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December 2020

AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 1

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With a new year, comes new collections! What better way to start 2021 than with some exciting news. We are thankful and proud to have this opportunity to continue bringing you original designs & beautiful fabric collections. We are pleased to show you the fruits of our labor and bring you what AGF and our designers have in store for you in OUR NEXT ROUND OF COLLECTIONS! Just in case you didn’t get to see it on social media, here’s a quick rundown of what’s being released. 

Available January 2021

Velvet

Velvet by Amy Sinibaldi 

Soften the volumeSoften The Volume by AGF Studio 

PuresPURE Solids (New Colors) by AGF

KnitsKnit Solids (New Colors) by AGF

 

Available February 2021

LilliputLilliput by Sharon Holland 

AndinaAndina by AGF Studio

DecoDecostitch Elements (New Colors) by AGF

 

Available March 2021

Oh woofOh, Woof! by Jessica Swift

Open heartOpen Heart by Maureen Cracknell 

 

Available April 2021

SunburstSunburst by AGF Studio

BoscageBoscage by Katarina Roccella 

For more details on availability, prints, and upcoming free patterns, check out our “New AGF Collections Jan-Apr 2021” below! 

For more of an up-close look, check out our video below so you can see new fabric groups in detail. All you have to is do is click play, sit back, and enjoy! 

We are excited to start the new year with lots of hope, dreams, and desires to create something beautiful every day! In our constant search to create the most unique textile designs with the best quality in the industry, for our team of creative minds, the sky's the limit! Whatever 2021 brings our way, we can always rely on this amazing sewing community, and we can’t wait to see all of you sewing with these new collections soon. What collection are you excited about?

 

Happy Sewing!

- Jannelle


Two Ways to Join Quilt As You Go Blocks- Quilting Tips and Techniques

Hello Sewing Friends, 

 I am welcoming December with open arms and a big smile on my face! I have always loved counting down the days til Christmas with each passing day my excitement grows in anticipation for spending time with family, eating holiday treats and creating memories that will last a life time. Today I have a fun quilting tips video about how to attach your quilt as you go blocks in two different ways using the stitch in the ditch method and the binding strip method! 

If you missed out on my last quilting tips video all about the basics of Quilting As You Go make sure to check this video out for a great scrap busting tutorial! Use the  blocks you create in todays video and sew them up to create a table runner or full size quilt! 

I decided to get into the holiday spirit and whip up some AGF Holiday inspired free block patterns! Choose from two great patterns or sew them both, the Winter Wonderland Block is a gorgeous tree pattern and the Bauble Block is the cutest ornament block perfect for showcasing large scale fabrics!  

Enjoy the video tutorial below! 

Happy Sewing, 

Melissa


My Favorite Quilty Patterns For The Holidays

Welcome back to the blog, fabric lovers!

As you know, I love talking about the latest collections, their inspiration, and all the lovely projects made with them! Over the years, I’ve been really lucky to witness some amazing projects done with our fabrics, and I still remember the first lookbook ever, come together! Since then, I’ve seen over 70 lookbooks (wow has time flew by)! So, as I became more familiar with how to sew and dive deeper into the quilting world, I now have so much more appreciation for handmade things. 

There is always something happening here at AGF, and one thing leads to another and the next thing you know it’s the holidays! It’s already the end of 2020 (thankfully) and at least we have something to look forward to whether it’s sewing or being with your loved ones. Because I’ve seen so many projects, I really wanted to take a moment to sit down and take a look at the array of patterns we have that I can make for the gift-giving season. But if you’re living the “Vida Loca” like me, sometimes making an entire quilt just might take too long! So now that I finally had the chance to choose which patterns I wanted to make, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share with all of you who are looking for a quilty project that’s not as big as a quilt but captures everything you love about patchwork in a smaller package. 

Medley Bag

Indie Boheme Handbag*Featuring Indie Boheme fabrics by Pat Bravo

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This is one of my favorite bags that AGF has ever made! Filled with tons of patchwork and the cutest tassels, I adore the boho look that these fabrics give. Everything I love about quilts, into one little bag that is easy to make and fun to gift.  

 

Harmony Jacket 

Legendary_Jacket_5 copy*Featuring Legendary fabrics by Pat Bravo 

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Quilted jackets are in right now! I am totally loving this trend and if I can wear patchwork, sign me up! This is giving the same vibes as my quilted denim jacket we did a while back that was about challenging ourselves on what we can make with the log cabin quilt block, which I totally recommend looking at. I won’t lie to you all, this one is definitely being gifted to ME (haha!) 

 

Embellished Clutch 

Craftbound-Clutch-1*Featuring Craftbound fabrics by AGF Studio

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Does anyone else love sewing small pieces? I get such a satisfying feeling when I see all those small pieces line up perfectly, but if you are anything like me, I only have the patience to do it on a small project. This is for all of you that just want to pay attention to the small details, and whilst creating a lovely go-to clutch that’s also great to put some stocking stuffers in! 

 

Melody Pillow 

Sonata_Pillows-1 copy*Featuring Sonata fabrics by Amy Sinibaldi 

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I have a teen brother that is really picky with gifts. He is just one of those people that don’t need much in life but will always appreciate a handwritten note or a handmade gift. I thought hard about this one but I know he loves music, and this pillow would be a nice addition to his room! I’m thinking of using Snow Day fabrics by Mister Domestic for this pillow, just so it fits with the holiday theme. 

 

Circuit Table Runner 

Grid-Table-Runner-3*Featuring Grid fabrics by Katarina Roccella

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Table runners are my favorite projects to quilt under my sewing machine! Small enough to fit comfortably and more area to play around with the motifs. My mom recently moved into her new home, and she is obsessed with decorating for the holidays! She already has a couple of AGF table runners that she loves to put out during the year, and I can’t wait to add this one under her tree! 

 

Growth Chart

Dew and Moss Growth Chart 1*Featuring Dew & Moss fabrics by Alexandra Bordallo 

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This one is a bonus for anyone with little ones in their lives! I mean look how cute this project is, it’s quilty and it will be in your family’s memory forever. This unique project is easy to make, and you can easily personalize it to whoever you’re gifting it for.

 

I really hope these projects spoke to you as they did to me! Sometimes we may not have the time to quilt, but I’m happy to be surrounded by fabric that is just calling my name to make other quilty projects. Besides, there is nothing better than handmade gifts! Don’t forget to share your holiday makes on Instagram by using the hashtag #artgalleryfabrics and until next time…

 

Happy Sewing! 

-Jannelle