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February 2017

Hand Sewing Stitches Guide

Hey hey! 

I hope you all found good use to the sewing machine stitches infographic I made last week! Today, I have another infographic for you to collect! This one is about hand sewing stitches. I know that most of you already know these terms and the use of each stitch, but I think having these little charts at hand is very helpful. For example if you have to help someone with a project, you can hand them this little "cheat sheet" to make things easier for them! Or let's say you're a little rusty on your hand sewing skills, this chart will be a great reminder.

Check it out, print it out, and start sewing!

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I hope you all enjoyed this!

-Carolina


How to make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband? Skirt sewing tutorial!

Hello Makers!

Today, we have a little surprise for you. Recently, Laura from Petite Stitchery visited as at AGF Headquaters and we recorded some great sewing tutorials with her! One of them explains how to make a skirt with elastic waistband and a cute pocket. We want to share it with you today. The project is very easy to make and your little girl is going to love it! The big pocket is a great addition because what kid doesn't like big pockets? They can put all of their treasures in there ;)

Laura used Wonderful Things collection by Bonnie Christine and it's definitely WONDERFUL for this project.

Follow the tutorial and let us know in comments if you want to make a skirt just like this one!

 

 

Happy Sewing

Ola


AGF stitched Featuring Wonderful Things Fabrics by Bonnie Christine

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Hello, hello!

This week we’re excited to share with you the latest episode of AGF stitched with Kimberly! In Kimberly’s tutorial, you will learn how to make a beautiful Filigree quilt featuring Bonnie Christine's newest collection, Wonderful Things Fabrics Filigree-1

Download the free pattern of this quilt and watch Kimberly show you how to make each block! If you would like to recreate the same quilt with Wonderful Things fabrics,  you can purchase the quilt kit at Fat Quarter Shop.

If you would like to see the same quilt design made by other makers, these are the makers that have joined us so far:

Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset

Dana from Old Red Barn Co.

Shruti from 13 Woodhouse Road

Melanie from Mostly Crafty

Kristen from Three in the Nest

Nettie from A Quilt is Nice

Connie from Freemotion by the River

Sinta from Pink Pincushion

Kristin Simple. Handmade. Everyday.

Here are some of our favorites!
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The first quilt on the top was made by: Melanie from Mostly Crafty. The second quilt (middle one) was made by Kristin Simple. Handmade. Everyday. and the third one was made by Sinta from Pink Pincushion
 
I hope you guys enjoyed, 
 
Carolina.

 

 


Sewing Machine Stitches

Hey there!

As you all know I'm always posting learning materials because who doesn't love to learn or remember interesting things? I personally love learning new things! Here at AGF HQ we always say "everyday you learn something new" and I think it is so true! It's incredible how you get to learn or understand so many things in so little time.

Especially, when your friends or coworkers are from different parts of the world. Today, I started researching about the different types of stitches and I found lots of interesting information! Since I love making infographics I decided to narrow down the information I found in this cute graphic!  My favorite thing about infographics is that you can print them out and have them wherever is convenient for you!  Infograph

I hope you guys find good use for this infographic about sewing stitches.

 

Talk to you soon!

Caro


Projects You Can Make with Fiesta Fun Fabrics

Hey there fabulous makers!

It may be a new week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a little time to sew! Here at the AGF HQ, we’re still energized from the release of Fiesta Fun fabrics by Dana Willard. This bright collection has us wanting to throw a party every day. Have you had a chance to check out the look book for this collection? It has tons of funky outfits and vibrant quilts that are just perfect for spring! Here are a few of our favorites…

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If you’re looking for some extra inspiration, we made this quick video that showcases a myriad of projects you can make. Perhaps your next party will be Fiesta Fun themed?

As you can see, the sewing possibilities with this collection are endless! Let me know in the comments what your favorite projects are and if you’ve made anything with Fiesta Fun, feel free to share it on social media with the hashtag #FiestaFunFabrics and #ArtGalleryFabrics.

Happy sewing!

-Stephanie


6 Projects You'll Love Made with Pink Fabrics

Hey there, crafty friends and pink lovers!

Do you remember when my friend Ola, revealed the color of February? We spread the news that it was Pink and everyone’s hearts melted! Especially, with February being all about love because of Valentine’s Day. Since we also love how sweet and delicate pink can be, we decided to share our devotion for this color by sharing some awesome projects you can make with this month’s ColorFun prints.

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From cute baby clothes to stylish tops and even décor, these prints will add a feminine touch to anything you sew.

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Now, let’s talk about these cute projects.

  1. Garland Featuring Pandalicious Fabrics

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I love how Alisa from the blog A Stitch in Between created this delicate garland that can be used to decorate a girl’s bedroom or a fun birthday party. The pink cherry blossom fabric from Pandalicious Fabrics by Katarina Roccella really makes the little lantern shapes stand out!

  1. Misses’ Keyhole-Closure Tank Top

Pink daisy top

With spring less than a month away, it’s time to bring out your favorite pastel garments. Perhaps, you can even do a little selfish sewing? This top made with the pink daisy fabric from Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine is so sweet for the season!  I bet it would be a fabulous addition to your wardrobe (click name for pattern)!

  1. Ruffle Baby Bib and Onesie

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If you’re a mommy looking to keep your baby girl clean and stylish, this bib and onesie is perfect! The pink heart fabric from Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi will make any project for your baby even more loveable.

  1. Misses’ Sleepwear

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Ok, so what’s better than snuggling under a cozy quilt? Um… snuggling under it in comfy PJs of course! These cute pair of jammies featuring the pink bunny fabric from Anna Elise by Bari J. are a dream. Plus, they’re made with knits. I dare you to make some and have sweet dreams (click name for pattern)!

  1. Buck Forest Embroidery Hoop By Cheri Lehnow

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The moment I saw this embroidery hoop with the pink Buck Forest print, I was all heart eyes. You can make a few of these with all of our pink ColorFun prints and re-decorate you sewing room! Thanks for the cute idea Cheri [see more of her cute things on Instagram: @tinkerellen]!

  1. Girl Dress Featuring Playground Fabrics

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Last but not least, our final pink pick is this cute girl’s dress made with Playground by Amy Sinibaldi that Sems Fabrics posted on Instagram. There’s something so cute about seeing a little girl in a Pink dress! Make one for your little one and have them twirl into spring.


I hope these projects have made you love pink even more! Let me know in the comments which projects are your favorites. Stay tuned for the next edition of ColorFun!

 

Til next time,

Stephanie


Take a closer look at Blithe by Katarina Roccella - Let's Talk Fabric by AGF + fabric Giveaway

Hello All Makers!

Today we want to take a closer look at Katarina's Rocella latest collection "Blithe". 

We simply love those winter fabric prints that are just portray winter landscapes perfectly . If you have a bundle of this collection in your stash and you need  project ideas, you can't miss this episode of Let's talk fabric.

All the cute quilted pillows, bags, clutches and dresses that you can make with knits from this collection simply need to be part of your sewing list. ;)

What's even more exciting about our Let's Talk Fabric series is the giveaway that you can participate in if you are our YouTube subscriber. If you love all things crafty, don't hesitate to subscribe. You are going to be notified first about new collection videos, our Sew crafty tutorials, and much more!:)

 

In order to enter the giveaway, please comment on this video in the Youtube comment section ( You are not in the contest pool if you comment here, under the blog post). Good Luck!

 

I hope you have fun getting inspired with Blithe by Katarina Roccella!

 

Happy sewing!

Ola


Bring the Joy with Here Comes the Fun: A Modern Quilt Challenge

Hi there, Quilters and Makers!

With spring around the corner, it’s time to make bright and colorful quilts for the upcoming season! This is why we’ve prepared a challenge for you to rev up your sewing machines. We’re happy to kick start the “Bring the Joy with Here Comes the Fun” modern quilt challenge! Since Sew Caroline’s newest collection, Here Comes the Fun is all about happy lyrics and the beautiful art that fills many cities combined with fun designs, we thought it would be great for making bright modern quilts. Plus, the colors of this collection are great for spring!

We were inspired to make this challenge because in just a few days we’ll be attending Quiltcon in Savannah, GA. This is the largest modern quilt show of its kind and it’s filled with all kinds of quilting inspiration and competitions. For our booth theme we’ve decided to dedicate it to the Arts District located in Miami (Wynwood) and we’re calling it the “Quilt District.” We thought it would be fun to host our own modern quilt competition for those of you who aren’t able to attend the show. Since, “Here Comes the Fun” is all about the beauty of street art, you’ll be able to bring a bit of the Quilt District to your home with this challenge.  

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Are you up for this challenge? Here’s the scoop on how to enter:

If you would like to participate in this challenge, you will need to make a 40” x 60” modern quilt (or larger) that is made mostly with Here Comes the Fun Fabrics by Sew Caroline. You may mix and match blenders/ solids into your quilt as long as they are from AGF (the whole quilt must be made with AGF to be considered). And yes, you are allowed to use a pre-made quilt pattern. When coming up with your design, think color blocking, negative space, geometric designs, etc. If you are stuck we have prepared a Pinterest board for you to get some inspiration. You have full creative freedom and “modern” is open to interpretation, so let your creativity guide you!

Submissions:

You can submit a hi-res image of your quilt to marketing@artgalleryfabrics.com with your name, the name of your quilt, and a description of your design. The images will be shared on a Pinterest board titled, “Here Comes the Fun Quilt Challenge” and people will be able to vote for their favorite quilts by pinning them. Submissions will be opened until May 31st.

Voting:

Voting on Pinterest will be open from June 1st to June 12th. The quilts with the most votes/pins will be the winners. We will announce three winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) on the blog and we will contact them personally by email.

Make sure to take bright, sharp, pretty pictures of your projects so that they can be showed off in the best way possible!

Now for the fun stuff… The prizes!

1st Prize

  • 3 Fat quarter Bundles of Caroline’s collections (Bundles will be chosen at random)
  • 2 yards of any Here Comes the Fun Knit (chosen at random)
  • 2 yards of Let’s Chalk Joyful Rayon
  • 1 Yard of Here Comes the Fun (C-69303)
  • 2 of Sew Caroline’s patterns
  • Sewing Inspired Mug designed by Sew Caroline

2nd Prize

  • 2 Fat quarter Bundles of Caroline’s collections (Bundles will be chosen at random)
  • 2 yards of Let’s Chalk Joyful Rayon
  • 1 of Sew Caroline’s patterns of your choice
  • Sewing Inspired Mug designed by Sew Caroline

3rd Prize

  • 1 Fat quarter Bundle from one of Caroline’s collections (Bundle will be chosen at random)
  • 2 yards of Let’s Chalk Joyful Rayon
  • Sewing Inspired Mug designed by Sew Caroline

We hope you’re excited to join this quilt challenge! Make sure to use the hashtag #HereComestheFunChallenge when posting on social media.

Happy Quilting!

-Stephanie


P.S. Here is a re-cap of all the dates and a few disclaimers. Feel free to download the full set of the contest guidelines for you to review and keep.

Deadlines:

Submit quilts to marketing@artgalleryfabrics.com

Submissions opened until May 31st  Anything sent after this time period is not eligible to compete.

Public voting will be open from June 1st to June 12th.       

Winners will be announced on June 13th here on the blog.

 

Disclaimer(s):

  • All fabrics used for your project must be AGF
  • You can mix and match with other AGF prints and\or blenders, but the majority of the fabric in your project should be Here Comes the Fun by Sew Caroline.
  • Open to those in the U.S only.
  • Shop owners are not eligible to compete. (This includes online e-commerce shops and Etsy shops)
  • If you are a blogger who participated in a previous AGF blog tour with this collection or contributed to the look book, you are not allowed to submit the same project.

Throw a sewing fiesta with Fiesta Fun by Dana Willard!

Hey there, sewing friends!

I hope you all are feeling creative because it’s time to throw a sewing fiesta! We all know that it’s fun to make things for a normal occasion, but sewing for a party can ignite all kinds of inspiration. From colorful garlands to cute party dresses, festive sewing is one of the most fun ways of showing your sewing skills. One collection that screams P-A-R-T-Y is Fiesta Fun by our Angles designer Dana Willard!

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This collection is filled with vibrant colors and a modern Mexican flair that will have you daydreaming of a folkloric day in a Mexican plaza! I must admit, I’m kinda obsessed with the orange print. Not only because I live in Florida but because I love growing citruses in my backyard.

Fiest Fun Product Inspiration Citrus Sunrise Dress 2

Each print is so full of good energy that your day will brightened as you sew with them! I invite you to flip through the look book to get inspired by tons of projects for the upcoming seasons.

 

If you’ve been thinking of making a modern quilt filled with bright colors, make sure to download the Fiesta Garden FREE QUILT PATTERN.

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For those of you who are curious about mixing blenders into your Fiesta Fun projects, here are a few AGF Elements that coordinate perfectly.

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Last but not least… add this vibrant collection to your stash by entering the giveaway!

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To enter, simply fill out the form below. Giveaway ends February 21st at 3:00pm.

We hope you’re excited to hang up your streamers and start sewing with Fiesta Fun!


GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

Congratulations Myrna Patterson you have won a fat quarter bundle of Fiesta Fun collection. Check your email! :)

 

Adios!

-Stephanie

 

 

Sew Crafty - Heart Pillow Tutorial

Hey there awesome makers!

Since Valentine's day has arrived, I wanted to inspire you to make an awesome gift of your quilty friends! I can't get enough of the pinks and pastel colors in Wonderful Things fabrics by Bonnie Christine so I decided to use her fabric collection to create this quick project I fell in love with. Today, I will teach you how to make a heart pillow in few steps. This project is a great way to add a little love to your decor or like I mentioned before, it's a nice way of showing your friends you care about them. So, get your sewing machine ready, press play and make a heart pillow! 

 

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial!

 

Love,

Caro