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Head into The Jungle with Selva!

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Created from our very own AGF Studio, we’re transporting you to a magical jungle with SELVA!

In this collection, you’ll discover where sleepy sloths swing from their branches, sweet elephants walk in rows, tropical foliage grows and a lively color palette that makes it the perfect combination to sew anything for kids. These gender-neutral colors and designs can be used in nurseries to create quilts, pillows, tummy time mats, wall hangings, and rugs. Of course, all those "young at heart" can also create decor with these fabrics. Imagine having a jungle-theme living room with some fun throw pillows featuring this darling jungle print or fierce felines

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Available in 16 quilting cotton prints, Selva is also available in 3 cozy knits. 

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To see all of the jungle-inspired projects that we've created as well as other makers, check out our Selva Fabric Lookbook

We created this FREE quilt pattern "Wild Gems" for you, just click the below link: 

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QUILTY MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

I have never been good at goodbyes, finding the right words to express how I feel in the final moments of goodbye are so hard for me. Filled with emotion, sometimes I find myself speechless if only people could read minds. The past five years and four months working at Art Gallery Fabrics have been filled with amazing memories, life-changing experiences, and relationships that will last a lifetime. 

After 8 years of living in Florida, I am returning to my home state of Minnesota! After the passing of my Dad this past March I realize my heart and presence belongs in Minnesota. I am going to miss being apart of the AGF Team and coming to work each morning and being surround by such talented young ladies! Of course, my sewing and quilting journey doesn't end here, I will always be AGF’s number one fan and supporter and will continue to create, sew, and inspire. 

Thanks to all of you who have liked, commented, encouraged and inspired me and AGF over the years and for making this amazing sewing community a beautiful space for all of us to grow and learn from each other. I thought it would be fun to incorporate my top five favorite memories at AGF, that I will never forget and cherish always. 

1. Sewing My First Quilt

The first quilt I designed and sewed up is called the “Pentelic Marvel Quilt” with Athena Fabrics

There is a picture of me below testing out my block measurements with scrap fabrics. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Sewing half rectangle triangles were totally confusing and frustrating, and I had the toughest time keeping a perfect ¼” seam allowance but I had the biggest goofiest smile on my face ready to tackle anything and everything. 

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This quilt wasn’t my finest work or something I am particularly proud of but it marks the beginning of my quilting journey. I have learned so much about the design, piecing, and quilting process which has turned me into the quilter I am today! We all start somewhere, the most important thing is we start because it only gets better from there. 

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2014 Pittsburgh Spring Market was the first quilt market I ever attended, I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I had no idea what to expect but when I got there I was blown away by all the quilts, sewing brands, and people who shared a passion for the same thing I did! Throughout all the many markets I attended I met and gained so much knowledge and love for the sewing and quilting community. Meeting and chatting with bloggers, quilt shops, and distributors from all over learning how each of them fit into the textile world. 

 

What I will remember the most about Quilt Market is all the hard work and dedication it took to create our booths and the great group of girls making you laugh along the way. 

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Here are two pictures of both of our entrances to our booth that year. My fingers still tingle from all the hot glue burns I gave myself creating these floral-inspired walls. 


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3. Creation of the AGF Quilt Block Collection

 

The creation of the AGF Quilt Block collection is what started me on the path to creating youtube videos for AGF. 

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With no experience in filming, or editing I took it upon myself to figure it out. After creating 71 block videos and a lot of trial and error I finally have found my voice. I created the AGF Quilt Block Collection to do my part in teaching quilters of all skill levels to learn and create something new with AGF Fabrics. I have had such a blast coming out of my comfort zone and spreading my love for AGF fabrics. 




4. Community Sampler Sew Along

Being apart of the Community Sampler Sew Along hosted by two of our amazing designers, Sharon Holland, and Maureen Cracknell was one of the most heart filled experiences of my time at AGF. 

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All the girls in the office participated in making this quilt, each week I would sit down with each girl teaching them the basics of quilting and by the end of their lesson, they would have a completed quilt block. Each week I introduced the girls to you on the blog with a little Q and A. It was such an honor to share my knowledge and love for sewing with all of them. So many laughs and memories I will never forget! 

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5. Celebrating with my AGF Family 

Being far away from family was hard at first when I first moved to Florida until I found my AGF Family. AGF isn’t just a job, it’s way more than that. 

Here you're treated like family and at AGF they love throwing a good party. One of my most memorable birthdays at AGF was the Thor themed party they threw me.  Nerd alert...yes I love everything Marvel, with Thor being my all-time favorite. Here is me below geeking out over the giant Thor poster they put together. 

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Since it’s hard for me to come up with the right words I will leave you all with a quote that sums up how I feel,

 

 “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” 

 

A.A. Milne (Winnie-the- Pooh)

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Hope you all keep in touch and until next time, 

Happy Sewing! :) 





A Debut Collection by Alexandra Bordallo: Dew + Moss

 

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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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Enjoying The Great Outdoors with Mister Domestic's "Catch & Release" Collection

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Mister Domestic takes us to the great outdoors with his newest collection, "Catch & Release." Inspired by trips with his family to their favorite fishing spots in Oregon, he captures the spirit of relaxing and unwinding in nature with these 12 prints. 

Catch & Release is a whimsy collection that’s for those who enjoy disconnecting and being present in the moment. From swirling, schools of fish to gorgeous mountain scenery, these prints are perfect for creating fishing-inspired quilts, weekender bags, plushies, or even fishing gear for all ages.

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In this collection, you'll discover schools of cute fish, paddles, ladybugs, a gorgeous mountain landscape, and even a fun, fish-scale print! 

 

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This collection also comes in 3 knits - a super cute fish print in navy blue called "Catch & Release," a sweet fluttering ladybug print called "Good Luck Trails," and a ditzy floral print called "Flower Stream."


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This collection also comes in a gorgeous, flower-filled rayon print named "Blue Bank Flora!" 


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Along with Mister Domestic and other talented makers. we collaborated on fishing-inspired projects in our "Catch & Release Lookbook!" Make sure to check it out for inspiration of what to sew with these fabrics. 

Here's our "Making Waves Quilt" that's filled with tons of fun print and movement, just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

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Fall/Winter 2019 AGF New Fabric Collections Preview

Hi Makers - 

It’s that time of the year again where we get to share with you a PREVIEW of our NEW AGF COLLECTIONS for Fall/Winter 2019!

With this round of collections, there's definitely a lot of amazing storytelling involved in each line. You'll get to see a glimpse of what's new from designers like Maureen Cracknell, Jessica Swift, Sharon Holland, Mister Domestic, Katarina Roccella and AGF Studio. With these collections, you'll also discover lots of different places around the world..like the ocean, an African grassland, an English countryside, the midwest prairie, and an enchanted forest! 

For production this time around, we decided to switch things up and film all of our collections in ONE VIDEO for you to see. Don’t worry, we’ll also be posting each collection preview this week on social media as well. 

We hope you love this video and enjoy what we've been secretly working on the past few months, make sure to comment below and tell us what's your favorite upcoming collection too!

 

 

 


Sewing with AGF Canvas!

Let's talk AGF canvas! Okay first off, have you ever sewn with our canvas?! 

I remember the first time I touched our canvas, I was instantly surprised by the softness and lightness of it. It didn't feel like your typical rough and heavy material that often comes to mind when you think of this substrate! 

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Our canvas fabric comes in a wide selection of colors and designs, and is ideal for upholstery, home decor, garments and much more! Did you know AGF canvas fabric is sturdy enough for structured projects yet soft enough for apparel?! From classic florals to modern geometrics, and typography prints, there are tons of different prints to choose so you can create a wide range of unique projects. Unlike most competitors, our canvas is lightweight and unexpectedly soft! With a cotton blend that adds some wrinkle resistance to the fabric, our canvas is a great option for outer garments like blazers, jackets or even a pair of cute overalls. Its also OEKO-TEX certified, so it's free from harmful chemicals! 

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Here are some quick tips about sewing with our canvas (just in case you need a refresher)!

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Because we want you to feel MORE COMFORTABLE and CONFIDENT with sewing using this substrate, we put together a "Canvas Fabric Lookbook" for you that has TONS of inspiring ideas! :) 

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Enter a chance to win 2 yards of 2 prints of our canvas by signing up to our giveaway! See details below.

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