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Spring Quilt Market - Kansas City 2019!

Happy Thursday!

We've officially landed and have arrived in Kansas City, MO for Spring Quilt Market! It's definitely a bit cooler here than in Florida, that's for sure. 

Super excited to show off our new collections, and reunite with old friends while we're here. We’ll see you all THIS FRIDAY! Stop by our AGF booth to come say hi and browse all our products. Can’t wait to see you there! If you're not able to attend, make sure to follow along on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see what we're up to. :)


Mystical Land Fabrics - How to make a "Columbian Star" Quilt Block Tutorial


Are you a fabric connoisseur? When did you find out you were hooked and fabric collecting was almost as important as having another project lined up to make before you finished the one you are currently working on?

I don’t recall the day I officially turned into a fabric addict, but since starting my journey working for Art Gallery Fabrics five years ago I never could have believed how quilting and sewing would have become such a major part of my life and overall happiness! Can any of you relate? I couldn’t picture my life without sewing and fabric in it!

Every new fabric collection that comes out at AGF I am like a kid at Christmas! When the first shipment makes it’s way to the AGF headquarters I am the first one jumping up and down ready to run my hands through all the prints!

Mystical Land by Maureen Cracknell was no different! I am totally a big fan of Maureen’s creations! Not only is she a major sweetheart and a lovely person but she is such a talented artist. Her hand-drawn sketches that get turned into her beautiful fabric collections are just out of this world phenomenal.

Today I am excited to share my new video tutorial where I sew up the “Columbian Star” block! There are so many different types of star blocks in quilting but I honestly can’t get enough of them! They are just so gorgeous and what better way to show off Maureen’s new fabric collection.

There is quite a bit of piecing and trimming in this block but the outcome is so lovely! Watch the video below to follow along!


Make to flip through the pages of our NEW FABRIC LOOKBOOK featuring Mystical Land Fabrics for sewing and quilting inspiration! 

Happy Sewing,


NEW Quilting Tutorial - "Rest Easy" Sleeping Bag

Sleeping amongst the stars, campfires surrounded by the people you love, laughing and making memories that will last a lifetime. THAT is what Summer is all about. Which is why we were inspired to create a fun Sleeping Bag tutorial for our next contribution to the WeAllSew Blog! To find the full tutorial head to the WeAllSew blog to create our “Rest Easy” Sleeping Bag!


We sewed up our Sleeping Bag with the brand new prints from Mystical Land fabrics. So whether you are wanting to be one with the great outdoors or you want a fun gift for the kiddos to cuddle in on movie night the “Rest Easy” Sleeping Bag will be the perfect new project to add to your to sew list!

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Make sure to check out all the other fun project we have on the WeAllSew blog here

Happy Sewing,


5 Eco-Friendly Fabric Projects

Hi, Makers!

People have been a  little more self-aware on the effects we’ve been having on this planet, and you may have realized this movement has been becoming more popular every year. I’ve been personally trying really hard lately to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Some things I’m proud of doing this year is bringing my own tote bags to the grocery store, and eliminating all plastic products from the bathroom. (And let me tell you, finding shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste without plastic packing was quite a challenge!) I still plan on getting better, and I’m inspired every day by the things all the things you create and share with us, online. Working with fabric has made me realize more opportunities with being eco-friendly too, there are so many things you can sew up that can help the environment. Here are a few my favorite projects below that will help you be green and fulfill that sewing craving!


Reusable Snack Bags

Grid-Sandwich-Bags-2Stash your lunch and snacks in a convenient, personalized bag that can be used over and over again, unlike plastic bags that you only use one time.


Fabric Planters

Gathered_Planters_4Plants have a way of bringing life in a room...literally. They improve air quality, so why not add a touch of personality to your home and sew up some fabric planters.

Food Wraps


Reduce waste in your kitchen like clingy plastic wrap, ziplock bags, and aluminum foil with these cute, food wraps that make any meal, extra colorful.

Lunch Bags

Decostitch-&-Icon-Lunchbox-2Ditch the paper and plastic lunch bags, and place your goodies in a stunning lunch bag.


Going to Market Tote


Stop saying yes to plastic bags at the grocery store, when you can walk out in style with this market tote that’s more sturdy and won’t break on you.  


I hope these projects inspire you and if you have other suggestions on how to be a little more environmentally-friendly, let me know in the comments below!


Keep on sewing,





Mystical Land Collection by Maureen Cracknell



We love a fabric collection that tells a story. When you cut and sew with a collection of prints from a specific designer or whether you curate your own group of fabrics to make your new quilting project we love it when the fabrics provoke a feeling and take us to our happy place. 

If you're a fan of our designer Maureen Cracknell and her whimsical prints, well she's done it again and created another collection filled with gorgeous, mystical designs! Featuring unicorns, moons, shooting stars, hummingbirds, and celestial blooms, MYSTICAL LAND transports you to a magical forest that comes to life under the moonlit sky.

If you are looking for romantic designs and strong, bold colors with prints perfect for fussy cutting, flip through our New Fabric LookBook below for loads of creative inspiration!  


This collection comes in 20 quilting cotton prints, yep that's right 20 well as 3 knits and a rayon. 

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Check out our "Mystical Land Fabric Lookbook" that's filled ideas of what to sew with these fabrics! 


Here's our lovely "Dawn to Dusk Quilt" for you to enjoy, just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

Download Quilt Pattern


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SUMMER IS CALLING- How to Sew a "Gentle Breeze" Quilt Block Tutorial

Hello Friends, 

What are your favorite things about Summer? Having BBQ’s with family and friends, chilling poolside reading a good book, or the longer days of sunshine? Whatever it may be Dana Willard has recreated the Summer season into a great modern fabric collection perfect for all apparel markers, quilt makers and crafty DIYers!  Today I want to share with you the “Gentle Breeze” Block I sewed up using some of my faves from Dana’s collection.


My new favorite way to make HST’s is the four at a time method. All you need is two squares of fabric, place them right sides together and sew around the entire square at ¼, pivoting at each corner! Then cut your piece on both diagonals and viola!

Make sure to watch my block video below to make the new addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection. If you are following along with me make sure to post your blocks on social media with the hashtag #AGFSummerSide! I wanna see all your pretty blocks!


If you want to get a look at all the prints up close and personal make sure to watch my first official Fabric Haul Video where I dive in deep and talk about all the prints and show you great Pure Solids to mix and match back with the collection.

Until Next Time,