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"Get the Look" from Simple Life Pattern Company

Hello fabulous makers!

Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from the holidays? As you all know, it’s time to do a little stretch, explore your fabrics stash, and start sewing handmade gifts! I know it seems overwhelming but don’t worry, we have something that will make your life a bit easier.

If you’re thinking of sewing a bunch of holiday outfits for your kids or you would like to give your friends a set of patterns, Simple Life Pattern Company has paired up with us to offer exclusive “Get the Look” kits that feature AGF! Yes, you read right! Now, you can sew all the Simple Life Patterns you love with your favorite AGF collections! Some of the popular collections included are Playground by Amy Sinibaldi, Lavish by Katarina Roccella, DARE by Pat Bravo and many more.

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If you visit the new “Get the Look Kits” section on the SLPco website, you’ll find 6 pages filled with cute dress patterns, shorts, tops, and a myriad of baby patterns ranging from sizes NB- 12. What’s great about these kits is that more will be added with every collection we release! Therefore, you'll always be able to sew new patterns with the newest AGF collections.

To take a closer look at some of the adorable outfits you can make for your little ones, check out the “Get the Look” lookbooks we’ve prepared for you.

 

Girls' Looks:

 

Baby Looks:

 

What did you think? I’m sure your little one will look like a fashionista with these outfits. ;) To purchase any of the “Get the Look Kits” visit the Simple Life Pattern Company website.

 

Feel free to tell us what your favorite Simple Life Pattern is.

 

Happy Sewing!

-Stephanie


Denim Studio 2.0 Blog Tour Re-Cap

Hey everyone!

Did you get a chance to see all the amazing projects in the Denim Studio 2.0 Blog Tour? If you didn’t, you’re in for a treat because today we’re showcasing all the amazing makers on this tour! If you’ve been following what we’ve done in the past with the Denim Studio, you probably know that when we first launched denim as a new substrate our friend the Tattooed Quilter hosted the first installment of the Denim Studio Blog Tour. Since then we have added some new additions to this collection such as new denim prints, Outland Yarn Dyes, Crosshatch Textured Denim, and Streaked Blend Denim.

Denim collage

When the very sweet Sarah from Sariditty Handmade (who also was part of the first tour) told us she wanted to host the second version of Denim Studio Blog Tour, we were extremely excited. We couldn’t wait to see what amazing projects were going to be made with our new denims. But enough of me talking…Without further ado, I present to you the projects from the Denim Studio 2.0 Blog Tour.


 

Christopher – The Tattooed Quilter

Tattooed quilter denim mini

First up, on the tour was Christopher a.k.a. The Tattooed Quilter and master of mini quilts. For this stylish mini he was inspired by Amy Sinibaldi’s #asdesignchallenge. He used a few of our new denim prints and our Outland Yarn Dyes in white, Rose Feather, Deep Ocean, and Endless Paradise. This yummy combination of colors is definitely worth taking a closer look at. Visit his blog to read all about his mini. ;)

Nicole – Lillyella

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Isn’t this floor pillow fabulous? Nicole completely nailed a beautiful juxtaposition between edgy denim and feminine details. I would love to have this floor pillow in my house! For this project she used our “Clouded Horizon” Crosshatched Textured Denim with the “Paradis Sweet” print from Joie De Vivre fabrics by Bari J.  Read her blog to get some tips about making this pattern.

Sarah – Sariditty Handmade

Elements quilt-Sariditty

Sarah colored our world with her amazing quilt made with AGF Denim and Elements! For the white background she used our “Vanilla Mist” Outland Yarn Dye and throughout the colorful blocks you can find bits of our Solid Smooth Denim and the other colors of the yarn dyes. I encourage you to check out her blog post where she explains all the details about her design.

Jennifer – Ginger Peach Studio

Jennrossotti_denim shirt

I absolutely LOVE this fashionable shirt Jenn from Ginger Peach Studio made with a combination of our Solid Smooth Denims! From the embroidered details to the positive vibes she evokes with the phrase “voir le bon” meaning “see the good” in French; this shirt is better than any ready-made garment out there. Check out Jenn’s Instagram to take a closer look at all of details.

Matthew – Mister Domestic

Mister domestic's woven quilt

Last but not least our AGF Sewcialite, Mister Domestic was the last participant on the awesome blog tour. As you already know, Matthew is a weaving fiend and he used these masterful skills to create a woven denim quilt. Isn’t it insanely wonderful? He weaved together Solid Smooth Denim and added accents of the Outland Yarn Dyes to give it little pops of color. Visit Matthews blog read about his crazy quilt weaving process.


 

I hope you love all the projects in the Denim Studio 2.0 Blog Tour! As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring!

All the best,

Stephanie

 

P.S. If you never got to see our Denim Studio video, here it is so you can check it out! It's filled with inspiration!


AGF Stitched with Kimberly : The Timber Quilt

AGF Stitched logo

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 lovely Timber quilt featuring Pat Bravo’s newest collection, Heartland.

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Download the FREE PATTERN to this darling quilt and watch Kimberly show you how to construct each block step-by-step. If you would like to re-create this quilt with Heartland, you can purchase the quilt kit at Fat Quarter Shop.

If you’re curious to see different versions of this quilt, check out the list of makers that put their own twist on the pattern with other AGF collections.

Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset

Melissa from Happy Quilting

Melanie from Mostly Crafty

Natalia from Piece N' Quilt

Heather & Megan from Quilt Story

Afton from Quilting Mod

Erin from Why Not Sew

Here are a few of our favorites!

AGF stitched collage
Credits: Heather from Quilt Story (top left), Melanie from Mostly Crafty (top right), Melissa from Happy Quilting (bottom left), and Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset (bottom right). 

Let us know in the comments what you think about the Timber quilt. :)

 

Till next time,

Stephanie


AGF + Aurifil = Perfection

Hello Fabric & Aurifil lovers!

I hope you guys had an awesome labor day weekend! What a better way to end this short week than by telling you more about Aurifil threads. Did you know we have Aurifil thread boxes to match with the identity of each AGF designer? Each box comes in a variety of thread weights.

These threads were hand picked & curated by each designer to match all of their collections.They come in small boxes with 10 spools and large boxes with 12 spools! Don't you think it's awesome? You don't have to struggle anymore by finding the right color, especially for top stitching!

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If you're wondering what makes Aurifil different from other threads, here are a few facts they have provided us so that you can get to know them better. :)

Aurifil infographic

Here at the AGF HQ we are Aurifil lovers, not only because they have an endless variety of colors but because they are strong threads that wouldn't break while you are sewing! But don't take our word for it, we encourage you to try them yourself. Check out their website to learn more about Aurifil

Now that you've had a crash course on Aurifil thread, which AGF designer thread box would you love to have for your next project?!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Lots of love,

Caro


AGF Sewcialite Spotlight: The Stella Weekender Bag

Hello fabulous fabric friends!

I hope you all had a great week! Earlier this week I showed you two adorable outfits that our AGF Sewcialite, Mister Domestic made for his little girl Helena. Now just a few days later he’s back with another stunning project! Let me tell you, I think Mister Domestic has few clones of himself in his sewing room!

His newest creation is the Stella Weekender Bag by Swoon Patterns featuring Pandalicious by Katarina Roccella. What’s even more amazing about this project was that this was the first time he ever made a bag! I encourage everyone to check out his blog post and see his process.

Mister Domestic weekender bag

Visit his blog, misterdomestic.net to see close-ups and details.

As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring!

Xoxo,

Stephanie


The Big Electric Quilt + AGF Giveaway!

Hey there!

I hope everyone is doing great! Today, is a special day for us because we’re helping the Electric Quilt Company celebrate their 25th Anniversary! Yay! Since this is a huge milestone for them, they’re having a yearlong celebration and we get to takeover for the month of August. :D

Over the past years, Electric Quilt has not only changed the way makers design quilts but also provided resources for people learning how to quilt. It’s amazing how Penny and Dean, the founders of EQ had a vision to improve the way quilts are made and they changed the lives of many makers!

Here’s a little video that shows the first time Penny showed the software to the public on national TV. I encourage you to read the history of EQ, it's so interesting!

In addition, every year Electric Quilt provides downloads of a variety of fabrics scanned to scale for you to instantly visualize the final look of your quilt. These extra downloads for the software are known as EQ Stash. AGF has been happy to be featured in many versions of EQ stash (you can read about the 2016 download 1 and download 2 here)! This is why we’re excited to announce that we’ve paired up with EQ to have an EPIC GIVEAWAY to celebrate their 25 years!

EQ Anniversary graphic

Have a chance to win the latest version of Electric Quilt 7 (Value: $189.95) along with a half yard bundle of AGF prints featured in the 2016 downloads of EQ Stash! Simply fill out the form below to enter the giveaway. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Visit the EQ blog for a chance to win 15 YARDS of our fabrics! Just imagine the possibilities with Electric Quilt and AGF…

Best of luck to everyone!

Xoxo,

Stephanie

 

Giveaway will run from August 10th -25th. Winner will be chosen using random.org and will be announced on August 25, 2016 by 12:00pm EST.

 


 

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

CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer Hack, you've won the Electric Quilt 7 software and a curated bundle of AGF! Check your email.