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Quilting Tips YouTube Series - Sewing Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese

Hello Makers,

Team flying geese or Half Square Triangles? Both choices can create tons of different quilt designs and sewing projects. Today I am excited to talk about my new series on Youtube, dedicated to the beginner quilter. Learn how to choose fabrics from my Sewing with Color video and once you got your fabrics picked out it's time to learn some basic quilting units. In my next two videos I show you how to create Half Square Triangles (HST) in three different ways and Flying Geese in two different ways. 

I love that in quilting there are multiple ways to create the same thing, you can pick and choose the options that work best with you and your quilting project! Download and print a copy of your HST and Flying cheat sheets from the video and have fun watching my brand new videos below!

 

 


Got any tips about creating HST’s or flying geese? Share your knowledge in the comments!

Happy Sewing,

Meli


All Things Crocheting: Hooked Fabrics

Welcome back friends,

Today has been a long time in the making, but the Hooked Fabric Lookbook is finally out! This collection by Mister Domestic is so sweet because he dedicates it to another handmade craft, crocheting! Whether you are a fan of crocheting or you want to dabble into it, this fabric collection gives you the opportunity to bring playful notions and colorful yarn prints right into your sewing machine. 

One of my favorite things about fabric is texture. The number of quilts and projects I see every day on social media varies so much depending on the prints you use, and I’m sure this collection is unique enough to make your projects stand out! 

This collection comes with 12 quilting cotton prints, all perfectly balanced for your sewing projects. Starring prints like “Crochet Sampler” that really captures the essence of this collection, and the “If They Were Real” florals just makes you want to create handbags or use as the backing of quilts to make them shine!

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There are so many fussy cut opportunities as well with prints like “Readers,” “Wool Origins,” and “Spun Yarn” that make it ideal for the center of a quilt block, EPP, and more. Of course, all these prints have lots of negative space in them and can easily be sewn with the blenders of the collection, and there are 3 to choose from. 

Here are other suggested Elements that pair perfectly with the collection:

IMG_1771 BLOG*Featuring Prisma Elements in Pagoda Gem and Subtle Turquoise & Oval Elements in Amethyst and Golden 

Not pictured but also matching PURE Solids to choose from is Nocturnal, Verve Violet, Spruce, Warm Wave, Lavender Water, Sweet Macadamia, Lemon Tart, and Field of Lavender. 

Our Denim substrate too in Wicked Sky, Cool Foliage, and Classic Denim. 

For all the garment makers out there, there are some substrate options for you too! The “Readers” print comes in knit, which would make the most adorable t-shirts or PJs. Also the print “If They Were Real” comes in Rayon but is featured in a lighter colorway, make dresses, scarfs, and so much more. 

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Hooked_fabric_35 blog*If They Were Real in Rayon 

I can talk all about inspiration for the rest of the day, but nothing is better than sewing the projects yourself. Check out the lookbook below for tons of patterns that you can download with a click of a button! 

Want to head straight into quilts, huh? No worries, you can just click below for the FREE QUILT PATTERN!

Hooked Quilt Mockups 1 BLOGDOWNLOAD HERE

As some of you may know, we just love to share fabric with all of you, and this time we are hosting a giveaway on our YouTube channel! With a very special guest, Mister Domestic himself. Take a look at his inspiration, his current sewing projects, and of course stay tuned till the end for the giveaway!

I hope this collection excites you to whip out your sewing machine! I can’t wait to see what you makers will create, so please share with us by tagging us at #artgalleryfabrics on Instagram. The team and I would love to share your creations. 

 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

-Jannelle 

 

 

 


Holiday Sewing with Cozy and Joyful Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell

Hello Makers,

Have you started sewing for the Holiday’s yet? With just a few short weeks of Summer left Fall is coming quicker than we think. This morning it was in the lower 50s in Minnesota and I already started unpacking my winter clothes! In a matter of days department stores will have their holiday decor set up and we will already be thinking of people on our gift giving list! As makers we make more then we buy present, or at least we try too!  So to avoid stressful sewing and all nighters getting a quilt finished in time, it’s best we all start sewing today!

 

I am so happy to share with you a Fabric Haul video featuring Cozy and Joyful Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell! This collection is filled with holiday cheer showcasing traditional holiday elements such as nutcrackers, gingerbread men and reindeer. There are also so many great blender fabrics that can be used all year around in your quilting. For holiday sewing inspiration and to learn more about Cozy and Joyful watch my fabric haul video. Make sure to check out our Fabric Project Catalog for more sewing and project ideas! 

Happy Sewing,

Meli

 


How to Sew a Pieced Reusable Face Mask

Hello Sewing Friends,

The way we run our lives have drastically changed in the past several months. I never thought in my lifetime that I would have to worry about whether or not I have a mask in my bag before I leave the house in order to go about my day. If grocery shopping wasn’t already stressful enough now we have to make sure we have our masks, stay 6 feet apart and try not to touch to many things and itch our faces!!!  In the long term all of this is not hard to follow if it means we can get rid of this virus once in for all. Here at AGF we are makers and we love to add our special touch to everything we make. We love quilting so of course the ladies from the production team designed a great pieced mask tutorial for all of us to follow! Download the mask pattern and follow along with me in the video below!

 

In todays video I make a my own version of the mask using scrap fabrics from my stash! This is a great fat quarter friendly project even though it asks for 25” long strips you can get away with using fat quarters or WOF strips you have in your scrap bin. If you don’t want to make a scrappy mask you can use a solid print or solid fabric to create your mask, its totally up to you and who you are making the mask for.

 

I made one for myself and of course my sister asked if I could make her one too, I can never say no to her. I love making things for people so I was excited to make her one! She asked for Fall inspired colors so I digged through my scrap bin to find colors that reminded me of Fall! I love pink, especially dark magenta type pinks, I think its such a flattering color to wear! So I pulled an assortment of pink prints and AGF solids for the mask I made for myself. Here we are below being our silly goofy selves!

Angela and Melissa


Here are the fabrics I used:

My Mask- 

PE- 489- Miami Sunset

PE-439- Raspberry Rose

PE-471-Sweet Macadamia

FUS-J-308- Let’s Chalk Joyful

CAP-VC-5007- Tender Grid

 

My Sisters mask- 

SPT-95228- Dance Steps Maize

PE-457- Dried Carrot

PE-408-White Linen

PE-440- Macchiato

 

I loved that the production ladies designed this mask using  strips in varying widths and placed the pattern pieces at an angles to create dimension and movement! I am going to have so much fun making more masks for family and friends using this super cute easy tutorial! My Mom has requested one in blues! So this is what us up next on my to sew list! I would love to see how your mask making turns out so make sure to share your masks on social media using #AGFtutorials or email me your project at melissa@artgalleryfabrics.com!

Happy Sewing, 

Meli

 


AGF Collection Reveals: Part 3 of 2020

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It’s that time of year again where we finally get to show you what we’ve been working on for so long now! Grab your calendars, make some room in your fabric stash, because we are so excited to bring you what AGF and our designers have in store for you in OUR NEXT ROUND OF COLLECTIONS! 🎉 Introducing new color palettes and collections that will certainly strum a chord in your quilty hearts…  Just in case you didn’t get to see it on social media, here’s a quick rundown what’s being released!

Available October 2020

Luna

 

 

 

 

Luna & Laurel by AGF Studio

 

Snow

Snow Day by Mister Domestic

 

Kismet

Kismet by Sharon Holland 

 

Available November 2020

Aquarelle

 

 

 

 

Aquarelle by Katarina Roccella

 

Homebody

Homebody by Maureen Cracknell

 

Little

Little Forester Fusion by AGF Studio, Alexandra Bordallo, Jessica Swift, Bonnie Christine, and Maureen Cracknell.

 

Available December 2020

Pollinate

Pollinate by Jessica Swift 

 

Flower

The Flower Society by AGF Studio

 

For more details on availability, prints, and upcoming free pattern, check out our “New AGF Collections Oct-Dec 2020” below! 

We are always striving to push our limits and proceed forward with bringing you beautiful fabrics, creating original collections that we hope will ignite your sewing mojo! Whatever 2020 brings our way, we can always rely on this amazing sewing community, and we can’t wait to see all of you sewing with these new collections soon. What collection are you excited for? Let me know in the comments below!

Til next time,

Jannelle

 

 


Celebrate Magical Holiday Moments in Cozy & Joyful!

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Hi Makers!

We've made it to the end of August which is a little bit more than halfway through the year and in the sewing community we know that means it is time to start working our holiday projects! Which makes me happy to present to you our latest collection, Cozy & Joyful by Maureen Cracknell. This collection celebrates the magical moments we love so much during the holiday! To the comfort and warmth of family, a steaming mug of hot cocoa, and the soft twinkle of Christmas tree lights through Maureen’s latest collection, sewing with this collection is going to make you want to start playing your favorite holiday songs while you work.

Family tradition is one of the inspirations for Maureen Cracknell in this collection, For her family, tradition is decorating their home to make it as festive and cozy as much as possible. When it came to designing this holiday collection she approached the process like if she was creating a soundtrack -- like choosing her favorite songs and created prints inspired by her family's most special seasonal traditions. Each print represents a holiday memory they've made and treasure as a family, what celebrating the season looks like in their home, with meaningful artwork to illustrate the holiday spirit they love so much!

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BLOG EDIT_Cozy&Joyful_fabric_40*Available in 2 Rayon Prints 

Cozy & Joyful comes in 14 quilting-cotton prints, 2 rayon prints, and 1 knit print, which means you have substrates that are perfect for quilts, home decor, and apparel. Festive, cheerful, and enchanting are three words to describe this collection and lookbook. Make sure to view the Cozy & Joyful lookbook below to get you ready for your holiday projects. We recommend you view it with some holiday music in the background!

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Enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the "Cozy & Joyful" collection by signing up to our giveaway:

To enter our giveaway, just click here and enter your info!

Giveaway ends Friday, September 4, 2020. 

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