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July 2014

peek-a-boo curtains // tutorial + giveaway

Hello! It has been a while since I have posted a tutorial here. For some time I have wanted to post this tutorial made with Littlest by AGF In-house Studio.

This collection has certainly inspired many quilters and sewers. We are happy to see so many projects shared on the different social platforms.

Littlest includes a panel (44-45 width) in two different colour options, and it can be transformed in a multitude of ways. Today we bring you a simple, but functional tutorial using the Magical Prairie Moon Panel. This "peek-a-boo" set of curtains is sure to enliven any window; especially in a nursery room.

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Here is what you will need:

¾ yd. of Magical Prairie Moon Panel

Cut:

Two (2) 12 ¾” x 43 ¼” rectangles

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Take one of the rectangles and fold the base ¼” in. Press and fold again ½” in. Do a top stitch to hold the folds in place. Press flat.

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Repeat the previous steps, but this time do it on the side edges.

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To create the fold on the top edge, fold it ¼” in, press as you fold, and then fold again 3” (make sure that the ¼” is folded inwards). Sew 1/8” from the bottom and top edges for a clean finish.

Repeat all the previous steps with the other rectangle and you're done!

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DO YOU LOVE THIS PANEL AS MUCH AS WE DO? ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY!

 

Giveaway

 

CONGRATULATIONS:

1. Karina Seppi

2. Alexis Uhrich

3. Sue PetZer

 

3 WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN! CONTEST ENDS TUESDAY JULY 29TH AT 4PM EST

have a wonderful and creative week!

rock 'n sew

Lauv


Take A Guess!

Hey lovelies!

We are having so much fun reading all your responses and are ecstatic to share with you the revealing news, but not just yet!

First, we have another set of clues for you to take a guess on who you're thinking this next person may be! 

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Who could be the next L.E. designer?

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Hints:

1). You are constantly in awe with the number of quilts she makes.

2). Her photos are almost as beautiful as those quilts.

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I'm sure these clues have exposed who the next mystery person is.  If not, stay tuned for more teasers, and let us know who you think the next Limited Edition designers are! 

 

Happy Sewing,

xo,

-AGF Team

 

 

 


Can You Guess Who?

Hey everyone!

As you've probably noticed, we're prepping to reveal the names of our new Limited Edition designers and the big day is right around the corner.

But today, we want to hear from you! Here are two sneaky clues about the first designer. Using these clues, take a guess at who you're thinking of, or tell us who you would like it to be.

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Who could it be??

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Hints:

1). She's got a spunky way about her and pulls off a bold style like no other.

2). She has a very close knit furry family.

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Have the clues uncovered the mystery for you? If not, stay tuned tomorrow for another shot at guessing the next designer!

 

Happy Sewing,

xo,

-AGF Team


Gleeful: All Things Happy & Sweet + Giveaway!

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Hello everyone,

Start your summer cheer because Gleeful by Sew Caroline is here!

Gleeful is a feminine depiction of all things happy and sweet. Sketches of dots, stripes and blossoms play with contemporary colors to tell a story about a young woman that is carefree, classy, romantic and in pursuit of her dreams.

To further brighten your summer stash, we are choosing one lucky winner to receive a Fat Quarter bundle of Gleeful, details below!

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Download the free quilt pattern for Gleeful, "Summer Cheer"! Lovingly designed by Caroline just for you. To get it, click HERE!

 

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We've got the fabrics to match your project's versatility! You can choose among the collection's 8 beautiful and smooth medium-weight cottons, 2 super soft knits with a 50% recovery rate--this means the weave will not bend out of shape. And also included is a voile print that boasts an incredibly silky touch, gliding along with a perfect drape.

OR, you can use them all! With Gleeful, we're thinking quilts that pop with vibrant color, linens with a fun and modern appeal, garments fit for the sunny days ahead, or even comfy PJ's for the little ones.

 

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Coming in second to our great fabrics, our pride and glory are the Lookbooks we release with every collection. Each one is as unique as the collection they hold, and they offer a great amount of content like project ideas, patterns to try, as well as info on the designers and their inspiration. If you haven't checked them out, please do! They are made with love and you in mind.

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Winner

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Now onto the sweet bits! Here are the details for this collection's super duper giveaway!

To enter:

  • Explore the Gleeful lookbook HERE, then comment below with the project you'd most like to make from the lookbook.
  • Giveaway ends July 22 at 12pm EST
  • Winner will be chosen using random.org and announced July 23 on this very post.

 

***Congratulations to Cheryl you won the fat quarter bundle of Gleeful!***

 

For more inspiration, and to see any of the patterns featured in the images above just click here!

Thanks for following along with us, and don't forget we love to see your projects, just tag them with #Gleefulfabrics and #ArtGalleryFabrics

Happy sewing & GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

 

xo,

Amanda Mae

 

 


Who Will Be the Next AGF Limited Edition Designers?

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We're on the verge of revealing something fantastic!
 
Soon to see the light of day will be the new faces of our second Limited Edition team.

We are still riding on a high from the success and support that our first team achieved, and we plan on continuing with fresh new faces and styles you won't be able to resist.
 
The secret, upcoming designers have both earned a high profile in the fabric industry with original viewpoints and creative approaches to making, teaching, blogging and designing. 
 
You all know who they are, but we can't reveal their names yet!
 
Love,
 
AGF Team

Indelible: A World Between Magic And Reality

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We are so thrilled to share our newest fabric designer Katarina Roccella's first collection, Indelible. These fabrics will take you to a world somewhere between magic and reality.

Indelible; making marks that cannot be removed.

Indelible incorporates many elements from Katarina's homeland, Serbia, including flowers, vintage text and animals.  Her line is a mix of modern, fresh and classic styles, where you will find exciting graphic weavings and stylized nature motifs that ripple through colored depths of pewter, turquoise and auburn. 

Enjoy the photos below from the lookbook!

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Indelible's color palette illuminates the magic world with bright bold hues of blue, purple, and turquoise, along with muted grays.

Indelible "Stamped" Free Quilt Pattern!

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Get inspired with our lookbook there are endless project possiblities using our beautiful cotton fabric, four knits, and two voiles from each collection.

These new fabrics will allow you to create trendy fashions, home decor, and charming quilts that are sure to be Indelible. 

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We hope we have inspired your creativity with our lookbook!

To get patterns featured above just click here!

If your interested in purchasing items made by Katarina Roccella just visit her Etsy shop here! There is a 20% off coupon use code: INDELIBLE 

Thank you for stopping by our blog, and don't forget we love to see your projects, just tag them with #Indeliblefabrics and #ArtGalleryFabrics

Happy sewing!

xo,

Amanda Mae