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New Analog Times with Pastel Thrift by AGF Studio

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Hello crafty creatives!

How’s everyone doing? You probably noticed our collection releases were briefly interrupted to bring you all the awesome spring 2016 fabric collections we’re going to be showing during Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. But don’t worry, our favorite time of the week is back! Collection release day, yay!

Today, we’re happy to present the newest fabric collection designed by our AGF Studio, Pastel Thrift! This fabric collection is beautifully balanced with soft shades of pink, blue, yellow and completed with greys. Pastel Thrift brings to light an afternoon spent at a quirky thrift store filled with unique trinkets and rare oddities. I simply love how this fabric collection gives a modern twist to vintage things through the use of punchy pastel colors (it includes the so-talked-about Pantone colors of the year 2016: Rosequartz and Serenity - we swear we didn't know back in October when we showed it first, we just went with our gut) and the addition of black.

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When you look closely at some of the prints in this collection you’ll realize that it plays homage to analog objects, such as record players, photography slides, the numbers in vintage watches, and printed books.  In a world filled with technology, it’s always nice remember those times when you had to wait for pictures to be developed or actually buy music in records, it's good to still have the option.

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Enough about the past! Let’s talk about how our love for vintage things has translated into inspirational projects just for you! Check out the Pastel Thrift Lookbook and feast your eyes with tons of patterns and tutorials.

 

 

Feeling creative? We’ve prepared this Alchemie FREE QUILT PATTERN for you! Its modern design and vintage inspired flair (do you see how it resembles the photo slides?) is great for any bedroom.

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For those of you who like to mix and match blenders in your projects, here’s a little cheat sheet of some coordinating AGF Elements.

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Don’t forget the best part! Join our GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Pastel Thrift!

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*****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

CONGRATULATIONS Lia, you've won the fat quarter bundle of Pastel Thrift! Check your email.

Here’s how to enter:

Browse through the Pastel Thrift lookbook and leave a comment below, telling us what you would make with this charming fabric collection.

Giveaway ends April 7th at 3pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be announced on this post.

 

Till we meet again,

Stephanie


Re-cap: AGF Spring 2016 Fabric Collection Reveals

Hello fabric lovers!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic day! As you might know, last week was filled with reveals of our Spring 2016 fabric collections. All of the AGF girls and I were blown away with your beautiful comments about the new fabric collections. Thank you, we can’t wait to release them all (but you know patience is a virtue)!

For those of you who weren’t able to see the full reveals, we’ve prepared this little re-cap of all the collections. Enjoy!

Art Gallery Fabrics Spring 2016 Reveals:

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AVAILABLE MAY 2016

Sharon Holland kick-started our reveals week with her earthy collection Tapestry. This fabric collection is filled with multicultural motifs mixed with modern designs and Sharon’s effortless style.

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AVAILABLE MAY 2016

We were filled with excitement to show you our new Limited Edition collection Boardwalk Delight by Dana Willard from Made Every Day! Dana, walks us through a beautiful summer’s day with bright colors, bold geometric prints and a whole lot of ice cream.

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AVAILABLE JUNE 2016

Katarina Roccella made Panda lovers and sewists go crazy with Pandalicious! She truly highlights the beauty of these creatures and their habitats. This collection is filled with bold prints balanced by soft pastels.

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AVAILABLE JUNE 2016

Our favorite curated maximalist, Bari J. has expressed her joy for life through her beautiful new collection, Joie De Vivre. Bari’s paintings come to life in beautiful prints accompanied by vibrant gem colors and striking geometrics.

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AVAILABLE JULY 2016

The very sweet Amy Sinibaldi is back and is presenting her new collection Playground, as an AGF licensed designer! This collection shows off Amy’s delicate style in a whole new way. She shows us the beauty of childhood through soft colors and subtle prints.

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AVAILABLE JULY 2016

Bonnie Christine, made us catch tons of heart eyes when we found out that her new collection Hello, Ollie is inspired by her daughter. This collection is filled with delicate swans and memories of an afternoon by the lake. PLUS, this is AGF’s first GOTS-certified organic fabric collection! YAY!

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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2016

Maureen Cracknell takes us on a night adventure and shows us the world of cute nocturnal creatures with Nightfall. She pays homage to the wise owl and other wonders of the night that frolic under the moonlight.

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AVAILABLE AUGUST 2016

April Rhodes captivates us once more with her earthy style and the beautiful textures in Observer. Inspired by naturally occurring and the man-made patterns of the world, this collection will inspire you to pay attention to details and find meaning in the world.

 

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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016

Pat Bravo takes us on a trip to Scandinavia with her new collection Heartland. This collection shows off her signature florals accompanied by soothing colors and homey designs.

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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016

Last but not least, we showed off Lagom by AGF Studio. Lagom, meaning “just the right amount” in Swedish, is filled with soft colors, sophistication, and the right amount of simplicity.


Show your LQS what collections you want!

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We hope you enjoyed all of the reveals of our Spring 2016 Fabric Collections. Can’t wait to have some in your stash? Well, we’ve prepared these pretty graphics for you to let your LQS know that you want all the new Art Gallery Fabrics collections! Simply download the images through the link provided and share them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like! Remember to tag us with #ArtGalleryFabrics and the hashtag shown on the graphics!

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Now, let the preparations for Quilt Market begin! Stay tuned….

Xoxo,

Stephanie


The Denim Studio Blog Tour

Hey there beautiful sewists!

We hope you’re having a splendid day! Remember our recent release of The Denim Studio? It was filled with excitement, projects, a lookbook and A LOT of fabric petting! We even made a Youtube video explaining everything about denim. It’s obvious we are obsessed!

The fun didn’t stop there. Since sewing is all about the visuals, we wanted to show you that the possibilities are endless with the Denim Studio. Karly, from Paisley Roots hosted a wonderful Children’s Garments blog tour with AGF denim. It was filled with adorable outfits for kids of many ages.

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We then had a craving for quilts…denim quilts (because we didn’t have enough with the ones in the lookbook). So, we got in contact with our friend Christopher a.k.a. The Tattooed Quilter and he hosted The Denim Studio Blog Tour (quilt edition). Christopher gathered a few of his quilting friends and they created masterpieces!

Here’s a little re-cap of all the AGF denim beauties:

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First up, was Christopher’s lovely 20” sampler mini quilt. He used a combination of our Solid Smooth denim, Denim Prints, and solid fabrics from our Pure Elements. Now, let’s talk about the block arrangement! Christopher put together flying geese, log cabin, and half-square triangle blocks.  This mini truly highlights all the fabrics beautifully in Christopher’s modern style.

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Up next, was Nicholas from Quilts from the Attic with his stunning improv mini quilt. We not only loved the complexity of the quilt but also the beautiful story behind the quilt. The design was inspired by his father’s excitement to buy his first pair of patchwork jeans. Nicholas brought the story to life with a combination of Solid Textured denim, Denim Prints, and Solid Smooth denim. To complete the look of this edgy mini, Nicholas quilted it with a "dense edge-to-edge sea of mussel shells design".

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Then we had Sari from Sariditty Handmade with her astounding 5’ by 7’ diamond quilt. This beauty was made of 300 denim diamonds made with our Denim Prints, Solid Smooth Denim, and Solid Textured Denim! To fancy it up, Sari finished it with gold quilting, piping, and added a zipper for some extra pizazz. Have you ever seen a quilt as glamorous as this?

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Jennifer from Ginger Peach Studio showed us that quilting can be fashionable! That’s right, she encourages everyone to wear their quilts and make quilty fashion. Jenn used our Solid Smooth denim to create the outer shell of the coat and the meticulous quilt block detail. The coat is based on Cascade Duffle Coat by Grainline Studio and we absolutely love it!

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Last but not least, Nicole from Modern Handcraft ended this exciting tour with her Cruella Deville quilt. Why did she name it after a villain? Well, it has two contrasting sides just like Cruella Deville’s hair! The tiny piecing of the Solid Smooth denim transitioned into Pure Elements is fabulous! This quilt is a wonder up close and from a far.

We hope everyone enjoyed this re-cap of the Denim Studio Blog Tour hosted by The Tattoed Quilter! Feel free to share any of your denim creations with us on social media using the hashtag #The DenimStudiobyAGF and #ArtGalleryFabrics. As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring!

Till next time,

Stephanie


Essentials II by Pat Bravo: A Trendy Fabric Collection

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Hello my crafty friends!

How is everyone doing? Here, at the AGF HQ we’ve been having tons of fun showing you all the sneak peeks for our spring 2016 fabric collections. But the fun doesn’t stop there! We still have more to show you! In case you didn’t know, spring is already here (it began March 20th) and it’s that time to rev up those sewing machines for all kinds of bright projects. We’re already dreaming of pretty dresses and quilts!

One of our fabric designers that always keeps us on our toes with trendy inspiration is Pat Bravo. This is why, we’re happy to kick-off spring by presenting Pat’s newest fabric collection, Essentials II. This collection combines Pat’s signature designs in three bright color stories that will make you want to sew till you drop.

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My favorite thing about this fabric collection is that all three colorways coordinate beautifully! Just imagine all the beautiful modern quilts you could make with endless fabric combinations.

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But let’s not stop there! These fabrics also work well as stand-alone prints for a variety of garments and home décor.

Make sure to get all your inspiration buds tingling by checking out the Essentials II lookbook.

 

Not sure what project to sew? Well, we’ve made life easier by preparing this "Equilateral" FREE QUILT PATTERN, just for you!

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You can even mix and match other fabrics! Here’s a little cheat sheet of some AGF Pure Elements that coordinate with this fabric collection.

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If you’re in the mood for a little spring selfish sewing (woah, say that six times!); enter our GIVEAWAY!

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*****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

CONGRATULATIONS Silvia, you've won the fat quarter bundle of Essentials II! Check your email.

To enter:

Browse through the Essentials II lookbook and leave a comment below, telling us what you would make with this trendy fabric collection.

Giveaway ends March 29th at 3pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be announced on this post.

Till Next Time,

Stephanie


Introducing A Soft & Pure Substrate: AGF Organic Cotton

Hey there fabric lovers!

We hope you’ve been enjoying all of the sneak peeks for the Spring 2016 AGF Collections! You’re probably on the edge waiting for us to share those full reveals. Don’t worry, they’re coming soon! To get you even more excited for the upcoming season, we have something special to reveal today. Let me give you a hint of what it could be…it has to do with fabrics. Ok, you probably guessed that!

Let me give you another hint. Remember that picture we shared on Instagram that said “Something special, soft, and pure is coming your way... stay tuned for more!”

 

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Well, we finally get to reveal the secret! Drum rolls please...! We are extremely happy to announce that Art Gallery Fabrics will now produce ORGANIC COTTON for the first time ever!

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Like with any of our other substrates, you’ll be able to “feel the difference” with AGF Organics! After a long time of planning and research, we’re happy to bring you a custom-woven organic cotton like no other!

You may be wondering, what’s the difference between regular cotton and organic cotton fabrics? The production of organic cotton begins with the selection of the seeds, to naturally rotating the crops in healthy soil while avoiding any types of pesticides that can harm the crop or the farmers. From that point on, it’s specially handled in the mills, and is printed with low impact inks.

Our new substrate will have our unmatched quality and design on a 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton base cloth, with the most eco-friendly GOTS-approved inks and dyes in the industry. These certifications ensure that our fabrics are part of a fair-trade, which means they are produced in a safe, humane, and healthy environment during the entire process.

We’re glad we can make the world a bit better and safer one yard at a time with AGF Organics. Stay tuned to learn more about our new substrate and to find out which collections will be released in organics. As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring!

Xoxo,

Stephanie


Meet Our New AGF Licensed Designer!

Hey everyone!

Hope you’re having an amazing day! As you already know, we just can’t stop sharing great news with you. Earlier this we week, we introduced you to our new Limited Edition designer, Dana Willard. YAY! That was the start of all the surprises we have coming during the next few days.

But don’t worry, we won’t leave you waiting too long. Get ready for another surprise today! We are extremely happy to welcome Amy Sinibaldi as our new licensed AGF designer! Amy stole our hearts with her first collection Paperie as a limited edition designer, and we just couldn’t get enough. We are now excited to see her sweet personality shine through beautiful fabric designs as a licensed designer.

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Stay tuned for more news about Amy’s upcoming collection. For now feel free to browse through her lovely blog, Nana Company for tons of inspiration! We’re sure you’ll want to make every project she’s blogged about. As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring!

Till next time,

Stephanie


A Warm Welcome To...

Hey there fabric lovers!

We hope everyone is having a fantastic Tuesday! Isn’t it crazy how time flies? It seems like only a couple of months ago we were telling you about Fall Quilt Market in Houston, and now it’s almost time for Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. We're really excited about the new things we will show then, BUT let’s come back to the present because you’re going to love the first of many surprises we have ready for you this season!

Today, I get to share with you the first surprise…brace yourself! All of the AGF girls and myself are super happy to introduce you to our new limited edition designer, Dana Willard! Dana, is the host of the popular Youtube channel MADE Everyday, the writer of the sewing blog MADE, and is the author of the book Fabrics A to Z. Dana’s fun personality, admiration for bright colors, and drive to make sewing simple will win your heart.

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Dana’s designs and photography have been featured in various books, magazines, and award circles. In addition to her many ventures, she is a wife and mother of three beautiful kids. (She must be a super woman!)

We had the chance to interview Dana to find out about her inspirations, the fabric design process, and we got to learn about all of the things she loves. We hope you have fun getting to know our new limited edition designer! Without further ado, we present to you Dana Willard!

AGF: Why choose Art Gallery Fabrics to launch your first fabric collection?

Dana: Oh there's so much to love about Art Gallery! I've been following AGF for a few years and have always been impressed with the soft touch of their fabric.  And the designs just make me feel....happy. There's a great balance of playful and colorful, mixed with floral and sophisticated. And on top of the beautiful fabric, I admire the overall brand and marketing that Art Gallery has created through social media, videos, the look books. Oh the look books! Those sucked me in. I've got to be honest. So I guess in a nutshell: I wanted to work with a high quality, hip, fabric company, to make happy fabrics!  

AGF: What did you do before you started designing fabrics?

Dana: For the past 8 years I've been blogging, writing, and photographing on my site MADE. And I'm still doing that! But I'm happy to add fabric design to the creative package. I also sell sewing patterns and I've written and photographed some books. Two years ago, I started a sewing show called MADE Everyday which really combines all things I love in one place.  

But before any of the fabric/sewing stuff?....I worked in Los Angeles in the film business on blockbustery films like Pirates of the Caribbean and King Kong.  It was a fun time of life, but I actually love what I'm doing now even more!  Making connections with other women and moms like myself throughout the world is amazing.  We all help each other, share ideas, and laugh at our mistakes together. It's the modern day penpal-meets-quilting bee.

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AGF: How and when did you decide fabric design was something you wanted to do one day?

Dana: I never really thought I would design fabric because my style is so simple and minimalistic.  In fact, last year another designer friend asked me, "when are you going to design a line of fabric" and I kind of laughed "well, it would just be stripes and dots".  Which I guess it sort of is!  But my friend's comment got me thinking. Could I design fabrics?  Would it be more than just cabana stripes?  And on the plane ride home from the blogging conference I started making lists of different fabric line concepts.  Then when I got home I started drawing, and tweaking, and drawing some more, and learning more about Adobe Illustrator more than I ever imagined.  
My designs are still minimalist, and I'm definitely a novice with a long way to go.  But these designs are also very me.  And I've learned that you can take a basic concept or shape and give it your own spin.  Cause who doesn't love dots??  

AGF: What is the story behind your collection?

Dana: I love summer. I love color.  And I love playing at the beach. (I'm starting to sound like Olaf).  I wanted to make a collection that captured all those summertime pieces that make me feel carefree like a kid again.  So I hope that through these playful prints you can imagine walking on the boardwalk, ordering your favorite ice cream flavor from the chalkboard menu, laughing with friends, stopping to take a photo against a colorful wall, and just enjoying the bright colors of a busy beach. That way, it can feel like summer all year long.  

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AGF: What are you hoping to translate and offer to fabric lovers with your collection?

Dana: I hope sewists young and old enjoy the "fun" in this collection.  Because although the designs are youthful, I imagine a really cool men's shirt filled with the "ice scream cones" fabric, or "twinkle lights" neck ties...and a gathered skirt from the "soda straws" print, with an "eat it all" crop top.  There's something for everyone here.

AGF: What are some ways you gather inspiration before you start designing?

Dana: Once I have a concept in mind, I love to browse pinterest just to see what images pop up.  It helps me think of aspects I hadn't thought of.  For instance with Boardwalk, I'd completely forgot about all those Salt Water Taffy bins until I browsed images online.  So I incorporated some taffy pieces into the "Busy Beach" print.  I also take screen shots of images I see on Instagram...anything that captures my eye or makes me pause. Then I keep a folder on my computer called "fabric inspiration" with these images. I also keep a notebook with fabric ideas and notes and simple sketches (emphasis on "simple".  Because, unlike my fellow AGF designers, I am not very skilled at hand-drawing or painting!  So instead I focus on things I am good at, like color combinations and shapes. I've learned that you don't have to be an "artist" to be an artist :))

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AGF: Explain your creative process when designing fabrics from start to finish?

Dana: Well, from a beginner's perspective...
I first make a list of different concept ideas, about 6 collection lines.  And in fact I actually designed a completely different collection before switching gears and moving ahead with Boardwalk Delight.  But you can never get too many designs down on paper (or on the computer), because it's often the journey that gets you right where you need to be.  And there will always be future collections that dip into your design bank.
After landing on a concept I make private pinterest boards to gather inspiration ideas...anything from colors, to objects, shapes, etc.  And I make a mood board/mosaic of images to get a vibe for finished projects I would make from such novelty fabrics. Shops like H&M and Forever 21 are big inspirations for me---with canvas shoes in a popsicle print, shirts with tacos and funny quotes, etc.  I wanted my collection to feel young, but also for adults.

From there I decide on a color palette, which might be a backwards way to do it.  But often color alone will inspire ideas. Then I finally start drawing in Illustrator! Which is a fun and time-consuming process.  My husband thought I was crazy for a month, because every free moment I wanted to work on fabric designs!  But when you're motivated, you gotta go with it.  And just enjoy the journey that takes to you a final design.  Often in the process, a simple mistake, or forgetting to erase a layer, or changing a stroke to a fill has resulted in ah-ha moments.  "Hey that looks cool!"

AGF: If you had to choose one print, which is your favorite and why?

Dana: I really love "Ice Cream Shop".  It was actually the first print I designed and sort of set the stage for the collection's palette, because so many colors are included.  Again, it's simple.  It's just rectangles.  But I love the vibe.  It reminds me of so many different things---popsicles, giant sprinkles (in a minecraft world?) a fun mosaic tile wall down by the beach.  In fact, that's what I wanted to name this print.---"cool colorful wall that you want to take an instagram photo in front of".  But I could never think of a short and clever way to say that.   So we called it Ice Cream Shop :) My second favorite print might be "eat it all".  Because from a distance, it sort of looks like black and white stripes!  You see, I got my stripes in there after all.  

 

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AGF: Which print was most challenging to create and why?

Dana: "Flavor of the Day" definitely challenged my hand-lettering skills and took the longest to draw.  But I really wanted something hand-drawn for the collection because it gives a personal touch.  I'm still learning the tricks of Adobe Illustrator and a pen/tablet, so it took me a while to find the stroke and paintbrushes that I like.  It was also a good challenge playing with pattern repeat, and deciding which flavor colors looked good next to each other once the pattern repeated, and where the spaces should be, etc. Pattern repeat is a whole new design aspect I'm tackling. It's so much fun!  

AGF: How does your line differ from other collections currently in the market?

Dana: This collection is very bright and geometric, which is a fun contrast to the many floral and whimsical lines that are out there.

AGF: When you are not designing fabrics, what do you like to do in your free time?

Dana: My favorite thing to do, honestly, is play in the sunshine with people I love.  So a day at the beach with my family would be perfect. I also love indie films, movies in general, and dancing!  I mean in the words of Sarah Jessica Parker, "I love to dance" (Girls just wanna have fun).

AGF: Is there a specific project you envision being made with your new fabrics collection?

Dana: I picture a lot of fun baby and kid items: bright colorful crib sheets, cute leggings, home decor pieces to decorate a kid's bedroom.  Then, as mentioned above, I can see apparel for women and men as well: cute dresses, skirts, shirts, shorts.  Men's shorts from "ice cream shop"??  Maybe!  And of course some darling quilts.  I've definitely grown up as an apparel sewer so quilting is a new world to me as well.  I'm excited to start piecing things together!

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AGF: What’s your favorite thing about designing fabrics?

Dana: I love seeing shapes come together and figuring out the pattern repeat. When I was working on a triangle design, I was cool to dissect which basic "shape" of triangles, in different weights, needed to come together to make the continuous repeat.  

AGF: What is next for you in 2016?

Dana: I hope to put out more sewing patterns, more videos, and of course....more fabric!  And I want to keep pushing myself to try concepts that are outside of my wheel house, that help me grow as an artist.

Thank you Art Gallery for having me!  

I'm excited to join the team!

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We hope you enjoyed the interview with Dana! Stay tuned for the full reveal of Dana's entire collection. We're super excited to see all the amazing projects you will make with Boardwalk Delight. As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring! 

Xoxo,

Stephanie


AGF Stitched Featuring Chalk & Paint by Sew Caroline

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Hey Everyone!

We hope you’re having a creative day, so far! As you might know, we recently released Sew Caroline’s newest collection, Chalk and Paint. This collections is so bright and fun that it’s perfect for spring projects. If you are thinking of making a quilt with this collection, you’re in the right place!

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Fat Quarter Shop just released their new episode of AGF Stitched with Kimberly and it features Chalk and Paint. In this episode you’ll learn a few techniques while making the Blithe Quilt. The final quilt has a great modern design and it accentuates many of the prints in Chalk and Paint.

What’s great about this pattern is that you can adapt it to smaller projects. The simple blocks can be used to make pillows, placemats, or anything else you can think of!But don’t take my word for it! Download the FREE PATTERN to the Blithe Quilt and follow the AGF Stitched episode.

If you need a little inspiration before starting, here are a few makers that made their own version of the Blithe Quilt.

For more info about the products used on this episode of AGF Stitched, visit the Fat Quarter Shop blog (The Jolly Jabber) and remember to enter their giveaway!

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Share this project with all your quilting friends and feel free to share your version of the #BlitheQuilt on social media. Stay tuned for the next video tutorial.  As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring!

Happy Quilting!

Stephanie


Take an Adventure to the Woods with Forest Floor

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Hello beautiful makers!

We hope everyone is having a fabulous Thursday! We have something special for you today! Let me paint a picture in your mind to prepare you. Imagine walking down a beautiful trail filled with trees grazing the sky with their rich green leaves. As you walk, you feel a cool breeze and you see small white moths flutter by. You then look down and realize that there’s a whole new world on the nature filled ground. From saplings, to mushrooms, to critters crawling by; the forest floor will amaze you…

Get ready to bring the beauty of nature to all of your sewing projects! We are happy to present Forest Floor by Bonnie Christine! This collection is inspired by Bonnie’s experience of living in a forest (pretty cool) and brings to life her memories of a wondrous natural world.

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Like many of Bonnie’s collections, Forest Floor is about admiring the “little things” that surround us. It encourages us to be curious about the world and use our surroundings as a form of inspiration.

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Can’t wait to sew with Forest Floor? Check out the lookbook filled with inspirational projects with pattern links and instructions.

 

Add a touch of nature to your home décor with this “Forager” FREE QUILT PATTERN! Download the pattern here.

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Match all of your projects with these coordinating blenders chosen just for you. Imagine all of the possibilities...

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If you’re loving this collection as much as we are, don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY! Win this lovely fat quarter bundle of Forest Floor Fabrics and sew with the wonders from the woods.

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CONGRATULATIONS Ann Marie Cowley, you've won the fat quarter bundle of Forest Floor! Check your email.

To enter:

  • Browse through the Forest Floor lookbook and leave a comment below, telling us what you would make with this collection.

Giveaway ends March 10th at 3pm EST and the winner will be chosen using random.org and will be announced on this post.

 

Happy Sewing!

Stephanie