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July 27, 2017
Ultimate selection of free sewing patterns - Plan your next sewing project with AGF! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello pattern lovers!

What inspires you first to make a new sewing project? Is it the pattern or the fabrics in your stash? If a pattern usually is this first initial impulse that encourages you to sew you can't miss our ultimate selection of free sewing patternsWhat I love the most about this selection is the variety of projects I can find: quilt blocks, pillows, table runners, clutches and so much more. I hope you will take advantage of this great source on AGF website and choose your favorite projects to make. Remember to visit www.liveartgalleryfabrics ...

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July 25, 2017
6 Projects You Can sew with Yellow Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey fab, makers!

I hope you’re having wonderful summer so far! Here at the AGF HQ we’re diligently getting everything ready for the upcoming lookbook releases. But we all know it’s good to take a little break sometimes... so I took some time to show you some cool projects you can make with our color of the month, yellow.

Yellow color fun collage

Like you read, in the first yellow ColorFun post; we chose this color because it’s the color of hope, happiness, optimism and creativity. So why not get those creative juices flowing and make something cute? Here are ...

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July 21, 2017
Small Finishes for This Week from Needle and Foot

This week sure buzzed by quickly. There was not a whole lot of time spent in the sewing room.  I have been spending quite a bit of time working on the shop; especially on the process of moving patterns from the first shop to the new shop. I think it is worth the time it takes.  I have had a number of sales from the new shop so I know people are finding it. I like managing the patterns separately from the fabrics. But it has taken a lot of time!

As far as sewing, I made two little projects ...

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July 3, 2017
2017 Finish-A-Long • Quarter 3 from Charm About You

It's time to link up your list of unfinished projects that you propose to finish in Quarter 3 of the FAL. I am looking forward to seeing what you are planning to be working on over the next quarter!

The FAL is hosted by a community of bloggers across the world. Our hosts are:
  • Sarah - Sew me - Northern Ireland

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June 20, 2017
6 Projects You Can Make with Baby Blue Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello fab makers!

I hope you’re having a great day! As you might know the color of June is baby blue. We just can’t get enough of this soft and delicate color. It’s such a fresh shade that can be a nice alternative to white and it’s definitely gender neutral. Whether you sew garments or home decor with baby blue fabrics, you can be assured that your project will be timeless.

ColorFun collage baby blue

To give you a few ideas of what you can make with the baby blue prints from our ColorFun selection, we’ve chosen six projects ...

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May 27, 2017
Small Projects from Pine Needle Quilt Shop

It's the time of year when it's hard to image surrounding yourself with a big, warm, quilt. But summer time and travels mean visiting friends, exploring quilt shops, and still spending some time at the sewing machine. So, we suggest some smaller projects perfect for giving as gifts, for using those special fabrics you've picked up, and for sewing up something quick and satisfying.

We've got quite a few kits and patterns for a variety of fun projects. 

Brand new is this Sew Adorable Fabric Basket which Pam has kitted up in a variety of fabric ...

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May 23, 2017
Working with Wonder Woman from Needle and Foot

I just finished up a really fun project. I haven’t made a custom Chemex Cozy for a while and received this note from a customer about a week ago. She asked….”do you have one that is more Wonder WOMAN and less super Man?”  Clearly she wanted some female superheroes to grace her kitchen. After a very quick search, I found this fabric.

My customer thought it was perfect so I placed an order and waited for it to arrive from an Etsy shop in Texas.  As soon as I got it, I cut into it.  I must have ...

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May 16, 2017
Projects with Vintage Sheets from Needle and Foot

It is no secret that I have this crazy love of vintage everything.  I have posted many times about different thrifting trips where I have found little vintage treasures. It is fun to find uses for some of these little pieces. My sisters know of this passion of mine. Last month my youngest sister was cleaning out her in-laws house as they prepared to sell it.  She set these measuring cups aside for me, knowing I would want them. They are worn, bent and dented and I love them.

My collection of vintage sheets is quite large at this point ...

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May 1, 2017
Getting Ready from Needle and Foot

I spent quite a bit of time over the weekend preparing for a quilt show coming up this weekend. I decided to attend the show as a vendor and several months ago, I bought a booth for the vendor area. I got the smallest size booth they have and will give it a go.  My wonderful sister is coming to help me – this way if it is busy I will have help and if it is slow, she will commiserate with me.  Win-win for me!  She has great ideas and is very talented as a decorator so she has been ...

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April 21, 2017
Sweet Tweets Blocks and a Quilt Top from Needle and Foot

Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing you to Kim Schaefer in my third Meet the Designer post. I hope you enjoyed getting to know her.  I have been playing with the fabrics in her Sweet Tweets line and have a few things to share with you.

First off, I have been making these cute stuffed blocks. I have shared a couple of photos on Instagram so you probably have seen these in process. I used a simple tutorial provided by Abby Glassenberg at While She Naps.

Cutting the panel into blocks, I used four critters and two black and ...

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April 6, 2017
AGF Makers Spotlight Winner: Lisa from @sewwhatyoulove from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, Makers!

We’re happy to announce the winner of our #AGFMakersSpotlight contest on Instagram for March! As always, this was an extremely difficult decision because all the projects you all submit are so beautiful and creative.

Makers Spotlight logo

Without further ado, let’s give a round of applause to Lisa from @sewwhatyoulove! She stole our hearts with these beautiful wings made with Wanderer fabrics by April Rhodes. We had a chance to chat with her to find out what inspired her to make this project and learn all about the things she loves.

Butterfly wings with seal

Feel free to get to know Lisa ...

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Sucess! A Fleece and Flannel Blanket! She loves it!!! from Fabric and Memories

My grand daughter is hard to please in the handmade world. She just turned 17.. .need I say more? But she was at my house last month, saw the fleece/flannel blanket I made for her new baby brother and she loved the soft,soft fleece on the back and the soft flannel on the front and BEGGED me for one...

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March 18, 2017
Greysons Puppy Blanket ( A baby blanket!) from Fabric and Memories

My daughter just gave me my first and only grand son! And he is the final grand child to this grandmother, so he is a bit special! I am so excited to have him. I won't be seeing him to much as we live to far to see to often, and that breaks my heart, but I will love him anyway all the time! I made...

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March 2, 2017
Capes for the Girl Scouts!! from Fabric and Memories

Hello everyone!  It has been awhile since I did a post last, you know how it goes... time gets the better of you! So much going on in life!  But I did want to share this with you all. Yes, my blog is about memories, but also crafts to make memories. Here is about my recent memory! My...

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February 12, 2017
Sewing Quarter ~ projects and Tilda quilt from Charm About You

Exciting, mildly terrifying and busy is how I would describe my life recently! I am thrilled to share the news (for those of you that aren't following me on social media) that I am one of the designers on Sewing Quarter - a new shopping channel dedicated to sewing and quilting.

You can watch Sewing Quarter online or on Freeview channel 78, it is also live streamed on  YouTube and you can catch up on previous shows there. Sewing Quarter is live from 8am - 12pm every day, there are loads of tips and projects from all the designers - from dressmaking ...

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January 24, 2017
Day 8: Sewing Projects Printable from Patchwork Posse

Welcome to day 8 of 16 days of free printables!

Today’s printable is a full page Sewing Projects Printable

A few suggestions- keep track of your projects in a big long list!  Use the check mark spot to keep track of what’s been finished.

There are extra spots for keeping track of supplies you might need as well as additional notes.

patchwork posse tutorial download

The index of the day can be found here as well as a link to a form where you can request a printable to be designed for this series.

Sign up here to get this printable sent ...

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December 29, 2016
Christmas Finishes from Needle and Foot

I have two little projects to share with you. These were both gifted at Christmas and I thought I would wait to post until after they had been given to their intended owners. First is a small, fabric book that I made for my soon-to-be-born grand daughter.

I have several of these panels, in two different flavors, that I purchased when a local fabric store was closing out, maybe four or five years ago? I thought it would be good to have them on hand as a fun gift to give. Then somehow I lost track of them or they ...

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December 6, 2016
Let's Talk Fabric - new AGF Youtube video series from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hola all sewists!

As of today we're excited to start a fun and educational video series:Let's Talk Fabrics! And we want to create it 100% with you in mind! We know that sewing and quilting are always interesting conversation starters and we want you to let us know what you're interested in. We're opening the doors to conversations about coordinating colors, favorite prints, fun techniques, and more! What would you like us to talk about? Do you want to see the scale of our fabric collections? Or maybe you are confused about quilting terminology and ...

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November 29, 2016
Stocking the Shop from Needle and Foot

It is all about Christmas prep this week. I feel like an elf in Santa’s workshop except rather than making toys, I have been creating items for my shop. This is the biggest shopping time of the year and I try to take full advantage of it with regard to my Etsy shop.


A friend asked me to make a set of burp cloths to gift to a friend at her work. It gave me a push to add some new baby items to my shop. Sewing with these soft flannels is a blast. Putting on a little music ...

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November 25, 2016
Holiday Scrappy Project from Needle and Foot

Thanksgiving was a wonderful day for our family. I hope it was the same for yours.  There is much to be grateful for, not the least of which is our on-line quilting community.  Now there will be the transition into the Christmas holiday season. I am hoping I can convince Ray to put up our outdoor lights this weekend. I think, of all the holiday decorations, the outdoor lights are my favorite. I like to get them up as early as possible so we can enjoy them for as long as possible.

I have a new toy to share with ...

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