Project Challenge

Project Challenge 2012. Challenge #3 - Table Runner

 

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Ladies you did such a great job last month that we are stepping up the game! We are so proud of you :)

This month's challenge will be a table runner. It can be any shape and size that you wish so use your imagination!

The requirements for this challenge will be:

1. Geometric design top

2. Must combine with solids

3. The quilting motif has to be geometrical too (no swirls or feathers, please)

Simple, simple, simple, but challenging at the same time!! So with that being said (you guys still with me?) you can add any technique learned to spice it up and make it more complex (in the picture below we made a sample using different collections and adding yo-yo flowers)

Now show us yours!

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As always here are the rules:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge.
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

You have until March 31st to submit your final product and remember that the prize for this month will be again (as every month) 10 YARDS OF ART GALLERY FABRICS! Whoooo-hoooo!!

Judging: We LOVED that you guys got going and showed off your stuff. Please keep sharing all that you do because it truly is inspiring!

We have had many questions on how the public vote will work. The public vote in FB (person with most votes) will count only as 1 vote. We will have 7 more people voting this month ... So in total there will be 8 votes for the winner: AGF team (5 votes), our great designer & creative director Pat Bravo (1 vote), our awesome designer Bari J. (1 vote) & public vote (1 vote)... Very exciting!! 

May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy! Get set GO!!

XOXO, Anais




Project Challenge 2012. Challenge #2 - Headband

 ProjectLOGO_finalSo we hoped you liked the first challenge and that got your creative gears in motion... 


This month the challenge will be a headband. We love how easy are they to make, so you can get as creative as you want and the styles can vary.

This month requirement is: Yo-Yos or twisted flowers.

So here are the rules:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge.
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

We will show you our product and it's up to you to make your own version as creative as possible! Get dramatic, get creative, be daring and bold:) We loved what we've been seen so far on the first challenge!!

 

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You can upload your completed project on our Art Gallery Fabrics Facebook Event page here 

JUDGING: This challenge is getting interesting... Sooo we will have 3 judges (Pat Bravo, Bari J and and an AGF staff member) and the 4th will be voted on by the public...   Yay!!!!  Yes, from this month on voting will be open to the public on Facebook!!

Voting will begin March 1st and end March 5th. Any LIKES on your specific project in our Facebook album page before March 1st will count... so early birds will have more voting time... So get those sewing hands typing e-mails and let EVERYONE know to vote for you....


May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy! Get set GO!!

XOXO, Anais


Challenge # 1 – Heat Therapy Pillow

Get those sewing machines out because the challenge is here…Projectchallenge_logoAfter a month of running around shopping, wrapping, decorating, partying and well overall living it up we decided that the first challenge should address this need. This therapy pillow is good for for relieving those sore and stiff muscles after the holiday season.

Heat the pack for 1 or 2 minutes in the microwave for a hot pack that will loosen up tight muscles, or place one in a plastic bag and toss it in the freezer to be used as a cold pack to relieve swelling.

Rules:

  1. Join Facebook event to enter.
  2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics (prints, blenders or solids, doesn't matter. We love them all! LOL).
  3. Must have minimum of 1 raw-edge applique shape (remember: KIS -not the last S because you're not!)
  4. Size doesn't matter in this case. Furthermore, if you feel Holiday exhausted like us, it's better to make many for all your aching muscles
  5. Must be creative (the more daring and bolder the better)

 

What you will need:

  1. Main Fabric: we used our Moorish Rug Aqua from the Bazaar Style Collection. 
  2. Accent Fabric (applique letter): we used Gems Ocean from the Bazaar Style Collection
  3. Muslin Fabric for the filler
  4. Double stick lightweight fusible applique interfacing

Filler:

  • Basic: Rice, Beans, Buckwheat
  • Stimulate: Coffee beans
  • Aromatherapy: add aromatherapy oils to flax-seed and let dry before putting into bag. Another aaahhh.... choice is a few lavender dried flowers

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Our Finished Product:

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   (ohhhhh soooo soothing...)

 

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   (notice the bag is not full and that will allow the pillow to conform to your body)

 

Tips: Do not over fill bag with filler. This will allow your bag to be molded and make it more comfortable.

Remember that this challenge runs throughout January.

Good luck and may your thread be strong and your machine be speedy!

Get set. Ready. Go!

 

XOXO, the AGF team