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Dramatic Opulence: "Virtuosa" Fabric Collection

Hi Makers,

Do any of you LOVE going to see plays or performances?!

It's such a fun event! Getting all dressed up in a nice outfit, entering the theater and taking a seat, waiting for those red curtains to lift up and for the show to begin! From the introduction of the characters to hearing their stories be told through action or songs, the lightning, the set design, the costumes, and overall mood is just incredible, especially from a production point of view! Theater reminds us to be in the present and to be fully immersed in what's happening at that very moment. The acting, the singing, the music being played by a live orchestra..it all comes together and creates an beautiful experience that cannot be replicated. 

Oscar Wilde once said "I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."

I think he was right! :)

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Inspired by the days of performing in theater, our designer Bari J. shines the spotlight on romantic and bold prints that take center stage in her latest fabric collection, "Virtuosa." With a distinct color palette filled with jewel-tones, there’s no doubt that these fabrics fuse together harmony, opulence, and of course...drama! This collection is so great for anyone who loves painterly florals that can make gorgeous quilts, garments, throw pillows, and accessories.

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For more opulent-inspired projects that include quilt, garment and home decor patterns, head over to our "Virtuosa Fabric Lookbook! "

 

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Here's our lovely "Upstage Quilt Pattern" for you to enjoy, just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

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I've also included these blenders for you (in case you need some ideas) that can easily coordinate with the dramatic "Virtuosa." 

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Enter a chance to win a bundle of "Virtuosa" by signing up to our giveaway:


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 To enter, please fill the form below. Giveaway ends October 26, 2018.  Good luck! 

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Calling all COLOR LOVERS!- AGF Color Master

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Hi there Fabric Friends! 

The past three weeks have been filled with super fun product releases featuring AGF BUNDLES and I hope you are as excited as we are to get busy sewing with every single bundle! If you have been out of the loop let me fill you in! AGF is now offering three new products featuring curated bundles.

  • AGF Bundle Up is all about concept sewing and creating based on a theme! Get all the details on the 8 amazing themes offered in AGF Bundle up here

 

  • AGF Color Master Designer's Palette celebrates our AGF designer's signature styles! Collect all 12 bundles and get to know all of our lovely designers. For more details on this click here

Today I am thrilled to tell all of you COLOR LOVERS out there that we have added soooo many new colors to our Color Master Collection! We know carry 20 jaw dropping colors. Available in a bundle or box version! Choose from Fat Quarter or Half yards! 

What's your favorite color? Comment below with your favorite hues and what your favorite thing is to make with them! Enjoy all the colors below! 

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Each bundle or box contains 10  quilting cottons by various AGF Designer's, grouped together by color! Missing a certain color in your sash? Or do you want to create based on color than AGF  Color Master has just become your fabric go to! 

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I am a big fan of AGF's collector's box for two reasons, one it keeps all your fabric beautifully displayed until you are ready to use it and when you have completed your project you know have a super cute box that is the perfect size to store all your sewing essentials. There is nothing better then a tidy sewing space to create a clutter free mind and room for creativity to flourish. How do you reuse your Color Master Boxes? 

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With the convenience of this super cute box I am  for sure going to be gifting some of these pretties to a few of my sewing friends this holiday season! No need to wrap just add a bow and your ready to go!   :)  

Happy Sewing, 

Melissa 


Cozy Fabrics- How to Make a Nine Patch Frame Block Tutorial

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 few times to create the units in this block. I love how easy and fun this block was to put together! If you looking for a beginner friendly block, I suggest to give this block a go by watching my Youtube video below! 

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 What is your favorite print from Little Clementine Fabrics? Let me know your fave in the comments below and what you would make with these darling fabrics. 

Happy Sewing, 

Meli


Quilty Beret Tutorial

Hello my creative friends!

Have you ever had quilted left-over pieces that are not big enough for a pillow, but not small enough to throw away? Well, take all those pieces out because today we'll be using them to make a beret. I got the idea because I love the delicate designs and cozy tones of the "Little Clementine" collection, and also my little Carlota loves to dress up and wear all kinds of accessories, so I figured this would be the perfect match.

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To start, you need two quilted pieces that are big enough to cut a circle with a diameter of 11". In this case, I only had the top piece ready, so I improvised the second one for the bottom part.

Once both pieces are ready, make a template or draw with fabric pen a 11" circle on each one and cut.

Then, take only the circle for the bottom piece and draw an off centered  5 1/2" circle to mark and cut the opening of the beret.


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Place the top and bottom pieces face to face and join them by the outer edge. Use binding the clean the raw edges. If you prefer you can also clean the opening of the beret by folding the raw edge twice towards the inside and edge-stitching it.

Finally, wrap it and gift it to your favorite princess!

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Just so you know, I wore it too and it looks great, there is no need to make it bigger for an adult.  

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And yes, our puppy Kobi also wanted to be in the picture, so he got a beautiful Little Clementine scarf but I'm not sure how happy Carlota is with the fact that he is stealing her spotlight , haha! 

Happy beret making,

-Laucara