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April 2014

The Hoppy Pillow / A Tutorial with Littlest

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Hello! As some of you may know, International Quilt Market is rapidly approaching. Here at AGF we are having a lot of fun sewing, crafting and getting everything ready for our booth displays. Thanks to your feedback we know that our efforts for beautiful displays is more than worth it; not only during Quilt Market, but also on all of our lookbook images. Today I am sharing a tutorial from one of my favourite photographs from our Littlest lookbook. An easy and adorable project that will bring hoppiness into any room.

Here is what you will need:

  1. One (1) 14 ½” square  of Heartfelt Leaf (Littlest by AGF In-house Studio)
  2. One (1) 14 ½” square of Tender Green (Pure Elements by AGF In-house Studio)
  3. One (1) 12” x  6” rectangle of Playful Petals Menthe (Littlest)
  4. One (1) 12” x 6”  rectangle of double side fusible light-weight interfacing
  5. One 14" pillow form
  6. Bunny Template

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Take piece #3 and gently iron on one side of the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric. Place the bunny template provided on top of the right side of the fabric and cut around it.

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Peel of the other side of the interfacing from the bunny and iron it on top of piece #1 on the right side of the fabric. Make sure that it is aligned at the centre.

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Take piece #2 and place it on top of piece #1 face-to-face. Sew around ¼” away from the edge and leave an opening of at least 3” at the bottom of the pillow to turn it right side out.

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Turn it right side out, and insert a pillow form that fits. Close the opening with a blind stitch (by hand). You are done!

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I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

Rock 'n Sew,

Lauv


Traveling with Meadow: A Suitcase Tutorial

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Hello sewers,

We have an awesome tutorial for you from our designer Leah Duncan, who designed Meadow! She’s teaching us how to revamp vintage suitcases! It’s a relatively simple tutorial, and it doesn't take up too much of your time!

This makeover will give your suitcase a fresh, modern look!

So, here we go…

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List of materials:

  • Vintage suitcase
  • Basting spray
  • Old I.D or credit card that you can use to tuck-in fabric through a thin opening.
  • Pencil
  • 2 pieces of fabric or pieced together fabric rectangles that are at least 2" wider (on all sides) than the width and length of your suitcase 

(Note: This tutorial uses a vintage suitcase with an overlapping rim on the face of the suitcase. This is important because it's what you will tuck the edges of your fabric into.)

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Step 1

Iron the fabric for the first side of your suitcase and place it face down on a flat surface. Place your suitcase on top of the fabric and trace with a pencil about 1" beyond the edge of your suitcase onto the fabric. The extra 1" will be what you tuck into your suitcase so it's best to go wider than thinner while tracing it.

Step 2

Cut out the fabric where you've traced it.

Step 3

Spray the back of your fabric with basting spray and lay it flat on the top of your suitcase, smoothing out any wrinkles or air pockets.

Step 4

Using the old I.D and starting at one corner, tuck the edge of the fabric into your suitcase. Do this all the way around your suitcase until all edges are tucked in.

Step 5

Trim away any excess fabric that is peeking out of the rim of your suitcase or is too thick to tuck in.

Step 6

Repeat on the other side of your suitcase.

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Thank you Leah for this great tutorial!

If you guys have any questions or suggestions, please write a comment below :)

 

Xo,

Tai.


Dreamin' Vintage by Jeni Baker, Invites You to Remember the Past

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Hi everyone,

We're very happy with the arrival of Jeni Baker's 3rd collection with AGF, Dreamin' Vintage! The line was inspired by bed linens from the 50’s and 60’s. Cheerful florals and geometric shapes play together in this fun collection! 

Vintage bed linens have been a part of Jeni’s aesthetic identity. From the moment Jeni considered designing fabric, she’s been thinking about this collection. The designer explains: “It took a couple collections to get here, but I'm glad I didn't try to design it right away. I wanted to be able to do it justice, and I wouldn't have been ready.”

When she was planning the collection, she knew it was the right time to pay respect to vintage sheets. She wanted to create something fresh and new, and that’s how Dreamin’ Vintage was born!

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This vinatge inspired color palette is rich in bright and feminine colors.

Tickled Pink main colors are: pink, orange and yellow.

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Merry Berry consists of shades of blue, purple and lime. 

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Dreamin’ Vintage reveals its sewing potential through beautiful apparel projects, accessories, home decoration and lovely quilts!

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To get inspired, take a look at our lookbook! It not only has lots of pretty pictures, but also a range of projects you can try!

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Here is a selection of our blenders that you can mix and match with Dreamin’ Vintage fabrics!

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Pure Elements: PE-416 Lemonade, PE-403 Fresh Water, PE-449 Mandarin, PE-411 Quartz Pink, PE-438 Coral Reef, PE-435 Banana Cream and PE-453 Purple Pansy. Oval Elements: OE-909 Key Lime, OE-932 Sapphire, OE-901 Papaya Orange, OE-910 Sweet Pea and OE-903 Amethyst.

Get the free quilt pattern Golden Afternoon designed by Jeni Baker.

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Dreamin’ Vinatge is in stores and waiting for you! Click here to find your nearest fabric shop carrying AGF fabrics! Or click here if you prefer to shop on the web!

Thank you for reading and remember to tag your projects using Dreamin’ Vintage with #artgalleryfabrics and #dreaminvintage :)

 

Xo,

Tai


Sweet as Honey Blog Tour Recap

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Hello everyone!

During the month of March, 25 talented makers from all over the world shared their projects with Sweet as Honey fabrics by Bonnie Christine!

The projects made by this amazing team include quilts, apparel, accessories, home décor pieces and other pretty crafty things.

Here is a recap of all projects, in case you missed any.

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1) Jennifer | Hopeful Homemaker
2) Jessica | Haile and Co
3) Meg | Milk and Rhubarb

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4) Meghan | Eat Live Make
5) Sarah | Crinkle Love
6) Amy | During Quiet Time

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7) Corey | Little Miss Shabby
8) Amanda | Material Girl Quilts

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9) Sarah | No Hats in the House
10) Caroline | Sew Caroline
11) Ale | Golden Willow Quilts

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12) Emily | Beautiful Hello Blog
13) Melissa | Lulu The Baker
14) Nancy | Owen’s Oliva

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15) Bonnie | Going Home to Roost
16) Cindy | School House Patterns

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17) Melissa | Missouri Mel
18) Shannon | Very Shannon
19) Heidi | Hands Occupied

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20) Barb | Knack Studios
21) Caitlin | Salty Oat
22) Celebrate Life With Us

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23) Kellie | Craft Nurse Quilt
24) Krista | Everyday Miija
25) April San Pedro | I Am Artisan

For more details about Sweet as Honey tour, check Bonnie's blog!

Thank you for tuning in! I hope this post inspires you to create beautiful projects too! :)

 

Xo,

Tai


AGF Summer/Fall 2014 Collections Pt.2

Hello guys!

We're glad to introduce a preview of our Summer/Fall 2014 collection Pt. 2!

We put together a video to share with you our new prints and the inspiration behind our upcoming collections.

Art Gallery Fabrics Upcoming 2014 Summer-Fall Collections | Part 2 from Art Gallery Fabrics on Vimeo.

Our collections Gramercy by Leah Duncan, Cleta by AGF In-House Studio, Athena by Angela Walters, Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker and Utopia by Frances Newcombe stand out with quality, designs that are innovative and jazzy color palettes!

In addition to the premium quilting weight cotton prints, each collection will include [Knits] and (Voiles) 

I hope you enjoyed this preview! Thank you for tuning in!

 

Xo,

Tai


(Voile) New Prints!

Hello everyone,

Meet our new gorgeous (Voile) prints! With a soft, sheer touch and an elegant, lightweight drape, our 100% premium cotton Voile will have you melting away with its exceptional hand. Our new prints are rich in cool greens, bold blues and jazzy yellows.

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Here is the whole collection:

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We created a mini-video to show you what this collection is all about.

Voile fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics on Vimeo.

Here you will see some of the clothes we made with our new prints! 

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Here is a a selection of Voile's coordinating blenders:

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Pure Elements: PE-435 Banana Cream, PE-417 Emerald, PE-432 Sandstone, PE-438 Coral-Reef, PE-428 Nocturnal, PE-451 Icy-Mint, PE-426 Apricot Crepe, and PE-415 Parisian Blue.

Check out our lookbook to see more projects done with Voile!

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If you're looking for a shop to purchase Voile, click here! Or, if you prefer to shop online, you can find online stores that carry AGF here

Thanks for tuning in and I hope Voile inspires you to create beautiful projects! <3 

 

Xo,

Tai. 


Essentials by Pat Bravo, Timeless Fabrics

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Hello fabric lovers,

We're happy to introduce Pat Bravo's newest collection, Essentials

Pat's most versatile prints are finally here!! The elements and color palette she chose came together in trendy yet timeless prints offering many possibilities when combining them with other fabrics!

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The colors vary from delicate beiges to bold blues. The special mix of bright and soft tones makes Essentials stand out.

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The versatility of Essentials allowed us to get creative and play with colors when we designed our stunning projects! Below you’ll find apparel, accessories and home décor pieces made with fabrics from the collection.  

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Selecting the coordinating blenders for Essentials wasn’t easy! The collection matches with so many colors, leaving me with endless options! So, after trying many combinations, I found the one that translated the best the essence of Essentials.

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Pure Elements: PE-427 Spiceberry, PE-450Grapefruit, PE-412 Tender Green, PE-428 Nocturnal, PE-406 Burnt Orange, PE-440 Macchiato, PE-446 Honeydew and PE-452 Spruce. Nature Elements: NE-115 Biscotti, NE-113 Blue Green, NE-106 Orange Peel and NE-109 Veiled Rose.

Our lookbook is looking amazing!! There are lots of DIY projects you can try and beautiful free patterns of our table runner and Crossroads pillow. 

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If you're looking for a shop to purchase your favorite Essentials’ fabrics, click here! Or, if you prefer to shop online, you can find online shops that carry AGF here

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you make beautiful projects with Essentials! Please share them with us and tag them with #essentialsbypat and #artgalleryfabrics

 

Xo,

Tai.