Let's just face it, our lives are busy and the last thing we want to spend money and time on is shopping especially in the crazy holiday rush! Which is why I decided to put together some great party dress patterns that are somewhat simple to make and will have you looking cute and confident for all your holiday events.
In need of some new ornaments for your tree this year? Instead of heading to the store this holiday season DIY some Quilty Holiday Ornaments by following along with our new tutorial up on the weallsew blog. We made our ornaments with AGF's first holiday fabric collection, Little Town fabrics! Which ornament is your favorite? It's hard to choose but I am really loving the tree with decorative stitches!
Want to get your hands on some winter fabric? We put together a fantastic bundle of fabrics to get you in the holiday spirit! Head over to the weallsew blog for a fabric bundle giveaway!
Have fun making these ornaments for you and for family and friends!
Do you have a favorite go to quilt block? Pinwheel blocks are one of my favorite blocks! The SeeSaw block is the new addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection which consists of a cute pinwheel center and flying geese at the edges. For this block I used one of AGF's new Fusion collections, Floralia Fusions. The greens and pinks have me dreaming of spring time!
Who loves decorating their homes for the holidays? I don't tend to decorate for every holiday but I do decorate for my favorites like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter! Buying decorations at the store can get a bit expensive and storing all of them can be a pain. Add special handmade pieces to you holiday decor by choosing from the section below of free sewing patterns!
Pick a festive print with a coordinating solid fabric and have fun with this easy folding and sewing technique that creates this cheerful star ornament! Make sets of three to gift to your friends this holiday season. They look cute hung from the tree or placed randomly around your home to liven up any room!
Looking for a show stopper pillow to place on your sofa this Christmas? The Let it Snow Pillow might be the perfect pattern to sew up! Flying geese trees in varying lengths, topped with hand stitched stars! The lovely "Vanilla Mist" yarn dye fabric creates the perfect wintry wonderland for the background in this pillow!
Wanna take a break from sewing? Try making a fabric Christmas tree by following this fun folding and pinning method. I love how professional all the folded clean edges look. Add your tree to the center of your table to make the most darling centerpiece!
Counting the days til Christmas? I know I am!! Do it by making the Holiday calendar and filling the tiny pockets with yummy treats to make the days leading up to Christmas just a little bit more sweeter.
Staying organized is key during the busy holiday months! I love these divided organizing caddies to store delicate Christmas ornaments and to keep all my holiday trims in order.
It's time to grab some winter fabrics of your choosing and sew something special for the holidays! These fun holiday sewing tutorials has got me thinking up so many new projects I want to create! Let the Christmas Sew - A-thon begin!
I am just aww struck from all the amazing projects that were made in the AGF Quilt Block Collection Blog Tour hosted by Sharon McConnell from Color Girl Quilts. The Blog tour showcased 9 talented designers turning their favorite block from the the series into pillows, table runners, mini quilts and so much more!
Take a look below at all the hard work these wonderful designers put in and learn more about how you can incorporate these quilt blocks into your sewing projects!
Sharon made the Jack in the Box block featuring Charleston fabrics and turned it into a mini quilt masterpiece! The reds and blues pop from the white background, having me dreaming about the Fourth of July and picnics at the beach! The sashing with cornerstones adds the perfect finishing touch to this mini!
Karen made the Ohio Star block featuring Woodlands Fusion and turned it into the most gorgeous pair of pillows! She added a border to her blocks with Linen from The Denim Studio and quilted it with grid straight line quilting. I love the decorative stitches she used with varies colors of contrasting threads.
Kate made the Crossed Canoes block featuring Blush fabrics. She turned her blocks into a colorful scrappy mini. I would love to see this turned into a giant quilt! Wouldn't it make the perfect summer quilt to bring to the beach?!
Maureen made the Moroccan block featuring her new collection Love Story and turned her block into the yummiest pillow! I always enjoy the scrappy feel of Maureen's pillows. The color combination makes you feel all warm and cozy.
Sharon made the Aztec block featuring a variety of spruce, mint, teal, silver, and wintry-white hues. I am in love with the Christmas season so of course I am in love with this fresh, winter inspired table runner Sharon made from her blocks!
Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas or what? Thanksgiving is over and I had a blast and in Minnesota but I am happy to be back in warm sunny Florida! I know retail stores have been playing Christmas music for a while now but it is officially Christmas Crunch time in the AGF headquarters! We got our Christmas music on blast and are sewing up projects full of holiday cheer!
We are also getting ready to pick our Secret Santa's for the month of December! This is my favorite tradition at AGF where we get to give/ make presents for the person's name we draw and secretly give them small gifts to open in the days leading up to Christmas! So if your work place, or family and friends do Secret Santa's, I gathered up some great sewing tutorials for all you crafty makers to make your gifts and to cut down on buying present this year!
My hope is to help you all use up alot of your scraps to clear a lil more room in your sewing areas! ;) Also there is nothing better then a handmade gift! Plus all these gift ideas are free sewing patterns!
Who is ready for Thanksgiving?! I know I can't wait to go home to Minnesota and spend time with my family and eat tons of amazing home cooked food! Another thing I am looking forward to is teaching my sister how to sew up some of the blocks in the AGF Quilt Block Collection to make her very FIRST quilt! I still remember sewing up my first quilt about three and a half years ago! I have learned so much since then and am so happy my sister caught the quilting bug! One of the blocks I will be showing her to make is the Endless Squares Block featuring Esoterra Fabrics! My favorite part about this block is the dino from the " Triceratops Pink" print that I fussy cut on point for the center of my block! SO STINKIN CUTE! I love the vibrant, dark colors in this collection and for all you dinosaur lovers out there this collection is definitely for you!
Enjoy the video below to make a Endless Square Block! Make sure to share your quilt block creations on social media using the hashtag #AGFQuiltBlockCollection!
The ColorFun color of the month is the rich, beautiful rustic orange which usually makes its appearance this time of year in nature and in our home decor! Which is how the Rustic Crossroads mini came to be. This 20" x 20" mini is perfect to use as a center piece for your Thanksgiving table or to make as a large decorative pillow to bring out during the holiday season. Check out Fat quarter shop to find the Rustic Orange bundle to sew yourself some Thanksgiving decor!
Are you prepared for the holiday season? Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are all adding the final touches to our home. Looking for some last min projects to make for your home or as a hostess gift? The Give Thanks table runner will instantly add the perfect amount of holiday spirit to any home! If you have a afternoon to spare I suggest you give this project a try! It was so much fun fussy cutting the letters, florals, birds and beautiful butterflies from the painterly fabrics by Bari J. Head over the the weallsew blog for the full tutorial.
Are you following along with the AGF Quilt Block Collection? Well, if you aren't this is the time to start! With every new fabric collection release comes a new addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection! For every block we have a easy to follow video tutorial that breaks down the block step by step to complete a fun new quilt block to add to your quilting resume!
I am also excited about the AGF Quilt Block Collection contest being held on our Instagram. Where two lucky winners will win a bundle of AGF fabrics for sharing their quilt blocks made with AGF fabrics! Make sure to use the #agfquiltblockcollection! Can't wait to see your blocks! For all the details about the contest click here!
Only got a few mins a day to sew! I suggest you give these blocks a try! Choose your favorite block from the collection and get started! Follow along below to make the Shooting Star Block!