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January 3, 2019
Summer in Winter?! - How to make a "Windswept" Quilt Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Still in a holiday daze from all the Christmas fun I had with my family and friends. Back in the office and ready to burn off all those extra cookie calories! January is approaching and not only is it the start to a new year but also can be one of the coldness months out of the year! Which is why I think it’s perfect timing for the release of Sunkissed fabrics! Ready for that winter cruise or maybe you are already planning a fun trip someplace warm for Spring Break?

In Florida we are always feeling ...

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December 21, 2018
Summer in Winter?! - How to make a "Windswept" Quilt Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Still in a holiday daze from all the Christmas fun I had with my family and friends. Back in the office and ready to burn off all those extra cookie calories! January is approaching and not only is it the start to a new year but also can be one of the coldness months out of the year! Which is why I think it’s perfect timing for the release of Sunkissed fabrics! Ready for that winter cruise or maybe you are already planning a fun trip someplace warm for Spring Break?

In Florida we are always feeling ...

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December 19, 2018
Impactful Sewing - How to Make a "Double Tulip" Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey There Fabric Friends,

Do you gravitate to certain color palettes when you are designing quilts? Are there colors that you haven’t quite explored yet? For me red and black are two colors that just haven’t entered it’s way into my quilty brain but with the release of AGF’s new Fusions collection Silkroad everything has changed! I had the pleasure of sewing up the Free Quilt Pattern featuring Silkroad called “Shoji”, it was such a delight and I quickly fell in love with the elegant, regal feel the colors portrayed  to me. I knew for my ...

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December 12, 2018
Quilt Block Tutorial- How to Make a "Arrow Point's Block" from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends,

As makers we create because we need to in order to survive. It’s our outlet where we can roam free and make something from raw materials into something that didn’t exist the day before. We create for necessity because handmade items are important to us. We create to bring beauty into the world and we love sharing our work and a little piece of our hearts with everyone. Which brings me to the release of our New Fusion collection called Art District because it celebrates us as makers, creating our own masterpieces to bring light ...

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November 28, 2018
Half Square Triangle Love- How to Make the "Windmill" Block featuring Legendary Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

 

How was your Thanksgiving? Filled with lots of yummy food and your favorite people I hope!

I got to go home to visit my family in Minnesota and spent every minute I could with my niece and nephews and even got to celebrate my sisters birthday! There is no better feeling than being there for special occasions and creating memories that will last forever. Back in the warm state of Florida and I am filled with energy and motivation to keep creating. I just got done sewing up the “Windmill”Block with Pat Bravo’s new fabric collection ...

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November 7, 2018
Sewing and Music- How to Make a "Road to Vienna" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends,

Who listens to music when they sew? Depending on the day or the mood I want to be in I flip through my Pandora stations usually stopping on a station that will put me in a good sewing mood. Some days it energetic dance music, and other times its soft classical or  soothing jazz.

Whether you are bobbing your head back and forth to some groovy 70s music or shaking your hips to some salsa music, music is always there to motivate us, relax us, and overall bring us to our happy place! Today I want to ...

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October 26, 2018
Quilt Block Tutorial- How to Make the Moving Forward Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

 WOW! Is the first word that came to mind when I got my crafty  little hands on Mister Domestic's new fabric collection! Thinking of all the possibilities of things I could make with these prints got me all full of goose bumps! Top three things I want to make with Aura Fabrics is a dress for me out of the "Aloha Spirit Hibiscus" rayon print!!! Similar to the one we made in the Fabric Project Catalog pictured below! Isn't Michelle from the graphic design team so cute in this dress!?

  Aura_Dress_2

Second a picnic/ beach blanket big ...

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October 22, 2018
Designing with Florals - How to Make a "Friendship Star" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers! 

The weather may be getting colder and nature may be going into hibernation mode but that doesn't mean we can't get our daily dose of color else where. Florals and  jewel tones are scattered throughout Bari J's new fabric collection for AGF! Her gorgeous new collection called Virtuosa is bold, dramatic and so lush looking. I paired a few of my favorite florals in the collection with two amazing solid Pure Elements, Cabernet and Light Citron! These colors are so pretty and vibrant and married well with the beautiful florals and blenders I chose! 

Looking ...

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October 12, 2018
Cozy Fabrics- How to Make a Nine Patch Frame Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

What have you been sewing up lately? I have been sewing with the sweetest new collection from AGF Studio called Little Clementine! This collection is so adorable with all of Little Clementine's fury friends and cute cozy keepsakes. One of my favorite prints from the collection is called "Mr. Penny Bubblegum", a cycling, scarf wearing bear! I incorporated him in the center of my  Nine Patch Frame Block pictured below! All I keep thinking is how cute  this block would be turned into a baby quilt?  In this block we used the corner triangle method quite a ...

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October 11, 2018
How to Make a "Scrapbag" Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Have you seen AGF's brand new fusion collections? If you haven't gotten your hands on a bundle of these collections yet let me tell you they are vibrant jaw dropping beauties! I have always been a mega fan of all of AGF Fusions but every new collection has got me drooling with excitement. For those that don't know AGF Fusion collections are bite size collections consisting of 10 prints. It includes 10 quilting cottons, two knits and one rayon for all you apparel makers out their!  Fusion collections feature prints from varies AGF designers arranged ...

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September 26, 2018
Autumn Sewing - "Lehigh Maze" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 Hey Makers,

Autumn is finally here! Last Friday we started off the Fall Season right by dressing up in our fave Autumn inspired outfits and brought in delicious Fall treats and drinks to get us in the spirit! Living in South Florida we don’t get to enjoy the traditional Fall weather and the beauty this season brings but having summer all year around isn’t the worst thing ever either! :)

AGF GALS

AGF Girls all decked out in their Autumn outfits! :) Love these gals! 

Fall-Treats
Mixture of homemade and store bought treats to celebrate AUTUMN! 

To create are own Autumn Vibes we ...

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September 7, 2018
NEW Tutorial- How to Make a "Wheel of Fortune" Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

I always get so excited to add new quilt block tutorials to the AGF Quilt Block Collection , not only because  we all get to learn a new block that we can incorporate into our quilt making but because I get to sew with the latest AGF Fabric Collections and really learn what the collection has to offer me as a sewist/ quilter. For those that may be new to the AGF Quilt Block Collection, its basically a Youtube series dedicated to step by step quilt block tutorials! It's a place where whether you are new to quilting ...

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August 24, 2018
Office Decor- Spruce up your desk at work with the "Star Spindle" Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends, 

Ever get bored of your work space, either at home or at work? Some times all ya need is a little pick me up and I think I have the perfect way to give your desk that make over it so badly needs. Let me introduce you to the "Star Spindle" Block that I made in my latest video for the AGF Quilt Block Collection. I made my block with AGF's NEW Capsule Collection called CraftBound! Mixed with design elements that celebrate traditional skills such as tapestries, mosaics , and stamps and embroidery, this collection is just ...

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Nursery Decor- How to Make a "Star Bright" Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Are you always in search for cute prints for the little's in your life? I know for me I am always on the look out for fabrics that they can grow into and not be to over the top childish! That way they can use it when they are older. AGF's new Capsule Collection called Stargazer is definitely that kind of collection. The outer space nursery theme has been trending for some time and I love how it can cater to both girls and boys. Surround your little ones with a room full of shimmering stars ...

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August 2, 2018
How to Make a Good Friends Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 Hi Makers, 

A new month has arrived and I feel like Summer has come and gone in a blink of an eye! August is one of my favorite months of the year because not only  is it my birthday month but it means the holiday season is quickly approaching once again! I always liked this time of year growing up because it meant a special trip to the store to buy all new school supplies and outfits for the year to come. I still walk through the back to school aisle's at target to see all the new fun ...

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July 17, 2018
Beginner Friendly Piecing- How to Make a Building Blocks Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Hello! 

 How has your summer been going? I have been spending most of my weekends at the pool or  beach trying to stay cool. If you can't find me there you can find me behind my sewing machine sewing with Jessica Swift's new collection called Sirena! This underwater inspired collection is such a great collection to sew with this time of year. I definitely want to make some tote bags and throw pillows for the patio in this super happy collection. What would you make? Share with me in the comments! 

 

For all of you beginner quilters ...

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July 3, 2018
Sew Something Sparkly- Polly's Favorite Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

Wanna make your quilt blocks sparkle? If your answer is duh, yes, of course Meli, then let me introduce you to Sparkler Fusion Fabric Collection. ! If you aren't familiar with AGF Fusions let me tell you about all the awesomeness your missing out on! Fusions by AGF are bite size collections featuring prints from AGF Designers arranged in conceptual themes. When I caught a glimpse at this up coming collection my mind started doing back flips with all of the projects I wanted to sew. I plan on making tons of gifts and projects for the up ...

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June 18, 2018
Sunflower Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 Hey Makers, 

Have you gotten your hands on Sharon Holland's new collection yet? She has totally outdone herself in the creation of Signature Fabrics. With her hand drawn nature elements and beautiful use of color this collection will definitely be on my cutting table all throughout summer. I love florals and knew right away I wanted to create a flower inspired block, with Sunflowers being one of my favorite flowers it was differently a no brainier to create this really neat Sunflower Block.  I am so happy with how the block turned out, the color placement is so striking ...

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June 7, 2018
Mini Quilt Tutorial- Watermelon Snowcone from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Everyone,

Are you ready for summer? Growing up in the cold Midwest all winter long I would dream of summer.  Summer meant no school, days filled with bike riding and being outside enjoy the warm summer sun.  With summer just around the corner it has me wanting to sew with the bright beautiful colors that remind us all of the this amazing sunny season. With Coral being my favorite color to wear in the hot summer months I decided why not make a mini quilt featuring one of AGF's Colormaster Boxes.  The Coraline Edition has a great mix ...

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June 6, 2018
Fussy Cutting Lovers this Tutorial is for you! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Everyone, 

Summer has come early here in Florida and I already want to spend most of my days inside with the AC or at the beach. I been spending the most of my time lately sewing with Mister Domestic (a.k.a Mathew Boudreaux) new fabric collection, Loved to Pieces! I am so excited to introduce to you my new video tutorial made with Loved to Pieces fabric.  Join me in making the Alabama Block, where I put my fussy cutting skills to the test and have a blast cutting out 1 1/2" squares from the "Anthonem Serene ...

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