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Woodlands Fusions "Fawn Sprite" Pillow Tutorial

Hello AGF Fans,

Today I’d like to share a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the Woodlands Fawn Pillow! Perhaps you saw her gazing up at you in the new Fusions look book? I was so happy to be able to design for the Woodlands Fusion collection and I found myself inspired by the color palette- rich, deep, dark and yet bold and vibrant. I knew right away I wanted to make a sister pillow to my Boho Flower girl and started sketching my version of a Woodlands Fawn Sprite.


Fabrics & Materials Used:

Recommended Fabric Choices

  • Face template (download here)

  • Double-sided fusible web

  • Fusible fleece

  • Batting

  • Fabric glue

  • Frixion Pen 

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Minty Fresh Sewing - Nature Lover Mini

Hi Color Lovers, 

What is your favorite color and why? All shades of green is my favorite color! So when I found out mint was the AGF Color Fun color for September I got super excited! I get to mix two of my favorite things, the color mint and mini quilts to create the Nature Lover Mini! I was inspired by the views outside my window on a beautiful summer day to find the birds chirping and the flowers in full bloom with butterflies floating about. Nothing gets better then that! I found that the prints in the mint Color Fun bundle was absolutely perfect for fussy cutting! I framed my lil works of art with varying sizes of strips and corner triangles. From there I created the window and voila the Nature Lover Mini was born!  



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6 Projects made with Capsules and Fusions: Mister Domestic's Sewing Party 2

Hello, wonderful makers!

I hope everyone is great! At AGF we’re feeling thankful because it's been a week since we got back to the office after being out for Hurricane Irma. Luckily, South Florida wasn’t affected other than by minor flooding and an enormous power outage! So, we couldn’t be happier to be back to work doing what we love the most, sharing crafty things with all of you!

About 3 weeks ago, Mister Domestic hosted his second sewing party and like anything Mathew hosts, it was a blast! Here’s a little overdue recap of all the quilty things these talented makers made. Enjoy!


  1. Cathedral Window Pillows by Mathew Boudreaux (a.k.a @MisterDomestic)

Let’s start with the host with the most! Mathew combined our Woodlands Fusions with our denim fabric to create these divine pillows. From the way he positioned certain prints to the lovely folded denim borders, these decorative pillows are filled with style! Check out how Mathew made them on his blog.

  1. Spices Foot Stool by Alisa Kutsel - @astitchinbetween

Ok, so foot stool are a nice home decor accessory by Alisa took that idea to the next level with our Spices Fusions! She used Sariella Studio’s (not yet released) Neosphere Pattern and it turned out gorgeous. It’s so cute I wouldn’t want to put my feet on it! Read all about her cute project on her blog.

  1. Triangle & Hexie Quilt by Kristi McDonough - @schnitzelandboo

You can never go wrong with a triangle quilt, but add hexies to it and it’s even better! Especially when it involves hexies made with Reverie Fusions. Take a look at Kristi’s blog to see how how her quilt came to life.

  1. Le Vintage Chic Quilt by Justin Stafford - @keatonquilts

We absolutely love quilts that showcase full collections, so when we say Justin’s Le Vintage Chic quilt we got all kinds of feelings! He sewed these romantic fabric prints in an array stemming from a denim square and finished it with a bold denim border. Check out the full quilt on his blog.

  1. Le Vintage Chic Quilt by Elise Baek - @eliseandemelie

To me it’s always so interesting how makers can use the same fabrics and have completely different ideas. Elise from Elise and Emelie showed us how creative you can get with some fabrics and a little planning on illustrator. See the full quilt she made with Le Vintage Chic on her blog.

  1. Caravan Tote & Pillow by Paola Baker - @loveoffabrics

Last but not least, Paola stole our hearts with two projects she made with Bachelorette Fusions! She sewed up a lovely Caravan tote with heavy stitching (yummy!) and a fabulous pillow that uses strips of fabrics and selvages for a modern look. Head over to her instagram to see her projects in their full beauty.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick recap of Mister Domestic’s Sewing Party 2! Stay tuned for more fun projects made with our Fusions and Capsules.


‘Til next time,


AGF Mood Monday - Paint


The artist Georgia O'Keeffe said "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way.. things I had no words for."*

Oh the truth. Being in this industry is such a great way to meet all different kinds of artists; quilters of course, or those we would call "the ones who paint with fabric," and also very skillful brush and ink artists. Many people who express and keep a record of their story through images.

Multiple times that's how a fabric design begins, maybe not on an easel in the middle of a giant studio, but in someone's sketchbook, through an afternoon of watercolouring, or through frustration let out on a canvas in the style of Joan Mitchell.

So today I want to ask you about your favourite artist(s), it doesn't have to be a famous one, it could be your neighbour; you choose. What's the style or movement in art that you prefer to paint and/or admire? I'm not trying to get fancy here, simple descriptions like pastel floral paintings, or black and white geometric shapes are perfect answers, or really elaborate art-fan ones are also perfect.

I like a mixture of things because I've always identified with an eclectic style, but some of my top ones would be Mondrian with very geometrical lines in primary colours, Yayoi Kusama's density, Frida Kahlo with her surrealist compositions, and my sister Sofia who is obsessed with painting peaches. I also like all artists who try to trick the eye and create optical illusions like Escher. I like to sketch simple shapes, or do the opposite and saturate the canvas, usually in the colours black, white and red.

I must confess something that some might call sinful: although flowers fascinate me, I'm not instinctively attracted to floral paintings, especially in light colours. I understand they are beautiful and I can see why, but they're not automatically my top choice; nevertheless because I can appreciate them, here are some images I created with this straight-out-of-a-painting floral print from Bari J. printed on our dreamy rayon substrate:


"Budquette Abloom" print by Bari J. from Abloom Fusions

Painting the town red,


(*this is also the quote chosen by our very own artist Katarina Roccella for her bio on our website :).


Cute New Quilt Block- Prairie Home Block Tutorial

Hey There, 

Cat Lovers get ready! The Blush Fabric Lookbook is out and we are beside our selves with all the cute prints and free sewing patterns! I am definitely an animal lover and have a special soft spot when it comes to cats! Which is why I wanted to create a quilt block with the cat print from Blush fabrics! The Prairie Home Block is such a simple, fun  block which consists of a fussy cut square center that is framed with border strips. Then we create our flying geese and arrange and sew our pieces to create this cute block which forms a X with a square in it!



Watch the video below to make the Prairie Home Block! Make sure to share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #AGFQuiltBlockCollection to be entered to win the AGF Quilt Block Monthly Fabric Giveaway



Happy Sewing



14 ways to accessorize your home with textiles

To all fellow fabric addicts, as promised... I am focusing on home decor as I am obsessed with my new home and finding new and quirky ways to make it original. This post goes out to everyone out there who is always looking for the next DIY project or different ways to play around with textures and colors. Search no further, I put together a list of chic ways to inspire you into accessorizing every room in your home :)

Hope you like it!





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