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January 2017

Desert Bloom Clutch Tutorial

Hey there makers!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day today! I must admit, a girl can never have enough bags, clutches, pouches… you name it! I feel like we always need something cute to store our notions, makeup, and anything else. When I saw this clutch in the Sage by Bari J. look book I instantly wanted it for my collection. The patchwork design mixed with denim is so stylish.


Since many makers that saw the look book fell in love with this project, one of our amazing product designers shared a tutorial on how to make it. I hope you like it!


Cutting Instructions:

Cutting instruction

Putting it all together:

Diagram 1

1. Cut the pieces of the Prickly Pear Ruby, Cactus Flora Berry and Primrose Field Light print. Place the fabrics right sides together and sew the pieces with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press the seams for a clean look.

Diagram 2

2. Fold diagonally and cut across. You should have two triangles of fabric. 

Diagram 3

3. Take the 4" x 4" square of the Baja Weave Currant print and place it face to face with the 2” x 2” Prickly Pear Indigo piece. Sew diagonally across your 2” x 2” piece to attach it to the 4” x 4.”

Diagram 4

4. Cut diagonally across your 4” x 4” piece and sew the remaining half square piece of Prickly Pear Indigo onto upper left corner.

Diagram 5

5. Sew the half square containing the three different fabrics to the half square with the Baja Weave Currant print. The final piece should resemble the image in the diagram above.

Diagram 66. Applique your 2” x 10” strip into your 5” x 10” denim piece and hand stitch. Sew both squares onto the lower corners of front denim piece.

Diagram 7

7. Attach the zipper and top-stitch both pieces and sew edges ¼” facing right sides together, then proceed to slip bag inside out.

 And voila! You're cute Desert Bloom clutch is complete!

Sage clutch


I hope you all will have fun making this stylish clutch! Let me know in the comments what other projects you've made with Sage by Bari J.


Happy sewing!


A Wonderful Weekend with Bonnie Christine on Instagram

Hey there makers!

The weekend is finally here and I’m excited to tell you all about a fun event we’re hosting on the AGF instagram account. This weekend our designer Bonnie Christine will be taking over our instagram! Yay! Stay tuned to see all the things she loves, her inspirations, and simply how she spends her weekend.

A wonderful weekend with bonnie

Feel free to get to know her! Ask her any questions you may have about her new collection Wonderful Things Fabrics, her design process, and much more. Make sure to follow us at @artgalleryfabrics to see all the updates she will be posting.


We hope you have a wonderful weekend with Bonnie Christine!


Til next time! 


#AGFMakersSpotlight - a new hashtag for all your creations made with AGF! Get featured and win a fabric bundle!

Hello all makers around the world!

Today I have some exciting news to share with you. Since we keep finding  so many awesome creations on Instagram made with AGF fabrics we decided to give them some extra attention. We're happy to introduce a new contest for all of you that sew with AGF fabrics and wish to share the pictures of your projects!

So here is how it works:

  • Make an awesome sewing or quilting project made entirely with AGF. (It can be anything. A dress, quilt, bag, etc.) 
  • Take a crisp and clear picture of your project
  • Post it on Instagram using hashtag #AGFMakersSpotlight
  • Follow @artgalleryfabrics on Instagram
  • Check if you have won! (The winner will be announced last day of each month!)



If you're worried that your picture will not be good enough, there's nothing to be afraid of! So you can get an idea of what we're looking for here are a few tips and an example of how lighting affects your project. :)

Art Gallery Fabrics Instagram Tips
Hashtags: #AGFMakersSpotlight #ArtGalleryFabrics

 ...And here is our experience with natural light vs. indoor lighting. Make's a difference doesn't it?



So what is the prize for the best project each month?

Every month we are going curate for you a bundle of 20 AGF prints from different collections. For February we have curated a cute bundle of reds, blues, mints, pinks and yellows! Isn't it yummy? The fun doesn't stop there! The winner's project will also be featured on the AGF Instagram feed and here on the AGF blog! 

We can't wait to see all the awesome projects you are going to make!

With lots of love!




Uplifting & Delightful: Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine

Hello wonderful makers!

I hope you’re having a splendid day! We’re reaching the ending of January and I hope everyone is still excited about accomplishing big goals for 2017. This year, one of my resolutions is to be more positive and find different resources to be inspired by.  There have been many things that have inspired me over the past weeks, but the most impactful has been Bonnie Christine’s new collection Wonderful Things.

This uplifting collection is all about positive affirmations and happy colors that will make you feel confident during your sewing journey. You’ll be able to play with two contrasting colorways filled with delicate watercolor florals, subtle geometrics, and a print filled with inspiring quotes!

Wonderful pillows

One of my favorite prints is the Aquarelle Study Tint (bright pink watercolor floral). This beautiful floral comes in knit fabric and it’s stunning in garments. I’m completely in love with this maxi dress that we made!

Wonderful Things Product Inspiration Dress - Aquarelle 1

If I’ve teased you enough with some of the cute projects made with this collection. I encourage you to flip through the Wonderful Things look book and indulge in pretty quilts, comfy garments, and tons of inspiration.


Want to get started on a project right away? Download the “Thruths” FREE QUILT PATTERN. ;)

  Truths quilt_2

To get a little experimental, we’ve prepared a list of blenders that coordinate nicely, just for you.

Wonderful Things Blenders

Lastly, enter the giveaway for a chance to win this wonderful bundle!

Graphic wonderfulthings giveaway

To enter, simply fill the form below. Giveaway ends February 2nd  at 3:00pm. Good luck!

I hope the positive vibes from this collection have inspired you to sew beautiful things. Feel free to share any projects you make with the hashtags #ArtGalleryFabrics and #WonderfulThingsFabrics on social media.


Until next time,




CONGRATULATIONS Kate Woodward you've won the Wonderful Things Giveaway! Check your email:)

DIY TUTORIAL: No sew blanket

As makers we all have a big stack of fabric scraps and sometimes we don't know what to do with them! Here at AGF we have bags in which we put the fabric that's left from each project. For example: 1 bag is for knits, 1 bag is for canvas fabric and the other one is for quilting cotton. Since these days we were working on Wonderful Things fabrics by Bonnie Christine we had tons of scraps of this collection. So I looked up online and and saw some cool things you can do with fabric scraps. In fact, I think you can do LOTS of things with fabric scraps, from monogram pouches to mini quilts!

Since here at AGF we are always super busy working on the new collections and the projects that come with each of them, all the sewing machines are always busy. So it figured it would be cool and kid friendly to have a "No-sew project" for all of you!

I decided to make a scrappy blanket with knit fabric. I personally love the look of this because it looks like a quilt even though it's not and I must admit it's so cozy! I took it home the same day i finished it and cuddled with it while I watched TV.

I made this quick video to explain how you can make this fun no sew blanket. I hope you like it!


Let me know in the comments what other projects you would like to see as part of our Sew Crafty video series. :)

I hope you all enjoyed!



Wonky Pinwheel Quilt Block Video Tutorial

Hello Makers,

Turn your sewing machines on and follow along with me and make a Wonky Pinwheel block featuring Sage Fabrics. This block is great for using left over scraps from
previous projects and the scrappy look adds to the beauty of this block. The rich bold colors of Sage fabrics turned out to be a perfect choice for this block! 


Click on the video below to give this super fun block a try!  

Subscribe to our youtube channel to watch more awesome sewing tutorials! If your looking for more quilt block fun take a look some of the quilt blocks we have made so far!

Also comment below and  let me know what quilt blocks or sewing tips and tricks you would love to have a video tutorial for! 


#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

#6-Churn Dash Block featuring Here Comes the Fun 

#7-Moroccan Block featuring Blithe fabric

#8- Ohio Star Block featuring Garden Dreamer 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 Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine