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Celebrating Dogs with Oh, Woof! By Jessica Swift 

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Surprise! A new Lookbook release on a Tuesday? What a great way to start the week! I am so excited to share with you Jessica Swift’s collection, Oh Woof!, that just makes me smile from ear to ear. Last summer Jessica Swift’s neighbors got two sweet puppies, that her kids absolutely loved and spent a lot of time playing in their backyard. Their love for the pups inspired this bright and colorful collection! Where every print celebrates the joyful energy that dogs bring into our world.

Hashtag copy*Available in 12 quilting cotton prints

This collection strums a chord in my heart because it reminds me of my dog, Tony! I got him unexpectedly when my little brother insisted on going to the shelter, little did I know I would walk out with the first dog I saw! He was 6 months old and he completely turned my life upside down. It was my first pet I ever had in my life, and I had to learn so much. It was a big change for both of us, but I wouldn’t take it back for anything in the world because I just gained another family member and a best friend for life. I wish I can explain how excited I was when the AGF team asked me and Tony to be included in the lookbook!  

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Here’s me and my boy! Ya’ll the amount of cuteness in this Lookbook is unmatched! So many cute accessories, quilts, and more, that blew the creativity out of the water with all the possible projects that were made with this collection. The team created the sweetest matching bucket hats and ties, plus a collar, a leash, and more that you will find flipping through the pages. You’ll get to see tons more puppies in action too! We gathered several furry models to strut their stuff for the lookbook, so make sure to check out all their outfits too. 

OhWoof!_FabricBLOG*Knit prints in Woofin Around and Snack Hour 

This super stretchy substrate is so cozy yet breathable, making it ideal for spring and summer. With both being black and white, this means you can make garments for your little ones and play around with the pops of color we have available in knit solids!

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

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PURE Solids: London Red, Coral Reef, Burnt Orange, Mandarin, Turmeric, Dark Citron, and Cozumel Blue. 

Nature Elements: Sweet Mango and Ocean Breeze

Squared Elements: Turquoise

AGF Denim: Cool Foliage

There are tons of opportunities to fussy-cut all sorts of designs in this collection. Have fun cutting out your favorite elements and create our playful free quilt pattern called “Doggo” below.

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Flip through the pages of our lookbook below where you’ll discover doggy beds, quilt blocks, and whimsical quilts. You’ll even find wonderful accessories for you and your pup, like fabric bins, trendy bucket hats, and dog toys! 

Sometimes pictures aren’t enough! Check out our “Let’s Talk Fabric” YouTube segment where you’ll get to see “Oh, Woof!” true colors, scale, and view the fabrics in action as if they were on your sewing table. Within every print, you will feel the joyful energy that dogs bring into our world. Be inspired to create all sorts of patchwork projects with all the sewing patterns featured in this video, matching AGF Elements, and the knit prints available. Stay tuned till the end of the video for a GIVEAWAY and a chance to win a fat quarter bundle!

I would love to hear the stories on how you got your pets in the comments below and if you plan on getting your hands on these fabrics, I’d love to know what you’ll be making with them. You can also share with us by posting it on social media using the hashtag #AGFOhWoof

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and watch out for some super funny BTS on our stories with me and the pups! Who knew taking pictures with multiple dogs would be hard? (haha!) Thanks again for joining me on another exciting fabric collection and until next time...

 

Happy Sewing!

-Jannelle 

 


AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 2

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Here at AGF, we celebrate a lot of holidays but there are a few dates that are on our calendar that we treat the same… COLLECTION REVEALS! They are here and here’s where we show you what we’ve been working so hard on for the last couple of months. We are so thankful and proud to have this opportunity to continue bringing you original designs & beautiful fabric collections. Although last year was a hard one for everyone, it was a time that allowed us to get together and work even harder! We strive on having the prettiest fabrics with the best quality in the industry, and our team is in a continuous state of evolution that pushes our creative boundaries every day. This means introducing new color palettes, choosing felicitous prints, and creating designs that will capture your fabric-loving hearts. Check out the AGF fabric collections below that will be available June through August 2021!

 

Available June 2021

EveEve by Bari J.

SpookySpooky 'n Sweeter by AGF Studio  

 

Available July 2021

CozyCozy & Magical by Maureen Cracknell 

PlaidPlaid Of My Dreams by Maureen Cracknell 

VertVert Fusion by AGF 

FlannelsFLANNELS by AGF

Available August 2021

BookishBookish by Sharon Holland

OnwardOnward & Upward by Jessica Swift 

For more details on availability, prints, and upcoming free patterns, check out our “Art Gallery Fabrics Catalog Season 2 – 2021” below! 

For more of an up-close look, check out our video below so you can see new fabric groups in detail. All you have to is do is click play, sit back, and enjoy! 

 

This year is already shining brighter and we have to thank all of you, in this wonderful sewing community, for your constant support! From the “likes” you give us on Instagram to every post you share with your creations with our fabrics are just a few things that keep us going. Every day you inspire us with your resilience & creativity, and we can’t wait to see all the beautiful things that you will be sewing with these collections soon. Let me know in the comments below what collections you are most excited to get your hands on!

Until next time,

- Jannelle

 


Sharon Holland’s First Kids Fabric Collection: Lilliput

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As someone who has been behind the scenes here at AGF,  I've had the honor and privilege of looking at collections come to life! Today I'm excited to finally see Sharon Holland’s first kids collection, Lilliput, live and in action. Now for me, this kids collection is the most unique I have ever seen, as Sharon really outdid herself by balancing adorable forest creatures, sweet florals, and tying them together with boho elements. 

Lilliput is inspired by observing the natural world through a child’s imagination. Encounter sweet foxes and bunnies in forest shades of fern green, budding pink, spring violet, and earthy clay. 

Hashtag*Available in 16 quilting cotton prints

 

This collection is so perfectly balanced with blenders, medium-sized prints, and large-scale designs that are ideal to piece together in your patchwork projects! Since there are a lot of eclectic elements in this collection, there are so many prints that are ideal for adults too, like “Secret Garden” and “Liliputian.” 

Fabric Lilliput (7) copy*Rayon print in Ferngully Cinnamon

Fabric Lilliput (4) copy*Knit prints in Berry Picking Dim and Ferngully Lilac

What I love most about the substrate prints is that they're so versatile, they could be transformed into apparel for kids and grownups! If you check out the lookbook below, you're going to find a stunning dress made by Alexis Wright, and the more playful knit “Berry Picking Dim” subtle purple and navy background makes it ideal for any little girl and boy!

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

Fabric Lilliput (20) copy*AGF Denim in Indigo Shadow and Frosted Sage & Pure Solids in Raw Gold and Cinnamon 

More matching AGF Elements not pictured:

PURE Solids: Sweet Macadamia, Blushing, Sugar Plum, Mauvelous, Sienna Brick, Fresh Sage, Forest Night, Ocean Fog, and Nocturnal.

Nature Elements: Dusty Mauve

AGF Denim: Adobe Clay 

 

There are plenty of opportunities to create magical quilts like our “treasure hunt” free quilt pattern that will let your little ones go on an adventure, where they will meet the sweetest forest critters and nature’s blossoms!  

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Flip through the pages of our Lilliput Fabric lookbook to discover playful quilt blocks, adorable fox plushies, quilts, and more that you can recreate. With the help of a few talented makers and even Sharon herself, we have put together tons of quilty projects that will get you excited to sew for your kids!

Don’t forget to check our “Let's Talk Fabric” YouTube segment,  where you'll get to see the natural world through a child's imagination and unfold the magical story within every print as if the fabrics were right in your hands. Be inspired to create all sorts of patchwork projects with all the sewing patterns featured in this video, matching AGF Elements, and some sweet up-close shots of the knit and substrates available. 

 

If you love to quilt for the little ones in your life, this collection is for you! I can already see all the cute outfits, baby quilts, and nursery decor with these fabrics. If you get your hands on these fabrics and create something, please share it with us on social media using the hashtag #AGFLilliput, I would love to see it (and Sharon would too!) 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

 

-Jannelle