I have a little news to share… For those of you who are fans of the quilt design software Electric Quilt 7, there’s something new for you! EQ recently released the first 2017 download of EQ Stash Online. In this newest download you’ll be able to play with tons of AGF collections scanned to scale to plan your next quilt designs.
Explore some of our upcoming releases and get ready to design beautiful quilts this spring with EQ7 and AGF!
Have you ever had that moment when you’re almost done sewing all your holiday gifts, and you realize that you forgot to add someone to your list? Don’t worry, it has happened to all of us! One great solution that can solve this issue is a fabric subscription. Who wouldn’t love receiving fabrics every month, right?
Speaking of fabric subscriptions, we’re so excited that our friends at Stash Builder Box are featuring our fabrics again. Yay! Which means that if you and your friends love AGF and helping kids in need, this is a great time to get the December box. The month’s box features 3 yards of prints from Maureen Cracknell’s newest collection Garden Dreamer, a spool of Aurifil thread, a quilt pattern, and a cute pencil. But what truly makes me happy about this box is that the proceeds will go to the Give Kids the World Village. This is a non-profit resort that provides week long cost-free vacations to kids with life-threatening illnesses.
Since we’re in the season of giving, Stash Builder Box has generously donated their December box and we’re giving it away to one lucky winner! The giveaway will run until Tuesday, December 20th. To enter the giveaway simply fill out the form below.
If you would like to receive a lovely box from Stash Builder Box or would like to gift one to a friend, visit the SBB website. To receive this month’s box featuring AGF you must put in your order before December 15th. Any subscription placed after the 15th will receive next month’s box.
We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!
CONGRATULATIONS Tricia you've won the SBB Giveaway! Check your email:)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ;)
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 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.
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.
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,
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!
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.
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!
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. :)
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?!