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Winged: Butterflies, Blossoms & Birds + GIVEAWAY

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Hello Lovelies,

Today we migrate to our newest collection, Winged by Bonnie Christine. 

Explore the blossoms, birds, and fluttering butterflies through this metamorphic fabric collection. If you loved Bonnie's previous two collections with AGF then Winged will bring beautiful fresh new prints to your fabric stash!

Winged, captures Springs first sightings of butterflies, & chirping birds with fresh beginnings & the dawn of a new day to spread your wings and fly!

To freshen up your summer stash, we are choosing one lucky winner to receive a Fat Quarter bundle of all 20 Winged prints, details below!

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Flutter your creativity with this stunning Alation pattern available for FREE download, just click here!

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With Winged, we created trendy fashion garments, fresh home decor, and unbeliever quilts however, the possibilities are in the eyes of the beholder.  So, let your mind fly free
with these bright, subdued, and romantic colors, just mix and match the prints to create beautiful pieces that play well with one another. 
 
Don't miss out on the lookbooks we create for each collection!  These masterpieces are works of art, just like all your creations, intended to inspire and visually appeal with many project ideas.  We include pattern to try, some free, as well and information about each collection, and the designers.  If you love fabric, you will love these inspirational lookbooks
 
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Take flight with Winged, and flyaway into the beautiful lookbook! 
 
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Contest Closed 
 
Congratulations to Linzey you won the fat quarter bundle of Winged! 
 
Now onto the best four letter word: "FREE" fabric!  We've listed the details below to win a fat quarter bundle of all 20 prints! Wow that's a lot of beautiful fabric!
 
To enter:
  • Explore the Winged lookbook HERE, then comment below with the project you'd most like to make from the lookbook.
  • Giveaway ends August 6th at 12pm EST.
  • Winner will be chosen using random.org and announced August 8th on this very post. 

For more inspiration, check out one of our other beautiful lookbooks!

Thanks for following along with us, and don't forget we love to see your projects, just tag them with #WingedFabric and #ArtGalleryFabrics

Happy sewing & GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

 

xo,

Amanda Mae

 
 
 
 
 

Indelible Blog Hop Part 1

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Hello fabric lovers!

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We are more then thrilled with the positive feedback everyone has given us about the Indelible release, Katarina's collection is definitely a world between magic and reality.  

Through the month of July many talented artists have created and blogged about their charming creations using Indelible fabrics and we wanted to share them with you! 

Savor these beauties!

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1). Marija Vujčić | Fabric of my life

2). Marija Vujčić | Fabric of my life

3). Sara Lawson | Sew Sweetness

 

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4). Kathleen Kerr | Kathleen Quilts 

5). Kathleen Kerr | Kathleen Quilts 

6). Amy Friend | During Quiet Time

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7). Rachael Gander | Imagie Gnats

8). Rachael Gander | Imagie Gnats

9). Jeni Baker | In Color Order 

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Thank you to all the talented artists for participating in the blog hop, your projects are beautiful! 

Stay tuned for more amazing inspirational creations using Indelible fabrics!

Happy Sewing!

xo,

Amanda Mae


A Visit to the UK!

Hello everyone,

We're really pleased with how great Pat Bravo's UK tour went a few weeks ago. We'd like to extend a huge thank you to all who were able to come out and support the Art Gallery Fabrics team, and we hope you enjoyed meeting some of the members in our extremely talented team. 

Along the journey, we stopped at three local fabric shops and hosted one unbelievable conference. And before we take you along on the visual tour, we should give another big thank you to all the incredible shop owners for your superb hospitality. Each location was incredibly different, but all were stunningly beautiful and inspiring.  

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First up, Sew Me Something!

Pat had the pleasure of demonstrating a few sewing techniques, and had a mini-workshop on how to machine-piece hexagons. So much fun! 

Here are some adorable photos!

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Next up on our mini tour recap, Fringe.  Here, our team was greeted with warm welcomes, and Pat had the pleasure of demonstrating some great patchwork! 

 

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Last but not least, Village Haberdashery, where our team was greated with nothing but friendly faces.  

 

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The last stop on Pat's mini tour was to chat with local shop owners, magazine editors, and bloggers. During the conference Pat talked about the history of Art Gallery Fabrics, and how her and Walter created the business from the ground up. Based on her experience as a business owner she gave valuable advice for the local businesses be successful.  

After her formal speech she gave an amazing hexie demonstration to all the sewaholics interested. Following the incredible afternoon everyone enjoyed treats and tea while in good company of one-another.   

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Thanks for stopping by our blog, we appreciate all your love and continuing support! 

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Happy Sewing,

Xo,

AGF Team


Exciting News About Our Next Limited Edition Collections!

Hello friends,

Thanks for tuning in! We promised another hint anticipating our upcoming Limited Edition designers so today we're sharing this next colorway graphic leading you all closer and closer to the great reveal! 

The designers and their prints will be unveiled very soon, but in the meantime we wanted to share this gorgeous sneak peek colorway from one of the upcoming L.E. collections.

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**Do you like the gold sparkly button as much as we do? Which are your three favorite colors?** 

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We hope this gives you all some inclination to what is coming very very soon! We will be giving all the details early August, stay tuned, you don't want to miss this! 

 

Happy Sewing!

Xo, 

AGF Team


Heads Up for Our Limited Edition Hint!

Hello fabric lovers,

We're super eager to share another Limited Edition clue with you today!

As most of you know, the huge reveal is practically around the bend and we are elated to share this pretty colorway from one of AGF's approaching Limited Edition collections!

The designers and prints have yet to be leaked, but we've got this colorful sneak peek for you!

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**We want to know do these colors speak to you, if so which ones are your favorites?

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Make sure to stay tuned for more unveiling clues as we get closer and closer to announcing the next set of talented L.E designers---psst it's not too far away!

 

Happy Sewing,

xo,

AGF TEAM


Gleeful Blog Hop Pt. 1

Hey everyone,

Kicking off the release of Gleeful, 21 very talented artists will be creating projects with Gleeful fabrics by Sew Caroline through the month of July.

I'm sure you have seen many of the stunning creations around the web from the Gleeful blog hop, but we wanted to compile 2 posts showcasing the charming projects for you!

Here is part one of the recap, enjoy!

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1). Dana | Made

2). Delia | Delia Creates

3). Andrea | Knitty Bitties

 

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4). Ericka & Jessica | Violette Field Threads

5). Erin | Sewbon

6). Caroline | Sew Caroline

 

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7). Hayley | Welcome to the Mouse House

8). Alissa | Diary of an Addict 

9). Liz | Simple Simon

 

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10). Kelli | True Bias

11). Rachael | Imagine Gnats

 

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We hope you enjoyed the first recap, and for more details check our Sew Caroline's blog!

 

Thank for stopping by, happy sewing!

 

Xo,

Amanda Mae

 


peek-a-boo curtains // tutorial + giveaway

Hello! It has been a while since I have posted a tutorial here. For some time I have wanted to post this tutorial made with Littlest by AGF In-house Studio.

This collection has certainly inspired many quilters and sewers. We are happy to see so many projects shared on the different social platforms.

Littlest includes a panel (44-45 width) in two different colour options, and it can be transformed in a multitude of ways. Today we bring you a simple, but functional tutorial using the Magical Prairie Moon Panel. This "peek-a-boo" set of curtains is sure to enliven any window; especially in a nursery room.

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Here is what you will need:

¾ yd. of Magical Prairie Moon Panel

Cut:

Two (2) 12 ¾” x 43 ¼” rectangles

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Take one of the rectangles and fold the base ¼” in. Press and fold again ½” in. Do a top stitch to hold the folds in place. Press flat.

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Repeat the previous steps, but this time do it on the side edges.

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To create the fold on the top edge, fold it ¼” in, press as you fold, and then fold again 3” (make sure that the ¼” is folded inwards). Sew 1/8” from the bottom and top edges for a clean finish.

Repeat all the previous steps with the other rectangle and you're done!

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DO YOU LOVE THIS PANEL AS MUCH AS WE DO? ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY!

 

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CONGRATULATIONS:

1. Karina Seppi

2. Alexis Uhrich

3. Sue PetZer

 

3 WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN! CONTEST ENDS TUESDAY JULY 29TH AT 4PM EST

have a wonderful and creative week!

rock 'n sew

Lauv


Take A Guess!

Hey lovelies!

We are having so much fun reading all your responses and are ecstatic to share with you the revealing news, but not just yet!

First, we have another set of clues for you to take a guess on who you're thinking this next person may be! 

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Who could be the next L.E. designer?

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Hints:

1). You are constantly in awe with the number of quilts she makes.

2). Her photos are almost as beautiful as those quilts.

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I'm sure these clues have exposed who the next mystery person is.  If not, stay tuned for more teasers, and let us know who you think the next Limited Edition designers are! 

 

Happy Sewing,

xo,

-AGF Team

 

 

 


Can You Guess Who?

Hey everyone!

As you've probably noticed, we're prepping to reveal the names of our new Limited Edition designers and the big day is right around the corner.

But today, we want to hear from you! Here are two sneaky clues about the first designer. Using these clues, take a guess at who you're thinking of, or tell us who you would like it to be.

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Who could it be??

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Hints:

1). She's got a spunky way about her and pulls off a bold style like no other.

2). She has a very close knit furry family.

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Have the clues uncovered the mystery for you? If not, stay tuned tomorrow for another shot at guessing the next designer!

 

Happy Sewing,

xo,

-AGF Team


Gleeful: All Things Happy & Sweet + Giveaway!

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Hello everyone,

Start your summer cheer because Gleeful by Sew Caroline is here!

Gleeful is a feminine depiction of all things happy and sweet. Sketches of dots, stripes and blossoms play with contemporary colors to tell a story about a young woman that is carefree, classy, romantic and in pursuit of her dreams.

To further brighten your summer stash, we are choosing one lucky winner to receive a Fat Quarter bundle of Gleeful, details below!

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Download the free quilt pattern for Gleeful, "Summer Cheer"! Lovingly designed by Caroline just for you. To get it, click HERE!

 

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We've got the fabrics to match your project's versatility! You can choose among the collection's 8 beautiful and smooth medium-weight cottons, 2 super soft knits with a 50% recovery rate--this means the weave will not bend out of shape. And also included is a voile print that boasts an incredibly silky touch, gliding along with a perfect drape.

OR, you can use them all! With Gleeful, we're thinking quilts that pop with vibrant color, linens with a fun and modern appeal, garments fit for the sunny days ahead, or even comfy PJ's for the little ones.

 

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Coming in second to our great fabrics, our pride and glory are the Lookbooks we release with every collection. Each one is as unique as the collection they hold, and they offer a great amount of content like project ideas, patterns to try, as well as info on the designers and their inspiration. If you haven't checked them out, please do! They are made with love and you in mind.

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Now onto the sweet bits! Here are the details for this collection's super duper giveaway!

To enter:

  • Explore the Gleeful lookbook HERE, then comment below with the project you'd most like to make from the lookbook.
  • Giveaway ends July 22 at 12pm EST
  • Winner will be chosen using random.org and announced July 23 on this very post.

 

***Congratulations to Cheryl you won the fat quarter bundle of Gleeful!***

 

For more inspiration, and to see any of the patterns featured in the images above just click here!

Thanks for following along with us, and don't forget we love to see your projects, just tag them with #Gleefulfabrics and #ArtGalleryFabrics

Happy sewing & GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

 

xo,

Amanda Mae