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Jungle Ave: An Urban Rainforest by Sara Lawson

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Hello lovelies,

We are excited to release our second Limited Edition Collection, Jungle Ave by Sara Lawson.

If you're unfamiliar with our Limited Edition lines, they are a one-time collaboration consisting of compact fabric collections that are beautiful, versatile and effortless to use! The Limited Edition concept is aimed toward you! Whether you sew, quilt or both, we are fulfilling your craving for cutting-edge designs that fit your personality and lifestyle.

Inspired by a sprawling, natural world emerging within the bustling energy of a concrete city. The eclectic fusion of hard and soft is illustrated through lush hues, abstract cityscapes and untamed florals.

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Jungle Ave's color palette illuminates the concrete city with bright bold hues of pink, blue, and green, along with soft lush shades highlighting the cityscapes. 

Jungle Ave "Hexie Drive" Free Quilt Pattern!

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Get into the wild jungle and explore the lookbook with endless project possibilities using our beautiful cotton fabric, two knits and one voile from each Limited Edition Collection.

These new fabrics will allow you to create trendy fashions, home decor, and charming quilts.

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We hope we have inspired you with our lookbook !

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to tag your Jungle Ave creations using #JungleAvefabrics and #ArtGalleryFabrics

 

Happy sewing!

xo,

Amanda Mae

 

 


Get Enlightened with Bonnie Christine Aurifil Interview + GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone!

One of our beautiful and talented designers, Bonnie Christine, sat down and spoke with Kim Niedzwiecki of Aurifil about her upcoming thread and fabric collection, Sweet as Honey. 

Here is the interview! Enjoy!

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What or who inspired you to want to learn to sew or design?
I’m grateful that most all of the women in my family have sewn. My great grandmother made quilts, my grandmother worked in a fabric shop, my mom owns a creative sewing center. They have all inspired me deeply and they are the reason I love to design fabric today!

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If you could paint a room an #Auricolor color, what would it be?
I think I would have to go with color #2805. It’s perfectly mint and the color I use to accent with in our home already. I love how fresh and pretty it is!

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Do you participate in your local quilt guild or another sewing group?
I have spoken at a couple of local quilt guilds and love to visit our local quilt shops. We recently did a ‘southeast tour’ for my fabric line, Sweet as Honey, and had so much fun meeting and greeting with all of the local shops. The tour was full of projects and demos and new friends!

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If you were not sewing/designing, what profession would you choose?
I love designing so much, it’s hard to imagine doing anything else! I think if I were to ever do anything else, it would have to be organic gardening for both flowers and vegetables. It’s my favorite hobby!

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What do you dream of making someday?
I’d like to become a better seamstress and make most of the clothes for myself and my children.

 

Giveaway details:

We are contributing to Aurifi's GIVEAWAY! It includes a 40wt, large spool collection and a fat quarter bundle of Sweet As Honey. Head over to Aurifil's Blog to enter or enter by clicking the GIVEAWAY link below, maybe you will be the lucky winner!!

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Entries accepted until Tuesday, July 1 at midnight EST. Winner will be announced on this post on or about July 3.

 

Thanks for stopping by, we hope you enjoyed getting to know Bonnie!

 

Happy sewing, 

 

xo,

Amanda Mae

 


Love Patchwork and Quilting Issue 10 + Giveaway!

Good afternoon lovelies,

Love Patchwork and Quilting Issue 10 is now on sale! 

We are so excited to share with you one of our favorite quilting magazines, Love Patchwork and Quilting is collaborating a promotion with us, Art Gallery Fabrics, to share with our fabulous readers, you! Along with the promo they are doing a special booklet dedicated to our talented, Jeni Baker and her cheerful line, Dreamin' Vintage.  If that doesn't top the cake, they are featuring an AGF designer showcase and a giveaway!

Wow so many goodies in one issue!

In the designer showcase section you'll get to see each face behind the design, along with their information to connect with them on social media outlets. 

Here's the cover!

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All photography by Love Patchwork and Quilting.

We are more then trilled to pass this on, so here it is.

Promotional Details:

1). If you live in the US you can try 3 issues for just $10 when you subscribe here with this link:
www.imsnews.com/quilting-2023

2). If you live in the UK, you can subscribe and get the first 3 issues for just £5. There are also discounted 6 monthly subscription offers for Europe and Rest of World. Below is the special link for these offer:
www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/lpq31r

*Offers are for new print subscribers only. You will receive 13 issues a year. These offers are valid until the 30th August 2014.

Giveaway:

Just click here to jump over to their Facebook page and enter the contest!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Sewing

xo,

Amanda Mae


Get Lost In A Whimsical Land With Emmy Grace by Bari J

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Happy Thursday everyone!

Get ready to let go of reality and step into the whimsical world of Emmy Grace.

Inspired by Bari J's daughters, Emmy Grace has an enchanting and feminine feel. With an array of delicate blooms mixed with rippling scallops & houses create a beautiful summer sanctuary.

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The color palette is soft and elegant with pretty pastels, burnt yellows, charcoal grays, and sky blues which are sure to reminisce you back into your childhood of sweet lazy summers, family & the outdoors.

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For all available patterns check out the Emmy Grace lookbook!

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Get the free quilt pattern "Halfmoon Boats" here!

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Emmy Grace is officially in stores! Click here to find your nearest independent quilt and fabric shop stocked with Emmy Grace. Or, if you prefer to shop online, we’ve got that website list here.

Tag your projects using Emmy Grace fabrics with #artgalleryfabrics and #emmygracefabric so we can see what you came up with.

Thank you for reading! We hope you enjoyed getting lost in the whimiscal romatic photos, and that we have inspired your creativity! 

 

Happy Sewing!

Xo,

Amanda Mae

 

 

 

 

 

 


Agave Clutch Tutorial

Happy Tuesday everyone!

We are in love with this Agave Clutch by the Fabric Mutt using Arizona by April Rhodes.

So, we decided we must share this trendy tutorial for all of you lovelies.  

Enjoy!

Agave Clutch Tutorial

Materials
(2) 10 x 14" rectangles of linen for the clutch exterior
(2) 10 x 14" rectangles of batting for the clutch exterior*
(2) 10 x 14" rectangles of cotton print for the clutch lining
(2) 6 x 14" rectangles of cotton print for the front zipper pocket exterior
(2) 6 x 14" rectangles of batting for the front zipper pocket exterior*
(2) 6 x 14" rectangles of cotton print for the front zipper pocket lining 
(2) 16" or longer coordinating zippers
(2) 6" long thin strips of leather (optional and not pictured above) 
Binding clips or pins
Coordinating thread 
*We prefer to use regular quilt batting which we attached with adhesive basting spray, but you can also use fusible batting. Do what works for you!

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1. Attach the Batting: Fuse the 10 x 14" pieces of batting to the linen rectangles and the 6 x 14" pieces of batting to the wrong side of the 6 x 14" pieces for the front zipper pocket exterior. AG2

2. Make the Front Zipper Pocket: Stack in this order from bottom to top along a long side: front zipper pocket exterior piece (right side up), zipper (right side down), and front zipper pocket lining piece (right side down). Sew 1/4" from the long edge, and then press the fabric back from the zipper on each side.

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Repeat on the other side with the other front zipper pocket exterior piece and lining piece.

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3. Attach the Front Zipper Pocket: Fold the two front zipper pocket exterior and lining pieces down so that the lining pieces are touching each other, and the exterior pieces come down on each side of the zipper. Unzip the zipper slightly so that it's out of the way of your sewing. Place the front zipper pocket on top of the lower half of one of the linen clutch exterior pieces, and use binding clips to hold it in place. Set your sewing machine to its longest straight stitch and baste the front zipper pocket to the linen clutch exterior piece about 1/4" from the edge. 

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4. Insert the Main Zipper: Stack in this order from bottom to top along a long side: front linen clutch exterior piece with front pocket -- be sure that you attach the zipper to the side opposite the pocket! -- (right side up), zipper (right side down), and clutch lining piece (right side down). Sew 1/4" from the long edge, and then press the fabric back from the zipper on each side.

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Repeat on the other side with the other linen clutch exterior piece and clutch lining piece.

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Be sure to unzip the main zipper at least halfway.

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5. Sew the Main Body of the Clutch: Fold the exterior clutch pieces back from the main zipper so that their right sides are touching and clip them together with binding clips, being sure that the zipper teeth are pointed toward the bag exterior. Fold the clutch lining pieces back from the zipper so that their right sides are touching, and clip them in place as well. Following the diagram above, sew 1/2" from the edge all the way around the outside of the lining and exterior pieces, backstitching at least once over the main zipper as you go and leaving a large gap in the bottom of the lining.

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6. Finish the Clutch: Trim your seam allowance down to about 1/4" and clip the corners. Reach in the through the gap in the lining and pull the exterior of the clutch out through the hole. Use a chopstick to push out the corners of the clutch and give it a good pressing with your iron.

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Tuck the raw edges of the lining gap inside, press, and stitch it closed by sewing about 1/8" from the bottom edge of the lining. Push the lining into the bag and press it one more time. If you like, thread thin strips of leather through the zipper pull and knot them for a both practical and decorative touch. Use and enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by, we hope we have inspired your creativity! We love seeing your projects just tag them with #agaveclutch #artgalleryfabrics #arizonafabrics @fabricmutt @aprilrhodes

Happy Sewing!

 

xo,

Amanda Mae

 

 


Travel to the Southwest with Arizona by April Rhodes

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Good afternoon lovelies!

We know you have all been anxiously waiting, and it's here.  The release of our first Limited Edition Collection, Arizona by April Rhodes

Our Limited Edition lines are a one-time collaboration consisting of compact fabric collections that are beautiful, versatile and effortless to use! The Limited Edition concept is aimed toward you! Whether you sew, quilt or both, we are fulfilling your craving for cutting-edge designs that fit your personality and lifestyle.

A little bit about April's line:

Arizona is inspired by the fantasy of a traveling desert nomad and is depicted through shades of gold and peach against a dusty sky. Motifs of arrowheads and bones evoke a graceful snapshot of the southwestern spirit with a twist of tribal influence.

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Arizona Rising Quilt Free Pattern! Click here!

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Arizona Rising Quilt

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Get into the southwestern aura of Arizona and explore the lookbook with endless project possibilities using our beautiful cotton fabric, two knits and one voile from each Limited Edition Collection.

These new fabrics will allow you to create trendy fashions, home decor, and charming quilts.

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Click here for the Arizona lookbook!

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We hope we have inspired you with our lookbook and new cutting edge concept!

Arizona is now in stores and you can click here to find the nearest fabric shop carrying AGF fabrics. Or click here if you prefer to shop on the web!

 

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to tag your Arizona creations using#Arizonafabrics and #Artgalleryfabrics

 

Happy sewing!

xo,

Amanda Mae