Fabric Collections

An endless love for flowers: Wild Bloom by Bari J.

Hello, beautiful sewists!

Raise your hand if you love flowers as much as you love sewing! I know I sure do! Ever since I was a kid, I have fond memories of gardening with my mom (who also loves flowers), visiting botanical gardens, and when I learned how to draw it was the first thing I was inspired by. It’s no surprise that flowers make the world more beautiful! Especially when you incorporate them in fabrics, quilts, and sewing projects.

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I know that during the fall it’s not conventional to use many flowers; but I encourage you to go against the current and use florals all year long. One designer that always makes us fall in love with florals no matter what season it is, is Bari J. She has knocked it out the park with her newest collection, Wild Bloom fabrics. From sketchy flower branches, bright bouquets, and vibrant hand painted blooms, this collection will have you dreaming of lovely gardens.

Another thing that makes this collection one of a kind, are the vibrant colors that splash each print! I’m currently obsessed with this pouch that combines one the collection’s florals with the “Sashiko Florette Coral” print because of how eye catching it looks with these bright colors. Isn’t is stylish?

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OK, so now that we’ve devoted our love for flowers, you have to check out the Wild Bloom lookbook! Explore all the trendy outfits, stunning quilts, and projects for sewists of all levels.

 

 

Bring a dose of color into your home with the “Splendorous” free quilt pattern.

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We also have a curated selection of blenders for you to use in all your other Wild Bloom projects. What do you think?

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Last but not least, a giveaway awaits you!

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Simply fill the form below for a chance to win a bundle of Wild Bloom by Bari J. Giveaway ends October 19th. Good luck!

 

I hope you love Bari’s exuberant world of flowers!

 

Happy sewing!

-Stephanie

Congrats, Evy Hawkins! You've won the bundle Wild Bloom fabrics. Please check your email.  

 

Explore the Free Spirited World of Indie Boheme by Pat Bravo

Hello, beautiful sewists!

Lately I’ve been thinking about how sewing is a craft that you can always experiment with. With so many designers, fabric collections, and beautiful free quilt patterns available you can never get bored! The style that has been catching my eye is the boho trend. There’s something so carefree about this style and it’s so stylish in a funky way (plus I feel connected to it because my mom calls me the “bohemian” of the family”).

One collection that portrays boho style beautifully is Pat Bravo’s new collection Indie Boheme fabrics. This collection is the continuation of her successful first Indie Collection. Indie Boheme combines Pat’s love for faraway influences, eye-catching colors, and bold designs to create a free spirited range of prints.

Every time I look at this collection, I simply dream of flowy tunics and maxi dresses!

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But boho style isn’t just for garments! You can add a creative touch to your home with boho decor with it. Think patchwork pillows, unique quilts, and much more. I invite you to flip through the Indie Boheme lookbook to find inspirations for all kinds of boho inspired projects.

 

Add a new quilt pattern to your collection by downloading the “Wildflowers” free quilt pattern.

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If you would like to contrast the bold prints with a few blenders, here are a few we’ve curated for you. Aren’t they divine?

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Now, for the best part! You can join Pat’s love for “la vie de boheme” by adding a bundle of this collection to your stash!

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To enter the giveaway simply fill the form below. Giveaway ends Thursday, June 22nd at 3:00pm EST. Good luck!

I hope you’re in love with Indie Boheme by Pat Bravo as much as we are!

Till next time,

Stephanie

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Congrats, Sandy Belt for winning the Indie Boheme Fabrics giveaway! Please check your email.

 

 

Time to Fiesta - Double Pinwheel Quilt Block Video Tutorial

Hello Makers, 

Join me in making a Double Pinwheel block featuring Fiesta Fun Fabrics. This block measures 17" which would be perfect to turn into a pillow to add some cheer to any household! The colors in the Fiesta Fun fabric collection are so vibrant and are such a joy to sew with! This block is made completely out of quarter square triangle units in three fabrics.

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Grab some fabrics and let's get started! Click on the video below to follow along! 

 

 

Click here to watch more fun sewing tutorials from AGF! Stay tuned for the next addition to our quilt block collection featuring Capsules by AGF!

Enjoy,

Melissa  

 


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


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


The Wondrous World of Blithe by Katarina Roccella

Hello fabulous makers!

Isn’t it crazy how we’re only a few days away from the first day of winter? Unlike us in South Florida, many of you are already experiencing colder weather. One thing that’s great about the cool temperatures is that you feel more encouraged to stay indoors and sew! This is the perfect time to work on all your UFO’s, start new cozy quilts, and sew all kinds of winter garments.

One collection that’s ideal for winter is Blithe by Katarina Roccella. This beautiful collection is filled with frosty trees, confident deer, and subdued colors that will have you sewing in a winter wonderland. We must admit that this season, we’ll be experiencing winter vicariously through this collection.

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One thing I truly love about Blithe is that it was inspired by a beautiful quote from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”  Katarina beautifully translates this quote visually through her use of grays, deep plum, and cool shades of blue.

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We prepared a wondrous look book for you to feast your eyes on mesmerizing quilts, comfy garments, and classy home décor. Check it out!

 

Oh, And this "Windowscape" FREE QUILT PATTERN is waiting for you to sew it! Doesn't it look cozy?

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Have some fun mixing and matching fabrics with this color guide. Choose your favorite coordinating blenders and start sewing!

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Now for the best part… If you want a magical bundle of Blithe fabrics by Katarina Roccella, make sure to enter our giveaway!

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To enter simply fill the form below! Giveaway ends Monday, December 19th at 3:00pm. Good luck!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to sew with Blithe. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful projects you’ll make!

Till next time,

Stephanie

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CONGRATULATIONS Brooke Osborne, you've won the Blithe Giveaway! Check your email:)

 

P.S. Check out this video for some fun moments from the Blithe photoshoot. Enjoy!


Sew Cheerfully with Here Comes the Fun by Sew Caroline

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Hey fabulous makers!

The other day I had a thought… trends come and go but colors are always cool. There’s something so interesting about mixing and matching bright colors to create modern sewing masterpieces. Colors can change the mood of any project and if you choose vibrant hues, all your projects will instantly exude joy.

One collection that screams happiness is Here Comes the Fun by Sew Caroline. This collection is filled with happy lyrics, bold brush strokes inspired by street art, and whimsy florals that will simply make you smile when you sew with these prints. I personally have a special connection with this fun collection because it reminds me of the Arts District in Miami called Wynwood. The bright colors in this collection and especially the “Improv Strokes” print remind me of the beautiful murals that line the streets of that neighborhood.

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I can already envision modern color block quilts and tons of children’s clothes with this youthful collection. Caroline has shown off her bubbly personality in her designs once more!

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Brighten your day by browsing through the look book and get inspired by cute garments, colorful quilts, and much more!

 

Bring a fun accent to your little one’s room with this “Happy Song” FREE QUILT PATTERN.   

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And if you’re wondering what blenders coordinate with this vibrant collection, here’s a nice selection of our specially curated AGF Elements. ;)

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But the real fun doesn’t start until you enter the GIVEAWAY! Win a bundle of Here Comes the Fun!

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To enter fill the form below. ;)

Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 29th at 3:00pm. Winner will be announced on this post.

 

I hope you’re excited to start creating beautiful projects with this collection. Stay tuned for more exciting things from AGF!

 

Till next time,

Stephanie

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS Dorie Eaquivel, you've won the Here Comes the Fun Giveaway! Check your email:)

 
P.S. If you're wondering how fun it was to make this look book, check out this video. :)


Learn About ANGLES - A new division of AGF

Hey there, fabric connoisseurs!

 

A few weeks ago we revealed that AGF has opened a new division of fabrics named ANGLES! We have been so flattered by everyone’s positive response and curiosity that we wanted to give you more details about this exciting new project.

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Many makers have been asking the following questions and we're happy to answer all of them:

  • What is ANGLES and what does it mean?

  • What kind of designs should I expect to see in ANGLES?

  • Will the collections be made with the same quality of current AGF collections?

  • Who are the current Angles designers and will more designers be added to this new division?


What is ANGLES and what does it mean?

ANGLES is our new fabric division. Here at AGF we believe that fabrics are works of art that can be seen, used and interpreted in many ways. Hence fabrics can be seen from many "angles". We believe in what makes you happy, which means using prints you love in the way you want and combining them to suit your specific needs. This pays way to a new wave of designers, styles, and trends that will influence the way we sew in the years to come.

We want to keep inspiring you everyday. For this reason, we are embracing unique talents and myriad of design styles through our new fabric division, ANGLES. From vintage inspired motifs to funky trends, we are excited to open the doors to a new generation of fabric designers that will create new textile movements.

What kind of designs should I expect to see in ANGLES?

To put it in simple terms, you’ll be able to see a little bit of everything in this new fabric division. From cute novelty prints, to vintage designs appropriated into modern themes, to funky unimaginable prints! There will be a medley of styles to suit all of your sewing needs.

Will the collections be made with the same quality as other AGF collections?

The fabric collections created under ANGLES will have the SAME GREAT QUALITY as current AGF collections. As a maker, you’ll be able to enjoy new design aesthetics that will suit a variety of styles while sewing with the same amazing softness, drape, and vibrance that AGF always delivers.

Who are the current Angles designers and will more designers be added to this new division?

It is very important for us to bring you unique and exclusive design styles. Therefore, we are happy to have Dana Willard from Made Everyday and Amy Sinibaldi from Nanacompany as our introductory ANGLES designers! They’ll be showing off their unique styles with their new collections in the upcoming months. Each collection will consist of 16 cotton prints with 3 prints in knits and 1 print in canvas.

 

Dana will present Fiesta Fun fabrics | Available December 2016

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Amy will present Charleston fabrics & Les Petits fabrics | Available March 2017

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And YES! In the future we do plan on adding more designers to ANGLES. We’ll be announcing new additions in the future, so stay tuned! 


We hope you are as excited as we are to learn and sew with the new collections from ANGLES! Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions regarding our new fabric division.

 

Till next time!

Stephanie


The Denim Studio by AGF has grown!

Hello fabulous makers!

I hope you’re having a great week. We recently returned from Quilt Market in Houston and we are extremely inspired to start releasing all the upcoming collections for this season. While being at market I had the opportunity to speak to tons of business owners and makers. One thing I found in common with all of them was their adoration for the Denim Studio. This was great to hear because this substrate allows makers to think outside the box when they sew.

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For this reason, we have added tons of new denim prints and a variety of textures for you to have fun with! Check them out!

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If you haven’t sewn with our denim yet, I highly recommend it because it’s so versatile. At first thought most people just think of jeans when they hear the word denim. But in reality you can make anything with this substrate! Check out the lookbook we’ve prepared for you featuring projects with our new denims. You’ll fall in love with all the garments, quilts, and home décor!

 

To view a few close ups of these yummy fabrics, get inspired with this little video. I'm completely in love with the floral pants and the unique texture of the crosshatch denim! ;)

And of course, to start sewing with all the wonderful new denims, enter the giveaway! Have a chance to win a mixed bundle of the new additions to the Denim Studio.

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To enter simply fill the form below. Giveaway ends Thursday, November 10th at 3:00pm. :)

 

Feel free to tell us why you love the Denim Studio!

 

Till next time,

Stephanie  

 

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CONGRATULATIONS Michelle Lehman , you've won the AGF denim fabric bundle! Check your email:)

 

LIVE from Quilt Market in Houston

Hey there, beautiful makers!

One of our favorite times of the year has arrived! It’s time for FALL QUILT MARKET in Hosuton, TX! Over the past weeks you got to see all the amazing fabric collections we have prepared for you this season and now we get to show them off to all your favorite shops. Since Quilt Market is only open for industry professionals (fabric shops, long arm quilters, pattern makers, etc.) we know it’s a bummer that all of you awesome makers can’t come.

But that’s not going to stop us from bringing you with us! Get ready to take a tour of our Quilt Market Booth, LIVE on Facebook. Stay tuned on Sunday, October 30th around 2:00 pm EST to see how creative our booth design is this time! Also, make sure to keep your eyes glued to our Instagram account to see all of our antics from the moment we build our booth. We can’t wait to show you everything!

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Hope you see us at Quilt Market!

-Stephanie