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August 20, 2021
A Whimsical Holiday With Cozy & Magical + Plaid Of My Dreams Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Happy Holidays, Makers! 

I know we are in the middle of August but here at the Studio, it might as well be Christmas! It’s a nostalgic day today because we are releasing Maureen Cracknell’s latest collection releases, Cozy & Magical and Plaid Of My Dreams! Celebrating cherished traditions like decorating the tree with twinkling ornaments, wrapping presents, and cozy sweaters, these whimsical prints have everything you need to make holiday sewing magical. This is Maureen’s second-holiday collection and it was meant to coordinate with her first collection “Cozy & Joyful” while still being ...

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July 30, 2021
Zen Mode with Vert Fusion Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hi, fabric friends!

Here at AGF, we love coming up with innovative designs and pushing the definition of what low volume prints mean, so we added a little spice! In some of our past Fusions, we released collections like Ballerina Fusion and Serenity Fusion that were based on the same idea but with a twist. Ballerina Fusion had a hint of pink, Serenity Fusion had a tint of blue, and now with our latest release of Vert Fusion, our approach was sage and aloe tones. 

If you’re new to AGF, our Fusions are a mixture of prints from other ...

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April 23, 2021
Sharon Holland’s First Kids Fabric Collection: Lilliput from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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As someone who has been behind the scenes here at AGF,  I've had the honor and privilege of looking at collections come to life! Today I'm excited to finally see Sharon Holland’s first kids collection, Lilliput, live and in action. Now for me, this kids collection is the most unique I have ever seen, as Sharon really outdid herself by balancing adorable forest creatures, sweet florals, and tying them together with boho elements. 

Lilliput is inspired by observing the natural world through a child’s imagination. Encounter sweet foxes and bunnies in forest shades of fern green ...

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April 16, 2021
NEW Knits Solids + Makers Spotlight from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Friday, makers! 

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There is a lot of stuff happening here at AGF so hold on to your sewing machines for this announcement because our knit selection just got a little bigger! Our 6 NEW colors to our Knit Solids range are “Spruce,” “Sienna Brick,” “Cinnamon,” “Mink,” “Camouflage,” and “Mauvelous.” Hurray for more options for the softest knit fabrics in the industry! These light colors are ideal for all-year-round makes, and with its four-way stretch, this fabric calls for the softest apparel, quilts, and even home decor. We added this new range of colors, so you have more color options ...

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March 15, 2021
Cozy Living with Soften The Volume Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Happy Friday, makers! 

The weekend is almost here and if you haven’t already, this is a friendly reminder to take a moment and breathe. Life can get a little crazy sometimes, and I believe it’s really important to find time for yourself and have some quality time with your sewing machine. Today, I’m excited to show you something new on the table, that brings me right into my happy place- low volume fabrics. If you’re not sure what that is, let me explain… they are usually white, cream, neutral fabrics that have subtle designs. You may ...

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March 10, 2021
Reverse Applique Flower Patch from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hi, Makers!

As of lately, I've been getting urges to work on some handmade items that are filled with details! I don't know about you, but sometimes I don't want to create something large, but focus on a project that I can dedicate time to pack as much texture and details as possible. This brings to today's tutorial that I'm really excited to share, these Reverse Applique Flowers that just hit the mark for me creatively. Reverse Applique is the process of stitching fabric on top of each other, cutting the layer above to reveal ...

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February 1, 2021
The best floral quilt to welcome Spring from Pieced Brain

The best floral quilt to welcome Spring

Say Hello to Spring with the best floral quilt to welcome Spring with butterflies, dots, and daisies: a free quilt pattern to download and sew today!

I designed Quilt 1 for the gorgeous Whimsy Daisical collection by Keri Schneider for Blank Quilting. It is bright, bold, and beautiful! It measures 68″ x 88″ and the blocks finish at 9-1/2″. Twirl the blocks around and create exquisite flowers with butterflies, tiny daisies, and geometric shapes to finish a quilt that is sure to dazzle your friends.

This collection will be shipping to stores soon, just in time as you begin ...

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December 4, 2020
Two Ways to Join Quilt As You Go Blocks- Quilting Tips and Techniques from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Sewing Friends, 

 I am welcoming December with open arms and a big smile on my face! I have always loved counting down the days til Christmas with each passing day my excitement grows in anticipation for spending time with family, eating holiday treats and creating memories that will last a life time. Today I have a fun quilting tips video about how to attach your quilt as you go blocks in two different ways using the stitch in the ditch method and the binding strip method! 

If you missed out on my last quilting tips video all about the ...

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November 20, 2020
Autumn Is Here: Kismet Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Happy Friday! 

You know it’s going to be a good Friday when we have another lookbook coming out back to back! We are working hard here at AGF so we can come out with the latest and greatest before the holidays, and this week we were so excited to put Sharon Holland’s Kismet lookbook together. Now I know I am not the only one feeling a certain way about this collection because I have already seen so many beautiful projects on social media with these fabrics! Without a doubt, this collection is one of my favorites! The RICH ...

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November 17, 2020
How to Quilt As You Go - Time Saving Scrap Buster Technique from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

I am so excited about our brand new Youtube Series called Quilting Tips! In this playlist my mission is to cover all the basics every beginner quilter should know to jump start them on their quilting journey and to have them making finished quilts in no time!

Today’s new video is about Quilting As You Go!  Grab a piece of batting and pull out your scrap bin because not only is this process a great scrap buster but it saves you the extra steps of having to quilt your project after you have pieced it together. Quilting ...

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November 5, 2020
Quilting Tips- Learn to Strip Piece Three Different Ways from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

When I first started quilting I had no idea how to cut fabric for quilting and using a rotary blade and quilting ruler was so foreign to me coming out of fashion design school. Every time I would cut out my pieces they would end up being a bit too small and wonky but that didn’t stop me from tackling all the tips and techniques I could find about quilting. Weirdly enough I starting designing quilts on the computer before I even new how to put one together, which if you are starting out I definitely don ...

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October 29, 2020
Learn Three Furoshiki Japanese Fabric Wrapping Techniques - Zero Waste Gift Giving from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends,

I am smiling ear to ear because winter came early this year in Minnesota! Snow was already on the ground with there still being two weeks left in October! Though I am not enjoying the uncomfortably cold temps I am getting into the holiday spirit which means it’s time to start getting ready for the gift giving season if you haven’t started already! Though I don’t do as much as I would like, I always make a few handmade gifts for my friends and family each year! I recently learned about Furoshiki, which is ...

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October 23, 2020
Nothing But Luxurious: Picturesque Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Friday! 

Fridays are already the best day of the week, but it’s even better when it’s LOOKBOOK release day! We’ve released hundreds of lookbooks in the past, and it never fails to be exciting every single time. To see all of our designers go through all the hard work and finally see their prints come to life in quilty projects is something to always look forward to. Today, we have Katarina Roccella’s latest collection, Picturesque, which is nothing but a luxurious set of fabrics. 

Channeling her inner William Morris, Picturesque embodies traditional 19th-century European designs ...

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October 16, 2020
Soothing Fabrics: Serenity Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Happy Friday! 

Welcome to another lookbook reveal with tons of project inspiration! This week we are so excited to show you what we’re working on with our latest collection, Serenity Fusion. This honestly makes me feel very relaxed, it’s something about these soft, creamy colors that make me think I’m on vacation by the beach. I don’t know about you, but this year has been quite a roller coaster and the only thing that would boost my mood are fabrics that transport me to paradise! 

Serenity Fusion comes in 12 quilting cotton prints, and although these ...

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September 24, 2020
Get to Know Patty Basemi! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi fabric friends, 

If you don’t know already, we have a new designer in our AGF family, Patty Basemi! Working with Patty has been nothing short of a sweet experience, and it brings us so much joy to be launching her first collection, DAYDREAM. Bringing a unique style to AGF, her effortless doodle-like designs and use of dreamy gelato colors make for playfully innocent patterns that will connect you to your inner child. 

Today we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get to know her a little more! So, we thought it would be a great idea ...

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September 18, 2020
All Things Crocheting: Hooked Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Welcome back friends,

Today has been a long time in the making, but the Hooked Fabric Lookbook is finally out! This collection by Mister Domestic is so sweet because he dedicates it to another handmade craft, crocheting! Whether you are a fan of crocheting or you want to dabble into it, this fabric collection gives you the opportunity to bring playful notions and colorful yarn prints right into your sewing machine. 

One of my favorite things about fabric is texture. The number of quilts and projects I see every day on social media varies so much depending on the prints ...

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September 4, 2020
AGF Collection Reveals: Part 3 of 2020 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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It’s that time of year again where we finally get to show you what we’ve been working on for so long now! Grab your calendars, make some room in your fabric stash, because we are so excited to bring you what AGF and our designers have in store for you in OUR NEXT ROUND OF COLLECTIONS! 🎉 Introducing new color palettes and collections that will certainly strum a chord in your quilty hearts…  Just in case you didn’t get to see it on social media, here’s a quick rundown what’s being released!

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August 27, 2020
How to Sew the Perfect Decorative Pillow FAST! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers! 

Who loves making pillows? Are you new to quilting and sewing? Pillow's are a perfect project to tackle as your first project. Even if you are an expert quilter, pillows are a great fast finish that can be quite rewarding. I love making them as gifts as well as making a variety of pillow covers for all the different seasons. Changing out your pillow decor really helps to liven up a space throughout the year! 

Pillows are a great Fat Quarter friendly project, today I am sewing with AGF Studios Terra Kotta Fabrics and some AGF Pure ...

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August 14, 2020
Welcome Back Meli- Sewing through grief to find the path of joy from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Sewing Friends, 

Life is filled with ups and downs, happiness and pain, and risks worth taking because you don’t want to miss out on where your life might take you if you don’t. Today is a very happy day for me, to be writing on the AGF blog announcing I am back at it doing what I love and getting to share it with people who are passionate about it as much as I am!

For those that don’t know me, Hi, my name is Melissa, people in the sewing community call me Meli and I ...

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