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Quilt Block Tutorial Time - Learn how to make a Spiderweb Block

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you had a great Easter! Hope you all had some time to relax with family and friends. It may be hard to get back into the swing of things this Monday after eating all that Easter candy but I am here to help you get motivated! If you haven't checked out the Fusions Lookbook yet it is filled with amazing projects like free quilts patterns, home decor, apparel, handbags, and so much more! Click here to flip through the pages for a little kick start to your week!

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Also it's time for another addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection! Follow along with me and make a Spiderweb block of your own. This block is a great scrap buster and was so rewarding to make! It looks complicated and intricate but is beginner friendly! I loved using all four fusions to make my blocks. Each one has it's own personality and are so beautiful to look at!

Click the video below to make this quilt block! Click here for the written instructions! 

 

 

For more quilt block tutorials visit our youtube channel! Looking for some fun fabric to sew up this block click here to video some great fabric collections

 

Enjoy,

Melissa  

 

 


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  

 


DIY Sew Crafty Heart Block Video Tutorial

Happy Valentines Everyone,

Valentine's Day is around the corner and I am feeling the love! Join me in making a scrappy quarter log cabin heart block! It makes for a perfect scrap buster project! It turned out so cute I couldn't just make one! I used pink and peach shades from our Pure Elements collection and prints from Wonderful Things fabric by Bonnie Christine

Click on the video below to follow along! 

 

Lots of Love, 

Melissa 

 

 

 


Wonky Pinwheel Quilt Block Video Tutorial

Hello Makers,


Turn your sewing machines on and follow along with me and make a Wonky Pinwheel block featuring Sage Fabrics. This block is great for using left over scraps from
previous projects and the scrappy look adds to the beauty of this block. The rich bold colors of Sage fabrics turned out to be a perfect choice for this block! 

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Click on the video below to give this super fun block a try!  

Subscribe to our youtube channel to watch more awesome sewing tutorials! If your looking for more quilt block fun take a look some of the quilt blocks we have made so far!

Also comment below and  let me know what quilt blocks or sewing tips and tricks you would love to have a video tutorial for! 

  

#1- Fussy Cut Block featuring Hello Ollie fabric

#2- Dutchman’s Puzzle Block featuring Observer fabric

#3- Economy Block featuring Nightfall fabric

#4- Antique Tile Block featuring Lagom fabric

#5- Jack in the Box Block featuring Heartland fabric

#6-Churn Dash Block featuring Here Comes the Fun 

#7-Moroccan Block featuring Blithe fabric

#8- Ohio Star Block featuring Garden Dreamer fabric

 

We would love to see your creations! Feel free to share on Social Media using hashtag #AGFquiltblockcollection. Stay tuned for the next addition to our quilt block collection featuring Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine

Enjoy,

Melissa  

 


Boxy Travel Pouch Tutorial

Hello Everyone,

How is your week going? The weekend is almost here and I don't know about you but it seems to be the only time I can set some time for me to sew. Recently I been playing around with Garden Dreamer fabric and our Crosshatch Denim and made this great Boxy Travel Pouch! I love that it's the perfect size to fit everything I need. I want to make a few for myself in different fabrics and a few as gifts. It makes life easier when you have great homemade gifts made a head of time so you aren't running around like a crazy person when someones birthday pops up. I have been known to do this and then get so stressed out and end up buying a gift for them instead. One of my new year resolutions is to make more gifts then I buy.

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Click here to get the full tutorial of the Boxy Travel Pouch!    

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Enjoy,

Melissa


Ohio Star Quilt Block featuring Garden Dreamer Fabrics ~ Video Tutorial

Happy 2017 Everyone! 

Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating the New Year! Make any New Year resolutions? Well if any of you have sew more on your list I have a perfect tutorial for you today! In this video tutorial we create a Ohio Star quilt block using Garden Dreamer fabric! This block consists of hourglass blocks (quarter-square triangles) and squares.

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Click below to follow along to make your own Ohio Star quilt block! 

 

 

 Make sure to check out all the quilt blocks we have created so far: 

 #1- Fussy Cut Block featuring Hello Ollie fabric

#2- Dutchman’s Puzzle Block featuring Observer fabric

#3- Economy Block featuring Nightfall fabric

#4- Antique Tile Block featuring Lagom fabric

#5- Jack in the Box Block featuring Heartland fabric

#6-Churn Dash Block featuring Here Comes the Fun 

#7-Moroccan Block featuring Blithe fabric

We would love to see your creations! Feel free to share on Social Media using hashtag #AGFquiltblockcollection. Stay tuned for the next addition to our quilt block collection featuring Sage fabrics by Bari J

 

Happy Sewing,

Melissa  

 


Happy Holidays-Bright Star Ornament Video Tutorial

Hello and happy holidays everyone! 

The month of December has always been my favorite time of year! Growing up in Minnesota I loved going sledding with the family and getting cozy on the couch under my favorite quilt and watching holiday movies! When I was younger my mom would set up a table of crafty materials and get me and my siblings to spend the whole day making handmade ornaments for our tree! It was such a magical time, listening to holiday music and feeling like Santa's little helper! To bring that tradition back to life I want to share with you the Bright Star ornament made with Here Comes the Fun fabrics designed by Sew Caroline! Click HERE to download the template! Enjoy the Bright Star ornament tutorial below!  

 

 

 Happy Sewing,

Melissa  


AGF Quilt Block Collection Tutorial: Moroccan Quilt Block featuring Blithe Fabrics

Hello Makers,

What's your favorite quilt block to make? What are some quilt blocks you would like to learn? Today I have a beautiful Moroccan quilt block to share with you featuring Blithe fabrics by Katarina Roccella! Blithe fabrics give a romantic, whimsical vibe that makes it such a joy to sew with!

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In the middle of my Moroccan block I fussy cut  a bird from the Bird Songs Moon print which turns my creation into the most gorgeous quilt block! Get your sewing machine ready and learn how to create eight at a time half square triangles and flying geese using the corner triangle method! Click on the video tutorial below to learn how to make a Moroccan block for yourself!

 

Make sure to check out all the quilt blocks we have created so far: 

 #1- Fussy Cut Block featuring Hello Ollie fabric

#2- Dutchman’s Puzzle Block featuring Observer fabric

#3- Economy Block featuring Nightfall fabric

#4- Antique Tile Block featuring Lagom fabric

#5- Jack in the Box Block featuring Heartland fabric

#6-Churn Dash Block featuring Here Comes the Fun 

We would love to see your creations! Feel free to share on Social Media using hashtag #AGFquiltblockcollection. Stay tuned for the next addition to our quilt block collection featuring Garden Dreamer Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell!

 

Happy Holidays,

Melissa  

 


Let It Snow Holiday Pillow Tutorial

Hello Everyone,

Do you have all your holiday shopping finished? Like usual I haven't even started but this weekend I plan on dedicating the majority of it to gift making! I love receiving handmade gifts from people because I feel extra special that they took the time to make it for me. Over on the Bernina blog we created the Let It Snow Pillow featuring Blithe fabric and our Outland Yarn Dyes. Anyone on your holiday gift list would absolutely love to receive this holiday themed pillow. The luxurious feel of our yarn dyes mixed with embroidery details and Bernina's stitched letters makes this pillow so fun to make and to display in your home!

 

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Click here to get the full tutorial and a chance to win a fat quarter bundle featuring Blithe fabrics and our Outland Yarn dye fabrics! (bundle below) 

 

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Happy Holidays,

Melissa 


Personalized Mitered Napkin Tutorial featuring Outland Yarn Dyes

Hello Everyone,

This is my favorite time of year because a coolness swipes the air and it's that time of the year where we spend time with family and friends we haven't seen in a while! There is nothing better then reuniting with family and eating good food. For those of you hosting these big get togethers or maybe you are a guest and want to bring the perfect host present! Hop over to the Bernina blog to create these beautiful personalized mitered napkins!  Click here to see the full tutorial!

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AGF loves the gift of giving and one thing we love giving away is fabrics! If you are loving the our new yarn dyed fabrics and prints from Joie de Vivre which I think goes together so perfectly then get ready to enter this amazing FABRIC GIVEAWAY! With this bundle (pictured below) have fun creating this napkin tutorial or other gifts to give away this holiday season!

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To enter to win fill out the form at the end of the blog post and tell us what you will make with this beautiful bundle! Giveaway starts today and ends Monday, November 21!

Happy Sewing,

Melissa 

 

 

 

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