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November 2016

10 sewing notions you will love!

Hey there awesome makers!

I hope you guys are doing well, because today is a good day to learn new things! Recently, I've been searching for unique notions that can make our sewing lives easier and I found a few you would love! I'm a strong believer in making sewing as efficient as possible by using useful tools . This is why I've gathered a list of notions that can speed up your sewing and help you give your project that professional final touch.

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1. Thermal thimbles

Thermal_thimble_set_01_84c49807-bd9b-456c-a526-4d292cdd9675_grande The thermal thimbles are designed to fit the index finger and thumb on either hand and they are heat resistant so your fingertips won’t get hurt when ironing seams! Isn't this a handy invention? 

2. Seam ripper 


This is a small tool used for unpicking stitches that's always put to good use. You can never have enough seam rippers in your supply box!

3. Magic Erase Markers


This is one of my favorite tools! You can write as many marks on the fabric as you need and they will go away when you iron the fabric. When I first discovered these pens it's like a magic trick was unveiling before me.

4. Sewing clips Clover-Wonder-Clips-50-Pack_MAIN-1

These clips are so simple but they are life savers when it comes to sewing bindings! They are perfect to hold  fabrics together when sewing and they always come in cute colors.

5. Scissors sharpener


This tool is a must-have! Sometimes our loved ones use the fabric scissors to cut paper (I think that’s the worst feeling ever). Having a sharpener in our sewing room can save us lots of time and money!

6. Turn it all tool


Do you ever have a difficult time turning your projects inside out? Well, this tool is perfect! It helps you flip your projects without getting your fingers stuck and it prevents you from popping any of the seams.

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Since digital patterns are getting more popular each day. Having a tablet stand makes it easier for all of us to see the pattern while working on the project.

8. Thread cutterz ring:

This is something that’s very innovative. I found out about it because our AGF Sewcialite Mister Domestic had a giveaway on his blog. At first I didn't know what it was until I read the function of it and I think it's amazing! Isn't this a stylish accessory that's useful for cutting threads?

9. Bobbin clips

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This little tool not only keeps the bobbin thread from unwinding, you can also use it to color coordinate your threads. With this useful tool you'll never use your bobbins again!

10. Wrist pinny


This notion is the best! It's the easiest way to keep your pins on hand. It’s a bracelet and it has a magnet in the middle that will make all your pins stay in the same place.

I think these notions are awesome and they could make a huge difference for any sewing project, especially when you want to finish something really quick. Having everything on hand will make your life easier! What do you guys think? And what else would you add?

I hope you all enjoyed!

Lots of love,





Personalized Mitered Napkin Tutorial featuring Outland Yarn Dyes

Hello Everyone,

This is my favorite time of year because a coolness swipes the air and it's that time of the year where we spend time with family and friends we haven't seen in a while! There is nothing better then reuniting with family and eating good food. For those of you hosting these big get togethers or maybe you are a guest and want to bring the perfect host present! Hop over to the Bernina blog to create these beautiful personalized mitered napkins!  Click here to see the full tutorial!


AGF loves the gift of giving and one thing we love giving away is fabrics! If you are loving the our new yarn dyed fabrics and prints from Joie de Vivre which I think goes together so perfectly then get ready to enter this amazing FABRIC GIVEAWAY! With this bundle (pictured below) have fun creating this napkin tutorial or other gifts to give away this holiday season!


To enter to win fill out the form at the end of the blog post and tell us what you will make with this beautiful bundle! Giveaway starts today and ends Monday, November 21!

Happy Sewing,






CONGRATULATIONS Alana Callens , you've won the Gift of Giving Fabric Giveaway! Check your email:)

Learn About ANGLES - A new division of AGF

Hey there, fabric connoisseurs!


A few weeks ago we revealed that AGF has opened a new division of fabrics named ANGLES! We have been so flattered by everyone’s positive response and curiosity that we wanted to give you more details about this exciting new project.

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Many makers have been asking the following questions and we're happy to answer all of them:

  • What is ANGLES and what does it mean?

  • What kind of designs should I expect to see in ANGLES?

  • Will the collections be made with the same quality of current AGF collections?

  • Who are the current Angles designers and will more designers be added to this new division?

What is ANGLES and what does it mean?

ANGLES is our new fabric division. Here at AGF we believe that fabrics are works of art that can be seen, used and interpreted in many ways. Hence fabrics can be seen from many "angles". We believe in what makes you happy, which means using prints you love in the way you want and combining them to suit your specific needs. This pays way to a new wave of designers, styles, and trends that will influence the way we sew in the years to come.

We want to keep inspiring you everyday. For this reason, we are embracing unique talents and myriad of design styles through our new fabric division, ANGLES. From vintage inspired motifs to funky trends, we are excited to open the doors to a new generation of fabric designers that will create new textile movements.

What kind of designs should I expect to see in ANGLES?

To put it in simple terms, you’ll be able to see a little bit of everything in this new fabric division. From cute novelty prints, to vintage designs appropriated into modern themes, to funky unimaginable prints! There will be a medley of styles to suit all of your sewing needs.

Will the collections be made with the same quality as other AGF collections?

The fabric collections created under ANGLES will have the SAME GREAT QUALITY as current AGF collections. As a maker, you’ll be able to enjoy new design aesthetics that will suit a variety of styles while sewing with the same amazing softness, drape, and vibrance that AGF always delivers.

Who are the current Angles designers and will more designers be added to this new division?

It is very important for us to bring you unique and exclusive design styles. Therefore, we are happy to have Dana Willard from Made Everyday and Amy Sinibaldi from Nanacompany as our introductory ANGLES designers! They’ll be showing off their unique styles with their new collections in the upcoming months. Each collection will consist of 16 cotton prints with 3 prints in knits and 1 print in canvas.


Dana will present Fiesta Fun fabrics | Available December 2016

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Amy will present Charleston fabrics & Les Petits fabrics | Available March 2017

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And YES! In the future we do plan on adding more designers to ANGLES. We’ll be announcing new additions in the future, so stay tuned! 

We hope you are as excited as we are to learn and sew with the new collections from ANGLES! Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions regarding our new fabric division.


Till next time!


AGF is nominated for the 2017 British Craft Awards

Hey, fabulous makers!

Have you ever been overjoyed to tell your friends good news? We know the feeling because we’re excited to share some news with you! We’re happy to announce that we have been nominated for the 2017 British Craft Awards in the Quilting Brand of the Year and the Sewing Brand of the Year categories!

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We are over the moon about this nomination and we’re so happy to share such a special moment with all of you. At AGF, we put our heart and soul into every design, look book, picture, and everything we do to inspire you as much as possible! We want you to reach your untapped potential every time you sew with our fabrics while enjoying quality like no other.

If you believe we deserve to win at the 2017 British Craft Awards, vote for Art Gallery Fabrics by selecting the sewing and quilting categories. Thank you for supporting us and for allowing us to inspire you every day!

Voting will be opened until December 20th 2016 



Happy voting!



P.S. If you’re a UK resident, you’ll be entered to win a £100 Amazon gift card.   ;)

Fall 2016 Quilt Market Recap

Hey fabulous makers!

I hope everyone had a great week! Now that we’re back from Quilt Market we’re ready to start showing off our upcoming collections. But before we do that, we have to show you a glimpse of our time at the trade show. We’ve prepared a re-cap for you to experience all the fun we had at the show!


For this year’s concept, we designed an open plan booth surrounded by themes of color. We wanted to show off all the bright colors in our fabrics. So, the best way of doing this was by creating color stories with handmade products and inspirational images. Our layout reminded me so much of the beautiful merchandising of retails stores like Anthropologie.


One of my favorite parts of the booth was the floor. I know it sounds bizarre, but it was amazing! We covered the black convention center floor with patterned decals that said LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH. I thought it was a beautiful way of summing up our ideas and all of the things we love.


But the most exciting part of this year’s Quilt Market in Houston was that we won the 1st Place Multiple Booths Award! We were over the moon when we heard the announcement and they came to hand us the award. This showed us that hard work pays off and we were so happy to share our joy with everyone who came by our booth.


To take a glimpse at Quilt Market with an AGF twist, I invite you to view this video re-cap we’ve prepared for you (and you get to see me as the host (✿◠‿◠)). Enjoy!

I hope you had fun watching our re-cap video and that you felt like you were there with us.

Feel free to tell us about your favorite parts of the video in the comments.


See ya!


AGF Quilt Block Collection FABRIC GIVEAWAY

Hello Makers,

Have you been following along with our quilt block video tutorials? So far we have made quilt blocks with so many amazing fabrics and have been learning so many new sewing tips to make the perfect quilt block! With every release of a new fabric collection we like to celebrate by making a quilt block featuring the new collection! It's been so much fun so far and thanks to all of you who have been following along! 


The season of giving is approaching and what better way to kick things off then to have a  fabric giveaway with the fabric featured in all of the AGF Quilt Block Collection video tutorials! There are two ways of winning this giveaway!

  1. Enter by filling out the form below! OR...
  2. Subscribe to our Youtube channel and add a comment in the box under the video telling us what you would make with the beautiful fabrics, for a chance to win a second fat quarter bundle!

Included in this bundle are 19 prints from Hello Ollie, Lagom, Observer, NightFall, Heartland, and our linen fabric! Giveaway starts today November 11- November 18! Good luck on winning this amazing bundle! 



Make sure to check out all the quilt blocks we have created so far: 

 #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

#5- Jack in the Box Block featuring Heartland fabric


We would love to see your creations! Feel free to share on Social Media using hashtag #AGFquiltblockcollection. Stay tuned for the next addition to our quilt block collection featuring Here Comes the Fun by Sew Caroline


What quilt block would you like us to sew up next? Comment below to let us know! 


Happy Sewing,




CONGRATULATIONS Suzanne Fisher , you've won the AGF Quilt Block Collection Bundle! Check your email:)