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New Decostitch Elements Colors in Earthy Hues

With a new season upon us, what better way to honor the season than by expanding our ever-growing range of colors of one of our beloved blender collections: “Decostitch Elements” with 8 NEW beautiful earthy hues! You need to add these colors to your AGF Blenders stash to complete your projects, infusing that decorative stitch feel with our innovative crafty element.

We know you're eager to get started using these gorgeous new fabrics! (Keep reading to be inspired!) We'll be sharing some FREE patterns that showcase the versatility of Decostitch Elements. We're putting the creative power in your hands!

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*Featuring NEW fabric colors: Peppercorn, Cinnamon Sugar, Driftwood, Sea Glass, Fudge Brownie, River Bed, Windswept, and Rain Cloud from

Decostitch Elements by AGF Studio

 

1st Project: FREE Fairy Garden Quilt Pattern

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In addition to our new prints, we have also designed and revamped a few of our patterns using the new colors. First up, we have our “Fairy Garden” FREE Quilt Pattern a modern twist to the log cabin block using 4 of our new Decostitch colors: River Bed, Rain Cloud, Driftwood, and Sea Glass to create this soft yet striking statement piece that is perfect for any quilter.

 

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To elevate our quilt even further we used our 2.5 Edition Binding: Woodlands Bound and our 108 Edition Wide Back: Magnetic, which adds that perfect personalized finishing touch.


To view the PDF pattern for this quilt, click here.

 

2nd Project: FREE Thistle Block Pattern 

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Up next, want a simple yet stunning quilt block pattern? Look no further! Our "Thistle Quilt Block" uses the beginner-friendly "No Waste Flying Geese" and "Four at a Time Half Square Triangle (HST)" methods. The Decostitch fabrics featured are River Bed, Fudge Brownie, Cloud, Peppercorn, and Windswept. Piece these beauties together and you'll have a gorgeous block in no time ready to transform into a cozy quilt, a fluffy pillow, a stylish tote bag and so much more! 


To view the PDF pattern for this quilt block, click here.

 

3rd Project: DIY Laptop Cases FREE Pattern 

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Handmade accessories are trending, so why not craft your own DIY stylish laptop cases? We've got two fantastic options for you: one featuring the stunning cathedral window technique for an extra touch of elegance, and another without. After all, why settle for one when you can have two? Both showcase the fabulous Decostitch fabric in Peppercorn! 


To view the PDF pattern for this Laptop Cases, click here.

 

4th Project: FREE Unwind and Chill Table Runner Pattern 

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Lastly, create a tranquil atmosphere with our FREE "Unwind and Chill" table runner pattern! This beginner-friendly block based design uses our stunning new Decostitch colors: Driftwood, Fudge Brownie, Rain Cloud, Airy, Peppercorn, Sea Glass, and Windswept. The secret to its mesmerizing look? The pattern features two easy techniques: Four at a Time Half Square Triangles (HST) and Four at a Time Flying Geese. 


To view the PDF pattern for this table runner, click here.

 

We aim to spread joy through fabrics and provide you with top quality. We're excited to put the creative power in your hands with these new Decostitch Elements colors and free patterns. We can't wait to see what you create! Let us know in the comments which pattern you’re excited about! Don't forget to share your projects with us on social media using #AGFDecostitchElements so I can share the love! 

Happy Sewing! 

Until next time, 

-Juana


Happy Summer Prints call for Summer Sewing Projects!

Summer's here, and it's time to soak up those sunny vibes! ☀️ Get ready to embrace the retro charm and vibrant colors with our exciting collections: Daisy by Maureen Cracknell and Flower Bloom & PURE Solids by AGF Studio. These trending prints and blenders perfectly fuse the timeless appeal of retro styles with a modern color palette. They bring the essence of summer, allowing you to create trend-setting projects that will make a statement everywhere you go! I can already see so many summer projects being made with these fabrics.  

Come join me as we take a deep dive into each collection!

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Daisy by Maureen Cracknell 

Splash into summer with the Daisy collection! Bursting with a colorful palette and a touch of vintage flair, these floral designs will captivate your senses. You'll also find coordinating novelty motifs like pretty vases and sweet bees, adding extra charm to this collection. It's a perfect blend of nostalgia and modern style. Available in 16 cotton prints, 1 Flowy Rayon, and 1 Cozy Flannel, this is a must-have for any quilting or sewing project in need of a colorful touch.

Here's a fun fact: Designer Maureen found inspiration in the joy and cheerfulness symbolized by daisy flowers and summer picnics. Her goal was to create a collection that uplifts and energizes makers, brimming with brightness, happiness, and the hopeful spirit of the season. She would love to see quilts in her prints.

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*Featuring fabrics: Garden Path Deep and Reflective Meadow from Daisy by Maureen Cracknell

Don't miss out on our FREE ‘Imagine Daisy’ Lunch Bag pattern featuring these lovely prints. It's the ultimate summer project for your on-the-go adventures. Download it now, and get ready to craft!

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Flower Bloom by AGF Studio  

Attention all floral and print enthusiasts! Prepare to have your dreams fulfilled with the mesmerizing Flower Bloom Collection. Indulge in the boldness and beauty of blooming flowers combined with groovy prints that will transport you to a retro wonderland. Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant summer paradise as you explore the collection's warm and rich color palette. The possibilities are endless and available in 12 cotton prints, 1 Soft Knit, 1 Flowy Rayon, and 1 Sturdy Canvas. So, lace up your skates and let your inner flower child shine brightly with this captivating collection.

Flower Bloom Fabrics_AGF Blog*Featuring fabrics: Garden Path Deep and Reflective Meadow from Flower Bloom by AGF Studio 

Get your hands on our FREE ‘Lazy Pillow’ Pattern, highlighting these delightful prints. It's the perfect summer project for unwinding on lazy, sun-soaked days. Download it now and start creating!

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PURE Solids by AGF Studio 

Don’t forget your blenders! Our renowned PURE Solids fabrics are the secret ingredient to giving your project that special spark. These versatile fabrics act as the perfect balance, seamlessly blending with your chosen prints and enhancing your overall design. With our wide range of Elements and Solids, you have an abundance of options to choose from. So don't overlook the power of blenders – they are the key to taking your creations to new heights of beauty and harmony. Let your imagination soar as you incorporate these essential elements into your projects.

PURE Solids_AGF Blog*Featuring fabrics: Cosmos and Olive Oil from PURE Solids by AGF Studio 

Add a touch of brightness and fun to your home decor with our FREE ‘Summery Pillow’ pattern. This delightful pattern beautifully showcases the vibrant and playful fabrics from our PURE Solids and Nature Elements collections. 

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Discover more fabric projects in our Daisy & Flower Bloom Lookbooks that will show you new ways to piece together these fabrics and inspire you to get on your sewing machine.

 

Our goal is to spread joy through fabric with our vibrant hues and delightful, whimsical prints that uplift your creative spirit. We hope these collections bring brightness and happiness to your home but with style too. If you have this collection and want to share your creations, make sure to tag us on social media and use the hashtag #AGFDaisy #AGFFlowerBloom and #AGFPureSolids so that we can share the love!

May your summer be brimming with relaxing moments and pretty fabrics! Thank you for coming along on this journey with me, and let me know what you’re looking forward to sewing with these collections in the comments below. 

Until next time and Happy Sewing! 

-Juana


Learn how to unleash your unique style with Checkered Elements

Welcome back to the AGF Blog! Today, we dive into the art of fabric pairing in the world of textiles, where colors and textures come alive, and possibilities are endless. Discover how different fabrics complement one another, especially when blending various collections. This has become a wellspring of inspiration for sewists and quilters everywhere. 

Join me as we explore our Checkered Elements Blenders, which offer the perfect texture and pop of color. They are a classic yet trendy blender that can be used in countless ways! To inspire your creativity, I'd like to share three different ways you can incorporate this blender to cater to your style. Whether you prefer a modern, low-volume aesthetic or a more traditional look, our Houndstooth and Tweed prints are sure to bring your projects together.⁠

Here we Go!

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1. Modern: Embracing the Contemporary Aesthetic

Let's begin with the modern style. We envision geometric patterns, shapes, and straight lines when we think of modernism. Sleek curves and a bold color palette are also key elements. I have chosen eight exquisite Art Gallery Fabrics that perfectly embody the modern look. Each fabric has been meticulously selected to inspire your creativity and elevate your projects to new heights. Before starting any project, it’s important to pinpoint our color scheme. I’ve incorporated teal, black, and a touch of gold, adding vibrancy and sophistication. 

Next are your main prints, Visions Woodblock and Tinted Blooms from our  Luna & Laurel collection; these larger-scaled prints bring boldness. To complement these fabrics, we have included our Checkered Elements Blenders, which are the ideal companions, creating a striking contrast and adding texture that captures the eye. 

Lastly, our PURE Solids bring balance and harmony to our group of fabrics. This curated assortment is now ready for creating unique quilts, fashion-forward garments, or edgy accessories. Let your imagination run wild as you infuse your projects with a modern flair that is bound to turn heads.

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2. Low Volume: Subtle Elegance 

Low volume fabrics have gained immense popularity, particularly amongst the modern quilt movement. This style can be described as basically in subtle white, cream, neutral, or pale-colored print fabrics, often with a delicate self-colored pattern or subtle design, and they are selected to offset the much brighter color palettes. If you appreciate refined, soft, and tonal aesthetics, the low volume style is for you! I have chosen eight beautiful Art Gallery Fabrics that perfectly embody the low-volume look. I went with a warm color scheme in this fabric pull and added my main small-scaled prints: Brushed Fibers from our collection Soften the Volume, Castle Keys from the Willow Collection, and Sashiko Mending Tan from our All is Well Collection. You could use low volume prints where the effect of using a solid fabric is desired, particularly in modern quilts. 

Next are our blenders, this is where they shine! Featured blenders are Checkered Elements & Oval Elements. These blenders add sophistication and texture that magically blends together without overpowering each other.

Finally, I’ve added a touch of our PURE Solids, and Voilà! Your Low Volume Fabric selection is ready for creating dreamy quilts, soft and flowing garments, or refined home decor.

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3. Traditional: Embracing Classic Charm 

The Traditional style stands the test of time, remaining beautiful year after year, making them timeless. If you're drawn to the timeless charm of traditional designs, I have curated a special fabric assortment just for you. The color scheme I've chosen embraces nostalgic hues of red and blue with a touch of gold.

Next, I wanted to go with classic florals and some geometrics for our main prints to stay with the nostalgia theme - Fabrics are Botanist’s Essay Two & French Sampler Two from Garden of Opulence. Let’s add some Checkered Elements, Oval Elements, and Floral Elements blenders to add texture and redefine this group. This fabric pull is perfect for traditional quilt projects, apparel, or crafting unique accessories. These blenders will beautifully tie your projects together.

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We hope these three different approaches to using our Checkered Elements Blenders have sparked your inspiration and ignited a desire to experiment with fabric pairing. Let us know your favorite by leaving a comment below! 

To view the full collection, click here: Checkered Elements 

Let’s make the most of your fabric pulls! Unleash your creativity with these FREE Projects from our Checkered Elements Lookbook:

Flora Blocks

Checkered Elements Flora Block

Checkered Pillows 

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Our AGF Blog is your go-to resource for all things fabric-related, so stay tuned for more exciting tips, tutorials, and inspiration. Stay connected by following us on Instagram! Get the inside scoop on our latest AGF News and interact with fellow makers. 

Happy sewing and quilting!

Until next time, 

-Juana


How to Choose Fabrics for your Sewing Projects

Greetings to all fabric enthusiasts and aficionados! My name is Juana, and I'm thrilled to introduce myself as the newest member of the amazing AGF Team. As a fellow lover of all things fabric, I'm delighted to be a part of this wonderful community.

Having the opportunity to work with talented and kind individuals has been amazing. Access to a diverse selection of prints from the AGF warehouse will spark inspiration for a fresh selection of fabrics for your next project.
AGF has given me insight into the process of creating a collection from start to finish. Through “Auditioning Fabrics,” I’ve learned valuable tips and tricks about how fabrics can complement each other, especially when it comes to mixing various collections. When making a fabric pull, it’s important to consider color palettes, scale, blenders, and solids to achieve a perfect balance in sewing projects. I’m thrilled to introduce our new collection of Blenders, ‘Checkered Elements’ and demonstrate how to incorporate them into your fabric pull. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to create something beautiful the next time you dive into your fabric stash.

Let's Get Started!

 

1. Start with one collection of prints. 

Begin by selecting one print collection to guide your next steps. For this fabric pull, we will use prints from Hazelwood, featuring beautiful trendy greens and terracotta colors that complement any project. From the collection, I've chosen three prints that balance in scale.

1*Featuring fabrics: Wild Flora Sunlight, Hidden Land Moss, Underwood Sprouts Pale from Hazelwood by AGF Studio

 

2. Select your blenders, in this case, it’s Checkered Elements. 

Next comes our favorite fabric category, BLENDERS, featuring our latest collection, Checkered Elements. These classic yet modern designs will blend effortlessly into your next sewing project. The Houndstooth and Tweed Editions come in various colors and add a textured look. When selecting the "blending" fabrics, I chose neutral and golden tones to complement the main prints. I looked for these common tones and then chose the blenders that best matched those hues.

2. Checkered Elements Fabrics*Featuring Fabrics: Tweed Vanilla, Tweed Saffron, Houndstooth Solar from Checkered Elements by AGF Studio

 

3. Add Solids to Give a Pop of Color and Balance. 

Our Pure Solids collection is the perfect way to add a pop of color and balance to your sewing projects. Adding solids can make your project more visually appealing by breaking up patterns and prints. By using a solid color that complements the main prints, you can create a balanced and cohesive look in your creation. Our solids collection offers a wide variety of hues to choose from, ensuring that you will find the perfect color to enhance your project. 

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4. You have prepared a selection of fabrics for your next project. 

Now that you have assembled a fabric collection, it is time to let your creative juices flow and start creating something unique. You can use these steps to assemble a group of fabrics to create something beautiful and unique that will stand out from the crowd. Whether you are making a beautiful quilt, apparel, home decor items, or something else entirely, you can use these steps to make sure that your project is one of a kind. Let your creativity guide you as you take your project to the next level!

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That is all I have for you today! I hope that these tips will be of great help to you as you search for fabrics to bring your creations to life. These can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your finished product, so it's important to choose them wisely. 

Let us know what you would create with this stunning fabric pull by leaving a comment below!

Until next time,

Happy sewing! 

-Juana


New Decostitch and Floral Elements Colors

Hello makers and fabric lovers!

With a new season upon us, what better way to honor the bright colors of spring with new shades of a couple of our most popular blenders: Floral and Decostitch Elements! These six new colors of each are perfect to add to your stash of AGF blenders since they make up a few missing shades between some, and they work well with others. 

If you’re unsure what blenders are and how to use them, check out this previous blog post that gives you great ideas on how to use these non-directional fabrics. 

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Introducing our new Floral Elements in Sweet Peach, Victorian Brick, Antique Rose, Chalk, Washed Denim, and Storm Winds.

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Introducing our new Decostitch Elements in Topiary, Airy, Timber Wolf, Desert Rose, Abyss, and Rosebud. 

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In addition to our new prints, we have also revamped a few of our patterns using the new colors. First up, we have our checkered bucket hat using a variety of different Florals and Decostitch to create this soft statement piece that is perfect to add to your wardrobe. For this hat we used our Florals in Washed Denim, Storm Winds, Antique Rose, Sweet Peach, Victorian Brick, and Chalk, and our Decostitch in Abyss, Timber Wolf, Airy, Rosebud, and Desert Rose. 

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To view the video tutorial for this hat, click here. 

We also have a PDF version of this hat pattern that we created with flannel if you would like to download that as well. You can find that here. 

For strip set 1, we used Floral Victorian Brick for fabric A, Decostitch Rosebud for fabric B, Floral Antique Rose for fabric C, Floral Sweet Peach for Fabric D, and Decostitch Timber Wolf for fabric E. For strip set 2, we used Floral Storm Winds for fabric F, Floral Chalk for fabric G, Floral Washed Denim for fabric H, Decostitch Airy for fabric I, and Decostitch Abyss for fabric J. We used Decostitch Desert Rose for fabric K, which is the lining. 

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Next up I have another statement piece for your wardrobe, this Artsy Tote that we made using a combination of new and timeless Decostitch colors in Cloud, Caffe Latte, Blue Minerale, Indigo Sky, Skyline Blue, Granite, Timber Wolf, and Abyss, in addition to our linen blend in Soft Sand. This tote has a combination of rectangles, squares, and half and quarter circles to form a trendy catch-all that can be taken anywhere you go; the beach, farmers market, the coffee shop…anywhere! 

To view the PDF pattern for this tote, click here. 

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Last up are two new combinations of our Florals to make our favored Alegria computer cover. The first one includes Antique Rose, Sweet Peach, and Victorian Brick and the second one includes Washed Denim, Storm Winds, and Chalk. We used high loft batting to make this computer case perfect to protect what’s inside while also adding velcro to keep the flap closed. 

To view the PDF pattern for this laptop cover, click here. 

The excitement to sew with these fabrics was growing and I was so happy when I finally got to cut into these beauties. With spring upon us and summer coming quickly, I know that I will get a ton of use out of the bucket hat and tote bag, and I can’t wait to show these projects off to friends and family. 

I want to see what you make with our new Florals and Decostitch! Share your photos on social media and use the #ArtGalleryFabrics so I can share the love! 

 

Happy sewing everyone! 


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