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June 16, 2021
1960’s Summer Paradise with Sunburst Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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My favorite season of the year is Summer so when I see bright and colorful fabric prints, I automatically get excited! Today’s Lookbook release is a special one because it’s our collection called Sunburst, that just transports you into a 1960’s mid-summer paradise. All the designs just make you want to sit by the poolside and soak up some rays like the print “Fun in the Sun Chill” which is the one featuring the ladies laying on towels, the fresh lemons, and the beach balls! I can already see so many summer projects being made that just ...

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April 19, 2021
HST Zanthia Pillow from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Welcome back, fabric friends! 

Today we are featuring one of my favorite and easiest way to create a patchwork pillow, I like to call this one "Zanthia" and if you know about basic half-square triangles, then you'll especially love making this pillow. Once you create the HSTs, all it takes is some cutting and rearranging to complete this look! 

Have fun with your fabric choices too, as for this tutorial I kept it simple by using AGF Pure Solids, but play around with some movement by including some prints. 

Let's get started!


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March 18, 2021
Gifted Quilts & Pillows from The Cloth Parcel

If it feels like it’s been awhile since we have shared the projects we’re working on, that’s because it has! We spent the last several months working on a large project that we can’t share yet, so it looks like there’s not much happening. Rest assured we have been hard at work! One thing that […]

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February 18, 2021
Hip to be Square Pillow {Pollinate by AGF} from Samelia's Mum

As I do most mornings, I wake up before my alarm goes off and with bleary eyes, look at my phone screen to see what notifications have arrived during the night. 

This morning, I woke up to find that I'd been tagged on Instagram by Art Gallery Fabrics. Well that's a bit exciting, right?

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January 27, 2021
Valentine’s Day Free Sewing Projects from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, my fellow creators!

I am back with some exciting projects because I don’t know about you, but I will take any holiday as an excuse to start sewing! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I was really excited to put together some of my favorite free patterns that you can make just in time for the big. There is something for everyone here, whether you want to quilt for a loved one or smaller projects for friends, you’ll find it right here. 

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Featuring Everlasting by Sharon Holland



Fusions Ballerina Pillows 1Marianne Pillows

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August 4, 2020
Lots of catching up . . . help is on the way from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by and reading the blog today. There is so much to catch up on since my last post in February 2020. I had big plans for the blog with new and exciting posts, but one thing led to another, and we were all plagued by COVID-19 and the ramifications. I will admit, it wasn't at all easy for us. We were thrown quickly into a lockdown in early March and lasted for a good six weeks. My teeangers were stuck in "home-office" as well as my husband, and I was, unfortunately, thrown into the ...

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June 12, 2020
McCalls Quilting magazine – “Jolly Holiday”, Christmas quilted and embellished pillow. from Kim Hanson Quilts

Summer Issue – July/August 2020

The best of Friday to you all! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post today.

McCalls Quilting magazine has just published my Christmas pillow, which we called Jolly Holiday, in their most recent issue – Summer, July/August 2020. Now, if you’re at all like me, and appreciate the fact that our Spring has only just finally arrived, the last thing you’re going to want to think about is Christmas! I know, I know! I truly feel exactly the same way.

But, Christmas is still coming. Maybe you’d love ...

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March 12, 2020
Selvage Expedition - Spool Blocks from Sew Fresh Quilts

I am not a "scrap quilter"....

But I am a quilter.

So naturally, I don't want to throw any scraps away!

I have been saving and using my scraps along the way. But up until now, I have not done anything with my selvage strips. Except save them. I don't cut a selvage from yardage. Most of my selvages were the result of trimming a finished baby quilt.

Something grabbed ahold of me soon after completing my SHOP HOP full size blocks.

And felt this sudden impulsive urge to play.

These Simple Spools are each made using 2 ...

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March 3, 2020
The Paradigm Third Rail Quilt from Blossom Heart Quilts

Each month this year for the Mini Masterpieces QAL, I am remaking each mini quilt from my book in one range of fabric. The quilts in Mini Masterpieces are all scrappy, so I’m enjoying the opportunity to grab a bundle of fun fabric and go… and to show off my friends’ fabrics too!

Paradigm fabric Sariditty

For February’s quilt, I used Paradigm and the brand new Paradigm SHIFT by Sarah Thomas from Sariditty. The new Paradigm SHIFT includes a range of low-volume coordinates to her first line, Paradigm. As I wanted to show off more as many prints as I could ...

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February 21, 2020
Birds in the Air Quilted Pillow from Samelia's Mum

Bird Games is finished and gosh I loved creating this project. These bold fabric colours are a couple of my favourites and I just love how the work together. Eggplant and aqua blue. Perfect!

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February 7, 2020
FNwF - February 2020 from Samelia's Mum

It's raining here. Some places get a lot of rain, but here in this part of the world, it doesn't rain often, so having a few straight days of rain is just glorious.
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February 5, 2020
Quilted Floor Pillow in Canvas + Denim | Shannon Fraser Designs from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Are you ready for a fun home décor project?

I've got a fun one for you!

Shannon here, popping in one last time from Shannon Fraser Designs, with an idea to bring comfort and style to your living room, bedroom or family room.

Remember when I mentioned in my previous guest post that I had fun exploring some new to me AGF substrates? Last time, I got to work with their PURE Solids, Premium Linen Blend and their Denim. This week I’m diving into canvas.

Did you know Art Gallery Fabrics had canvas on offer? I didn’t ...

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January 8, 2020
2019 ~ All in One Post from {The Sweetest Dreams}

2019 has been a busy year.
So many times I've wanted to update the blog with information on projects I'm working on, completed quilts etc. yet, I never made it to the computer. Sorry.
Since the new year has started and I have every intention to keep updating here, I wanted to recap the past year in one post.

Quilt 15x20
A ELIQG Challenge "Animal Selfie"

Quilt 38x45
Baby Tumbler Quilt

Quilt 68x68
Pattern: Summerville by Thimble Blossoms
Fabric:  Miniature Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings
Wedding quilt for my daughter

Quilt 70x76
"A Village in Spain"
Pattern: Village
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December 23, 2016
Looking Up Quilt-as-you-go Pillow from Mommy's Nap Time

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The Looking Up pillow was published in issue 31 of Quilt Now magazine.

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December 7, 2016
When life gives you scraps… from Veni Vidi Vicky

…you have to improvise a little.

My last baby quilt left me with a bunch of HST clippings in aqua and teal hues. The scraps were barely 1.5” square,  would I have trimmed them up before sewing with them I might have ended with a grid as small as 0.5”. Nope, that wasn’t a day for tiny piecing and I don’t need much convincing to skip trimming in general. I was going to wing it that day and just piece those HSTs in the shapes they came in – no discrimination, just improvising.



And as just sewing ...

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