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AGF All Things Mini- St. Patrick's Day Inspired Sewing

Hi Everyone,

Who  has something fun planned for St. Patrick’s day? Holidays are my favorite thing to sew for which is why of course my mini of the month for March had to be St. Patrick’s Day inspired! I knew right away I wanted to use the perfectly curated “Winter Wheat” and “Emerald Stone” Color Master Boxes. The Color Master Boxes are perfect for easy and quick sewing projects. If you need a certain color to add to your stash the Color Master Boxes make it so easy with 12 different color groups to choose from.  I picked my favorite prints from both bundles to create the “Lucky Emerald” mini! I used the Quilt As You Go method which made the process go so much faster. I wanted to incorporate as many different green and ivory prints as possible to create yummy texture and a appealing scrappy look. To get into the festive spirit follow the tutorial below to make a “Lucky Emerald” mini of your own! Check out the end of the blog post for more All Things Mini sewing tutorials.



Fabrics Used: 

Fabric A- PRS-215- Cottagely Posy
Fabric B-BOU-8049- Wallpaper Flesh
Fabric C-GRD-79902- Moment In Time Light
Fabric D-WND-2534- Diamond Flush Gold
Fabric E-CHP-40208-Let’s Chalk Green
Fabric F- PRS-214- Steeping Awakening
Fabric G -CST-3202- Psychedelia Peridot
Fabric H-GSS-7244- Mesh Calm
Binding-CHP-40208-Let’s Chalk Green
Backing- MW-80020- Summer Grove By Night


Cutting Directions: 

 Six (6) 1 1/2" x 17" strips from Fabric A,B,C,D,E,F,G,and H

Four (4) 8 1/2" squares of batting

One (1) 20" square of batting 

Download the four leaf clover temple here. Cut out four hearts and tape together with the points touching and slightly overlapping. 


Creating your String Blocks 

We are going to be sewing our strips onto our 8 1/2" square batting pieces. Draw a diagonal line with a fabric marking pen on your 8 1/2" batting  pieces. Then draw another line 1/4" away from the line. Place your first green strip pretty side facing up lining up the edge of the fabric to the second line you drew. Then place a ivory strip on top of your strip so right sides of the fabric touch. Make sure strips are hanging off  evenly on both sides of your 8 1/2" piece of batting. Pin strips and batting together and sew your strips at 1/4" Line your presser foot up with the edge of the fabric. 

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Press your white strip open and place a green strip on top right sides together and sew at 1/4".

IMage 2Repeat this process alternating strips until you get to the corner of your square. Repeat this process to cover your whole 8 1/2" square batting with strips. Use your 8 1/2" batting as a template to trim all the excess strips. 

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Trim your block to 8 1/2". Repeat this process with your remaining green and ivory strips to create four blocks. 

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Place your blocks with the green tips facing in to the center. Sew your blocks together to create a four patch block! 

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To make my mini more festive I wanted to add a four leaf clover detail to the center.  I placed a extra piece of batting in between my backing and mini top to help the four leaf clever quilting details stand out.  Once I taped together my hearts to form a four leaf clover I placed the template in the center of the mini and traced it with a fabric marking pen. 

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I quilted meandering swirls inside the four leaf clover and finished it off with some hand stitching to outline the design.



What are some of your St. Patrick Day makes? Share with me in the comments. 

 For more mini sewing  check out some of my previous mini projects. :)

SunSet Rays Mini

Nature Lover Mini

 Wood Trails Mini

Rustic Crossroads Mini

Let it Snow Mini

Water Ripple Mini

 From the Heart Mini


Hope you have a great St. Patrick's day! 

Happy Sewing, 


Make Something New: How to Make a Easter Lily Quilt Block Tutorial

Hello fabric friends, 

How was your weekend? I did nothing but watch Netflix and attended to some much needed sewing. I hope you all had a eventful but relaxing weekend! To start your week off right I wanted to share the newest block tutorial in the AGF Quilt Block Collection. The Easter Lily Block has a great square center large enough to showcase the lovely swans from Jessica Swift's new collection. Not only are these swans  elegant they are made with two of my go to colors, black and pink! The " Village Adventure" print is another one of my favorite prints from the collection with the cutest whimsical buildings which I used for the corner squares in my block. Follow along with me in the video below. Nothing makes me happier to see your blocks, so make sure to share on social media with the #AGFQuiltBlockCollection




Watch the video below to make the Easter Lily Block! Make sure to share this quilt block video with all your quilty friends! 


This block finishes at 14" x 14" which makes for a great decorative pillow. Add some tassels to the ends and you have yourself a handsome looking pillow to add to your home. 

Looking for some sewing inspiration? Check out the Tallin Lookbook! It is packed with jaw dropping free sewing patterns for you to try. Below is one of my favorite items made in the lookbook. I love the techniques used in these two mini's. The tutorial is super easy to follow, click here to give it a try. 



I need your help picking the next block tutorial, so many blocks out there it is so hard to choose. Here are a few blocks I have in mind, which one would you like to see?

1- Drunkards's Path Block

2- Log Cabin Block

3- Bear Paw Block

4- Hunter Star


Happy Sewing, 


Community Sampler Sew Along: Week 1- Kitty- Corner Block

Hello Everyone, 

Who is taking part in the Community Sampler Sew Along? Two of our amazing designers, Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell are hosting another sew along and I can't be more excited because every one in the AGF Team is coming together to create a block to add to our sampler. A lot of our team members are new to quilting and sewing so I am thrilled to be able to teach them all I know. Throughout the next 14 weeks we will be posting our progress on the blog and sharing our experience as we work together to create our quilt. If you haven't heard about the Community Sampler Sew Along yet don't worry it's never to late to join. 


Kitty - Corner Block made with Splendid Fabrics


Week 1 - Sharon and Maureen shared with us our first PDF pattern of the materials needed and a coloring page of the finished quilt design.

It was hard to decide what fabrics to use for our sampler but we finally came to the conclusion Splendid Fusions was a collection that fit all the personalities of the AGF Team, sophisticated, bold and artistic. 


Week 2- They introduced the first block: The Kitty-Corner Block!


Below I share my addition to the AGF Team's Community Sampler! 


The Kitty - Corner Block teaches you how to make cute four patch units for each corner of your block. I love the yummy warm yellows and hot pinks in the Splendid Fusion Collection. For my background fabric I used our "Creme de la Creme" pure element solid. It is such a lovely rich and creamy color that allows  the jewel tone colors from Splendid Fabrics shine!




 It also shows you how to create corner square units. I love using friction pens to create my diagonal lines. They come in so many fun colors and the ink disappears so nicely with a quick press with your iron. Chain piecing  is by far the most amazing trick I learned as a quilter. Which is exactly what I did to sew  all of my 2 3/4" squares to the corners of my 4 3/4" squares.  




I really enjoyed the construction of this block so much. Using a variety of dark, medium and light fabrics this block has me dreaming of a beautiful picnic at a flower garden! 




Steph is up next to create the next block for our sampler so stay tuned to hear about her experience on the blog. I am in awe following along with everyone's blocks on Instagram. It's so much fun sewing along with all of you. Make sure to share your blocks using the hashtag #CommunitySampler so everyone can see your creations! 


Happy Sewing, 


Taco Tuesday Everyday- How to Make a Linking Block with Day Trip Fabrics

Hello Makers , 

It's quilt block tutorial time, which is one of my favorite things to do for every New AGF Fabric Collection. Every time we release a new lookbook featuring the newest fabric collection I feel like a kid at Christmas.  Cutting into a brand new collection for the first time is so exciting and my mind gets lost in thought as I think of all the fun things I want to sew. There where so many cute prints in Dana Willard's new collection Day Trip Fabrics that I had a tough time choosing my favorite prints. But I finally narrowed it down to three prints to create the new addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection.  I decided the Linking Quilt Block would be a perfect block to showcase my favorite prints.  


 My top three picks: Favs


Watch the video below to learn how to make the Linking Block. What three prints would you use from Day Trip Fabrics? 




Loving the Linking Block as much as I am!?  Below I shared three different quilt mockups.

Which version do you like the best? 




Have fun making the Linking Block using a variety of prints or solids. Make sure to share your quilt block creations using AGF Fabrics on Instagram with the hashtag #AGFQuiltBlockCollection to be entered to win a fat quarter bundle of Day Trip Fabrics

Happy Sewing ,


From the Heart Mini- All Things Mini Tutorial

Hey Makers, 

To end February on the right note  I wanted to share with you my mini of the month. Being inspired by Valentine's Day  and all the things I love, I created the "From the Heart" Mini. 

I created four heart blocks with borders in a variety of different fabrics. I tried to stay in the Valentine spirit by choosing some yummy coral pinks and mixing it up with some warm oranges and black and white prints. 

In some of the hearts I added fussy cut elements to show off all the things that  I love and that keeps me motivated in life. It's hard to share with you all of my loves in one mini quilt so I narrowed it down to four things, my home/family, friends, my cat and the ability to create! I hope this inspires you to create a " From the Heart" Mini of your very own. 

Follow along below to see how I made mine! Please feel free to share the things that you love most and that keep you motivated in your daily life in the comments box below! :)



Fabrics Used: 

Finished Size 16" 

Fabric A -SOU-2631- Stay Humble Apricot
Fabric B -MKR-2880-Make The Cut Straight
Fabric C -MKR-2882- Make it, Hang it Warm
Fabric D -MKR-3891- I’m A Maker
Fabric E -WOT-31403- Flower Glory Evening
Fabric F -HAH-24405-To Live By Peace
Fabric G  -HAH-14407-Block Festival
Fabric H -BSH-78406- Cat Nip Pink
Fabric I -PE-408- White Linen
Fabric J - PE-438- Coral Reef
Fabric K -DEN-L-4000- Soft Sand
Fabric L -CUL-8673- Row by Row Lit- Binding 
Fabric M -HBR-5433- Firefly Whisper- Backing


Cutting Directions:

Four (4) 1 1/2" squares from Fabric A, C,D, and E
Two (2) 3 1/2" squares from Fabric A, C,D, and E
Two (2) 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips from Fabric A, C,D, and E
Two (2) 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips from Fabric A, C,D, and E
Two (2) 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle from Fabric B, I, J and K
Two (2) FQ pieces from Fabric F, G, and H
(Fussy cut elements from Fabric ) 

Apply Steam-A- Steam to back of the fabric before cutting  your elements.



To create your heart block take two  3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles from Fabric J and place a 3 1/2" square from Fabric D right sides together to the bottom of your rectangles. Place your 1 1/2" squares from Fabric D to each top corner of your rectangle. With a fabric marking pen draw your diagonal lines following the image below.



Stitch on the lines you drew and trim your seam allowance to 1/4". Press all your corner squares open to reveal both halves of your heart.  Note: if you are using directional fabrics like me make sure your fabrics are positioned in the proper direction so when you are finished sewing on the diagonal your  prints will be orientated in the correct direction. 




Sew your heart halves together. Press your seams in alternating directions to make it easier for your seams to nest into place and for your seams to match.  Next sew a 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strip from Fabric D to the top and bottom of your heart. Next sew a 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strip from Fabric D to the sides of your block. 




Repeat this same process with your remaining fabric pieces to create three more heart blocks.  I fussy cut my house, cats, and text print with my sharp Warm Crochet scissors. Besides for being one of the cutest sewing notion they are great for clipping threads and cutting small pieces of fabric.  




Once you have your elements transferred to your blocks sew your blocks together to make a four patch block. I kept my quilting thread neutral and used my go to quilting motif. Meandering swirls is my favorite free motion quilting because you can really go to town with your swirls to create a nicely filled finished product which is going to make your project look more professional and drape beautifully. 




For the backing of my mini I used the fun white and black dot print from Hello Bear Fabrics! I love how you can see the playful swirls on the back. For my binding I used the gorgeous orange brushstroke stripe print from Cultivate Fabrics which I love how it ties my whole project together. 




Sending you all lots of love and creative energy! I hope to see your "From the Heart" Mini, make sure to use the hashtag #AGFAllThingsMini to share your love for mini quilts.

 Happy Sewing, 


Sewing Tutorial- How to make a Mayflower Quilt Block

Hey there Makers,

I always get so excited when AGF releases a new fabric collection! Did you know we release around two or more fabric collections a month! It's hard to not be inspired by all the amazing prints, substrates, and free sewing patterns that is created and showcased in the beautiful pages of the lookbooks. Today I want to draw your attention to the cutest new collection called Campsite! I can't even begin to choose a favorite print from this collection, it showcases so many cute critters you would find on a camping trip like fire flies, foxes and deer. What's a camping trip without s'mores! For all of you with a sweet tooth check out the print "Campfire Sweets".  


I knew right away I needed to choose a quilt block that will showcase the cute elements in the Campfire collection which is why I choose the Mayflower Block! I love the scrappy look it has while still being a great block to show off all the cute fabrics. I used eight different fabrics to create this block playing with light and darker prints. 




View the video below to make the Mayflower Block. Head over to our youtube to explore all the blocks in the collection. Make sure to share your blocks made with AGF Fabrics on Instagram using the hashtag #AGFQuiltBlockCollection  to be entered to win our monthly fabric bundle giveaway


Share in the comments box below your favorite camping memory? Don't like camping, share your favorite outdoor memory. 

When I was growing up I was a proud member of the Girl Scouts community. Every year we would have a big camping trip where we would meet so many other Girl Scout troops throughout our state of Minnesota! It was so fun meeting new friends and becoming closer to old ones! I loved cooking food over the fire and telling ghost stories! 

Happy Valentine's Day,