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February 2017

How to make 3 cute Valentine's Day cards quick! Sew Crafty be AGF - DIY Tutorial

Hello lovely makers!

This month is all about celebrating love! I will never forget Valentine's Day at school when we used to send Valentine's cards to each other.

I used to send a bunch of them to friends, teachers, and whomever I wanted to make happy.  However, there was that one Valentine's card that usually made my heart beat a little faster. ;) I usually didn't sign it and I was afraid that the receiver will find out who the card is from. Those are such great memories of childhood crushes...;)

Today, Valentine's Day continues to be special for me. First of all my dearest R.I.P. Grandmother's name was Valentina and I celebrate her Name's Day (Polish tradition pays much more attention to Name's Day than Birthdays) and it's my wedding Anniversary as well! Oh I love Valentine's!

This year I decided to make cute handmade Valentines cards for 3 people I want to give them to. I experimented with sewing on paper and I have to admit I had so much fun! The project is quick and I think the final patchwork effect is really cute.

I used prints from the Wonderful Things collection by Bonnie Christine. I simply love the watercolor fabrics she designed for this collection.

Check out the video tutorial and follow my steps if you wish to make those for your loved ones. ❤ ❤ ❤ 

 

 

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

 Ola

P.S . We have more heart sewing projects coming soon in our Sew Crafty video series! Stay tuned and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

 


Feeling Springy- Tulip Quilt Block Video Tutorial

Hello Fellow Makers,

What's your favorite season? Mine would definitely be spring! Growing up in Minnesota during the winter months were most times unbearably cold and we would day dream of warmer memories and wish for Spring to come early. There is just something so magical when flowers start to bloom and nature all around you comes to life. This inspired me to create a Tulip Block featuring Wonderful Things fabric. This collection is full of soft and happy hues and delicate, uplifting prints!

Logo13Follow along with me to create a Tulip block of your very own! Click on the video below!

 

Subscribe to our youtube channel to watch more awesome sewing tutorials! Did you miss the last addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection? Don't worry below are links to some great quilt block video tutorials for quilter's of all levels! 

 

#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

#9- Wonky Pinwheel Block featuring Sage fabrics

 

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 Fiesta Fun fabrics by Dana Willard!

Enjoy,

Melissa  


Sewcial Bee Sampler: A Block of the Week Sew Along

Hey there, everyone!

Today, we have some exciting news for all of you! If you’ve been trying to venture into quilting, you’re looking for support as a beginner sewist, or simply want to be part of the sewing/quilting community, we have an event that you’re going to love! Our designers Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell are hosting the Sewcial Bee Sampler: A Block of the Week Sew Along.

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Every Wednesday (starting Feb. 1st) they’ll be sharing a new block from the sampler until July. Sharon will be making hers with her upcoming collection Bountiful and Maureen will be experimenting with all of her collections mixed with linen and denim fabric. The complete sampler quilt will have twenty-five 12” blocks and the quilt will be 72”x 72”. Isn’t this exciting!

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To see the first block (Patience Corner Block) that was released last week and to learn more about this fun sew along visit Sharon and Maureen’s blog. To stay up to date with all the makers participating and to show off your own version of the blocks, make sure to tag your images on social media with the hashtag #SewcialBeeSampler.

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Don’t forget to visit Sharon and Maureen’s Instagram pages for weekly surprises! We hope you’re excited to be part of this sewcial event!

 

Happy quilting!

 

Stephanie


How to combine pink with other fabrics - February Color Fun by AGF

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Hello crafty friends!

Love is in the air! Do you feel it already? We hope you do and you are going to feel it even more with this month’s fabric bundle we chose for our Color Fun series. :) Since Valentine’s day is coming up we couldn’t choose any other color than the lovely, feminine, and romantic light pink!

Did you know that pink relates to unconditional love and understanding? It also represents compassion, nurturing and love. So there is simply no better color to choose for all of our Valentine’s Day sewing projects.:) <3

Although pink looks great by itself sometimes you may want to pair it with other colors to achieve a certain effect. Here is a couple of useful tips on how to do that. :)

Basic hues:

Black, silver, gold, grey, navy - those colors will make a light pink look more classy and elegant. If you love pink but are not sure how to style your entire home decor with pink, consider combining it with black or any other basic hue.

Light hues:

Pistachio green, pastel yellow, sky blue - these colors combined with light pink are perfect for spring or summer combinations. Especially sky blue and pink! They simply belongs together! Do you remember the Pantone colors of 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity? That combination is simply timeless and still current this year.

Neutrals:

White, tan, beige - If you want to achieve a rustic and very delicate look, mix light pink with neutrals. Give a try to a very light quilt made with those hues. We are sure it's going to turn out amazing.

Striking hues:

Turquoise, cherry red, orange - If you are looking to to achieve bold and sophisticated combinations mix pink with those colors. :)

Take a look at this cute mood board we created for all pink lovers out there and let your imagination flow.:D

  Pink-fabrics

So, can you already imagine  those romantic dresses, baby clothes, or quilts made with pink hues? We are sure you do! ;) Here are the 10 fabric prints we chose for this episode of ColorFun. We hope you will love them:

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Anna Elise by Bari J. ( ANE-77505 Bunny Binkies Fluff)

Curiosities by Jeni Baker (CUR-19136 Caught Snowflakes Blush)

Dreaming Vintage by Jeni Baker (DV-50023 Tonal Melodie Blush)

Gramercy (GRA-4508 Rush Hour Rose)

Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine (HBR-4434-4 Buck Forest Pink)

Playground by Amy Sinibaldi (PLG-22349 I Spy Kindness)

Pandalicious by Katarina Rocella (PND-10124 Yinghua Cherrylight)

Paperie by Ami Sinibaldi (PPE-340 Happily Ever After)

Sketchbook by Sharon Holland (SBK-37203 Doodlie Playful)

Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine (WOT-21403 Flower Glory Morning)

Take a closer look at this selection. 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 pink sewing projects!

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

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Giveaway is closed - Congratulations to Nicolle Marcek - please check your email! :)

 

 

Happy sewing!

Ola

 

 

 


Sweet Projects made with Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine

Hey makers!

How’s your week going? With Valentine’s day around the corner, I’ve been swooning over Bonnie Christine’s new collection Wonderful Things. I think this collection is so romantic with its delicate colors, pretty watercolor fabrics, and sweet sayings. Here are some of my favorite projects that you can find patterns to in the look book. Perhaps, you can do a little selfish sewing for Valentine’s day?

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To take a closer look at some of these projects we’ve made, I encourage you to check out this quick little video. Feel free to let me know in the comments what you love about this collection and what you’re excited to make with it.

I hope your day is filled with wonderful things!

 

Til next time!

 

-Stephanie




How to piece half square triangles!

Hello!

Recently, I've been thinking of getting more into quilting. I would like to make my first quilt. I think it would be awesome! :) I personally love half square triangle quilt designs. They look beautiful, modern,  and I realized they are very easy to make. Which is very helpful when you're a beginner quilter! Also, not so long ago my friend Ola wrote a post about 5 free quilt patterns you can make with half square triangles! I will definitely use one of those free quilt patterns.  Ohh! And I also made a little graphic to explain you how to piece half square triangles. This graphic is very helpful for those who are learning how to do it (like me!). You will have 2 half square triangles in 4 quick steps! 

 Now, let's take a look!

HALF SQAURES TRIANGLE TUTORIAL

 

I hope you find this helpful!!

Lots of love,

Carolina