art gallery fabrics
Previous month:
September 2016
Next month:
November 2016

October 2016

Fabric Gift Tag Tutorial featuring Boardwalk Delight

Hey There,

I have something fun to share with you today that will take your gift giving game to a whole new level! The holiday season is approaching and I was thinking of ways to add the perfect touch to all my presents this year and that's how these cute fabric gift tags came to life! Since Halloween is the next holiday I decided to make a few to add to my treat bags I will be handing out this year to friends and family. What is incredibly great about this project is you need very little fabric, so head to your scrap stash and pull out colors to coordinate for the holiday theme, or that special someone you are making the gift tags for. I am already thinking about the fabric tags I will create for Thanksgiving and Christmas! 


These little fabric tags come to life with the combination of AGF fabric and Bernina's decorative stitches and letters! Bernina's decorative stitches pop of the tag with the bright, beautiful colors of Aurifil thread!  


Once you make one I warn you are aren't going to want to stop! Find the full tutorial here

We would love to see your fabric gift tag creations so make sure to tag us if you share on social media! 




10 quilt blocks we love!

Hello Hello!

Have you ever wondered what are some of our go-to quilt blocks?

Well, here at AGF HQ we like every single quilt block but, as everyone else we have our favorite ones! I made a little graphic to show you which ones are our favorite ones and I will show you some pictures of quilt's we have made in the past with some of these quilt blocks!  

Quilt blocks blog post

The reason why we love these 10 quilt blocks is because you can arrange them differently and they will always look good. Another good thing is that some of them are easy to make for beginners! Depending on the fabric you use, you can give your quilts that "traditional" or "modern" touch. Also, these quilt blocks are very popular because they have been around since day one.

What I found very interesting about the quilt blocks is that when I first started working in this industry I didn’t imagine quilts involved math in the making process. For me it just looked like something super complicated and almost impossible to make. Then, I realized how something so complicated can be simple! ( Wait, I’m not saying quilting is easy) but at first it just looked impossible to me. Oh! And in case you didn’t know, the names given to the quilt blocks are deeply rooted in the history of America. For example: religion, historical events, environment, everyday objects and the influences upon quilter lives.

Now, let me show you  quilts we have made with some of these blocks!

FREE quilt pattern "Llano Street" Featuring Morning Walk fabrics

Here you can see the Flying Geese quilt block. We love using a fresh combination of colors we used to create this beautiful quilt! Click here to download pattern.  

FREE quilt pattern "Abundance" Featuring Curiosities Fabrics

Here, you can see the nine patch block. This block is fun to use when mixing and matching differnt prints. Click here to download the pattern

FREE quilt pattern. Featuring Cherie Fabrics

In this quilt you can see the log cabin block. Don't the subtle colors make this quilt look calming? Click here to download pattern

Oh well, if it was for me I would show you 1000 pictures of different quilts! They are all beautiful! Before I forget, I would like to invite you to check out our website because we have TONS of free quilt patterns! You can find quilt patterns for every taste and every level.

I hope you all enjoyed!


Lots of love,




Just in case you want to know where I found this cool info!


Quilt Blocks. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2016, from


AGF Quilt Block Collection Tutorial: Jack in the Box Block featuring Heartland fabrics

Hello Everyone!

How is the fall season treating everyone? Living in Florida I miss the nice crisp, cool air and the leaves changing colors. I also miss layering my outfits with jackets, cardigans and scarfs and wearing leggings with boots, especially after the release of Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo! This fabric collection is perfect for making fall outfits and home decor! I fell in love with the beautiful yellows in this collection especially after I mixed them with The Denim Studio Linen. (Match made in heaven if you asked me!) Click here to check out her beautiful lookbook to get inspired to sew yourself something for the fall season!

Logo13Today I have another addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection, so get your sewing machines ready!The quilt block we will be sewing today is called Jack in the Box, which can be made in a variety of ways. We will be making ours with HST’s! The Jack in the Box quilt block gives the impression of movement and is a cheerful, fun block to make. The solid linen adds lovely texture and allows the prints in this collection to pop right out of the block!


View the video below and have fun making the fifth block of the AGF Quilt Block Collection.


Other videos in the series to check out!

#1- Fussy Cut Block featuring Hello Ollie fabric
#2- Dutchman’s Puzzle Block featuring Observer fabric
#3- Economy Block featuring Nightfall fabric
#4- Antique Tile Block featuring Lagom fabric

We would love to see your creations feel free to share on Social Media using hashtag #AGFquiltblockcollection.

Happy Sewing,


Homey Meets Modern: Heartland by Pat Bravo

Hello, wonderful makers!

I hope you are having a lovely autumn so far! Here in South Florida our autumn is known as Hurricane Season, and let me tell you… we are happy Hurricane Matthew avoided us at all costs! Though, we must admit that Hurricane days are great for sewing (as long as the electricity is working). Those days when you are stuck indoors really force you to be creative with your time and make you thankful for a great home.

Speaking of having a great home, one of the best ways of making your house extra cozy is by making tons of lovely quilts and pillows! One collection that truly brings out the essence of a cozy home is Heartland by Pat Bravo. Soothing colors combined with the right amount of geometrics and hand drawn elements will get your mind imagining all sorts of projects. The reason why all these elements work so well together is because for this collection Pat’s love for European style traveled to Scandinavia and she was inspired by modern Nordic design juxtaposed by the beautiful forests of the region.  


Trust me, this collection will transform your home! Simply look at how comfy this couch looks with that pretty Heartland quilt and pillows.


Are you ready to feast your eyes on some beautiful projects? Well, check out the Heartland look book filled with garments, quilts, and of course tons of home décor!


I encourage you to Download the FREE PATTERN and make this beautiful “Gladden” quilt. I’m sure you won’t want to get up in the morning when you’ll be wrapped in this quilt!


How about adding a few accents to your projects? Here are a few AGF Elements (blenders) that will make all your projects pop.


Last but not least, don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY! Have a chance to win a Fat Quarter Bundle of Heartland for your fabric collection.

Giveaway graphic

To enter:

Simply fill the form below.

I hope you loved everything Heartland has to offer. I can’t wait to see all the wonderful projects everyone will make!


Till next time,






CONGRATULATIONS Diane Rogers, you've won the Heartland fabric bundle! Check your email.

P.S. Enjoy this video that gives you a closer look at this homey fabric collection.

Let's continue having fun with Grey fabric prints

Hello, beautiful crafters!

We hope that you love our selection of fabrics for October Color Fun! Today we want to share with you some projects made with a couple of featured grey fabric prints. We hope to inspire you even more with this cool, muted and elegant color! Pay attention to the colors that were combined with grey in these projects. As you remember from our previous Color Fun blog post, we explained how to mix match grey with other fabric prints. Take a look at the subtle addition of bright yellows, greens, or pastels in those projects. What a great way to add a little pop of color without taking away the beauty of grey itself! 



1.“Humingbird” Tunic

What girl doesn’t love owls, right? I know my niece is crazy about them and she would jump to the stars if I made her this knit “Humingbird” Tunic with this grey owls fabric print. The Heartland line, designed by Pat Bravo includes more grey fabric prints that perfectly match yellow and pink prints. Stay tuned for the release of the look book for tons of sewing ideas!


  1.  Gathered skirt with attached shorts

Maybe, you can't tell from the picture but this skirt has actually attached shorts underneath! Your girl will twirl all day long while she wears this skirt without worrying that her undies are uncovered! We wanted to feature another grey owls fabric print because it looks perfect for this project and because girls just love owls and...twirling!



3.Quilt featuring Lagom collection

Do you notice those dark grey half square triangles in this quilt? How do you like the selection of other fabric prints? Don’t the pastely pinks and blues match the dark grey fabric perfectly? If you haven’t yet, you must check out the whole Lagom collection and discover more grey and pastel modern fabric prints.


4.Emma Dress

What I especially like about this dress is the little collar made with contrasting vivid yellow fabric. Also, there is something about this lettered grey fabric print that makes it so modern and classy! Oh.. and the pattern offers three sleeve lengths! Isn't that cool?



 5.Canvas & Vinyl Tote Bag

This tote sewn with grey canvas fabric is sturdy and so trendy! I  love the combination of canvas and vinyl! Since grey goes with so many outfits, I think this tote should definitely be on your sewing list this season!;)


Take a closer look once again at our selection of grey fabric prints. I hope that you entered our Color Fun giveaway! If not there is still a chance to win this pretty bundle. Just click here and fill out the form located at the end of the post. Good Luck!


Wishing you a very smooth and creative fall sewing!




No sew - Coaster Tutorial!

Hello fabric lovers!

I'm super excited because today I will teach you how to make a cool coaster you can make in less than 20 minutes! What inspired me to make this no-sew project was my huge bottle of water! I always bring a 1L bottle to the office. I always like to put ice in it because there's nothing better than cold water (at least for me!) but it would always become messy because after a while I would have water all over my desk. This simple and cool project solved my problem in less than 20 minutes! Not to mention that it's a great project to decorate any table for fall. 

Here is what you will need:

  • cork

  • fusible web tape

  • scissors

  • pencil

  • fabric

  • a printed shape of your choice


First, trace the shape of your choice on the cork. In my case, I used a leaf to welcome the Fall season! 


After tracing the shape, cut it. Be very careful because cork is a little messy and "delicate". If you are not careful it could break.


After cutting the cork, go ahead and trace the same shape onto the fusible web tape BUT don't cut it yet!


Go ahead and stick the fabric to the fusible web tape by iron it to the fabric!


Then cut the shape. Leave 1/2 inch of space. This is just to make sure you will cover the whole cork.


This is how it will look after you cut it.


Then, go ahead and iron the sticky part of the leaf to the cork. Make sure the fabric glued to the cork.


and VOILA! I'm just so happy with my new coasters. Isn't it super cute? 


You can use any shape you like! This is perfect to give a crafty touch to your office desk or to your kitchen. I just had an AHA moment! What about... coasters to give to your friends on thanksgiving day or the holidays? Coolest handmade gift ever!  Well fabric lovers, I hope you all enjoyed this super quick tutorial!

Lots of love,