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April 2021

NEW Decostitch Element Colors

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Welcome back, makers! I hope all of you have been thrilled about a new collection release every Friday here at AGF, it’s been a crazy few weeks but what can we say? We’re crazy about fabric! Today’s release is a little different because we just expanded our latest blender fabrics: Decostitch Elements by adding more colors!

Introducing, Golden Earth, Lilac Dusk, Pink Powder, Peach Whisper, Coral Rose, Skyline Blue, Teal Fog, and Subtle Sage; our 8 NEW COLORS!

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If you don’t know what blender fabrics are, I highly suggest reading my blog post about all Art Gallery Fabrics’ Elements and how to use them! But here’s a quick explanation, these fabrics are non-directional, meaning you can cut them in any direction without affecting the design. Think about this blender as a solid but with an added texture that will complement the other prints you’re using. What makes Decostitch Elements different is that its design is filled with stitching motifs and unexpected little details that add depth and texture to your patchwork projects.

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These fabrics couldn’t be released at a more perfect time because it is spring and all these new colors are ideal for the season. Bright pastels that will make a good addition to your quilty projects especially baby quilts or spring home decor! 

Hashtag copy*28 Total Decostitch Colors 

Enjoy a larger range of colors, which means you’ll have more options to choose from when sewing with all our AGF collections. 

You can also use them alone and embrace the range of colors just like we did in our “Fairy Garden” free quilt pattern! 

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See their true colors and what makes these blender fabrics so special in our “Let’s Talk Fabric” YouTube segment, where you can view up-close all the exciting stitching motifs and the unexpected little details. Get excited to put the pedal to the metal on your sewing machine once you see all the hand-quilted projects, a free quilt pattern, our new color card, and more in the video below!

 

These colors will also be available in our Decostitch Elements color card, where you’ll find the exact shade to compliment your next sewing project. This is more than just a color card but a tool that you can use when picking out fabrics and making sure you have the right color that fits! 

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Please share with us your creations by using the hashtag #AGFDecostitchElements on social media, because we love to scroll all day long to see all the wonderful things you create with our fabrics! 

 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

 

-Jannelle 


Celebrating Andes Culture with Andina Fabrics

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I don't even know where to begin on this blog post because my excitement for today's collection release is more than what I can express in words! As someone who is from Peru, this collection means a lot more to me as it has a lot of prints that represent who I am and where I come from. As soon as I saw “Andina” in the works and why, my heart skipped a beat. Andina was inspired by the Andes culture, which takes a few elements from several countries on the western side of South America like their colorful land of textiles, prolific art forms, and iconic landmarks.

Andina Fabrics Hashtag BLOG*Available in 16 quilting cotton prints

This collection is filled with the prettiest and most saturated colors I have ever seen! I mean look at that red and that yellow... SWOON. One of the most amazing qualities of this collection is the attention to detail, the closer you get to a print, the more there is to admire and love. All these elements take me to a special time in my life where I lived and enjoyed many trips visiting Peru. It made me nostalgic and I wanted to share a quick photo that I found while looking through some old albums!

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This is me and my dad in Peru in 2006. I cherish this picture a lot because it’s the only picture I have that shows the home I lived in for several years (that bright yellow on the left). 

Andina group copy*Bolts pictured: Golden Huaca, Florid Animalia, Flowering Molas, Nazca Lines, and Urubamba Flora.

What made this collection even more special is that it was designed by one of our In-house designers of Colombian nationality and inspired by our own AGF family, and the people pictured above are just a few that this collection is dedicated to. Meet Yonier, Marcela, Kathy, Margarita, and Jannelle (that’s me on the top of the stairs) who have been a part of the AGF family for years now, representing the beautiful countries of Colombia and Peru. We all got to choose a print that we loved most for our fabric masks, and of course, I had to pick “Golden Huaca” as it reminded me of my home in Peru. 

I also wanted to share a special message from Art Gallery Fabrics:

At Art Gallery Fabrics, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our collective values as a company and a community of talented creators. It is important to us to celebrate, respect, honor, and appreciate different cultures and communities.

By creating, making, sewing, crafting & quilting, we’re leaving our mark and expressing ourselves and every single one of us integrates a piece of our life experiences, our time, our love, to tell a story as one.

As a company owned by a couple that belongs to a “minority group”, Art Gallery Fabrics has always valued and will continue to value people equally. 

We are so proud of the diversity in our team, composed of wonderful human beings of different races, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, physical abilities, thinking styles, and backgrounds that bring richness to our work environment.

 

The love for this collection just keeps on growing, and it’s because, on top of offering quilting cotton, Andina also comes with a couple of substrate options! With two eye-catching rayons, the moment you lay your hands on these fabrics, you’ll want to create dresses, skirts, and everything in between. But if you are feeling on the more cozy side, enjoy sewing with the one knit print available that’s super soft and stretchy. 

Andina Fabrics BLOG*Featuring rayon prints: Awaska Russet & Nazca Lines Carmine 

Andina knit BLOG*Featuring knit print in Awaska Ecru

If you’re looking to accentuate these beautiful colors, check out these matching AGF Elements (blenders):

Andina Fabrics Elements BLOG*Featuring Floral Elements in Esmeralda, Pure Solids in Tigerlily & Turmeric, and our Denim in Cool Foliage and Adobe Clay.

More matching AGF Elements not pictured:

PURE Solids: Raspberry Rose, London Red, Candied Cherry, Raw Gold, Turmeric, Tile Blue, Warm Wave, and Caviar. 

Floral Elements: Coral & Tropical Green.

Denim: Wicked Sky

 

Discover more sewing inspiration in our Andina Fabric Lookbook, linked below!

 

In our “Let’s Talk Fabric” YouTube segment, we want to give you an insight into all the latest AGF collections, and Andina is a special one you don’t want to miss. In this video, you’ll find behind-the-scenes footage, scrummy patchwork projects, and tons of sewing inspiration to fully grasp the magic of using these fabrics together. Click play, and enjoy looking through the world of Andina through a high definition lens! 

 

Enjoy fussy cutting your favorite elements and playing around with the direction of the prints in our “Inca” free quilt pattern!

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Get your hands on this collection and a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of Andina by CLICKING HERE! The giveaway will only last for a week, so spread the word to all your fabric friends. The winner will be emailed and announced right here on the blog!

THE WINNER IS VICTORIA GUARDADO! PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE! 


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7 days to claim your prize (check your email on April 9!) If we don’t receive a reply, we will have to choose another winner as we’d like to be fair with all participants, and pass the opportunity to another contestant. Thank you! 


Thank you for allowing me to share my story and give you a little bit of insight into who the person behind writing all these blogs is from! I hope this collection brought you joy as much as it did to me, and let me know in the comments below if you’re a quilter from this region.

Whether you are from the Andes region or someone that can just appreciate these beautiful prints, I can’t wait to see what kind of projects you create with these fabrics. Please tag your makes on social media with the hashtag #AGFAndina, so I can show some love. I already have my bundle waiting for me, and I plan on creating the free quilt pattern to gift to my grandmother (she’s Peruvian too) whose birthday is coming up! 

 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

 

-Jannelle