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Let’s Glow, Grow, and SHINE ON with Sharon Holland’s Latest Collection! 

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As makers, we are always trying to evolve our craft, it’s what makes being a creator so great! As the years go by, I’ve considered myself quite lucky to be part of this evolution, in the way that my personal taste has changed and witnessing those around me also switch up their styles. The first person that comes to mind with great change is our dear designer, Sharon Holland! Ever since I joined the AGF family, collection after collection release I would always be amazed at what she brought to the table when it came to designs. 

I love to see these romantic elements and hand-drawn designs in her collections, but her color palettes are always a pleasant surprise, and her latest collection Shine On is just that! Sharon created this collection last winter while dreaming of spring unfolding into winter, where nature’s promise and renewal remind us to keep glowing and growing. Spring is beginning to unfold from winter and the transitional colors of the season are present in this collection with the airy freshness of golden yellow, blushing peach, sepia, and milky white efflorescence.

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This collection has 16 quilting cotton prints that are perfectly balanced with blenders, medium-sized prints, and large-scale designs that are ideal to piece together in your patchwork projects! In Sharon’s special interview, she described this collection to be her alter ego, a younger version of herself on a road trip.  

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Hurrah, 4 prints are available in different substrates! There is something for everyone here, from the deep peacock color rayon print in “Intrinsic Deep” to the soft white and peachy knit print in “Paisley Bloom.”  Let’s not ignore the TWO flannel prints available in “Artifact Terra” and “Woolen Blanket Rust” that would make the coziest jackets or the softest pillows ever! 

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The more, the merrier with these matching AGF Elements (blender fabrics) that coordinate with Shine On fabrics! 

Decostitch Elements: Pink Powder & Subtle Sage.

PURE Solids: Turmeric, Honey, Peach Sherbet, Fresh Sage, Georgia Peach, Vintage Walnut, Blossomed, and Ocean Fog.

Floral Elements: Sunflower

 

Recreate this 96’’ by 108’’ free quilt pattern beauty called “Wind Bells”! 

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With Shine On’s prints and substrates, we put together tons of unique projects like stunning quilts, table runners, accessories, apparel, you name it— you’ll surely discover your next sewing project by checking out our “Shine On Fabric Lookbook” below!

I’m sure we have all heard of, seen, and probably even made a mug rug recently. They’re perfect gifts for everyone, and they are one of the quicker and easier projects to make in an afternoon. Check out our latest Sew Easy video on our YouTube channel to see how we used Sharon Holland’s new collection “Shine On” to make an appliqué mug rug!

 

Sharon, as you all know is a talented designer, but she is also a very talented quilter! I highly recommend checking out her Instagram page because it’s always filled with tons of projects made by her and other makers that are truly inspiring. You can also check out the hashtag #AGFShineOn for more projects, and we encourage you to share your own too! We love seeing them and sharing the love.

Happy Sewing!

—Jannelle 


Life Is Just Peachy With Nectarine Fusion Fabrics 

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We’ve been longing for low-volume! If you’ve been following AGF for a long time, you may have seen a couple of collection releases of low-volume fabrics but revolutionized. Before I get into the evolution of these fabrics, let me just dabble into what “low-volume” fabrics are, which may be a term you haven’t heard if you are new to the quilting world. These fabrics are subtle prints that read like one from afar, they are usually white, cream, or neutral color palette, but of course, here at AGF we like to push the limits!

 Bringing us to the beginning of the revolution with Ballerina Fusion, a collection with delicate blush tones, and with that success then brought Serenity Fusion filled with soft blues, followed with Vert Fusion where we introduced soothing aloe tones, and finally with today’s exciting release Nectarine Fusion

Color is extremely important to us, and we knew that pushing the limits of these fabrics will transform the low-volume movement! This time around, we were feeling peachy and infused these minimal prints with a sweet, crisp, apricot color palette that is soft on the eyes. 

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This collection comes with 10 quilting cotton prints that are unique within themselves but when used together in your patchwork projects, no print stands out more than the other, making the collection work like magic as they complement each other. 

One of the many benefits of these fabrics is that they are focused on one color only, making your life easier as a maker to not worry about what other colors to incorporate or focusing on where to place each print for maximum contrast. 

Although this collection is only available in quilting cotton, don't let these fabrics limit all you garment makers out there because it's still just as soft and lightweight! You can definitely make some sweet dresses and even darling accessories.

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Add on to the textures this collection has to offer with matching AGF Elements (blender fabrics) that coordinate with Nectarine Fusion fabrics! 

Decostitch Elements: Cafe Latte 

PURE Solids: Peach Sherbet, Sandstone, Sweet Macadamia, Georgia Peach, and Creme de la Creme.

Oval Elements: Peaches ’n Cream & French Vanilla.

Floral Elements: Sand, Tangerine, Natural, and Sunset.

 

Walk through the fields of apricot trees with our  “Sweet Orchard” free quilt pattern! 

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 Flip through the pages of our “Nectarine Fusion Fabric Lookbook” below where you’ll discover projects like dreamy quilts, calming pillows, quilty accessories, and more! 

 

How many times have you needed a pin and realized they are all the way over by your sewing machine, far from where you are standing? Check out our latest Sew Easy video on our YouTube channel, where we show how to create this amazing DIY project wrist pincushion, the perfect little sewing project that will always have your pins handy. 

 

I can’t wait to see what makers have in-store with all the different kinds of projects that they will be making with this collection! If you get a hold of these lovely prints, please share them with us on social media by posting under the hashtag #AGFNectarineFusion. Let me know in the comments below what’s been your favorite “low volume” fusion or comment below what color you’d like to see next! 

Happy Sewing!

—Jannelle 


Taking Black and White Prints to a New Level: Duality Fusion by AGF 

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The comfort of basic black and white fabrics will never disappoint! Two colors on the opposite side of the spectrum, working together to create something universal and modern. I believe this is the way we feel about these colors because fashion always portrays this combination as high contrast, bold yet classic, and ideal to wear no matter what season it is. But as the quilting world continues to evolve, black and white prints are coming to all patchwork projects alike. This brings to one of my favorite collection releases today, Duality Fusion

Get ready to sew with more than just black and white fabrics, but fabrics that contain subtle prints and textures that change will change your sewing game. These prints may seem familiar to you because our Fusion collections take some iconic prints from our designers, put them in a new group, and create a whole new color story. In this case, black and white is the theme, and you’ll find prints from Pat Bravo, AGF Studio, Sharon Holland, Maureen Cracknell, and Bonnie Christine. 

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This collection comes with 12 quilting prints. and you can have fun by mixing the light and dark tones. You can even sprinkle them in your sewing projects for extra contrast, or use them together to create statement pieces. 

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The fun doesn’t end at our cottons because this collection comes in rayon and a knit print! If you consider yourself a fashionista, you’ll know you can’t go wrong with any of these prints for your outfits. Pair it with any color, or let it speak on its own with a striking garment. The knit print “Meadow Dreams Duality” would be ideal for the colder months as it’s warmer but if you want something more breezy and delicate, the rayon print “Woodblock Black” would be a great option. 

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Add on to the textures this collection has to offer with matching AGF Elements (blender fabrics) that coordinate with Duality Fusion fabrics! 

Decostitch Elements: Stellar

PURE Solids: Caviar, Mystic Grey, and Magnetism. 

Nature Elements: Charcoal

Oval Elements: Cookies ’n Cream & Silver Drops.

Squared Elements: Shadow 

 

Get ready to make the ultimate quilt with our “Monochrome” free quilt pattern! 

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Discover tons of projects you can recreate for every category, even apparel with the available substrates in our “Duality Fusion Fabric Lookbook” below. 

 

Check out the series on our YouTube channel called Sew Easy, where we show you fun and easy projects featuring the latest AGF collections. For Duality Fusion, dabble into some fabric weaving with this cool pouch tutorial! 

 

For this lookbook, they really did capture the variety this collection has to offer with quilts because they featured not just 1 or 2 quilt patterns but 6!! Yup, all available to all of you in just one click of a button. Please let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below and if you recreate any of them, share them under the hashtag #AGFDualityFusion.  

Happy sewing! 

 —Jannelle


How to Style Your Table Using Patchwork Projects

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Hello makers!

 

For those of you that have been following along with our Patchwork Stories, we have arrived at another week of inspirational handmade projects, and this week is centered around decor and different ways you can incorporate patchwork into your home. We’ve seen some different ways to spice up our wardrobe and accessories, as well as some comfy elements to snuggle with like pillows and of course quilts, but what about the one place that is all about togetherness and bringing families together: the dining table. 

 

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Featuring coasters, placemats, and a table runner, this dining setup is the perfect inspiration for the coming spring and summer seasons. Paired with a variety of prints from multiple different fabric collections, our Pure Solids make a fabulous appearance coupled with matching shades and contrasting combinations. 

 

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These super cute coasters consist of four squares with one snowballed corner, diagonal quilting, and simple binding to keep your surfaces free from water rings and let’s face it, make your drink glasses look pretty. You can find the instructions on how to make these coasters here: Reverie-Coasters_Instructions-1.pdf (liveartgalleryfabrics.com) 

 

For these coasters we used these fabrics:

  • ‘Berry Picking’ from “Lilliput” by Sharon Holland
  • ‘Sunbleached Leaves’ and ‘Flying Seeds’ from “Soften the Volume”
  • ‘Hillside Gust’ from “Velvet” by Amy Sinibaldi
  • ‘Cherished Gatherings Glint’ from “Open Heart” by Maureen Cracknell
  • Pure Solids in ‘Mauvelous,’ ‘Miami Sunset,’ ‘Ocean Fog,’ and ‘Fresh Sage’ 

 

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While they don’t entirely have snowballed corners, these placemats combine strip piecing and diagonal seams to create a lovely contrast between the lighter and darker fabrics while letting the floral print shine through. You can find the instructions on how to make these placemats here: Musing-Placemats_Instructions-1.pdf (liveartgalleryfabrics.com) 

 

For these placemats we used these fabrics:

  • ‘Jasmine Soulful’ from “Velvet” by Amy Sinibaldi
  • ‘Flying Seeds’ from “Soften the Volume”
  • Pure Solids in ‘Ocean Fog,’ Fresh Sage,’ and ‘Patina Green’

 

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This table runner consists of mainly flying geese using the no-waste flying geese method. By pairing like colors together, each flying goose has an effortless combination while also contrasting beautifully with the flying geese around it. You can find the instructions on how to make this table runner here: woolgathering-table-runner_Instructions-1.pdf (liveartgalleryfabrics.com) 

 

For this table runner we used these fabrics:

  • ‘Berry Picking’ and ‘Ode to Toady’ from “Lilliput” by Sharon Holland
  • ‘Flying Seeds,’ ‘Natural Bouquet,’ and ‘Sashiko Mending’ from “Soften the Volume
  • ‘Cherished Gatherings Glint’ from “Open Heart” by Maureen Cracknell
  • ‘Hillside Gust’ from “Velvet” by Amy Sinibaldi
  • ‘Rambling Rose Briar’ from “Spirited” by Sharon Holland
  • ‘Teeny Weeny Cinnamon’ from “Little Clementine” by AGF Studio
  • Pure Solids in ‘Mauvelous,’ ‘Blossomed,’ ‘Miami Sunset,’ ‘Ocean Fog,’ Patina Green,’ and ‘Blushing’

 

I recently just moved into my own little studio apartment (yay!) and I needed some ideas for home decor and these techniques and color palettes are exactly what I am going for. They are bright and colorful and perfect for adding some homey-ness to my humble abode. 

 

I would love to see your take on these projects, so make sure to tag us in your photos on social media using the hashtag #artgalleryfabrics and #AGFPatchworkStories

 

Happy sewing everyone!

 

Karli


Enjoy the Comfort of Fall With Season & Spice Fabrics!

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Here’s a fun little fact for you, I write all the collection descriptions from AGF Studio collections! When I first joined the AGF family, I was so excited to start on all the ideas I had for social media, but little did I know that I would also have the responsibility to do so much writing. I was always intimidated at first by writing as I never thought I had it in me to express how I felt, but as these collections were released, I did feel something! Flipping through every print,  I always found myself in another world, and all was left for me to do was to put it into words. This came easy to me for the latest release, Season & Spice, because I was instantly reminded of the special moments that the fall season has to bring. 

I started to describe the unexplained feeling of joy when the temperature began to cool (finally a break from the Florida heat), going to my local farmers market to pick all the ripe fruits and vegetables, and hearing the sound of crunchy fallen leaves. These are the simple things in life that bring me joy, and it’s all illustrated in the most wonderful AGF Studio collection, Season & Spice

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This collection comes with 16 premium cotton prints that range in the richest, warmest, dare I say “juicy” colors I have ever seen. I adore this collection’s special elements within each print, from the adorable jars of jam to ditsy florals. 

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What a group of substrates! There is something for everyone here, from the mustard yellow rayon(if you’re a long-time reader, you already know how I feel about this color) print in “Handkerchief Nectar” to the rich burgundy knit print in “Bountiful Daisies Cherry.”  Let’s not ignore one of the stars of the show, the flannel print in “Seasonal Bouquet Plum” that would be lovely as the lining of a jacket or the softest pillows ever! 


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Add on to the beautiful colors this collection has to offer with matching AGF Elements (blender fabrics) that coordinate with Season & Spice fabrics! 

Decostitch Elements in Borgogna & Pecan Praline.

Pure Solids in Apple Cider, Cabernet, Dried Carrot, Candied Cherry, Weathered Brick, and Sweet Tangerine.

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

 

 Fall in love with our “Golden Harvest” free quilt pattern! 

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Discover patchwork projects from tons of quilts to sweet apparel that are featured in our “Season & Spice Fabric Lookbook” below.

 

Check out the series on our YouTube channel called Sew Easy, where we show you fun and easy projects featuring the latest AGF collections. For Season & Spice, enjoy watching one of our most popular tote bags, our “Silas” tote bag made up with one big log cabin block! 

 

 

If fall is your favorite season, this collection is definitely the one for you! If you have your hands on these fabrics, please share your projects with us on social media by using the hashtag #AGFSeasonAndSpice. Thank you for reading along and until next time,

Happy sewing! 

 

 —Jannelle




Latest AGF Collections Giveaway: Flight Path + Season & Spice

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This new year we promised you exciting releases, and today we want to present you a new monthly giveaway that will make your quilty hearts skip a beat. Welcome to our new event where we give you the chance to win ALL the latest AGF collection released in the month! 

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For the month of January, we are giving away the entire collection of FLIGHT PATH by Jessica Swift, SEASON & SPICE by AGF Studio, and coordinating Elements for BOTH collections– that’s over 40+ fat quarters! All you have to do to enter is CLICK HERE, enter your info, and that’s it! 

THE WINNER IS SUE HEISLER! PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE! 

The giveaway is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. The winner will be emailed and announced right here on AGF Blog on February 3rd, 2022. Good luck! 🍀⁠

Please reply within 7 days to claim your prize (check your email by February 3rd!) 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! 

Disclaimer: For giveaways, we will never send you a direct message, link, or ask you for your personal or credit card information.💌⁠

 

Until next time! 

-Jannelle