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Bike Lane [Quilt Tutorial]

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Hello everyone!

So the end of summer is beginning. I love all seasons, but I have not experienced living through a freezing winter, so I could understand why a lot of people really cherish the warmer weather. One of the good things about warm (let's say no-snow) weather is that one can do many things outdoors.

Bicycling is one of my favourites, and when we released the Cleta collection, we showed you this Bike Lane quilt on the LookBook. I know some time has passed BUT this quilt is still perfect to take to the park and of course it will translate incredibly into the colder seasons.  

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FINISHED QUILT SIZE 64” x 76”

FABRIC QUANTITIES

A) CL-30041 1/6 YD

-          (2) 4 ½” X 2 ½”

B) CL-30042 ¼ YD

-          (1) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 1 ½” x WOF

C) CL-30043 3/8 yd

-          (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (4) 1 ½” x WOF

D) CL-30044 3/8 yd

-          (8) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (4) 1 ½” x WOF

E) PE-410 1 1/4 yd

-          (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (5) 6 ½” x 4 ½”

-          (3) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (10) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 32 ½” x 2 ½’

-          (1) 34 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (1) 34 ½” x 8 ½”

-          (1) 10 ½” x 8 ½”

-          (1) 8 ½” x 8 ½”

-          (2) 8 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 10 ½” 2 ½”

-          (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (1) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

F) PE-433 1 ¼ yd

-          (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (5) 6 ½” x 4 ½”

-          (3) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (10) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 32 ½” x 2 ½’

-          (1) 34 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (1) 34 ½” x 8 ½”

-          (1) 10 ½” x 8 ½”

-          (1) 8 ½” x 8 ½”

-          (2) 8 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 10 ½” 2 ½”

-          (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (1) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

G) CL-40047 1/6 yd

-          (8) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

H) CL-40046 1/6 yd

-          (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”

I) CL-30047 ¼ yd

-          (1) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

-          (2) 2 ½” x WOF

J) CL-40044 1/6 yd

-          (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

K) PE-413 1 ¼ yd

(8) 5 ½” x WOF

(8) 1 ½” x WOF

BICYCLE (A) CONSTRUCTION

G) (8) 6 ½” x 2 ½”, (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

J)  (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

H) (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”, (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”

I) (1) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

F) All pieces

Step 1:

For the construction of the bicycle top use the following pieces:

Fabric I: (1) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric H: (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”, (3) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric F: (1) 8 ½” x 8 ½”, (1) 10 ½” x 8 ½”, (2) 6 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 8 ½” x 2 ½”, 10 ½” x 2 ½”

Follow the diagram below for fabric placement

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Step 2:

Take the following pieces the construction of the bicycle bottom:

Fabric G: (8) 6 ½” x 2 ½”, (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric J: (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric H: (3) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric F: (10) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (5) 6 ½” x 4 ½”, (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”, (2) 6 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 8 ½” x 2 ½”, 10 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 10 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”.

Attach the pieces together following the diagram below for pieces arrangement

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Step 3:

Attach the top bicycle piece crosswise to the bottom piece.

Take the 34 ½” x 2 ½” strip from fabric F and attach it to the top edge, then attach the 34 ½” x 8 ½” strip from fabric F to the bottom edge.

Now that you’re done with the top and bottom strip attachment take the two 32 ½” x 2 ½” remaining strips from fabric F and attach them to left and right edges.

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BICYCLE (B) CONSTRUCTION

D) (8) 6 ½” x 2 ½”, (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

A) (2) 4 ½” X 2 ½”

C) (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”, (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”

B) (1) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

E) All pieces

Step 1:

For the construction of the bicycle top use the following pieces:

Fabric B: (1) 6 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric C: (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”, (3) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric E: (1) 8 ½” x 8 ½”, (1) 10 ½” x 8 ½”, (2) 6 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 8 ½” x 2 ½”, 10 ½” x 2 ½”

Follow the diagram below for fabric placement

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Step 2:

Take the following pieces the construction of the bicycle bottom:

Fabric D: (8) 6 ½” x 2 ½”, (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric A: (2) 4 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric C: (3) 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Fabric E: (10) 4 ½” x 2 ½”, (5) 6 ½” x 4 ½”, (6) 2 ½” x 2 ½”, (2) 6 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 8 ½” x 2 ½”, 10 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 10 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 14 ½” x 2 ½”.

Attach the pieces together following the diagram below for pieces arrangement

Diagram5

Step 3:

Attach the top bicycle piece crosswise to the bottom piece.

Take the 34 ½” x 2 ½” strip from fabric E and attach it to the top edge, then attach the 34 ½” x 8 ½” strip from fabric E to the bottom edge.

Now that you’re done with the top and bottom strip attachment take the two 32 ½” x 2 ½” remaining strips from fabric E and attach them to left and right edges.

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Now that bicycle A & B are done they are ready to be sew them together. Attach Bicycle B on top of bicycle A.

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Take all the remaining strips and set them in groups by fabric. Attach each set of strips together to get 77” long strips from each of the fabrics.

You should end up having (2) 1 ½” X 77” strips from fabric B C & D,(1) 2 ½” x 77” strip from fabric F,     (4)1 ½” x 77” and (4) 5 ½” x 77” from fabric K.

Take all the 1 ½” x 77” strips and make two sets of strips attaching them in the following order: DKBKCK

Now take all the remaining strips and stitch them together in the following order: K-set-KFK-set-K

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For the final step attach the strips block to the left edge of the bicycles block and you are done with the quilt top 

Quilt and bind as you wish (we used the Ash fabric for our binding, and did an echo quilting motif around each bike).Diagram9

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sew on!

Lauv


Cultivate in Fall Challenge - WINNERS!

Hey fabric lovers, 

Let me start off by thanking every single person who participated in the challenge! We appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all put into your projects. We are more than humbled by the response and definitely hope that you will continue to participate in future challenges we'll have... [stay tuned ;)] It might sound cheesy, but all the participants are winners in our book. 

As you might know, the winners were picked by public voting, so thanks to those who voted as well! SO, without further ado...

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 3rd place goes to: Tricia with her "Modern Maples" quilt.

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2nd Place goes to Lynn with Ethel, the elephant.

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1st place goes to Krista with this beautiful dress in Voile because "in Texas, Falls mean more heat"

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CONGRATULATIONS to the winners. We will contact you within the next couple of days through email to request your information. A big THANK YOU to all the PARTICIPANTS for showing and conceptualizing what Fall means to you and the many uses for this collection!

Until next time,

Gabs


Bound to Creative Horizons + Giveaway!!

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Hey fabric lovers,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, we are over the moon to present Bound by April Rhodes. I really enjoy all of April’s collections they are fun, abstract and their names suits them perfectly! #BOUNDfabrics come from April’s thoughts and feelings of home and she found inspiration on the things she loves the most: woven wall hangings, cozy blankets, vintage macrame, and paintings. 

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April continues to showcase her style with this collection, which is filled with unique designs and brushstrokes. The rich western colors pallet include tangerine oranges, soothing sea blues, malachite greens and autumn sunset yellows. Flip thru the lookbook to find all the inspirational projects we have created for you, remember some have links to patterns + instructions. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Add this "Turn to me" quilt pattern to you stash and feel free to share it with all of your quilting friends.

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 Add these Elements to blend, mix and\or match with this collection:

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 WIN THIS FAT QUARTER BUNDLE!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS to "Carol" on your sketchbook Bundle! 
Check your email. 

You can enter the give away by simply: 

  • Browsing the Bound lookbook
  • Leaving a comment below with the project you would like to make.

Giveaways ends August 25th at 3 pm EST. and the winner will be chosen using random.org and announced on this very post. 

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Happy Sewing,

Gabs

 


Calling All Makers

Hey everyone,

We hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We are happy to bring you some exciting news so without  further ado...

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We are calling all makers with a passion for sewing! We absolutely love people that are passionate about sewing and if you have some free time in your hands, we would like to invite you to sew with our fabrics.

Your projects will have the opportunity to be featured on different social & graphic media outlets to inspire hundreds of makers like yourself! If you would like to sew wirh AGF, send an email for more details.

^^UPDATE: We are grateful for the massive response! We received hundreds of emails and we are working on getting back to everyone soon. THANK YOU!! PS: USA ONLY!

 

-Gabs


Cultivate Blog Tour Re-cap

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope everybody enjoyed their week and have big plans for the weekend ahead. Did you know we are having a Cultivate Challenge "Cultivate in Fall" (with AWESOME prizes!!!) and at the same time Bonnie is hosting a Cultivate blog tour... So, we thought it would be a good idea to do small recap to feed your inspiration buds and get you going for our Cultivate challenge. 

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First in this recap is our very own Caroline Hulse, AKA Sew Caroline, with these adorable baby bloomers, how cute are they? (I wish I could wear them!) Click here for the FREE pattern pieces + instructions on these cuties. (size 0-24 months) 

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Bonnie also joined the tour and decided to make these onesies for her little baby girl! (can't wait to finally meet her, can you guess her name? I bet it will be something unique like her big brother BEAR!)

Cultivate bonnie christine AGFMaxie from maxiemakes, also joined in the fun! (did you know, she's bonnie's mom?) She made a "Scout Tee" and a "Tiny Pocket Tank" both in KNITS. Check out her blog for more info on the patterns.

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Cultivate maxie maxiemakes bonnie christine 2 And Caitlin from SaltyOat decided to make this geometric tea towel, how beautiful beautiful is that quilting!? Cultivate tea

We hope to have inspired you for the Cultivate challenge and can't wait to see more submissions !

 

Until next time, 

 

Gabs