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Vote for Your Favorite Project! Makers’ Call: Block Edition Part 2

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Welcome back, makers!

This is Part 2 of our Makers’ Call and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, make sure to go read the first blog post where I give you all the details of this fun #AGFNationalSewingMonth event! 

Here’s a quick wrap-up, last week we had everyone on social media choose their favorite quilt block and after a very close race, Block A was the winner! 

 

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I can see why this block was a fan favorite as it has a unique shape and bold colors! It features a mixture of prints like “Tinted Blooms,” “India Ink Parchment,” Prisma Elements in “Dusk Zircon,” “Kantha Mica,” “Flecks Dreams,” “Brushed Fibers,” Decostitch Elements in “Cafe Latte,” and Pure Solids in “Zambia Stone.” ⁠With announcing the winner, we asked all of you for suggestions of projects you’d like to see the winner block turned into for phase 2 of this fun series. 

We will be asking all over social media for everyone to vote for their project of choice and on the last day of September, the one with the most votes will be made, and available for all of you to make! Thank you all for giving your suggestions, and we narrowed it down to a couple of options that we think all of you would enjoy.

We encourage you to vote on all social media platforms to make sure your favorite project gets chosen! Choose between a “Lunch Bag,” “Table Runner”, or a “Throw Pillow.” 

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VOTE ON INSTAGRAM

VOTE ON FACEBOOK

VOTE ON TWITTER

VOTE ON YOUTUBE 

Mark your calendars for September 29th for part 3, the finale of this series! Where you’ll get to see the quilted version of the winning block, and the link to recreate yourself right here on the blog! 

Don’t want to miss the next post? Just follow the hashtag #AGFNationalSewingMonth where will be posting all the updates. We are looking forward to seeing all your votes, and we will meet again very soon!

 

-Jannelle


Book Lovers Rejoice with Bookish Fabrics by Sharon Holland 

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Everyone cherishes their “me” time! That time of day where we can focus on something we enjoy, whether it’s sewing or reading our favorite novel. Now with Sharon Holland’s new fabric collection, Bookish you can cherish both moments at the same time! This collection encapsulates the delightful moments of drinking a hot cup of tea, reading a good book, and curling up in a cozy quilt. Bookish tells a tale of classic romance and modern whimsy in dusty-colored book covers of rose, burgundy, teal, peach, and gold.

I always have the pleasure of talking to our designers before their lookbook comes out, and I loved hearing what Sharon had to say about Bookish. In this interview, she mentions how interesting it would be to create a fabric collection that blurs the line between her passion for sewing and reading. Just like an author crafts a blank page into an enriching story as a needle and thread transforms fabric.

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With 16 quilting cotton prints available, this collection is perfectly balanced with blenders, medium-sized prints, and large-scale designs that harmoniously work together in your patchwork projects. Enjoy making statement pieces with the large floral print called “Romance Novel” that I can see being used in the backing of your quilts. Or get real patchy with prints like “Passport” and “Camomile Bliss Prose” that you can fussy cut each individual design! 

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Bookish Fabric 3 copy*Rayon print in Romance Novel Picaresque

Use the available knit print for all-year-round makes, and with its four-way stretch, this fabric calls for the most comfortable apparel. You can also create dresses, skirts, and scarves with this eye-catching rayon, its deep burgundy, and warm tones make it perfect to transition into the fall. 

Bookish Fabric 4If you’re looking to accentuate these colors, check out these matching AGF Elements:

Decostitch Elements: Cafe Latte & Peach Whisper 

Floral Elements: Mocha, Bubble Gum, and Aquarium.

PURE Solids: Coffee Bean, Zambia Stone, Sweet Macadamia, Blossomed, Miami Sunset, Terracotta Tile, and Gingerbread. 

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With just some simple half-square triangles, measuring twice, and cutting once, our “Heartfelt” free quilt pattern will be the one you gravitate toward when you reach out to read your favorite novel! 

Flip through the pages of our Bookish Fabric Lookbook where you’ll find projects you can recreate like an on-the-go reading pillow, sweet quilts, and even apparel!

 

Check out our “Let’s Talk Fabric” YouTube segment where you’ll get to see “Bookish” true colors, scale, and behind the scenes of the making of the lookbook! You’ll be inspired by how these fabrics can be transformed into patchwork projects that will spark that sew-jo. Watch a story unfold by watching the full video below and stay tuned till the end of the video for a GIVEAWAY to win a fat quarter bundle. The giveaway ends next week and all the rules will be in the description box. Good luck!

Bookish Giveaway _ blog*Please reply within 7 days to claim your prize (check your email on August 30th!) 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! 

Sharon, as you all know is a talented designer, but she is also a very talented quilter! I highly recommend checking out her Instagram page because it’s always filled with tons of projects made by her and other makers that are truly inspiring. You can also check out the hashtag #AGFBookish for more projects, and we encourage you to share your own too! We love seeing them and sharing the love. Thank you all for joining me on this special release, and let me know in the comments below what featured projects in the lookbook are your favorite!

 

Until next time,

  -Jannelle


Makers' Call: Block Edition

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One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of every month is looking at all the exciting things that are happening and being released on our calendar! Discovering significant days that are dedicated to your loved ones, a unique cause, and this time around I there was something extra special happening… The whole month of September is National Sewing Month

At Art Gallery Fabrics, we dedicate our craft to those makers that transform our fabrics into something even more beautiful! This is a month that celebrates all you creatives out there and this is our chance to say thank you and to give you something more to show our appreciation. 

Our team would like to introduce to you all, MAKERS’ CALL

To celebrate National Sewing Month, we want to invite you on a creative journey with us, where you call the shots through the entire design process. Every week for the rest of the month of September, we will be showing you a series of things to choose from until the final project is made. This event will start by choosing your favorite quilt block, then choosing what project will be made with that quilt block, till the very end where you can download the free pattern you voted for! 

Starting today, we need YOU to choose your favorite original AGF block! We will be asking all over social media for everyone to vote for their block of choice and we will tally up the votes and announce the winning block next week on Wednesday, 9/15/2021.

If you have a platform everywhere, we encourage you to vote on all of them to make sure your favorite block gets chosen! Choose between Block A, B, or C. 

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VOTE ON INSTAGRAM

VOTE ON FACEBOOK

VOTE ON TWITTER

VOTE ON YOUTUBE 

 

Mark your calendars for September 20th for part 2 of this series! Where we get to show you some project options you can create with the winning block, and where you get to vote again for the final project. 

Don’t want to miss the next post? Just follow the hashtag #AGFNationalSewingMonth where will be posting all the updates. We are looking forward to seeing all your votes, and we will meet again very soon!

-Jannelle