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April 30, 2021
Sew Sampler April 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

April marks Sew Samplers 5th Anniversary and we are so excited to share this milestone with you! Over the past 5 years we have grown together as a quilting community and shared so many stories and experiences along the way. We are very grateful for our members and can’t wait to share another 5 years with you! Now let’s get to unboxing the April Sew Sampler box!

Petite Sunday Stroll Fat Quarter Bundle by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics

This vibrant set of fabrics is sure to put the spring back into your step! This exclusive Fat Quarter ...

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April 23, 2021
DIY Mother’s Day Gift – A Soothing Heating Pad from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

For many of us, our quilting and stitching journey began with someone special… our mothers! We want to give you all a fun and easy Mother’s Day gift idea that you can sew up for your mom with lots of love, that also won’t break your bank (moms always love our handmade gifts the most anyway).

Moms work hard and the thing that many of them need most in life is… rest and relaxation! This microwaveable rice heating pad is sew simple to sew up, and it makes a warm and toasty gift for any momma who needs ...

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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 29, 2021
Sew Sampler March 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The March Sew Sampler box is simply glowing this month and it’s all thanks to Corey Yoder for being our guest designer. She inspired us through her gorgeous fabrics and exclusively designed quilt pattern you can only get in the March box! ‘Happiness is homemade’ and we hope this box will spark your imagination and evoke your need to create!

Spring Brook Charm Packs by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics

As giddy as a babbling brook, Spring Brook sweeps in like a breath of fresh air! This light and airy collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics blooms in ...

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March 26, 2021
Quilting Tips: Fussy Cutting 101 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 

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Hello, Makers! 

Coming back this week with another tutorial, if you missed what we spoke about last time, make sure to check out my Reverse Applique Flower Patch tutorial! As many of you may or may not know, my quilting journey started pretty recently as I dove headfirst into this industry and fell in love with fabrics! As I progressed my skills in the quilting world, my research was always intense as I was craving to learn more about it every week. One of my favorite things I learned about was Fussy Cutting! Which is a technique of choosing a ...

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March 8, 2021
Sew Sampler February 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Like a kid with a new box of crayons, we can’t wait to see what comes of your February Sew Sampler Box. This box is beaming with colors that are sure to ignite your creativity. Let’s ‘make a splash’ and dive right into this box!

My Favorite Color Is Moda Fabric Kit for Moda Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive & Sew Sampler members got it first!

This curated bundle includes the My Favorite Color is Moda Quilt Panel plus 12 specially selected Bella Solid Fat Eighths to accompany it. Let’s paint the town with Moda!

View our wide ...

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March 4, 2021
Gone Dorset Button Crazy! from Where Art & Life Meet

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love making Dorset Buttons. And like so many things that I fall in love with, I went head first down the Dorset Button Rabbit Hole and have yet to reemerge! So much so that I just taped and uploaded another Dorset Button video, which will be premiering… Continue reading Gone Dorset Button Crazy!

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February 23, 2021
How to Sew a Quilted Puffy Scarf- DIY Sewing Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Are you staying warm? With Minnesota reaching well into the negative degrees Fahrenheit, having to go outside is chilling to the bone. Anytime it's winter, I always take the opportunity to use Art Gallery Fabrics substrates, because they are just the best to sew with. While I was looking through my fabric stash, I saw these lovely rayon prints in “Manhattan’s Foliage” by Bari J., “Honey”, and “Soleil Stripes” that I had to use! I was inspired by all the puffy accessories being created that I thought it would be a great idea to create my ...

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February 16, 2021
Chubby Tote Bag (free video tutorial) from Sotak Handmade

 

Hello lovely makers, I hope your week is off to a good start.



A little while ago I designed this wonderfully roomy, easy to sew Chubby Tote Bag for my YouTube channel and ever since then I've loved using these cuties as my shopping bags. They are just the right size to put your groceries in but not so large that you struggle to carry them

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February 8, 2021
Sew Sampler January 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Sweater Weather is better weather! Wrap up in the brisk tones and cool colors included in your January Sew Sampler box. Spice it up this fall with a soothing selection of new tools. Now, let’s open up this box together!

Cider Honey Bun by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

There is so much spice and everything nice in Cider by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics! This Cider Honey Bun pairs winter blues with tones of honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar for a sweet combo of warm and cool.

Bold geometrics are softened with fanciful florals and will simmer nicely into ...

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February 2, 2021
Portland Tote (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade

 

Hello lovelies,

I have a brand new bag pattern to share with you today! I hope you will like this Portland Tote as much as I do.


This bag design has been on my mind for a very, very long time so a few months ago I finally sewed it up and made a bag for myself (using Merchant and Mills dry oilskin for the exterior) . I've been using this bag every since and I couldn't be happier with it.



With its large front exterior pocket, zipper and slip pockets on the inside, as well as a main ...

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January 18, 2021
Bring the Comfort of Home With Homebody Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Entering the year with a new attitude and ready to tackle any challenges that come our way! Welcome back makers, with the first blog post of 2021 and I’m happy to be writing to you all about the new AGF collections for this year. Although life continues, there is something about a new year that feels so refreshing! With so many new ideas on the table, I’m excited to be a part of it and even more excited that I get to be the one you get to see it from! As we come up with fresh designs ...

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Sew Sampler December 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We decided a trip to the ‘Flea Market’ was in order this holiday season and who knows vintage better than Lori Holt!! Lori is an avid thrifter and is known for transforming the old into the new. The December Sew Sampler box is bursting with beautiful and classic items which are sure to get you into the mood to MAKE!

Petite Flea Market 10″ Stacker by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs
Sew Sampler members got it first!

Let’s go on an adventure through a flea market, revealing new treasures at every turn! This collection captures the delight of ...

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Devon Pouch (a fabulously handy zipper pouch) from Sotak Handmade


 Hello lovelies, happy Monday to you all!

If you've been following me for a while you would have noticed how much I enjoy sewing up zipper pouches :). It's one of my favorite projects to work on and today I wanted to talk a bit about one of my most favorite pouch ever, the Devon Pouch.

Here's just a little sampling of the Devon Pouches I made over the last year or so :).

I love putting these sweet fabric combinations together, matching them up with metal zippers, and whipping up these super useful pouches. I especially love having ...

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January 15, 2021
How to Use Corner Triangles to Hang a Quilted Wall Hanging from Mulberry Patch Quilts

I have found an easy way to hang smaller quilted wall hangings or art quilts on your wall…hanging corner triangles. They’re so easy to incorporate into your binding. Here’s how.

After you’ve finished quilting your wall hanging and have trimmed the edges to prepare it for binding, you can add these corner hanging triangles to the back.

Cut two 5” squares. I like to use the same fabric as the backing, but if you don’t have enough, any fabric scraps will work. I like to try to match the background so they will blend in ...

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January 13, 2021
How to Finish Stronger Together in a Frame from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Fat Quarter Shop just released the Stronger Together Cross Stitch Pattern to bring the creative community together to support a worthy cause and to highlight the achievements and contributions of several African American women in the fiber arts. For Black History Month, we’ll host our first ever stitch and quilt along for Black History Month! You can read all the details over on our Announcement blog post

I stitched the main Stronger Together Cross Stitch using the Stronger Together DMC Thread Pack on Aqua Dyed Effect 14 Count Aida, and mounted it to this frame. Harriet Tubman and the ...

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January 9, 2021
Boxed Zipper Pouch (how to) from Sotak Handmade


Hello everyone, happy Saturday to you all!

I'm super excited to bring you a new video tutorial

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January 7, 2021
Time to Go on an Adventure: Little Forester Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Welcome back fabric friends, I hope everyone had a nice and safe Christmas! Who else is ready to have a fresh start? 2021 is in a few days and I am looking forward to all the new adventures we will go through together. Today, we are finally wrapping up the year with the last lookbook launch of 2020, Little Forester Fusion! This is a new Fusion collection from AGF, meaning we grab a couple of iconic prints from your favorite designers, and then we recolor them to create a new exciting group. Little Forester Fusion is an all-cotton collection, which ...

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December 28, 2020
The Delicate Technique of Watercolor: Aquarelle from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Now I know last week I said that it was a crazy week, well I lied to you all because THIS week is actually crazy! Holidays are near and we couldn’t be more excited to start on new projects for 2021. This week is going to be the last full week here before the year ends, so we are working together to bring you as much inspiration as we can. This brings me to today, where we have Katarina Roccella’s latest collection, Aquarelle! Seeing all the makers submit their projects got me excited for this lookbook, and of ...

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December 27, 2020
sew a scented sachet from Charm About You


These cute scented sachets are quick and easy to sew, perfect to scatter around your house for an uplifting or comforting burst of fragrance! They are a great way to use up scraps of fabric and make nice gifts. Throw them in drawers or shoes, add a loop to hang one in your wardrobe or anywhere that you want a little scented goodness.

The theme for the Aurifil Artisan challenge this month is Holiday Project and having designed these little sachets, I thought it would be fun to sew some winter themed ones and share a tutorial so you can ...

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