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NEW Knits Spotted!

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Welcome, fabric lovers! 

Happy to say that temperatures are going down in south Florida, which just calls for the coziest of clothes! Although each collection that AGF comes out with is exciting, today this is a very special occasion because we are releasing more prints to our KNITS substrate. You might've seen our knits in solid and striped, but by popular demand, KNIT SPOTTED has been added! Coming in two different types of polka dots- ranging in a softer pastel palette to classic black and white. There are options for any age! 

If you've sewn with our fabrics before, you'll understand the level of softness in our knits is uncomparable! I'd just make about anything with this substrate if I could, like bedsheets, blankets, dresses, scarfs, would all be ideal. That's saying a lot because if you ever followed my sewing journey on the blog, my first time ever sewing with this substrate has been a very positive experience. 

Knits-spotted_banner_600px*Spotted Speckles -  Available in 5 colors

For the first 5 colors, all the dots are white with a pastel-colored background. I find these colors fit great for kids' apparel and soft blankets for a nursery! 


Knits-spotted_banner_600px*Spotted Bubbles -  Available in 5 colors

The second set of colors are my favorite because they will look good on anyone! All these prints have different colored polka-dots but against a white background. Make a classic dress, some snazzy socks, and even some winter scarfs. 

Of course, as much as we love sewing with our fabric, we also love to collaborate with some makers! This lookbook is no different, so if you are looking for more projects to sew with this substrate, some creative ideas, or even free patterns- you'll find everything you need in the "Knits Spotted Lookbook"!


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Don't you just love all the possibilities when it comes to fabrics? This is the best part of being a sewist! I see many people are intimidated by this substrate because they may think it's harder to sew than others, but I must encourage you to try it. It is a different experience but one you won't regret learning. For anyone that is familiar, please let me know in the comments below a tip that you wish you knew when you first started sewing with knits! 

Here are my top 3 I learned:

  1. Don't pull on the fabric 
  2. Use a zig-zag stitch (if you don't have a serger) 
  3. Practice on scraps!! You'll never know how your sewing machine will react. 

 

Looking forward to hearing your tips!

Until next time,

Happy Sewing

 

-Jannelle 

 

 

 

 


Fearless & Expressive: Spirited Fabric Collection

Spirited_Banner-600pxHowdy, yall! 

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend, I know I did! This past weekend it gave me time to reflect all the things I've done through the year, and really appreciate what I accomplished. It's nice when you set a New Year's Resolution, and actually do it! It's a great thing, whether you completed a big sewing project you've been working on a long time, or something small, it's something to be proud of! Now to finish out the year with a bang, and starting this month with Sharon Holland's latest collection, SPIRITED

Let be honest here, this is hands down one of my favorite collections from Sharon! These just speak to me, the warm sienna, the denim blues, and the marigold yellows are just colors I will wear/sew with all year. With a southern twist, these prints are going to be fun to sew with for apparel, home decor, and some lovely quilts. 

Paying a tribute to the summer’s last blooms and nature’s majesty. Spirited is a collection with an attitude as big and bold as the Midwest prairie.

Spirited Fabrics 16 copy*Available in 16 cotton prints

Representing a fearless attitude, but showing off a majestic side with graceful horses and romantic florals, you'll find something that fits your mood. 

Spirited Fabrics 8 copy*Available in 3 knit prints

Spirited Fabrics 3 copy   *Available in 2 rayon prints

Garment lovers rejoice as this collection is filled with apparel friendly substrates! With some many choose from, the knits are going to be great for the fall season, you can make long sleeve shirts and even some cozy scarfs. If you want something even softer, and lightweight, check out the rayon featured in the collection, where you can make some blouses or even kimonos- perfect for layering! 

Spirited_Quilt-FREE_1 copyDownload Quilt Pattern 

In this lookbook, you’ll find tons of inspiration, from quilts (like the gorgeous one featured above, made by Sharon herself), home decor, and more! With plenty of opportunities to get creative, browse through our lookbook for more projects that will make your heart just skip a beat. 

~~GIVEAWAY TIME~~

Spirited Fabrics 17 copy

Surprise! We are switching it up this time around, and if you want a chance to win these fabrics, the giveaway is being hosted via our Instagram Page

Just follow the simple steps to enter, and if you don't have an account, I highly recommend jumping on that bandwagon. You get to stay-tuned on the latest collection releases, giveaways, and tons of project inspiration. 

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts behind this collection and which print is calling out your name! Let me know in the comments below. 

Till next time,

Jannelle 


Celebrating the Art of Embroidery: Meriwether Fabrics

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Today is a lovely day here in south Florida because currently, the temperature is in the 60s! That's pretty cold down here considering we are pretty used to 90-degree weather almost all year round- it's nice to have a break from the rain too. When there is not a single cloud in the sky, the sun is out, and there is a cool breeze, it's the perfect recipe for making me happy! Which brings me to today's latest AGF collection release, Meriwether

Meaning "happy weather" in Middle English, this collection is available in 16 prints and it's all cotton, which means quilters, you will have tons of fun sewing with this group of fabrics. This collection celebrates the art of embroidery and hand-stitching techniques as a way to tell a story surrounding the love and enchantment of nature around us.

Meriwether tells a peaceful meadow story. Coming in two colorways, one to celebrate the peacefulness in all us when the sun is shining and a darker colorway to represent the warm breeze that moves through the fields of wild blooms. 

Meriwether Fabric Bundle 6 copy

In this fabric collection, you'll find graceful rabbits with their cotton ball tails, colorful blooms, and dancing june bugs. (The june bugs is my favorite!! Reminds me when I was a kid, I use to play Animal Planet with my cousin and catch all kinds of bugs.) 

If you'd like to take a closer look at these prints,  watch out the latest YouTube video, where I give you some more information on the scale and color information on these fabrics. Make sure to give the video a thumbs-up if you enjoyed it. :)  

 

Meriwether_Quilt-FREE_3 copyDownload Quilt Pattern 

In this lookbook, you’ll find tons of inspiration, from quilts (like the gorgeous one featured above), home decor, and more! With plenty of opportunities to get creative, browse through our lookbook for more projects that will get you running towards your sewing machine.

~~GIVEAWAY TIME~~

Meriwether Fabric Bundle 8 copy

Enter a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of this collection sign up to our giveaway:

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

Giveaway ends Monday, December 2nd, 2019 Good luck! 

The Winner is Michelle Mack! Congrats! Please check your email. 

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