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Quilting Tips YouTube Series - Sewing Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese

Hello Makers,

Team flying geese or Half Square Triangles? Both choices can create tons of different quilt designs and sewing projects. Today I am excited to talk about my new series on Youtube, dedicated to the beginner quilter. Learn how to choose fabrics from my Sewing with Color video and once you got your fabrics picked out it's time to learn some basic quilting units. In my next two videos I show you how to create Half Square Triangles (HST) in three different ways and Flying Geese in two different ways. 

I love that in quilting there are multiple ways to create the same thing, you can pick and choose the options that work best with you and your quilting project! Download and print a copy of your HST and Flying cheat sheets from the video and have fun watching my brand new videos below!

 

 


Got any tips about creating HST’s or flying geese? Share your knowledge in the comments!

Happy Sewing,

Meli


All Things Crocheting: Hooked Fabrics

Welcome back friends,

Today has been a long time in the making, but the Hooked Fabric Lookbook is finally out! This collection by Mister Domestic is so sweet because he dedicates it to another handmade craft, crocheting! Whether you are a fan of crocheting or you want to dabble into it, this fabric collection gives you the opportunity to bring playful notions and colorful yarn prints right into your sewing machine. 

One of my favorite things about fabric is texture. The number of quilts and projects I see every day on social media varies so much depending on the prints you use, and I’m sure this collection is unique enough to make your projects stand out! 

This collection comes with 12 quilting cotton prints, all perfectly balanced for your sewing projects. Starring prints like “Crochet Sampler” that really captures the essence of this collection, and the “If They Were Real” florals just makes you want to create handbags or use as the backing of quilts to make them shine!

Hooked_fabric_5 BLOG

There are so many fussy cut opportunities as well with prints like “Readers,” “Wool Origins,” and “Spun Yarn” that make it ideal for the center of a quilt block, EPP, and more. Of course, all these prints have lots of negative space in them and can easily be sewn with the blenders of the collection, and there are 3 to choose from. 

Here are other suggested Elements that pair perfectly with the collection:

IMG_1771 BLOG*Featuring Prisma Elements in Pagoda Gem and Subtle Turquoise & Oval Elements in Amethyst and Golden 

Not pictured but also matching PURE Solids to choose from is Nocturnal, Verve Violet, Spruce, Warm Wave, Lavender Water, Sweet Macadamia, Lemon Tart, and Field of Lavender. 

Our Denim substrate too in Wicked Sky, Cool Foliage, and Classic Denim. 

For all the garment makers out there, there are some substrate options for you too! The “Readers” print comes in knit, which would make the most adorable t-shirts or PJs. Also the print “If They Were Real” comes in Rayon but is featured in a lighter colorway, make dresses, scarfs, and so much more. 

Hooked_fabric_42 BLOG*Readers in Knit 

Hooked_fabric_35 blog*If They Were Real in Rayon 

I can talk all about inspiration for the rest of the day, but nothing is better than sewing the projects yourself. Check out the lookbook below for tons of patterns that you can download with a click of a button! 

Want to head straight into quilts, huh? No worries, you can just click below for the FREE QUILT PATTERN!

Hooked Quilt Mockups 1 BLOGDOWNLOAD HERE

As some of you may know, we just love to share fabric with all of you, and this time we are hosting a giveaway on our YouTube channel! With a very special guest, Mister Domestic himself. Take a look at his inspiration, his current sewing projects, and of course stay tuned till the end for the giveaway!

I hope this collection excites you to whip out your sewing machine! I can’t wait to see what you makers will create, so please share with us by tagging us at #artgalleryfabrics on Instagram. The team and I would love to share your creations. 

 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

-Jannelle 

 

 

 


Holiday Sewing with Cozy and Joyful Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell

Hello Makers,

Have you started sewing for the Holiday’s yet? With just a few short weeks of Summer left Fall is coming quicker than we think. This morning it was in the lower 50s in Minnesota and I already started unpacking my winter clothes! In a matter of days department stores will have their holiday decor set up and we will already be thinking of people on our gift giving list! As makers we make more then we buy present, or at least we try too!  So to avoid stressful sewing and all nighters getting a quilt finished in time, it’s best we all start sewing today!

 

I am so happy to share with you a Fabric Haul video featuring Cozy and Joyful Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell! This collection is filled with holiday cheer showcasing traditional holiday elements such as nutcrackers, gingerbread men and reindeer. There are also so many great blender fabrics that can be used all year around in your quilting. For holiday sewing inspiration and to learn more about Cozy and Joyful watch my fabric haul video. Make sure to check out our Fabric Project Catalog for more sewing and project ideas! 

Happy Sewing,

Meli