared Approach: Grid Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

I remember walking into my "Sacred Geometry" class in art school and being so confused by everything our teacher was explaining for the first, few weeks. The class involved a lot of math and applying it to creating art, and well, math and I aren't the best of friends, haha! It wasn't until a few weeks when he started breaking down how artists during the Renaissance period used a special grid to create their paintings that I suddenly become super intrigued and wanted to know more and more! The special grid was called "The Golden Ratio" or also ...

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October 2, 2018
Voile and Simplicity 1589; A New Blouse from Needle and Foot

When I was in Vermont in early September, I took along a number of sewing projects to work on.  One of those was a piece of pretty voile (designed by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabric) and a blouse pattern.  I haven’t used voile before and wanted to try it out.  In case you aren’t familiar, voile is a lightweight cotton with a higher thread count making it softer and sort of flowy (is that a word?).  It washes well and can be used for garments or quilting.  Anyway, I thought I would give it a try.  One ...

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September 14, 2018
Inspired by Rococo Art: Decadence Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Besides being all about fabric, are you also an "art lover?!" I'm definitely one! From an early age, my parents introduced me to many art museums near and far around the world where I had the incredible opportunity to see so many types of art. It was during this time I was introduced to the "Rococo Period." This art movement consisted of highly ornate and a extravagant style of architecture, art and music that flourished in Europe in the 18th century. I fell in-love with all of it! 

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As I grew older and went to art school ...

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May 20, 2018
Spring Quilt Market 2018: Saturday from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We can’t believe the last day of Quilt Market is already here! Between meetings and appointments, we finished walking the show to make sure we didn’t miss anything. Hope you were able to experience the fun at Quilt Market through our Instagram posts and stories. We loved meeting up with old friends and making new ones and want to thank Portland for an amazing Quilt Market experience!

Here are some of the things we were able to catch on our last day at Spring Quilt Market 2018:

The theme for this year’s Moda booth was Make Yourself ...

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November 3, 2017
Fall Quilt Market 2017: Favorite Collections from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Now that Kimberly has had a chance to show you all her many favorite things from Quilt Market, it’s the rest of the team’s turn!  Here are the favorite collections chosen by the rest of the Market team.

Kimberly loved the gorgeous pinks, greens, and grays of Nest by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics!

Kevin was drawn to the Regency Blues Collection by Christopher Wilson-Tate for Moda Fabrics!

Sarah fell in love with the playful nature of the Bunnies & Blossoms collection by Lauren Nash for Penny Rose Fabrics!

Jocelyn couldn’t stop admiring the Mediterraneo collection by Katarina ...

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Playful Pandas Whole Cloth Quilt from Needle and Foot

I don’t know about you but I am really lazy about getting my sewing machines serviced.  I procrastinate, put it off longer and longer with my usual excuse being ‘I clean out the bobbin housing all the time so it must be fine’. But oh my gosh, think about how often I use these machines of mine.  The poor things need to be taken care of!

When my smaller Janome refused to stitch more than two inches without giving me grief, I realized it was time.  I took it to a woman in town who is a whiz with ...

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