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Reminiscing With Maureen Cracknell’s Gloria Fabrics


I feel like anyone that ever began to sew, the origins started with their grandmother or mother showing them the basics. Since I was a little girl, my grandmother will always have me sit next to her and give me some thread, a needle, and a pile of socks to repair the holes on. As a little girl, I always saw this as a chore, but little did I know that I would love and appreciate this skill that she showed me. It’s made me explore what more I could do, and it even led me to purchase my first sewing machine! My grandma and I shared a special bond as we sewed together, she would tell me stories of her life and always had some wisdom to share. Maureen Cracknell’s latest collection “Gloria” filled with warm colors, florals, and its vintage touch brought me to a special place where I sewed with my grandmother. I instantly fell in love and am extra excited to release this collection to all of you that may bring back some memories! 

This collection was inspired by Maureen’s maternal grandmother and her home. Influenced by her love of florals and pink, the bird book by the bay window feeder, furnishing and decor details that remain vivid in her head. Gloria is full of meaningful prints that reflect the love and dear memories of her time being with her. 


Gloria comes in so many prints, your heart chords are surely going to be pulled! There are 16 quilting cotton prints available, with a yummy warm palette that will make the coziest quilts for the season. There are a variety of substrates offered with different prints like “Nostalgia Meadow Sepia” a soft peachy floral knit, and “Gleaming Sun Copper” rayon print that is bolder in color and would make the sweetest dresses. Lastly, we have “Olden Bouquets” in flannel, which I can see being used for warm winter clothes and backing of quilts.  


Add some AGF Elements (blender fabrics) that match Gloria in your patchwork projects! 

Decostitch Elements in Red Desert and Teal Fog.

Pure Solids in Tigerlilly, Raw Gold, Apple Cider, Gingerbread, Garden Fern, and Evergreen. 

Floral Elements in Russet Orange, Sand, Honey Mustard, and Sunset.


Let these charming prints shine in our “Wistful” free quilt pattern! 



Grace the pages of our “Gloria Fabric Lookbook” below that are filled with tons of patchwork projects like quilts, home decor, and apparel that show off all the charming prints of this collection. 


Introducing our latest series on our YouTube channel called Sew Easy, where we show you fun and easy projects featuring the latest AGF collections. For Gloria, enjoy watching this adorable handmade mending kit tutorial featuring these charming prints! 


We are hosting a 24-HOUR giveaway right here on the blog, all you have to do is CLICK HERE, fill out your information and that’s it. The winner will be announced right here on the blog, and they will also be emailed. Make sure to read the disclaimer on the website when you sign up! 


As always, if you love this collection and want to share your makes with these fabrics, make sure to post on social media using the hashtag #AGFGloria, so we can share the love! Until next time...

Happy sewing!