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Braids and Quilting!

Hello my quilting friends!

Did you know that hair braiding has a special meaning? Weaving the three strands of hair represents the strengthening of the mind, body, and spirit! I was so inspired by this thought and so in love with the joyous Sparkler Fusion collection that I figured they would be the perfect match to make quilting braids using hexies... a great way to create beautiful projects with a heartwarming meaning.


I started by choosing three different fabrics; Crystal Pink for fabric A, Chads Sparkler for fabric B, and Doiland Gloss Sparkler for fabric C to cut 2” hexies. You can choose any size of hexies, just make sure all of them are the same size.



Then I cut each hexie in half from corner to corner.


Finally the braiding began…this is the step where I had to pay the most attention to because the joining sides didn’t measure the same. I lined up the short side from fabric A with the long side from fabric B, I sewed them and then I pressed the seam. (Diagram 3)

After this point the following steps were very easy…I just lined up the long side from fabric C with the side of the braid where fabric A and B are joined, then I sewed the seam and pressed again. (Diagram 4)




I kept on joining half hexies following the same order A – B – C – A – B – C … until my braid got a little longer than what I wanted. And to finish it, I just trimmed the top and bottom edges to square it.


So after talking about the meaning and the technique, who in your life would you make a braided quilt for?

Happy braiding,

- Laucara

Mystery Monday Giveaway - Reveal!

Hi Makers,

Happy Monday! Hope you are all starting off the week on a great note! To give you some #mondaymotivation, I know you're all patiently waiting for the reveal of our second "AGF Mystery Monday!" 

In case you missed it, we recently launched a NEW GIVEAWAY - AGF Mystery Monday that we'll be hosting once a month where we'll be giving away a MYSTERY BAG (yes, it will have fabric in it and other goodies too) that you can win by entering and guessing what's inside the bag! If you guess correctly, we'll pick you as the WINNER and you'll receive the mystery bag! Each mystery bag every month will have a specific theme, and we'll give you hints as to what's inside the bag. 

Here's the BIG REVEAL for July's mystery's bag...

Our theme this month is "Fruitie Tootie!" 


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It's all FRUIT-THEMED fabric this month, and all of this fabric is going to Mary HowlandCongratulations and please check your email!

In case, you're curious to know where to find this "fruity" fabric we picked for this bundle, I've listed it out for you, so you can easily find it via our site: 

  1. Burnt Orange
  2. Citrus Sunrise
  3. Zocalo Lemon
  4. I Scream, You Scream
  5. Soda Straws
  6. Yuma Melons Mist
  7. Crystal Pink
  8. Ananas Cream
  9. Frutteria Bleu
  10. Lemonade
  11. Shocking Pink
  12. River Shadows Rain
  13. Purple Wine
  14. Capri Blue
  15. Pointelle Pink

 Stay tuned for next's month "Mystery Monday" and thanks to everyone who participated! :)

Let us know if there's a certain theme you'd love to win in a "mystery bag." We always love hearing YOUR ideas! 

Thank you and keep creating,

- Sophia 


DIY Fabric Accessories

Hello, makers!

    When I was growing up, I was never the one to dress up or put any jewelry. My mom always hated that I was a tomboy, haha! She would always make me feel bad for not dressing like a “lady”, especially if I walked out of the house without earrings! I guess now, that all grew on me because today I am the complete opposite. I feel weird not wearing any accessories and as you may all know from previous blog posts, I love to paint my nails too! Being such a girly-girl now, I really enjoy putting together an outfit and adding a handmade accessory.

    If you’re an Art Gallery Fabrics fan, you know our lookbooks are filled with wonderful patterns and inspiration for accessories. Since statement earrings and necklaces are high on the trend radar right now for Summer and Fall 2018, I decided to share some pieces that speak to that style, so that you’re up to date with the latest ways to accessorize. All of these fabric accessories also include a tutorial!

1. Buttercup Necklace: If you have a love for EPP projects and accessories, this one goes out to you! Made with Love To Pieces fabrics, make a bold statement with this necklace and complete the look with a tutorial on garment in the lookbook.


2. Love Rosie Earrings: Wild Bloom fabrics is known for its bright fuchsias and oranges, but there is nothing better to pair up this fabric collection with flashy earrings.

Wild Bloom Earrings 1

3. Blossom Spice Earrings:  Besides my love for tassels, long earrings are making a combat in the fashion world. Made with Spices Fusion fabrics, the colors are perfect for any pair of fall colors including some saturated plums and oranges.

Fusions Spices Earrings 1

4. Dashing Earrings: These earrings are the equivalent of wearing a bold lip color. It’s just as easy to put on but it will completely transform your outfit. Make your look effortless with Aligned fabrics, containing modern colors with basic blacks and whites.


Capsules Aligned Earrings 3

5. Dream Big Hexagon: Another quick paper piecing project that you can create fun designs on! Like a little flamingo or mini flying geese, how it’s shown in the picture. These hexies were made with Hello Ollie fabrics. ArtGalleryFabrics_Hello Ollie_Necklaces_1

If these projects inspired you to sew more projects, don’t forget to share all your wonderful creations on social media using the hashtag #artgalleryfabrics!


Keep creating,