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November 2018

Month 3 Recap of the Farmer's Wife Sew Along


Hello Makers, 

The months are flying by and we are loving every second following the journey of @misterdomestic  and @sarai_hobbies in their creation of the EPIC Farmers's Wife Sew Along hosted by Angie from GnomeAngel. Throughout the sew along she will be creating blog posts of her block with tips and tricks to put together each block. If you still want to join in on the fun head to to order all you need to create this gorgeous EPP masterpiece using the jaw dropping colors from the AGF Color Master bundles


Today I wanted to showcase the amazing work two of our lovely makers are creating! Both are so different in their approach, creating the same block but finishing with such different and unique blocks that reflect their personal style!  Check out their blocks below. 

Same-blocks -but-so-different

 Mathew's blocks are located on the left and Sarai's blocks on the right! I never appreciated the art of fussy cut as much as I do know after seeing Mathews's amazing skill in  strategically fussy cutting his pieces and putting them back together in the most powerful and impactful way! 


Here is another example of  the same block but put together in two gorgeous ways! 

 For those of you not joining the sew along but would still love to follow along make sure to search these hashtags to see what all the wonderful makers are creating each week! 





Here are some of the blocks you have missed out on seeing this month! 



Mister Domestics's blocks above. 


 Sarai's blocks above! :)

Got any neat  EPP tips and tricks you can share? I always wanted to get into EPP myself but am still a bit to afraid to give it a try. My excuse is I am not patient enough. Anyone else  have this problem? What's your excuse for not trying EPP.  See ya all back here next month to share more progress of the Farmer's Wife Sew Along! 

Happy Sewing, 



Color Master of the Month: Clean Slate

Clean slate color mood board

End of November already? Can you believe it?! This is my favorite month because of all the yummy Thanksgiving food, decorating around the house, and of course, Cyber Monday (haha)! It’s that time to think about presents and future projects, spend hours on the internet for gifts or in our case, scavenging for some free patterns! It can be difficult sometimes if you don’t know where to begin searching, but luckily we have lovely fabrics waiting for you to make something beautiful out of them. Take a deep breath of fresh air, and start off with our “Clean SlateColor Master bundle! A mood board that represents these prints which remind me to take the time to sit down, relax, and brainstorm new ideas.

With this wide variety of grey tones, take your fabric projects to the next level! All you need is one bundle to make a project that's perfect for the month, and you can get it in two sizes: Fat Quarters or Half yards.

Here are some projects from the lookbooks that you can make with our “Color Master” fabrics!

Sewing inspo

Bias Weave Pillow #1: Featuring the print “Arcadia Bliss Dim”, you can turn also add all the fabric prints from the bundle to make complete look. The perfect finishing touch for any neutral themed bedroom or living room!

Plenum Quilt #2: Using the entire "Color Master" to create this gorgeous, grey quilt! An explosion of color using our signature quality cotton, combined with an original and unique project. If you’re interested in only making the Plenum Quilt with the box, then check out our Plenum Kit, which include a 10-piece bundle (FQ or HY sizes), two additional fabrics for background, accents, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Bonnie Bucket Bag #3: Sometimes there’s prints that really speak to us and deserve the spotlight of a project, like this bag only featuring “Silhouette Lane” combined with our Denim! Makes for a unique gift for anyone during the holidays.

This “Color Master” bundle can give you the option of using just one print or several to compliment any of your sewing designs. Although this bundle highlights the color grey, each print has distinct hues that make it easy to pair with other projects. For example, the print called Asphodel Trace” has white florals with light blue in the center of each flower that can help piece together other fabrics with a matching color palette.

Bundle wheel WEB

Imagine all the possibilities that can be done and if you still need some DIY ideas, we hosted a color fun series post talking all about a bundle that includes grey and how you can pair it with other colored fabrics! Remember that this box is there for your convenience, it has many uses! The “Color Master Box” can keep your fabrics organized and neatly displayed for easy finding, or you can share the love, because it’s perfectly curated in a box for an easy present!

Too excited to get straight to the fabric?! Well, we have some exciting news for you! You can get the “Clean Slate” edition in a BUNDLE. Yes you read that right, we now offer our Color Master’s in both BOX and BUNDLE! The bundle option is there for anyone ready to be cut and be sewn right away, also available in FQ or HY!


If you're a fabric lover or know one in your life, these group of fabrics would be the perfect gift or you treat yourself by finding them in our online stores.

If you’re creating a sewing project using a “Color Master” fabrics, please feel free to share it with us on social media and use the hashtag #AGFColorMaster.   

What would you make this month with the “Clean Slate” edition?

Happy sewing,


Our Favorite DIY Wall Art

Hello, Makers!

Can’t believe it's almost the end of year, wow has time flown by! This is my favorite season of all, where we get to spend a lot of time with family and eat really scrumptious food. Although this is a happy time of the year, it can become stressful running around store to store, trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Well makers I have some fun projects you can make that are very universal, so get those sewing machines ready… time to craft up our own gifts. I pulled together some great Wall Art tutorials that you can make that would be a perfect  housewarming gift, or you can make one for any home decor lover!

Lets get started:

Signature_WallArt-1_new1. Glee Wall Art-  Inspired by the collar of a simple blouse, AGF Studio created this 3-piece wall art using Signature fabrics- with it’s romantic pinks, we just had to hang it in our own office! Great piece for someone that needs that one centerpiece on their wall.


Wild Bloom Wall Art 5  2. Spring Mandala- If you or your loved one is flower obsessed, this one's for you! Using Wild Bloom fabrics, filled with bright jewel tone florals, it will definitely stand out on a neutral colored wall.


Indie Folk Wall Art 2-edited3. Rosemary’s Heart- Now this quilt is no easy project but it’s one of those projects that you will be proud to hang on the wall once it’s finished! Using Indie Folk fabrics, this collection will be for those who have a boho style home and it definitely would be the focal point in any room.


Virtuosa-Wall-Hanging-14. Virtuosa Wall Hanging- Bari J’s latest collection, Virtuosa, is filled with colorful boho flair! A gorgous wall hanging with added tassels and of course some embellishments were called for! Tackle this fun patchwork project, that has no seams, just topstitching.


Love Story Quilt FREE 105. Pretty Dayz- Our Love Story collection represents all the simple beauties of love, so why not craft a project that radiates that energy?!


I hope these DIY projects spark the crafty side in you and reduces some of that holiday shopping! I think we can all agree that handmade is best.


Wishing everyone a happy holiday!






Our Favorite Holiday Gifts!

Hi Makers!

Can you believe it's mid-November already?! Where did this year go!? It's just flying by! I'm sure most of you have already started sewing your handmade gifts for the holidays, but if you're a procrastinator like me, you might just be starting to plan out your list of gifts that you're going to give to your loved ones! Since time is always ticking, and although a handmade gift is the most thoughtful, it can often take up a lot of time. Don't fret though, I've got you covered! Here's our favorite holiday gifts that will save you lots of time, but are still thoughtful and personal.


1. Apple Coasters

Autumn Vibe Apple Season Coasters

These are perfect for a hostess, teacher, co-worker, or someone who just loves sipping coffee or hot tea! Our designer Sharon Holland created these adorable, fruity coasters using Maureen Cracknell's Autumn Vibes fabrics and our Oval and Squared Elements! For the tutorial, head over to Sharon's blog

2. A Japanese Style Apron 


The "utilitarian trend" is still going strong and this apron is just so stylish yet comfortable! Made with our AGF denim (floral top is made with Gathered Fabrics by Bonnie Christine), this Japanese style apron is not only a great gift for someone who enjoys gardening, but can also be given to anyone who loves to cook or bake! Pair it with a recipe book or a gardening book, and you have such a cute, personalized gift! For the tutorial, head over to "The Hearty Home's" blog. If you have extra time, you can even embroider the recipient's initials on a apron pocket! :)

3. Fabric Ornaments 

Aura Ornaments 3

Made with his Aura fabrics, our designer Mister Domestic created these gorgeous fabric ornaments that are just absolutely stunning! These little guys can be tied to a wrapped gift or given "as is" to anyone and everyone! Since they don't look like you're "traditional ornaments," they can also be hung up all year round in a sewing room or creative studio as a touch of cozy inspiration! For the tutorials of how to make a "Star Ornament" or "Fabric Pinecone," head to our Aura Fabric Lookbook

4. Jewelry Pouch

Blush Dana's 2

This pouch is such a cute gift for any mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, niece..basically anyone that just loves their jewelry! Perfect for traveling or just keeping your jewelry organized and untangled, this jewelry pouch made with "Blush Fabrics" by Dana Willard is so fun and super easy to sew! Head to Haberdashery Fun's blog for the tutorial! 

5. Tea Towels 


Last but not least, who doesn't love a handmade tea towel for their kitchen!? Using "Indigo and Aster" fabrics by Bari J., these tea towels are so cute for a hostess as well..especially if you're helping them with prepping a holiday dinner. I'm sure they will need a tea towel for a bread basket or for everyone favorite's part of a holiday dinner - washing dishes, haha! But seriously, these are such cute, useful gifts. I always give my mom one every year, and I love seeing which one she uses/hangs in her kitchen, depending on the occasion. Here's the pattern for you! Bonus: they can also be turned into napkins. :)

Hope this guide helps decrease all the stress of making handmade gifts! Remember, it's the thought the counts. 

Until next time, keep creating! :)

- Sophia 



Quilt Market Houston Fall 2018 Recap

Hello Fabric Friends,

 We are still on our "Quilt Market high" remembering all of the amazing new people we met and catching up with our long time sewing friends. Quilt Market comes around twice a year, in the Fall and Spring season. This is where fabric, notions, and pattern making companies congregate to showcase what NEW exciting products they have to offer shop owners in the quilting/sewing industry. Our booth this year celebrated the beauty of COLOR and how color plays an important part in our lives. With a ton of team work and trial and error we created quite a impactful backdrop to which we then added framed triangle pieced mini quilts in a array of different colors to coordinate back with our wall.


AGF Pure Element Solids where used to create this display.


For extra detail and to embrace our love for nature, we incorporated hand drawn stencil florals, birds and this majestic looking deer pictured below!



We also created the AGF Shop, a place for shops attending Market to purchase a few (or more then a few ) of our new AGF Curated Bundles. We made sure to bring a nice selection of our Designer Palette, Color Master and AGF Bundle Up Bundles and Boxes!


 Here I am below doing a little shopping myself! Clearly, I couldn’t decided on just a few bundles but since Quilt Market only happens twice a year it is a good time to splurge a little and treat yourself!


It took two days to set up our booth and I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished! Below are a few progress photos of how we turned a boring old space into a colorful, bright, inviting place for our sewing friends to stop by and say hi and talk about all things fabric and so much more! 




The event lasted three days where we showed all that came by our newest fabric designs and of course the AGF Crew was all decked out in AGF Fabrics!


Two of our lovely designers Bonnie Christine  and Dana Willard stopped by to say hello and it was so great catching up with them! 


We also were so honored to see so many of you wearing or toting around your AGF makes! 

Long Sleeve T (Made with AGF Craft Bound and Backpack made from Indie Folk Fabrics.

For all of you who followed along to our social media and IG Stories, I hope you had a blast and thank you for all your kind words and support! You all mean so much to us, you are the reason we keep working hard to strive to bring you the best of the best in color and design and in everything we do!

Happy Sewing,


Sewing and Music- How to Make a "Road to Vienna" Quilt Block Tutorial

Hello Fabric Friends,

Who listens to music when they sew? Depending on the day or the mood I want to be in I flip through my Pandora stations usually stopping on a station that will put me in a good sewing mood. Some days it energetic dance music, and other times its soft classical or  soothing jazz.

Whether you are bobbing your head back and forth to some groovy 70s music or shaking your hips to some salsa music, music is always there to motivate us, relax us, and overall bring us to our happy place! Today I want to introduce you to Amy Sinibali’s new fabric collection Sonata, which is inspired by Beethoven's concertos and symphonies. If you haven’t checked out the pages of the Sonata Fabric Project Catalog I highly encourage you to to flip through the pages to possibly find your next sewing project or to jump start you on your next creative process.


Today I want to share with you the “Road to Vienna” Block which I sewed up with some of the gems from Sonata fabrics. I wanted to show off the cute “Window Sill” print because well, we all know I am a fussy cutting addict! Join me below and watch the step by step video! Enjoy the view below.




Got a block you want me to make? Leave me comment under the video.


What are your fave prints from Sonata Fabrics? Comment below and let me know what you would make!

Happy Sewing,