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As a child, I used to love to hear stories of magical worlds filled with unexplained beauty, make-believe creatures, and stories that would my take your mind on an insightful journey packed with adventure and possibilities. 

Alexandra Bordallo’s debut collection for AGF called Dew and Moss brings me back to my youth with her whimsy prints illustrating a world where gnomes play in their gardens and live in their mushroom houses. Not only are all the prints super adorable, but the color palette is what caught my eye right away. The shades of green mixed with the wonderful pops of reds and peaches are so delightful! 


I had so much fun sewing up the “Eight Pointed Star” block, I fussy cut the cute girl gnome watering her plants and used prints with snails, ladybugs, florals, and bunting to surround her. 

This is such a sweet collection I hope to sew more with!  To check out my latest block tutorial enjoy the video below! :) 


Happy Sewing, 


Designer’s Palette of the Month: Katarina Roccella

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If you’re anything like me, you can get a little obsessive with prints! I love to collect from certain designers, and I tend to always have the same color palette. But things start to get out of control when you find a new designer you love, and you don’t know where to start! Luckily, AGF has the perfect solution for just that. You may have seen the Color Masters before on the blog talking about each color group but now AGF launched the Color Master in “Designer’s Palette Edition” where they have curated a 10-piece FQ/HY sampler bundle from each designer with coordinating prints, to better introduce to you each designer’s style. 


Last month, we talked about Sharon Holland’s Designer’s Palette, and for this month we wanted to give the spotlight to another talented designer Katarina Roccella. 



Katarina was surrounded by an artistic family all her life and it made her the artist that she is today. With a Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Arts, her creative outlets always evolved on different mediums, until she came across sewing. After a few short years of sewing fun, clothing pieces for her daughter, she decided to practice on her own patterns. Katarina finds her inspiration everywhere, ranging from different forms: objects, illustrations, photographs and more! Her motif for her designs is always filled with unexpected textures, and movement that carries a sense of exotic elegance as well as dreamy feels.


If you love jaw-dropping prints and blenders that also act like solids, Katarina’s Designer’s Palette captures her style with an assortment of her past fabric collections, like Avant Garde, Skopelos, and Imprint. I can see projects made with these fabrics ranging from bold quilts, abstract home decor, wall hangings or some contrasting garments. 

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If you need some inspiration on what you can do with this bundle, here are some ideas! Simply Sewing Magazine featured this “Diamond Brights” pillow on issue 55! Using the FQ bundle, they made this bold geometric decorative pillows, that is sure to pop in any space. 

Issue 55 cushion copy

Using lots of strips, Katarina created this laptop cover that’s super beginner-friendly! She shows you a step-b- step tutorial on her blog for anyone looking for a simple, yet impactful make. 



A true collector’s box! 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?! You can get all Color Master Designer’s Palettes, in a 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 fan of Katarina Roccella or know someone who is, these group of fabrics would be the perfect gift or you treat you yourself by finding them in our online stores. AGF made a box for all of their designers, so don’t forget to check them all out here. If you have any project ideas or already sewn something with these fabrics, make sure to tag us on social media using #artgalleryfabrics


Keep making,



A Debut Collection by Alexandra Bordallo: Dew + Moss



Have you ever visited and explored a forest? There's no other feeling like being in this unique, natural environment! Being surrounded by so much greenery, the stillness, the fresh, invigorating smell of the trees, and unexpectedly discovering cute animals, bugs, as well as cute mushrooms, plants or flowers. It's definitely a place to decompress, discover, and let your curiosity and wanderlust guide you. 

Making her debut with a collection, our newest designer Alexandra Bordallo takes you into a whimsical forest with “DEW + MOSS!” These prints are filled with little gnomes, fireflies, and florals that were inspired by wandering through the forest with her family in Spain. Alexandra’s youthful style comes to life in this collection through hand-drawn, inky lines, and quirky designs. 


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With a color palette that’s grounded in various greens with pops of burnt orange and grapefruit, these 12 fabrics can be used in various sewing projects to use in nurseries, playrooms, or even classrooms. 

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Along with 12 prints in cotton, there's 3 knits to pick from to make cozy garments! The prints are a super fun, retro vibe, especially with the color combinations and can be used in numerous gender-neutral sewing projects. You'll discover cute snails that serve as a great reminder for "slowing down," blooming florals and a gnome village that's filled with mushroom houses, and where gnomes gather to drink coffee and garden.

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Check out our "Dew + Moss Fabric Lookbook" that features this collection and what you can sew with it! 

Here's our "Gnomesville Quilt" that is a bold, impactful design! Click the below link for the FREE pattern:

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