Happy Friday, makers!
The weekend is almost here and if you haven’t already, this is a friendly reminder to take a moment and breathe. Life can get a little crazy sometimes, and I believe it’s really important to find time for yourself and have some quality time with your sewing machine. Today, I’m excited to show you something new on the table, that brings me right into my happy place- low volume fabrics. If you’re not sure what that is, let me explain… they are usually white, cream, neutral fabrics that have subtle designs. You may have seen some before, but you’ve never seen Soften The Volume fabrics, a collection giving low volume prints a whole new twist with warm and cozy caramel tones!
Modern prints meet sophisticated neutrals, where every individual print has a unique pattern! These fabrics are extremely versatile and beginner-friendly because it takes out all the thinking from deciding on what prints you should pick, as they all work together.
Immediately when I saw this collection, it provoked a feeling that is easier to put in pictures than into words. Above, I made a mood board and tried to grasp some pictures that made me feel as cozy, and warm as the fabrics did. As a fabric lover, I’m sure you encountered some lovely fabric bundles on Instagram and instantly thought, “This quilt pattern would be perfect for this bundle!” or “These fabrics would be a beautiful addition to my home!” and for me, I thought of both when I saw this collection, haha! There is nothing in the world that makes your house feel like home like handmade items. I want to surround myself with calming neutral colors, soft textures from all kinds of patchwork projects that I can make with this collection. Also, if you are like me, I need to visually see how a project will turn out to start, so I hope you find this mood board helpful, to allow you to visualize what these fabrics can look like in your home.
I wanted to show you a close-up of these fabrics too because that’s part of the magic! Together, the prints blend seamlessly, making your projects come together, but once you step a little closer, you’ll see all the beautiful details. Enjoy these fabrics with other bright collections too because they serve as great blenders which allow your other prints to stand out!
If you’re looking to add more texture or you have a couple of AGF Elements (blenders) in your stash that you’d like to incorporate, check out these picks:
*Featuring AGF Denim in Nectarine sunrise and adobe clay, Floral Elements in Khaki, or the Decostich Element in Cafe Latte.
More matching Elements not pictured:
PURE Solids: Creme da la Creme, Sandstone, Vanilla Custard, Toasty Walnut, Gentle Feather, and Mink.
Decostitch Elements: Cloud
Floral Elements: Winter Wheat & Sand
Nature Elements: Natural
Discover more sewing inspiration in our Soften The Volume Fabric Lookbook, linked below!
Experience our latest collection, Soften The Volume, as if the fabrics were right in front of you in our YouTube segment “Let’s Talk Fabric”! Featuring close-ups of every print like if you had the fabrics in your hands, on your sewing table, taking in all the beautiful details of this collection. Find tons of projects that you can create in this video from comfy eye-masks, sweet home-decor, and more. Just click play, relax, and prepare to be inspired!
Enjoy creating our “Woven Rattan” free quilt pattern below that will transport your favorite cozy room in your home while reading a book by a freshly lit candle!
Get your hands on this essential collection and enter for a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of Soften The Volume by CLICKING HERE! It’s so simple to enter, all you need is an email that you can fill in. The giveaway ends on Friday, March 12, and the winner will be emailed and announced right here on the blog.
Please reply within 7 days to claim your prize (check your email on March 12!) 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!
If you have this collection and you want to share your creations, make sure to tag us on social media and use the hashtag #AGFSoftenTheVolume, so we can share the love! I hope you get the chance to take a breather and enjoy your sewing session. Thank you for coming along on this journey with me, and let me know what you’re looking forward to sewing with this collection in the comments below.
Until next time,