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March 2013

Urban Mod is a collection for the Urbanista in all of us.


Taking inspiration from the graffiti walls of Miami's midtown as well as from the industrial movement; Urban Mod gives you a collection rich in geometrics, clean lines and floral prints. Each element works together to add femininity to this expressionistic collection.


URBAN MOD Fabric Collection by AGF In-House Studio from Art Gallery Fabrics on Vimeo.

We had a blast shooting this video and we even made some of the furniture (yes that sofa is made from pallets.) 


(Quilt pattern above: Urbanitsa quilt pattern)

Since Urban Mod lends itself to be very industrial we wanted to carry a look that showed how this collection and how versitile it can be when using it for home dec as well as fashion.

Take a look at some of the pictures from the photoshoot...


This collection lends itself perfectly for quilting, fashion and home decor.




Giving any space a fresh modern feel by combining an aqua, mauve, dark blue and lime color palette.


Urban Mod is hitting stores now. So, run (don't walk) to get your hands on this stylish collection.  

And don't forget to check out our Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest accounts for the full Urban Mod album. (posted throughout the month of March)

Leave a comment below and tell us which is your favorite color palate and what are some of the projects you are looking forward to making?

Until next time,

<3 The AGF Team



Tune Tuesdays


Hey everyone! It's another Tune Tuesday where I bring you some awesome tunes to go along with your sewing adventures. There's nothing I love more than discovering new music and being able to share it with all of you!

Today, we have wonderful music inspired by the ever bubbly, ever bright Color Me Retro collection designed by our beloved Jeni Baker!


With its bright, bold colors and simple, catching designs, its only fitting that the likes of Passion Pit and Lenka lead this playlist full of great artists! Energetic and fun, this playlist will have you dancing around in your 1950s circle skirt dress and sewing some gorgeous projects together, a perfect combination of what could only be what they call "Sewing Heaven"!

For more music inspired by this fresh collection, check out our Spotify playlist! Subscribe to the playlist to add your own songs that inspire you to sew Color Me Retro or let us know which songs we should add!

From my musical ears to yours,




Fat Quarter Gang - Quilted Heating Pad by PS I Quilt

  FatQuarterGANG_banner400pxBLUEHey y'all. Rachel here from PS I Quilt. Today I'm gonna show y'all how to make a quilted heating pad. These things are a godsend. You definitely need one (or three) of these in your life.  Trust me. My fabrics of choice are these lovelies ...
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What y'all will need:

  • 8 print fat quarters
  • 1 solid fat quarter
  • Fusible Fleece
  • 1 pound bag of rice
  • Essential oil (optional)

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From each print fat quarter, cut: 1 strip, 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"

From print fat quarter, cut: 1 strip, 6 1/2" x 10 1/2" 1 strip, 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"

From solid fat quarter cut:

2 strips, 8" x 10"

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Lay out 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" strips in a manner that is pleasing to you.

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Working in pairs, piece your strips along the long sides using 1/4" seam allowance. You should have 4 strip sets.

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Join 2 strip sets together to make 2 units.

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Join 2 units together to make a quilt top.

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Layer quilt top with fusible fleece. Cut to size. Fuse. Quilt as desired.

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I did some easy peasy straight line quilting. Go on. You can do it, too.

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Now we're going to make an envelope backing for your heating pad using our two 8" x 10" strips.

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Take and fold about a 1/4" fold along the long side. Press.

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Fold that fold over another 1/4" to create a hem. Press. Repeat the hemming process for the other 8" x 10" strip.

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Stitch both hems. And now your backing is made. Yayyy.

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We're going to make a mini quilt sandwhich.

Lay quilted top down with the right side facing up. Layer with one hemmed rectangle, right sides together.

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Layer the second hemmed rectangle on the quilted top, right sides together

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Note: The hems of the rectangles are supposed to overlap each other. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, stitch around all four sides of heating pad.

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Clip corners.

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Turn right side out. Set aside.

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Layer both 8" x 10" solid strips together. Sew around all four sides, leaving a 4" opening.

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Clip corners. Turn right sides out. Fill with rice. Add a few drops of essential oil. (I like eucalyptus or lavender.)

Note: Depending on how pliable you'd like your heating pad, you can add up to 1 more pound of rice.

Machine stitch opening. (No one will see this but you.)

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Insert rice bag.

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And you're done.

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Give yourself a pat on the back. These are SO quick to whip up, y'all can easily make these for you, your quilty friend &/or your manicurist.

Want to win your own fat quarter bundle? Well, hop on over to my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win.

Hope y'all enjoy.

Rachel Griffith,

As always, to be eligible to win, you must follow us on your fav social media platform. (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter) AND subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on all things AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!

Ohhh... and let's not forget Flickr! Giveaway open until March 8th.


See ya next week,

<3 Your AGF team

Sugar & Spice Friday

Wow! Haven't posted a Sugar & Spice in a while... so sorry about that. We have been super busy with all these lovely collections coming out and sewing up a storm (and prepping for market early... we will not procrastinate!)

But alas it is that time again and this time we have a super easy recipe. It is sooooooo easy that you could even do it with your eyes closed (well maybe with only one eye closed.)


Yup.. Rolo with my Homies is this week's feature.

What you will need:

1 or 2 tubes of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

1 bag of Rolos

Cream Cheese frosting


Pop open the tube of crescent rolls and separate them.

Unwrap same number of Rolo's

Place one Rolo on an individual crescent triangle and roll it up the same way you would a crescent.

Repeat until you have made all rolls.

Bake as directed on crescent package

Once the crescents have cooled down enough you can frost them and ENJOY!


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