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October 2016

AGF + Mega Stash Builder Box Giveaway

Hi everyone!

Do you remember a few months ago when I introduced you to Stash Builder Box? They are the fabric subscription service with a cause! You’re probably asking yourself “What does she mean by “subscription with a cause”? Well, every month you can receive a box with a few specially curated fabric prints, notions, and other sewing related goodies. The best part of this service is that 20% of all the proceeds from every single box sale goes towards making quilts for kids entering crisis centers, shelters or foster care.

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Just look at all the amazing quilts SBB has donated!

As if Stash Builder Box wasn’t amazing already, they are rolling out an exciting new program called the Mega Stash Builder Box! Inside the Mega box each month, you’ll get three 1-yard cuts of fabric (YAY, 3 YARDS!!!) from a modern and fun collection, thread, a signature pencil & a box-exclusive pattern. Hence, you can build your awesome fabric collection while helping a good cause! If you are curious, the new Mega Box subscription will be $34.95/ month (and it’s so worth it).

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Oh and there’s something exciting about the October box (available until October 14th)! It’s going to be a mystery box (looks like x-mas is starting early, huh)! If you would like to receive some happy mail from Stash Builder Box, check out their website for all the details.

The fun doesn’t end there! To celebrate SBB’s new program and our friendship with them, we are hosting a joined giveaway! Have a chance to win the October Mystery Box and a Fat Quarter Bundle of Nightfall Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell.

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To enter:

Simply fill the form below. (✿◠‿◠)

I hope you’re excited for all the great things SBB has in store for you!

 

Till next time,

Stephanie

 

*****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

CONGRATULATIONS Laura, you've won the Nightfall fabric bundle and the October SBB Mystery Box! Check your email.

 


Get Ready For Fall Sneak Peeks!

Hey there, fabric lovers!

As always, we hope you are doing great and that you are more inspired than ever! This may seem crazy, but Fall Quilt Market is right around the corner. In a few weeks we’ll be presenting our fall fabric collections in Houston, but before we do that we have to show you a little glimpse of what’s to come.

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You already had a chance to see Blithe by Katarina Roccella and Here Comes the Fun by Sew Caroline, debuting in October (later this month). Aren't they beautiful?

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If you fell in love with these collections, you’re going to love all the amazing collections our other designers have created. In addition to seeing collections from Katarina and Caroline, get ready to see amazing designs by Bari J, Sharon Holland, Bonnie Christine, Maureen Cracknell, Amy Sinibaldi, Pat Bravo and Dana Willard plus a few special projects. Trust me, this will be a fun and inspiring season! ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

Stay tuned, on Tuesday October 11th for a full day of sneak peeks on Instagram and Facebook! We’ll begin sharing the peeks starting at 10:30 am EST.

We hope you love everything we have prepared for you!

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Xoxo,

Stephanie


10 Shades of grey fabric - October Color Fun

 

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Hello, awesome makers!

We hope you had wonderful week and stayed safe from Hurricane Matthew ( if you live in S. Florida like us). Let me tell you, since the AGF HQ are located in South Florida we got scared for a moment. Fortunately we are all safe and ready to get back to work to keep inspiring you!

It’s time to reveal the color of October in our Color Fun blog series. And I cannot be more excited to announce that we chose for this month my favorite color: grey!Grey is sooo elegant with a touch of cool sophistication. It’s a happy combination between 2 of the most classy colors: black and white.

How to wear grey

As the seasons change we want to wear more muted colors. Among them is the soft shade of grey, which made its appearances on many famous runways. Many of us are getting inspired by the grey fashion trend.

Are you wondering how to match grey with other colors?

This cool shade simply goes with anything! Grey looks great in a head-to-toe looks or as a accent color. But what I like the most is combining it with vivid reds, greens or bright yellows. Experiment with adding a hint of other colors too! See how easily you can create completely different looks! Also, different shades of grey and textures look great when combined together!

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Grey quilts are modern and simply beautiful. Feel free to combine grey fabrics with black, white, green, plum, yellow. You're sure to make a lovely modern quilt with these colors!

If combining bright colors with grey seems a little too loud for you, mix it with pastels instead. Pastels add a great pop of color to grey and will make your quilt designs looking delicate and dreamy!

See our mood board below for grey inspiration:

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We hope we got you inspired and you are already making plans for your new grey garment or quilt! 

Here is 10 shades of grey fabric we have chosen from all our collections to be featured in this ColorFun episode. We just loved those greys and hope you will fall in love with them too: 

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Cherie fabrics ( CHE-8804 Motif Antique)

Emmy Grace by Bari J. (EMG-5608 Stitched Road Granite)

Heartland by Pat Bravo (HRT-95306 Hus Hoot Gra)

Indelible by Katarina Roccella (IDL-2222 Spirodraft Carbon)

Lagom by AGF Studio (LAM-54287 Collide Cinder)

Pastel Thrift by AGF Studio (PST-75507 Reminder Alloy)

Pastel Thrift by AGF Studio (PST-85500 Porcelains Baroque)

Maker by AGF Studio (MKR-2880 make the cut straight)

Wonderland by Katarina Roccella (WND-2531 Owly Boo)

Tapestry by Sharon Holland (TAP-72491 Mudcloth Earth)

  

Take a closer look at this gorgeous bundle!! Have you ever sewn something with these prints? Send us the picture of your project to aleksandra.pekacka@artgalleryfabrics.com and get a chance to be featured in the next blog post about grey sewing projects!

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If you are willing to give this color a go, don’t hesitate and enter our Giveaway!

To Enter:

Simply fill the form below!

*By entering the giveaway you are automatically signed up to our newsletter. Once you click the "Enter Giveaway" button you'll receive a subscription confirmation in your email.

Winner will be chosen using random.org. Giveaway ends Friday, October 14th at 3pm.

 

*****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

CONGRATULATIONS Jeanne Plesman , you've won the ColorFun grey fabric bundle! Check your email.

 

 

 

Happy sewing with grey fabric prints! :)

Ola


Pinterest = endless inspiration!

Howdy howdy fabric lovers!

I hope you guys are doing great today! Here at AGF HQ we are working really hard to always bring you the best quality in everything we do!

Today, I would like to talk about Pinterest and how helpful it is for all of us! Let me start by explaining what Pinterest is exactly. Pinterest, is a social networking website that allows you to save ideas (pictures) to virtual boards that you create in your profile. Think of Pinterest as 1 million magazines in ONE where you can find TONS of projects, beautiful pictures, tutorials, outfit ideas, patterns, quilts, food, places to visit, or anything you can imagine! When I was a child, I used to rip off the pages of the magazines every time I liked something. Now, I just click and save a pin and it automatically goes to the board I want to save it in. 

What I like the most about Pinterest is its versatility. You can use it as a source of inspiration, to promote your business or simply to feast your eyes by looking at beautiful images! There are times when I feel like nothing I'm designing is working, but in the "designing world" that's normal. Sometimes we just need that little "push" to let our minds flow! I'm the one in charge of designing the weekly newsletters and I always want to make different designs so you guys will always find them eye catching and fun! My little secret is ...Pinterest! I always look for ideas, inspiration and more!

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Also, I would like to invite you to our Pinterest profile. We have more than 45 boards where you will find inspirational pictures for your projects, DIY tutorials, free quilt patterns, display ideas, ideas for packaging and much more! My favorite boards are : Bundles of joy, Botanical, Made with AGF and Everyday Funny

If you already follow us on Pinterest what are your favorite boards? 

 

I hope you all enjoyed!

Xoxo,

Caro


AGF Stitched with Kimberly : The Timber Quilt

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Hello, hello!

This week we’re excited to share with you the latest episode of AGF stitched with Kimberly! In Kimberly’s tutorial, you will learn how to make a lovely Timber quilt featuring Pat Bravo’s newest collection, Heartland.

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Download the FREE PATTERN to this darling quilt and watch Kimberly show you how to construct each block step-by-step. If you would like to re-create this quilt with Heartland, you can purchase the quilt kit at Fat Quarter Shop.

If you’re curious to see different versions of this quilt, check out the list of makers that put their own twist on the pattern with other AGF collections.

Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset

Melissa from Happy Quilting

Melanie from Mostly Crafty

Natalia from Piece N' Quilt

Heather & Megan from Quilt Story

Afton from Quilting Mod

Erin from Why Not Sew

Here are a few of our favorites!

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Credits: Heather from Quilt Story (top left), Melanie from Mostly Crafty (top right), Melissa from Happy Quilting (bottom left), and Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset (bottom right). 

Let us know in the comments what you think about the Timber quilt. :)

 

Till next time,

Stephanie


Mister Domestic Visits the AGF HQ

Hey there, Sewing Enthusiasts!

I hope you’re having a swell week so far! Can you believe it’s October already? Before you know it, it will be the week of Fall Quilt Market in Houston. Time is definitely zooming by! But let’s slow down a little and reflect on the past few days.

As you already know, September was sewing month and inspiration was hitting us from left and right.  From a blog tour to a few sew alongs, there were tons of great things to see. But the real surprise happened at the end of the month when our AGF Sewcialite, Mister Domestic gave us a surprise visit at the AGF HQ.

Let me tell you, hanging out with Mister Domestic was nothing but fun! We laughed, chatted about our love for fabrics, and he basically took over the HQ. As If we didn’t love him enough already, we were all overjoyed by his positivity and inspired by his journey as a maker. One phrase that he always said that really stuck with me was “You do, you.”

As simple as it sounds, sometimes it’s difficult to “Do you” because there are times you want everyone to like you and you want to please everyone. Especially, when showing off your creative abilities! Mister Domestic advises all makers to avoid the path of perfection and worrying about other’s opinions because if you show off your true self, people will love you even more.

To sum up the wonderful time we had with Mister Domestic, we’ve prepared a little video of all his antics here in the AGF HQ. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for tons of videos and tutorials hosted by him, coming soon!

We hope you had fun watching the video. As always, stay creative and remember to “do you”!

Xoxo,

Stephanie