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Spice Rack Quilt Featuring Spices Fusion from Quilts and More Magazine

Hello Quilty Friends, 

How has 2018 been treating you? The days are already flying by for me but I have been slowly incorporating my new year goals into place! For those of you who added sew more in 2018 to your new year goals I got the perfect project for you all to tackle. It's called the Spice Rack Quilt made with Spices Fusion! The pattern can be found in the Spring 2018 Quilts and more issue!  The holiday season may have taken a toll on our sewing time but this easy to sew quilt will get your sewing mojo back in no time. This quilt is made entirely out of rows and rows of tumbler pattern pieces. I love the organic feel to this quilt and how the placement of the fabrics keep your eyes moving  from shape to shape. 

 

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For those of you who are interested in a quilt kit for this quilt head over to Fat Quarter Shop to pick up one for you and a sewing friend. 

 

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Here at AGF we love to inspire you with sewing tutorials, new fabric collections and fabric giveaways. If you are a fan of Spices Fusion don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

In the comments box below tell us your sewing goals for 2018. 

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Giveaway runs from Jan 16- 23!  

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6 Sewing Projects to Organize Your Home

Hey there, makers!

I hope everything is going well! It’s no surprise that January is a hectic month. It’s that time of the year where you’re trying to set the right goals for the year and get as much done is possible. Sometimes it can even be overwhelming! But remember to  take things one step at a time. One of the best ways of avoiding stress during the new year is by keeping your home organized.

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It may sound silly, but the less clutter you have around you the more your ideas will flow. Hence, you can spend less time cleaning and doing more sewing! Since a little sewing never hurt anyone, I’ve prepared a list of 6 projects you can make to organize your home. Click the name of each project to find the tutorial. Let’s begin!

 

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Let's Talk Fabric: How to Reupholster a Chair

Hello DIYers, 

Welcome to another episode of Let's Talk Fabric an AGF series showcasing videos featuring DIY Home Decor projects! In today's episode, we found an old chair in serious need of some makeover. We liked the frame, but hated the cushion- so watch the video below to see everything we went through to make this chair worthy of sitting again! 

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For this project, we focused on bringing life back to a forgotten chair that needed some extra love. We wanted to keep some elements in order to maintain its original charm, while still modernizing it. We went with some geometric shapes, so they would contrast with the curvy structure of the frame, giving the final project a more chic look. The print used is called Flipped Semicircles from the Take Shape collection. To find a store near you make sure to click here. 

  

Keep in mind that for this particular project, directions may vary since a vintage chair will always be different! But, regardless of what project you would like to upgrade, don't be scared- anything old looks pretty amazing with a brand new print. Leave me a comment telling me your experience :) 

 

Decor away...

 

Martina

 


Happy New Year and to more sewing with the AGF Quilt Block Collection

Hey There Makers, 

How was your New Year celebration? There is something fun and exhilarating about starting a new year! It's the time where we think of the things we need to work on and what direction we want to go. Setting goals are a great way to get organized about what you want to happen in your life. The important thing to remember is to take baby steps to achieve your goals and don't stress to much about it. One of my 2018 goals are to buy less and sew more. Before I go ahead and buy that pillow, blanket, scarf, outfit, necklace, whatever it may be, I am going to ask myself can I make this and if the answer is yes, I am going to walk away from the item. I will keep you posted through the year on my progress. Comment below and share with me your New Year Resolutions. Today I want to share with you block Number 29 in the AGF Quilt Block Collection, the Union Square Block featuring Love Story Fabrics.  I love the"Lovebirds Amber" print in the center of my block. I also am a big fan of the square within a square look and the hst's on each of the corners adds a nice pop and finishing touch. I definitely see me turning this block into a sweet decorative pillow for my sofa. 

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Don't forget about our monthly AGF Quilt Block Contest on Instagram where two winners are chosen every month. All you have to do is make a block from the collection with AGF Fabrics and post on Instagram with the hashtag #AGFQuiltBlockCollection.  I hope to see more of your blocks in 2018! 

Watch the video below to make the Union Square block! 

 

 

Enjoy, 

Meli 


Romance is in the air with Love Story fabrics by Maureen Cracknell

Hey there, fab makers!

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 is filled with tons of great things for you! The AGF team is back to the office with energy and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve prepared for you this year. We’re starting the year strong with a look book release you’re truly going to fall IN LOVE with. Beautiful makers, we present to you Love Story fabrics by Maureen Cracknell.

This has to be one on the most romantic collections I’ve ever seen! Bright reds, classy teals, blues, and hints of blush grace each design to create a heartwarming feel. Maureen, will take make you feel like a hopeless romantic with every stitch you sew.

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What makes this collection, even more interesting is that Maureen shows us that love isn’t only about love birds and flowers. Through some of the bold geometric designs she added to the collection, Maureen visualizes how love can edgy and tough yet everlasting. Plus they add a nice contrast to the rest of the prints!

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So, are  you ready to create your own love story with these beautiful prints? Yes? Well, catch a dose of inspiration with the Love Story lookbook! Get ready to indulge in romantic quilts, boho inspired garments, and much more.

 

 

Make sure to download the X&O’s free quilt pattern and sew it just in time for Valentine’s day!

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 For those of you who love sketching out your projects and creating your own patterns, we’ve made a list of coordinating blenders that go well with Love Story. Aren’t they yummy?

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Last but not least, if you can’t wait to have this collection in your sewing room don’t forget to enter the giveaway!   

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Enter by simply filling the form below. Giveaway ends January 15th. Good luck!

We can’t wait to see all the things you’ll make with Love Story!

 

Happy Sewing!

Stephanie

 

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Let's Talk Fabric: DIY Knot Pillow

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to Let's Talk Fabric, our Youtube series for DIY home decor projects. Today we want to share with you, a very simple way to make a creative pillow. A knot pillow consists of making a tube of fabric, stuffing it with poly-fil, sewing the end and mold it till it becomes knotted. Without further ado, see for yourself the step by step tutorial!

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For this project, we played around with our knits! This type of fabric is stretchy making it more malleable for this type of pillow making. The fabrics used are part of different collections: The stripes you see featured came from our Striped Knit Collection which came out this month! The red pillow is from our Knit Solids Collection called, Saffron and the grey is Graphite.

 

  

This pillow is a fun and easy way of filling up an empty couch or chair- or maybe for that one person you still have to give a present to. Let me know what you think of this project in the comment section and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch more videos like this one :) 

 

Decor away...

 

Martina