Welcome back, makers! I hope all of you have been thrilled about a new collection release every Friday here at AGF, it’s been a crazy few weeks but what can we say? We’re crazy about fabric! Today’s release is a little different because we just expanded our latest blender fabrics: Decostitch Elements by adding more colors!
Introducing, Golden Earth, Lilac Dusk, Pink Powder, Peach Whisper, Coral Rose, Skyline Blue, Teal Fog, and Subtle Sage; our 8 NEW COLORS!
If you don’t know what blender fabrics are, I highly suggest reading my blog post about all Art Gallery Fabrics’ Elements and how to use them! But here’s a quick explanation, these fabrics are non-directional, meaning you can cut them in any direction without affecting the design. Think about this blender as a solid but with an added texture that will complement the other prints you’re using. What makes Decostitch Elements different is that its design is filled with stitching motifs and unexpected little details that add depth and texture to your patchwork projects.
These fabrics couldn’t be released at a more perfect time because it is spring and all these new colors are ideal for the season. Bright pastels that will make a good addition to your quilty projects especially baby quilts or spring home decor!
*28 Total Decostitch Colors
Enjoy a larger range of colors, which means you’ll have more options to choose from when sewing with all our AGF collections.
You can also use them alone and embrace the range of colors just like we did in our “Fairy Garden” free quilt pattern!
See their true colors and what makes these blender fabrics so special in our “Let’s Talk Fabric” YouTube segment, where you can view up-close all the exciting stitching motifs and the unexpected little details. Get excited to put the pedal to the metal on your sewing machine once you see all the hand-quilted projects, a free quilt pattern, our new color card, and more in the video below!
These colors will also be available in our Decostitch Elements color card, where you’ll find the exact shade to compliment your next sewing project. This is more than just a color card but a tool that you can use when picking out fabrics and making sure you have the right color that fits!
Please share with us your creations by using the hashtag #AGFDecostitchElements on social media, because we love to scroll all day long to see all the wonderful things you create with our fabrics!
I don't even know where to begin on this blog post because my excitement for today's collection release is more than what I can express in words! As someone who is from Peru, this collection means a lot more to me as it has a lot of prints that represent who I am and where I come from. As soon as I saw “Andina” in the works and why, my heart skipped a beat. Andina was inspired by the Andes culture, which takes a few elements from several countries on the western side of South America like their colorful land of textiles, prolific art forms, and iconic landmarks.
*Available in 16 quilting cotton prints
This collection is filled with the prettiest and most saturated colors I have ever seen! I mean look at that red and that yellow... SWOON. One of the most amazing qualities of this collection is the attention to detail, the closer you get to a print, the more there is to admire and love. All these elements take me to a special time in my life where I lived and enjoyed many trips visiting Peru. It made me nostalgic and I wanted to share a quick photo that I found while looking through some old albums!
This is me and my dad in Peru in 2006. I cherish this picture a lot because it’s the only picture I have that shows the home I lived in for several years (that bright yellow on the left).
*Bolts pictured: Golden Huaca, Florid Animalia, Flowering Molas, Nazca Lines, and Urubamba Flora.
What made this collection even more special is that it was designed by one of our In-house designers of Colombian nationality and inspired by our own AGF family, and the people pictured above are just a few that this collection is dedicated to. Meet Yonier, Marcela, Kathy, Margarita, and Jannelle (that’s me on the top of the stairs) who have been a part of the AGF family for years now, representing the beautiful countries of Colombia and Peru. We all got to choose a print that we loved most for our fabric masks, and of course, I had to pick “Golden Huaca” as it reminded me of my home in Peru.
I also wanted to share a special message from Art Gallery Fabrics:
At Art Gallery Fabrics, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our collective values as a company and a community of talented creators. It is important to us to celebrate, respect, honor, and appreciate different cultures and communities.
By creating, making, sewing, crafting & quilting, we’re leaving our mark and expressing ourselves and every single one of us integrates a piece of our life experiences, our time, our love, to tell a story as one.
As a company owned by a couple that belongs to a “minority group”, Art Gallery Fabrics has always valued and will continue to value people equally.
We are so proud of the diversity in our team, composed of wonderful human beings of different races, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, physical abilities, thinking styles, and backgrounds that bring richness to our work environment.
The love for this collection just keeps on growing, and it’s because, on top of offering quilting cotton, Andina also comes with a couple of substrate options! With two eye-catching rayons, the moment you lay your hands on these fabrics, you’ll want to create dresses, skirts, and everything in between. But if you are feeling on the more cozy side, enjoy sewing with the one knit print available that’s super soft and stretchy.
*Featuring rayon prints: Awaska Russet & Nazca Lines Carmine
*Featuring knit print in Awaska Ecru
If you’re looking to accentuate these beautiful colors, check out these matching AGF Elements (blenders):
*Featuring Floral Elements in Esmeralda, Pure Solids in Tigerlily & Turmeric, and our Denim in Cool Foliage and Adobe Clay.
Discover more sewing inspiration in our Andina Fabric Lookbook, linked below!
In our “Let’s Talk Fabric” YouTube segment, we want to give you an insight into all the latest AGF collections, and Andina is a special one you don’t want to miss. In this video, you’ll find behind-the-scenes footage, scrummy patchwork projects, and tons of sewing inspiration to fully grasp the magic of using these fabrics together. Click play, and enjoy looking through the world of Andina through a high definition lens!
Enjoy fussy cutting your favorite elements and playing around with the direction of the prints in our “Inca” free quilt pattern!
Get your hands on this collection and a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of Andina by CLICKING HERE! The giveaway will only last for a week, so spread the word to all your fabric friends. The winner will be emailed and announced right here on the blog!
THE WINNER IS VICTORIA GUARDADO! PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE!
Please reply within 7 days to claim your prize (check your email on April 9!) If we don’t receive a reply, we will have to choose another winner as we’d like to be fair with all participants, and pass the opportunity to another contestant. Thank you!
Thank you for allowing me to share my story and give you a little bit of insight into who the person behind writing all these blogs is from! I hope this collection brought you joy as much as it did to me, and let me know in the comments below if you’re a quilter from this region.
Whether you are from the Andes region or someone that can just appreciate these beautiful prints, I can’t wait to see what kind of projects you create with these fabrics. Please tag your makes on social media with the hashtag #AGFAndina, so I can show some love. I already have my bundle waiting for me, and I plan on creating the free quilt pattern to gift to my grandmother (she’s Peruvian too) whose birthday is coming up!
Does anyone have a specific area in their home that brings them bliss? For me, it’s my backyard where every time I need to relax or make important decisions, it’s the first place I go to. And over time, I’ve curated it to be my own little sanctuary, where I started my garden a couple of months ago and so, I placed a chair right in the center surrounded by some solar powered string lights and it’s the special part of my home that I can call mine. I bring this up because when I read Amy Sinibaldi’s special interview for this collection, she talks about her favorite room in her home. She further explains that there is a quiet room that is always empty with a couch and velvet cushions where she can feel happy and experience the luxury of being home. From this special room, her collection Velvet was born!
Velvet is all about the comfort of being surrounded by loved ones, and one's most beloved art, books, and souvenirs. Ranging from rich to gentle hues, this feel-good color palette tunes in with the opulent prints of this collection
*Available in 12 quilting cotton prints
Look at these dreamy prints, it just makes me want to pet them. I enjoy the levels of brightness in this collection, there are a lot of subtle prints that feel cozy and are more on the earthy color side, but on the other hand, we have pops of yellow and orange that would be great to add to the mix for your patchwork projects.
I realized from the last collection that a mood board was necessary for me to put together as it just brought these fabrics to life! It gave me a better idea of how I can apply these fabrics to my own home, and for what occasion I would bring them out to sew with. I feel like you can apply a fabric collection to any style of your home! For example, I enjoy a “boho” style, and if you include a lot of nature’s texture like wood & plants like this style is known for and put it with this collection (like the picture on the top right of the mood board), you can adjust it to your personal style. It all depends on what you enjoy, and from there you take these fabrics and apply them to your surroundings.
*Featuring prints: Olivia Celeste, Jasmine Mellow, and Hillside gust.
I wanted to show you a close-up of these fabrics too because that’s part of the magic! Find Amy's signature ditsy Florals, like the print “Olivia Dulcet” and “Olivia Celeste” that'll make you want to fussy cut every individual design for all sorts of projects.
*Featuring rayon prints: Firefly Nightfall & Jasmine Afresh
Velvet comes in 12 quilting cotton prints and two additional super soft rayon substrates. A darker blue and green print that's great for dresses on a night out and a soft pink floral that's perfect for your apparel sewing just in time for the spring.
If you’re looking to accentuate these beautiful colors, check out these matching Pure Solids:
*Featuring Pure Solids in Aurus, Dried Moss, Quartz Pink, and Tigerlilly
Discover more sewing inspiration in our Velvet Fabric Lookbook, linked below!
Let’s talk fabric! Is our YouTube segment that gives you an inside look into the latest AGF collections, and in this video we will show you what Amy Sinibaldi’s, Velvet, is all about. Find Amy's signature ditsy florals and a better feel of Velvet’s true color palette through a high definition lens! Explore all the projects you can also create that perfectly showcases these prints, from reversible pouches, sweet handbags, quilted pillows, and more. Just click play, relax, and prepare to be inspired.
Check out our “Chandelier” free quilt pattern, where you'll get to see the full-color gradient, all while having fun practicing sewing some curves!
If you have this collection and you want to share your creations, make sure to tag us on social media and use the hashtag #AGFVelvet, so we can share the love! I hope you get the chance to play with these fabrics in your favorite place at home and enjoy the happiness it brings. Please let me know where you find bliss in your home and your favorite print of the Velvet collection in the comments below!