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More Capsules Collections Coming Your Way: Campsite & Raise the Volume

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 called Campsite!

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Campsite is filled with glowing fireflies, curious woodland creatures, and flowing feathers over a fresh color palette of deep teal, greens, blush and burnt sienna. This collection is great for children’s projects, fun pillows, funky novelties, and of course quilts!

But the fun doesn’t stop there! We have a second Capsule for you to sew with. If you’re a fan of low-volume fabrics to use as blenders, you’re going to love Raise the Volume!

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Raise the Volume consists of crisp lines, abstract shapes, and eccentric typography over subtle variations of white to beautifully blend with anything you sew. This Capsule collection is like blank canvas that can be enlivened with bright solids, a variety of AGF collections, and even denim!

I invite you to the check out the lookbook that’s filled with tons of projects you can make with these bite-sized collections. Get ready to be inspired by stunning quilts, pillows, garments, and projects you never knew could be sewn!

 

 

 

Make sure to take advantage of the free quilt patterns that are available!

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Download the Moonlit Camp Free Quilt Pattern

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Download the Acoustic Free Quilt Pattern

Last but not least, remember to enter the giveaway!

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Fill the form below for a chance to win a bundle of Campsite fabrics AND Raise the Volume fabrics! Giveaway ends February 23rd. Good Luck!

I hope you’re as excited as we are about these Capsules bite-sized collections!

 

Till the next release! 

-Stephanie  

 

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Quilting for Kids hosted by Bernie from Needle and Foot

Hello there, makers!

We can all agree that sewing is always more fun when you do it for a great cause. Hence today, i’m here to tell you all about Spread the Love: Quilting for Kids. A few days ago, Walter Bravo (the owner of AGF) shared with me a beautiful blog post from Bernie, an Etsy shop owner and blogger of NeedleandFoot.com. In her blog post she talked about Amy Jandrisevits, a former children’s hospital social worker that is dedicating her time to creating dolls for kids with serious illnesses and limb differences.

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Amy sells these dolls via her organization A Doll Like Me and receives special orders through her Facebook. Whoever purchases the dolls are able to give them to a child to help them normalize any differences the child might have. Amy takes time to custom make each doll to match the features of the child it will be gifted to. For example, if a child is missing a limb she’ll make the doll without a limb. When I read this my heart completely melted! To learn more in detail what Amy does, I highly recommend  reading the full interview with Amy on Bernie’s Blog.

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A lovely doll quilt Bernie made using AGF to donate to Amy.

Things got even more heartfelt when Bernie began talking about her doll quilt drive. She was so touched by Amy’s kindness that she started Spread the Love: Quilting for Kids, an open call for doll quilts that will be paired with Amy’s dolls. Bernie will be collecting 22” x 24” doll quilts until February 28th and those who donate a quilt will be entered for a giveaway. Now, you’re probably wondering what does AGF have to do with all this? Well, we loved Bernie’s idea so much that we donated 10 bundles of children inspired fabric collections for her giveaway. Yay!

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So, if you’re all about sewing for good causes and winning fabric, make sure to take part in Spread the Love: Quilting for Kids. Once you’re ready to send in your quilt make sure to email Bernie at needleandfoot@gmail.com so that she can send you the shipping address. Winners will be chosen at random on March 1st but if you would like to donate a few doll quilts without taking part in the giveaway, Bernie will be collecting them on an ongoing basis.

 

I hope you’re excited to sew a few doll quilts!

 

Till next time, 

Stephanie

 

P.S. Don't forget to use the hashtags #ADollLikeMe and #QuiltingForKids when sharing your doll quilts on social media. :)


Hexie Love: Why You Should Let Hexies Take Over Your Home!

Hexies lovers, where are you at? Raise your hands if you are like me and would love to fill your house with hexies. Hexies, just like the word describes it, are pieces of any kind of material shaped as hexagons, that basically bring a modern twist to everything they are applied to. In our case, we love turning fabric into hexies and decorating any piece of home decor item with it. So, if you are looking to give your accessories, walls or mostly anything in your house a nice modern twist, hexie away with me as I show you the 5 ways you can utilize this tactic. 

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So to start off, I put together a list of five categories where you can let your hexie obsessions grow. 

 

1. Hexies in Pillows

Statment pillows are the must-have items. How many of us usually have a chair or a couch that left pillow-less just looks sad? A great idea to spruce up your living room or bedroom is by adding hexies to regular pillows! Here we show you two ways, either cover the entire surface with large hexies or indulge in some English Paper Piecing and decorate a white pillow with some decorative and small hexies. Click here to access the free pattern for this hexie pillow!

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Le Vintage Chic Fabrics by AGF Studio

To learn how you can make your own English Paper Piecing pillow make sure to follow these steps by the Modern Handcraft.

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Boardwalk Empire Fabrics By Dana Willard

2. Hexies On The Wall.

This category is one of my favorites! I love hanging things on my wall and creating a gallery full of different objects that contrast in shape, size, and color. These embroidery hoops showcasing this hexie-inspired fabric is the perfect accessory to hang on a wall for everyone to see! 

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Blush Fabrics by Dana Willard 
Embroidery hoops by Nerd & Brawler 

3. Hexies in Home Accessories.

How about a hexie filled organizer for your everyday sewing items? I say YEES! How cute is this? Plus if you click on the step by step tutorial you will find out that it comes with compartments inside. 

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Little Town Fabrics By Amy Sinibaldi

 Now repeat after me, where do we want to see hexies? Everywhere! And when do we want them? NOW. Now is correct, especially when there is a free pattern for these cute hexies placemats here!

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 Heartland Fabrics by Pat Bravo

4. Hexies in Coasters

So, it has been established that hexies in placemats are an excellent idea, so let's pair them up with some coasters to make a cute hexie set for your dining table! You can either try your hand at sewing with our denim or our cotton. It's up to you, either substrate will look amazing. To download the coaster free pattern click here

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The Denim Studio by AGF

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Take Shape Fabrics by AGF Studio

5. Hexies in Quilts

Last but not least, we have the ultimate display of hexies you can have in your home, as quilts of course! You can either choose to hang them on a wall to display its full design or drape it over a bench or a couch to bundle up with it. Get this hanging quilt by downloading the free quilt pattern instructions here. 

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 Lavish Fabrics by Katarina Roccella

If you're a more of a blanket person, we definitely recommend bundling up to this hexie quilt! Get your sewing machine ready because this cute accessory for your home comes with a free pattern!  

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Sweet as Honey Fabrics by Bonnie Christine

 

Hope you have all enjoyed these categories and if you have a favorite I would love to know! Also if you think I've missed a main accessory or item that should have hexies let me know in the comments :)

 

Decor away...

 

Martina

 

 

 

 


Sewing Tutorial- How to make a Mayflower Quilt Block

Hey there Makers,

I always get so excited when AGF releases a new fabric collection! Did you know we release around two or more fabric collections a month! It's hard to not be inspired by all the amazing prints, substrates, and free sewing patterns that is created and showcased in the beautiful pages of the lookbooks. Today I want to draw your attention to the cutest new collection called Campsite! I can't even begin to choose a favorite print from this collection, it showcases so many cute critters you would find on a camping trip like fire flies, foxes and deer. What's a camping trip without s'mores! For all of you with a sweet tooth check out the print "Campfire Sweets".  

 

I knew right away I needed to choose a quilt block that will showcase the cute elements in the Campfire collection which is why I choose the Mayflower Block! I love the scrappy look it has while still being a great block to show off all the cute fabrics. I used eight different fabrics to create this block playing with light and darker prints. 

 

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View the video below to make the Mayflower Block. Head over to our youtube to explore all the blocks in the collection. Make sure to share your blocks made with AGF Fabrics on Instagram using the hashtag #AGFQuiltBlockCollection  to be entered to win our monthly fabric bundle giveaway

 

Share in the comments box below your favorite camping memory? Don't like camping, share your favorite outdoor memory. 

When I was growing up I was a proud member of the Girl Scouts community. Every year we would have a big camping trip where we would meet so many other Girl Scout troops throughout our state of Minnesota! It was so fun meeting new friends and becoming closer to old ones! I loved cooking food over the fire and telling ghost stories! 

Happy Valentine's Day, 

Meli