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How to Sew a Quilted Puffy Scarf- DIY Sewing Tutorial

Hello Makers, 

Are you staying warm? With Minnesota reaching well into the negative degrees Fahrenheit, having to go outside is chilling to the bone. Anytime it's winter, I always take the opportunity to use Art Gallery Fabrics substrates, because they are just the best to sew with. While I was looking through my fabric stash, I saw these lovely rayon prints in “Manhattan’s Foliage” by Bari J., “Honey”, and “Soleil Stripes” that I had to use! I was inspired by all the puffy accessories being created that I thought it would be a great idea to create my own version of a puffy scarf. This luxurious substrate is super soft against the skin yet durable and perfect for creating accessories and apparel!

With an amazing drape, incredible colors, and prints to choose from, the hardest part will be choosing a favorite. I couldn't just choose one either, so I choose to use up all of the rayon I had to make one for myself, my sister, and her husband! 

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I am so happy about the end result! There were people walking by us while filming asking about where we got our scarves from, and what a good feeling it was to say that it was HANDMADE! This puffy scarf is super easy to make, and you'll have fun sewing it. 

Here are the materials Needed: 

-One Yard of Art Gallery Fabrics Rayon

-Poly-fil 

-Woven Interfacing

-Matching Thread

 Enjoy my video tutorial below, and if you have any questions, please let them in the comments below.

Happy Sewing, 

Melissa 


Celebrate the Spring Season: Pollinate Fabrics

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Is anyone else a Spring baby? My birthday is at the end of March, and of course, Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year! Last year during spring, the world turned upside down and we can all admit it has been a wild ride, but I’m so thankful to have found a new hobby that brought me joy to my life- Gardening! I started my gardening journey 6 months ago, by creating my own little raised bed in my backyard, and as soon as my first tomato seed sprouted, I fell in love. Now that spring season is around the corner, I am so excited to share that I should be harvesting some juicy tomatoes soon. The reason I brought this up today is that as soon as I saw Jessica Swift’s POLLINATE fabric collection, it brought me to a special place of happiness. Pollinate is enriched in bold colors, singing birds, and cheerful florals, signifying everything I have to look forward to in the upcoming season. 

Today couldn’t be any more perfect, as we share the details and beauty of this collection. Wait till you see all the amazing quilts and talented makers involved in this lookbook, and you’ll be looking forward to something too! Now with these fabrics, you can bring the wonders of nature right into your sewing room.

Pollinate Fabric Bundle (10)*Available in 12 quilting cotton prints

 

In our lookbooks, we love to give our designer’s a questionnaire, so we can know the lovely story about their collection. When I received Jessica Swift’s answers back, It was such a joy to find out that she was inspired by the gardens magically sprouting through this season. It’s always nice to hear where others get their inspiration from, especially since she lives on the (Pacific Northwest) opposite side of the country than me! 

Pollinate Maureen 4 copy*Featuring prints: Springbloom, Windscatter, and Planted Perfection.

Did you know that the first print created in this collection was “Springbloom”? It’s one of my favorites, the deep blue background and the pops of pink and orange are so eye-catching! One of the best parts of these fabrics is the variety of prints offered, from large-scaled florals like “Abundant Meadow” and the small & playful blenders like “Windscatter” and “Planted Perfection” make every print work amazing together. 

Pollinate Knit 1*Windsong Joy in Knit

Pollinate Rayon 1*Seedmap Dim in Rayon

Use these refreshing prints for any patchwork project to bring out the season’s bliss. Not only do you have 12 quilting cotton prints to play with, but there is also 1 knit & rayon print to create an endless amount of home decor, DIY accessories, and apparel!  

Here are some of our matching Elements (blenders) suggestions that pairs perfectly with Pollinate fabrics: 

Pollinate Fabric Bundle (17) copy*Featuring Pure Solids in Ocean Waves & Tigerlilly, Oval Elements in Crocus, Squared Elements in Kings Road Lemon.

More matching Elements not pictured:

PURE Solids: Lemonade, Apricot Crepe, Nocturnal, Raspberry Rose, Peach Sherbet, Sweet Pink, and Crystalline.

Oval Elements: Chartreuse

 

Take a look at all the projects made with this collection by checking out the lookbook below for tons of sewing content! 

 

View our blooming “Wild Flowers” free quilt pattern below!

Pollinate Mockup Quilt copyDOWNLOAD HERE

Pollinate Fabric Bundle BLOG

Get your hands on the perfect spring collection and enter for a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of Pollinate by CLICKING HERE! It’s so simple to enter, all you need is an email that you can fill in. The giveaway ends on Friday, February 19, and the winner will be emailed and announced right here on the blog. 

THE WINNER IS SUZ GREEN! CONGRATS! PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE

For every collection, we have a hashtag, so if you are ever wondering what other makers are creating with a fabric collection, you can always search for the hashtag on social media! All you have to do is look up #AGF + the collection name, for example, Pollinate’s hashtag is #AGFPollinate. So, make sure you share with us what you’re up to with this collection, and you never know, you might be even featured on our #AGFMakerMonday spotlight! Thank you for coming along on this journey with me, and let me know what you’re looking forward to sewing with this collection in the comments below. 

 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

 

-Jannelle 


100% Floral Collection: The Flower Society

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Can anyone have enough floral prints? The answer is always no, haha! The greatest part about floral prints is that there isn’t just one kind but tons of styles to choose from. There’s graphic, ditsy, retro, painterly, the list goes on, and that’s when the “The Flower Society” was born. We wanted to challenge ourselves to create the ULTIMATE floral collection that contained everything you ever wanted that not only fits your style but works together as a collection. Easily add these fabrics to your stash as a supporting print, a blender with character, or choose one to make it the star of the show! 

Fulfill your floral addiction with The Flower Society, where florals are more than just a print but a lifestyle! Containing tons of variety and saturated prints ranging in dark, moody, simple, modern, ditsy, and retro. There’s a style for everyone in this 100% floral collection.

TFS-Fabric00-optimized*Available in 16 quilting cotton prints

Talk about eye-catching! Don’t get me wrong, as much as I love earthy colors, colors that are dark, moody, and bold, hold a special place in my heart. Sometimes you want to stand out and choose colors that make a statement! The Flower Society is just that striking. Since most prints are small-scaled, yet high contrast, they work great together to make any patchwork project come to life. I’d love to see dresses, pillowcases, scarves, that are simple but allow the print to have all the attention! 

TFS Fabric32 copy*Featuring prints: Retro Prairie Blush, Windswept Nocturnal, Gentle Rosebud Solar, and Wild at Heart. 

Now, this collection is quite different from other AGF collections, although there is still a variety of scale in these fabrics the main focus is how the florals are placed. Some are very evenly spaced out like “Gentle Rosebud Solar” making it ideal for small patchwork projects because it is a non-directional print. But there are still options for fussy cutting with prints like “Wild at Heart” that have groups of florals closer together that you can easily cut into a center of quilt block! 

TFS Fabric35 copy*Rayon prints in Retro Prairie Blush and Dreamlike Daisies

 

You can’t have a floral collection without some rayon fabrics! Available in 2 rayon prints, the possibilities for garments just got bigger, from a darker floral to a vivid pink print option, you can make apparel and accessories for any occasion.

If you want to give these prints the spotlight, pair them with some of our matching Elements (blenders), here are some we suggest:

*Featuring PURE Solids in Turmeric & Dried Carrot and  Floral Elements in Hay & Winter Wheat.

More matching Elements not pictured:

PURE Solids: Quartz Pink, Caviar, Tile Blue, Flamingo, and Forest Night.

Floral Elements: Fuchsia, Tropical Green, and Blue Lagoon.

 

Take a look at all the projects made with this collection by checking out the lookbook below for tons of sewing content! 

 

View our stunning “Camellia” free quilt pattern below!

The Flower Society Quilt Mockup 2 copyDOWNLOAD HERE


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Get your hands on the perfect floral collection and enter for a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of The Flower Society by CLICKING HERE! It’s so simple to enter, all you need is an email that you can fill in. Also, if you have friends that would enjoy these fabrics too, just share the link with them! Two chances are always better than one, right? Only if you or your friend are willing to share, hehe!

The giveaway ends on Friday, February 5th, and the winner will be emailed and announced right here on the blog. 

THE WINNER IS Paula Cornell! CONGRATS! PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE!

For every collection, we have a hashtag, so if you are ever wondering what other makers are creating with a fabric collection, you can always search for the hashtag on social media! All you have to do is look up #AGF + the collection name, for example, The Flower Society’s hashtag is #AGFTheFlowerSociety. So, make sure you share with us what you’re up to with this collection, and you never know, you might be even featured on our #AGFMakerMonday spotlight! Thank you for reading this far along, and don’t forget to let me know what your sewing plans are in the comments below. 

 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

-Jannelle