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August 2021

The New AGF Substrate: FLANNEL


Oh, happy day! I love writing for the blog for all of you makers because I have the privilege of always updating you on the latest lookbook, collection releases, and everything new that’s happening at AGF! Today is another special day because if you don’t know already, we have a new substrate addition, FLANNEL and there is nothing better than to see these fabrics come to LIFE. The thrill of physically having the fabric in your hands is one experience but watching it being transformed into something beyond your imagination is my favorite part! Our lookbook is exactly that outlet to show off these ideas, and they serve as a great reference to see the scale of the prints, the texture, projects, and unique patterns! 

Hashtag copy*Available in 11 Flannel prints 

Introducing the starting line-up, featuring…

-Bonnie Christine’s print in Wandering with Bear 

-Maureen Cracknell’s print in Warm & Cozy Frost, Plaid of my Dreams in Sky, and Plaid of my Dreams in Blush

-AGF Studio’s print in Mr. Penny Vanilla

-Sharon Holland’s print in Fleuron Haven 

-Solids in Pink Clay, Sunflower, Retro Blue, and Deep Ocean.

Giving you a total of 11 options that are ideal for apparel, accessories, quilting, and crafting!

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Our new flannel is 100% cotton, OEKO-TEX certified, and DOUBLE BRUSHED, meaning it’s super soft on both sides and ideal for the colder months. 

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Hey, that’s me in the center! Check out these adorable warm and cozy flannel bucket hats that are featured in the Lookbook. Trust me, you won’t want to stop flipping the pages because there are so many out-of-the-box project ideas that are surely going to inspire you. 

Get to know our latest substrate addition in this IG TV video! Where you’ll get a closer look at the softest, coziest flannel yet, plus all the details you need to know including fabric care and sewing tips! 

Don’t miss out on our weekend giveaway, all you have to do is CLICK HERE, and fill out the form for a chance to win FIVE YARDS of your favorite Flannel print! The giveaway ends on August 30th, and the winner will be emailed and announced right here on the blog. 

Flannel Giveaway Landing Page copy*Please reply within 7 days to claim your prize (check your email on August 30th!) 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! 


We are already seeing so many people incorporate our flannel in their projects, we highly recommend taking a look at yourself under the hashtag #AGFFlannel, and if you make anything with it too please share it under the hashtag so we can share the love. We hope you are excited too for this release, and let me know in the comments below what projects you have in mind with this substrate! Until next time...

Happy Sewing!




Flannel Scarf with Fringe Tutorial

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Ever‌ ‌since‌ ‌we‌ ‌received‌ ‌our‌ ‌Flannel‌ ‌fabric‌ ‌here‌ ‌at‌ ‌AGF,‌ ‌I’ve‌ ‌been‌ ‌fascinated‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌material‌ ‌and‌ ‌brainstorming‌ ‌all‌ ‌sorts‌ ‌of‌ ‌projects‌ ‌that‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌created‌ ‌with‌ ‌it!‌ ‌ ‌

I’ve‌ ‌been‌ ‌wanting‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌a‌ ‌long‌ ‌scarf‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌while‌ ‌and‌ ‌what‌ ‌a‌ ‌better‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌use‌ ‌our‌ ‌new‌ ‌Flannel‌ ‌substrate‌ ‌since‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌extra‌ ‌soft‌ ‌and‌ ‌cozy.‌ ‌ ‌

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌tutorial,‌ ‌I’m‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌show‌ ‌you‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌a‌ ‌flannel‌ ‌scarf‌ ‌with‌ ‌fringes.‌ ‌It‌ ‌was‌ ‌fun‌ ‌experimenting‌ ‌with‌ ‌this‌ ‌fringe‌ ‌as‌ ‌I‌ ‌pulled‌ ‌each‌ ‌thread‌ ‌one‌ ‌at‌ ‌a‌ ‌time,‌ ‌but‌ ‌just‌ ‌take‌ ‌your‌ ‌time‌ ‌and‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌the‌ ‌process!‌ ‌ ‌

To‌ ‌make‌ ‌this‌ ‌scarf‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌need‌ ‌2‌ ‌yards‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌Width‌ ‌of‌ ‌Fabric‌ ‌(WOF)‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌“Wondering‌ ‌with‌ ‌Bear”‌ ‌Flannel‌ ‌print.‌ ‌ ‌

Before‌ ‌you‌ ‌start‌ ‌this‌ ‌project,‌ ‌make‌ ‌sure‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌note‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌creating‌ ‌the‌ ‌fringes‌ ‌perpendicular ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌selvage,‌ ‌since‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌where‌ ‌it‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌easier‌ ‌to‌ unravel ‌the‌ ‌fabric ‌and‌ ‌overall‌ ‌be‌ ‌a‌ ‌better‌ ‌look‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌fringe.‌ ‌ ‌

Fold‌ ‌your‌ ‌fabric‌ ‌right‌ ‌sides‌ ‌facing‌ ‌together.‌ ‌Lay‌ ‌your‌ ‌piece‌ ‌flat‌ ‌making‌ ‌sure‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌folded‌ ‌evenly.‌ ‌ ‌ IMG_4587 BLOG

Pin‌ ‌your‌ ‌edges‌ ‌and‌ ‌sew‌ ‌ inside ‌the‌ ‌selvage. 

IMG_4611 BLOG IMG_4662 BLOG IMG_4695 BLOGTurn‌ ‌your‌ ‌piece‌ ‌inside‌ ‌out‌ ‌and‌ ‌press.‌ ‌ ‌

Mark‌ ‌a‌ 1’’ ‌line‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌top‌ ‌in‌ ‌and‌ ‌bottom‌ ‌in‌ ‌edge ‌‌with‌ ‌an‌ ‌erasable‌ ‌pen.‌ ‌ ‌



Edgestitch‌ ‌your‌ ‌sides‌ ‌and‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌marked‌ ‌lines.‌ ‌


Stitch‌ ‌again‌ ‌on‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌marked‌ ‌lines‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌a‌ ‌stronger‌ ‌stitch‌ ‌before‌ ‌you‌ ‌start‌ ‌pulling‌ ‌the‌ ‌threads.‌ ‌IMG_4808 BLOG
Take‌ ‌a‌ ‌seam‌ ‌ripper‌ ‌and‌ ‌start‌ ‌separating‌ ‌and‌ ‌pulling‌ ‌thread‌ ‌by‌ ‌thread‌ ‌until‌ ‌you‌ ‌create‌ ‌your‌ ‌fringe.‌ ‌ ‌

Continue‌ ‌pulling‌ ‌thread‌ ‌one‌ ‌at‌ ‌a‌ ‌time,‌ ‌until‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌created‌ ‌1’’‌ ‌of‌ ‌fringe.‌ ‌ ‌IMG_4855 BLOG
Repeat‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌other‌ ‌edge‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌scarf.‌ ‌ ‌

Take‌ ‌an‌ ‌old‌ ‌brush‌ ‌in‌ ‌order‌ ‌to‌ ‌brush‌ ‌and‌ ‌clean‌ ‌any‌ ‌leftover‌ ‌thread‌ ‌and‌ ‌tada!‌ ‌You’ve‌ ‌got‌ ‌yourself‌ ‌a‌ ‌beautiful‌ ‌flannel‌ ‌scarf.‌ ‌ ‌

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And you're done! If you make this beauty for the winter, make sure to tag us on social media using the hashtag #AGFFlannel, so we can share the love!

Until next time,

Happy sewing!

A Whimsical Holiday With Cozy & Magical + Plaid Of My Dreams Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell

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Happy Holidays, Makers! 

I know we are in the middle of August but here at the Studio, it might as well be Christmas! It’s a nostalgic day today because we are releasing Maureen Cracknell’s latest collection releases, Cozy & Magical and Plaid Of My Dreams! Celebrating cherished traditions like decorating the tree with twinkling ornaments, wrapping presents, and cozy sweaters, these whimsical prints have everything you need to make holiday sewing magical. This is Maureen’s second-holiday collection and it was meant to coordinate with her first collection “Cozy & Joyful” while still being completely unique. 

These fabrics are jam-packed with enchanting details like the print “Christmastide Town” that’s filled with colorful Victorian brownstones, charming details including vintage lamp posts strung with lights, snowmen, and a post box for mailing letters to Santa.

Here’s a fun fact! In an exclusive interview with Maureen, we asked her if this collection could be a person, who would it be? She replied “Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) from the movie You’ve Got Mail, which is one of my favorite holiday movies, although it’s not a traditional Christmas movie. Her character is the owner of a small children’s bookstore on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, and during the holiday season, both her shop and the city Brownstone she lives in are filled to the brim with whimsical details.” How cute is that? I can totally see the inspiration in these prints! 

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Plaid-of-my-dreams_banner copy*Available in 8 quilting cotton prints

With the addition of Maureen’s Plaid of My Dreams collection, you can pair this Cozy & Magical with the available 8 plaid prints in warm & cozy colors! There are two print scales available so you can find whichever is most fitting for your patchwork projects. 

Who doesn’t enjoy a plaid print? They are so versatile because they can be included in your patchwork projects, used for apparel, and even home decor! 

Cozy Fabric (9b) blog*Featuring the knit print in Warm & Cozy Night 

Cozy Fabric (18) blog*Flannels prints featured: Warm & Cozy Frost, Plaid of my Dreams Blush, and Plaid of my Dreams Sky

Get ready for a substrate extravaganza because you have 4 different prints to play with from these collections! Use the available knit print for all-year-round makes, and with its four-way stretch, this fabric calls for the most comfortable apparel. Plus the addition of 3 flannel prints, this double brushed substrate is super soft on both sides and ideal for the colder months. Make your quilts extra cozy by adding flannel to the backing or create apparel that will be super soft and keep you warm.

Cozy Fabric (5) blogAdd to the fun with these coordinating  AGF Elements

PURE Solids: London Red, Night Sea, Raw Gold, Vanilla Custard, Miami Sunset, Ocean Fog, Blushing, Georgia Peach, and Pacific. 

Floral Elements: Blue, Aquarium, and Winter Wheat.

Capture the magic in every print of these collections with our free quilt pattern called “Joy to the world” where you can enjoy piecing up flying geese and half-square triangles to create adorable silhouettes of houses and gift boxes. 


Grace through the pages of our “Cozy & Magical + Plaid of My Dreams Fabric Lookbook” below, where you’ll be able to find tons of projects that will surely inspire you to start sewing for the holidays. Discover creative quilt blocks, cheerful table runners, festive quilts, and more!

Christmas came early because we’re having a GIVEAWAY. Just CLICK HERE, fill out the form for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the cotton prints of Maureen Cracknell's Cozy & Joyful + Plaid Of My Dreams collection! That’s a total of 24 prints! The giveaway ends on August, 20, and the winner will be emailed and announced right here on the blog. 

COZY & mAGICAL gIVEWAY GRAPHIC*Please reply within 7 days to claim your prize (check your email on August 20!) 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! 


Watch our latest Let’s Talk Fabric YouTube video! 

  • See Cozy & Magical with Plaid Of My Dreams fabrics in action
  • Discover festive projects
  • Watch exclusive behind the scenes
  • Take a closer look at prints & scale


As quilters, I think it’s safe to say that our favorite time of year is now because we start creating quilts for the holidays so we can finish them just in time to have them in your home or gift them to your loved ones. We’d love to see your projects before they are wrapped and gifted away, so post them on social media using the hashtag #AGFCozyAndMagical and #AGFPlaidOfMyDreams, so we can check them out and share the love. There are so many things I need to get started on my own sewing to-do list, but let me know in the comments below what you’re working on! 


Happy Sewing!


AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 3

AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 3

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It’s my favorite time of year again where I get to finally share some exciting news with all of you! If you follow us on social media, you might already know about our upcoming collections but in case you missed it, I’m going to show you what’s coming soon to AGF. This time around we had to shift the way we think and we now know the power of having a positive mindset can change everything. As a company, our goal is to create designs with a purpose, the purpose of knowing that beautiful fabric has the power to drive our strong sewing community and inspire us to create something new and better every day. We are constantly pushing our creative limits, discovering new color pairings, and designing prints that we know you will cherish forever. Check out our NEW season of AGF collections below, available from September through December 2021! 


Available September 2021

Wild▸Wild Forgotten by Bonnie Christine

Twenty▸Twenty by Katarina Roccella


Available October 2021

Gloria▸Gloria by Maureen Cracknell

Petite circus▸Petite Circus by Alexandra Bordallo 

Available November 2021

Flight path▸Flight Path by Jessica Swift 

Season spice▸Season & Spice by AGF Studio

Available December 2021

Shine on▸Shine On by Sharon Holland

Nectarine▸Nectarine Fusion by AGF 

Duality▸Duality Fusion by AGF Studio

For more details on availability, prints, and upcoming free patterns, check out our “Art Gallery Fabrics Catalog Season 3 – 2021” below! 

Get ready for your fabric-loving hearts to skip a beat with this round of new collections and watch our fun reveals video to see the inspiration behind each collection. All you have to do is click play, sit back, and enjoy! 



Now that the gang's back together at the studio, we are throwing a fabric party by hosting a GIVEAWAY! Celebrating our round of upcoming collections for Fall, we’re giving away a HALF YARD BUNDLE of your favorite collection revealed for the Fall Season of September - December 2021 on Instagram! The giveaway is open internationally and the winner will be announced on Monday, 8/9/21. Good luck! 

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Every day you inspire us with your resilience & creativity, and we can’t wait to see all the beautiful things that you will be sewing with these collections soon. Let me know in the comments below what collections you are most excited to get your hands on!

Until next time,

- Jannelle