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AGF MYSTERY MONDAY - Can You Guess What's in The Bag?

 

Hi Makers, 

Ever since I can remember I love "mysteries." From reading Nancy Drew books to playing the board game "Clue" to watching that 90's tv show "Unsolved Mysteries" and Alfred Hitchcock films, I was always obsessed with trying to "solve a puzzle." I loved the challenge of trying to use hints to solve what really happened while being in suspense, and often creeping myself out! 

Luckily, this is a different kind of suspense and I hope you'll enjoy trying to figuring the clues as well. In case you missed our last "AGF Mystery Monday" giveaway, this is a fun approach to our fabric giveaways that require you to put your detective hat on! See all the details below on how to enter the giveaway.

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Try to solve the mystery! Can you guess what's inside the bag? I'll give you a hint below. To enter the giveaway, make sure to do the following:

  1. *Comment below with what you think is in the "mystery bag."
  2. *Fill out the form below.
  3. *Share this blog post with a friend! 

HERE'S YOUR HINT! :)

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Let the guessing begin! ** Giveaway is closed! **

Make sure to stay tuned to our blog for the REVEAL (next Monday, July 16th) of what's inside this mystery bag. 

Good luck and have a wonderful week!

- Sophia 

 


Sew Something Sparkly- Polly's Favorite Quilt Block Tutorial

Hi Makers, 

Wanna make your quilt blocks sparkle? If your answer is duh, yes, of course Meli, then let me introduce you to Sparkler Fusion Fabric Collection. ! If you aren't familiar with AGF Fusions let me tell you about all the awesomeness your missing out on! Fusions by AGF are bite size collections featuring prints from AGF Designers arranged in conceptual themes. When I caught a glimpse at this up coming collection my mind started doing back flips with all of the projects I wanted to sew. I plan on making tons of gifts and projects for the up coming holiday season using Sparkler Fusions.

Today I want to share with you a new block I sewed up called Polly's Favorite! I love the fussy cut deer in the center of my block and I can't get enough of all the sparkly metallic prints!   Hope you enjoy the video tutorial below! Comment below and share with me the things you would make with Sparkler Fusion Fabrics

 

 

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 The first project I want to make is a tablerunner using this block design.  I think it would make a lovely addition to my holiday decor. For more fun quilt block tutorials check out the AGF Quilt Block Collection Playlist

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Happy Sewing, 

Meli 

 

 


Festive Magic: "Sparkler" Fabric Collection

Growing up in Florida always made the holiday season a very unique one! Unlike most parts of the world where December is a cold and snow-filled month, Florida's climate is usually hot, sticky and humid. I grew accustom to decorating tropical palm trees with Christmas lights and not being able to wear a "Christmas sweater" without sweating, hah! It wasn't until this past winter, I was able to experience my first "White Christmas!" My husband, his family and myself flew north to Canada to go skiing right outside Quebec City. Being in the snow really puts you into that "real, holiday spirit!" From wearing cozy layers, watching a peaceful snowfall, the smell of pine tree forests, enjoying the warmth of a fireplace, sipping hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, it was so amazing to FINALLY experience a "winter wonderland." I'll never forget it!

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Because winter's such a magical time of year, here at AGF we wanted to create a fabric collection that resonated around that cozy feeling. In our latest collection, "Sparkler," discover a quiet winter motif that’s filled with pine tree forests, enchanting little animals, soft florals and twinkling, metallic lights. With a light, airy color palette of cinder greys, creamy blush and ochre, this collection is perfect for holiday-inspired quilts, whimsical-filled garments and cozy home decor. For more festive ideas involving “Sparkler," browse through our fabric look book to view our special curation of sewing projects with instructions and tutorials we’ve put together, just for you!Sparkler_banner_600px

 

Love this soft rayon used for this little lady's dress!

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For more holiday inspiration and sewing projects that included quilt, garment and home decor tutorials with instructions, head over to our "Sparkler" lookbook!

 

 

Here's our lovely "Golden Hour Quilt" for you to sew and enjoy, just click the link below for the free pattern!

Download Golden Hour Quilt Pattern

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I've also included these blender for you that go with the holiday-feel of "Sparkler."

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Enter a chance to win, this festive bundle by signing up to our "Sparkler Giveaway!"

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To enter the giveaway, please fill the form below. Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 10th, 2018. Good luck, everyone! 

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One Tube, Two Blocks!

Hello my creative friends!

Who likes to save time while making beautiful things? If you do, today I will show you a way to get two different types of blocks from one strip set. It's really easy and saves you time while minimizing fabric waste! The fabrics I chose are from the blooming and hand-drawn styled Signature Collection and from the Pure Elements: Extempore Fancy (Fabric A), White Linen (Fabric B), Venture Caravan (Fabric C), and Sporangia Plaid Dotted (Fabric D).


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AGF Community Sampler GRAND FINALE REVEAL

Hi Fabric Friends,

 WE DID IT!!  The Community Sampler sew along hosted by Maureen Cracknell and Sharon Holland has come to an end and today we reveal our finished quilt! These beauties below each had a hand in the creation of this quilt and I couldn’t be more proud. With the majority of the girls sewing experience ranging from never touching a sewing machine to dabbling a bit in the sewing world I am so honored to have had the opportunity to get to teach each one of these gals the basics to sewing and creating a quilt block.

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Quilt Made With Splendid Fusion Fabrics

A special thanks to all of you who followed us on our journey each week and for commenting on each one of the girls blocks. Your motivational words of encouragement and advice means the world to us. If you missed out on these posts, don’t worry I got ya covered. Check out the links below to "meet the girl" behind the block.


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Block 1- Kitty-Corner Block made by Me (Melissa, a.k.a Meli :) )

Block 2 - Dovecote Block made by Steph

Block 3- Ribbon Star Block made by Michelle

Block 4- Cactus Block made by Jess

Block 5- Fairground Block made by Kelly

Block 6- Square Dance Block  made by Sophia

Block 7- Weathervane Block made by Martina

Block 8- Morning Star Block made by Adri

Block 9- Double T Block made by Jessica

Block 10- New Four- Patch Block made by Eli

Block 11- Sawtooth Block made by Jannelle

Block Setting made by  Laura and me

Borders made by Angie, Sarah, Lauv and me

If you participated in our poll on Instagram Stories, we asked for your help on deciding which backing fabric and thread to use and the winning combo was the “Coquet Bouquet Splendid” print (60% of you choose this) and yellow gold thread 56% of you choose this)!

 

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"Watching Fireworks" Table Runner Tutorial

Happy Summer, 

Who loves Summer? Growing up in Minnesota Summer used to be my favorite season for many reasons. Summer meant no school, BBQ's outside, being on the lake, and bike riding with the family. Now living in Florida it feels like Summer all year round but there is still something special about Summer especially getting to celebrate July Fourth with my loved ones. My parents are coming to visit me and we plan on having a July Fourth feast so I thought I would make something special for the occasion. I think the "Watching Fireworks" Table Runner would look beautiful displayed on our table full of yummy dishes and treats that we make.  

To get the full tutorial head over the We All Sew blog

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What's your favorite Summer time activity? Share with me below. Hope you enjoy my tablerunner tutorial and have a great July 4th! 

 

Happy Sewing, 

Meli