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December 28, 2018
Summery Vibes: Sun Kissed Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Even though it's technically winter, here in Florida we're used to warm sunshine this time of year! You'll often find us Floridians decorating palm tress with Christmas lights, and there's been several years where I've even gone to the beach on New Year's Day with the family. 

With this in mind, we decided to stick to what we know and bring in some warmer climates with Maureen Cracknell’s latest collection, Sun Kissed! Inspired by soaking up the sunshine and glowing skin after a cool swim, this fabric line features cute smiley suns, swimming ...

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December 14, 2018
Love Notions Namaste Nightwear from Patterns by Jen

I was able to test another pattern for Love Notions Patterns, Namaste Nightwear.




The Namaste Nightwear pattern comes with four options; nightgown, top, pants and shorts as well as a nursing option and full bust pattern pieces. So much in one pattern! It's also available for girls




We're going to get personal here for a minute. I sleep in yoga pants and my husbands t shirts. I don't sleep in anything pretty any more. When I saw the tester call for this pattern I knew these would be perfect for me, comfy but feminine.




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April 23, 2018
A Joyful Jumper for my Granddaughter! from Crafty Sewing and Quilting

My friend, Kim Wells is the dress designer of the Joyful Jumper for MammaCanDoIt.com - The very best online sewing patterns.

On Friday, Kim shared about the pattern on Facebook and I shared it there too!

I purchased the one that has multiple sizes, (bundled pattern) that way, I can make a new one every summer for my granddaughter!

finally found time to make the Jumper on Tuesday night and I finished it this morning before I started working - quilting. 

I LOVE it! 
The instructions were easy to follow and it was pretty fast to make. 



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April 19, 2018
Let’s get to know Ana Valls and CocoWawa Crafts! from The Village Haberdashery

We are forever extending our amazing range of dressmaking patterns for you all and we are super excited about our latest designer. The lovely Ana Valls from CocoWawa Crafts has answered our questions so you can find out more about her company!

Ana Vals CocoWawa

Tell us about CocoWawa Crafts!
Hi! CocoWawa Crafts is an independent sewing pattern company based in London. A one-woman business bringing comfy, simple and classic designs with a twist to your handmade wardrobe that you can make and wear all year around.

CocoWawa

Describe the style of your garments in three words:
Quirky, comfy, cute.

CocoWawa

Tell us about the ...

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April 2, 2018
2 Fusions ideal for spring: Printemps and Splendid Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Makers!

Spring is in full bloom which means it’s the season to sew with pretty floral fabrics, cute prints,  and bright colors to enliven your home decor, quilts, and even your outfits. Whether your style is romantic and sweet, or sophisticated and vibrant, we have two new Fusions that will take your spring sewing to the next level. Let’s check them out!

Printemps Fusion

Printemps Fusion brings together a medley of freshly picked prints to create a myriad of feminine romantic projects. This bite-sized collection has everything from painterly blooms to dainty flowers mixed with a touch ...

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March 9, 2018
Explore Jessica Swift's debut collection for AGF: Tallinn fabrics! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey fabric lovers!

Have you ever travelled outside your country and been mesmerized by the beauty of other cities and countries? I know, I have! I absolutely love travelling and experiencing other cultures. Plus, exploring new places is a great way to fuel your creativity.

One designer that has translated her travels beautifully into fabrics is Jessica Swift. She has turned memories of Eastern Europe into a whimsical world splashed with color for her debut collection called Tallinn for AGF's ANGLES division. Get ready to sew with bright onion domes reminiscent of Eastern European architecture, peaceful swans and funky ...

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March 1, 2018
Go on a sewing adventure with Day Trip fabrics by Dana Willard from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey everyone!

How’s it goin’? February has come to an end which means we’re getting closer to spring. Woohoo! For those of you who live up north, the weather will get warmer, flowers will bloom, and there will be more time to spend outdoors. Best of all, the kids will be off to spring break soon, which is a great time to take a short family trip. As a kid, I remember spring break was always a time to look forward to because my family and I would take mini road trips to Orlando, FL. We would go ...

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February 19, 2018
Sewing with Rayon- How to get the most out of a Panel Fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Everyone, 

Spring is near and we are ready for easy breezy outfits! AGF Rayon is our go to fabric to create flowy, easy to wear silhouettes. Which is why we are super excited about our New Campsite Rayon Panel Print called  “Feather Trail” !

Making panel prints on apparel fabrics is quite new for us and we are excited about all the ways  it can be used to create fun, interesting garments. I wanted to share all the fantastic ways we utilized  the “Feather Trail” panel to create so many fresh, new looks.

 

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February 15, 2018
More Capsules Collections Coming Your Way: Campsite & Raise the Volume from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Makers!

What’s new? Here in South Florida, it’s bright, sunny, and we’re back to our “normal” weather of 80 degrees (compared to 50 degree “cold” we’ve been having). Which means it’s the perfect time for picnics and even camping trips! Are you a fan of camping?

Here at AGF we sure are! There’s something so adventurous about building your own tent, exploring hiking trails, roasting marshmallows, and sharing stories around a fire. We love this life of adventure so much that we decided to create a Capsule collection dedicated to camping. It’s ...

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February 9, 2018
Let’s get to know Marie-Emilienne and I AM Patterns! from The Village Haberdashery

We are so happy to be stocking the super cool patterns by I AM PATTERNS and we invited the lovely Marie-Emilienne to join us for a quick Q&A so you could find out all about her pattern company.

I AM Patterns

Q: Tell us about I AM PATTERNS!

A: I AM PATTERNS is a French indie pattern company that started 2 years ago. I was very surprised of it’s instant great success and I would like to thank our great sewing community for this. Currently, there is Marie-Emilienne, that designs, creates, drapes and makes the patterns. Blandine and Juliette are part ...

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February 7, 2018
Things to Sew for your Kids- Sewing with Knits from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Everyone, 

Sew anything for yourself lately?  I am in the process of sewing up a top with AGF Striped Knit. I love sewing for me but I usually tend to do most of my sewing for family and friends. Have you seen the New AGF Striped Knit Lookbook yet? If your new to sewing with knits you are going to want to check out this lookbook. There are so many cute sewing patterns that I can't wait to make for my niece and nephews. When I think of sewing with knits I automatically think apparel but after seeing ...

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January 29, 2018
See what you can make with our new Knits Striped! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

Guess what time it is… It’s time for another lookbook release! Yay! As you probably know, most of our releases involve designer fabric collections, but today we have something special for you. If you’re a fan of our knits you’re going to love them even more because we’ve added yarn dyed striped knits to our selection. Yes, you read right… striped knits!

The new Knits Striped collection comes with three styles of stripes in a range of neutral and  vibrant colors for all kinds of sewing projects. If you think knit fabrics are ...

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January 23, 2018
2 New Capsules: Nest and Aligned fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, fab makers!

I hope this month has been filled with sewing so far! If you’re still debating on what collection to use on your next project, I have not one but TWO fabric ranges that will take your sewing to the next level. I couldn’t be happier to show you our to new Capsules, Nest and Aligned! Let me tell you all about them…

Nest fabrics:

For all the mommies, grandmas, aunts, and anyone with kids in their family, Nest is a children’s collection like no other! It’s filled with subtle pastel hues contrasted with ...

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December 15, 2017
Top 6 Party Dresses: Sew your own Holiday Party Dress from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Everyone, 

Let's just face it, our lives are busy and the last thing we want to spend money and time on is shopping especially in the crazy holiday rush!  Which is why I decided to put together some great party dress patterns that are somewhat simple to make and will have you looking cute and confident for all your holiday events. 

 

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 What I love most about these patterns is they have simple silhouettes and are easy to wear. Most importantly I love that all these dresses can be worn more then once, unlike a lot of holiday dresses ...

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December 12, 2017
2 More fusions to love: City Loft and Floralia Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

The hectic holiday season is in full swing but we just had to take a break from all the gift making to show you the new additions to our Fusions bite-sized collections. Quilters, sewists, and all around crafty friends, we’re happy to show you Floralia and City Loft Fusions! Like all the other Fusions, both of these collections contain 10 prints from many of our designers that have been recolored to be part of conceptual themes.

Best of all, both of these collections have two prints in knits and one in rayon! So, let’s see ...

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November 28, 2017
Be the Best Secret Santa EVER!- Quick, easy, projects to make for the holidays! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Ho Ho Ho, 

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas or what? Thanksgiving is over and I had a blast and in Minnesota but I am happy to be back in warm sunny Florida! I know retail stores have been playing Christmas music for a while now but it is officially Christmas Crunch time in the AGF headquarters! We got our Christmas music on blast and are sewing up projects full of holiday cheer!

We are also getting ready to pick our Secret Santa's for the month of December! This is my favorite tradition at AGF where ...

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November 26, 2017
pretty and novel stash from Charm About You

This week I got a squishy fabric parcel from Fabricworm and I had stuffed that envelope full of sale goodies!

I'm trying to shop smart and after assessing what I already have in my stash I knew I needed some more good blender prints and I'm lacking fun prints for fussy cutting so I was on the hunt for those too. 

First I couldn't resist this sweet fortune teller print, which is lawn and so beautiful to the touch. The Aneela Hoey print was one I had seen someone use and fell in love with it and ...

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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 17, 2017
Explore Katarina Roccella's Exotic World of Esoterra Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Makers!

Guess what?! It’s time for another lookbook release! Pack your bags and join me on an exciting adventure to a faraway land where lush foliage grows in the wild, rugged textures surround us, and best of all you get to admire extinct creatures a.k.a dinosaurs. So, are you up for the adventure? Welcome to Katarina Roccella’s exotic world of Esoterra fabrics!

Once more, Katarina has knocked the ball right out of the park with another creative collection! Who knew that dinosaurs, magenta leopard print, and exotic plants could be so stylish and cool. Another ...

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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.

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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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