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December 2012

Fat Quarter Gang - Patricia Infinity Cowl by luvinthemommyhood


Hi everyone! It's Fat Quarter Gang time today at Art Gallery Fabrics!  I'm Shannon from the blog  luvinthemommyhood and I'm going to show you all how to make the Patricia  Infinity Cowl using only 6 fat quarters! Woot woot!

It's a great beginner project to practice piecing and working in 3 dimensional forms.  I love making things that have multiple looks and living on the West Coast of BC in Canada means I wear a lot of cowls and layers. The Patricia Cowl doesn't disappoint.

With the option to have 3 prints/solids per side you can have a total of 6 different fabrics to show off! Hello! Fun!!!!!!!!

It's warm, huge, and perfect with your fave jacket but could also easily be worn with a tee in the warmer months for some added flair!

Worn single looped or doubled up the Patricia Infinity Cowl is sure to be your new fave accessory this winter.

You can easily change up your fabrics by turning the cowl inside out and BAM! - you have a whole new look!

Great for dressing up a simple tee.

When choosing my fabrics for my latest Fat Quarter Gang project I could not resist the lure of Pat Bravo's Rock N' Romance line. 

I'm a gemini and love the play on soft and hard for this line. It appeals to both parts of my personality.  And since I'm always changing my mind about what color or vibe I want to wear this suits me perfectly.  I also think this cowl would be equally as fabulous in some bright solids. 

That's next up on my list.  Art Gallery Fabrics (along with gorgeous prints) makes some awesome color palettes of solids and who can resist that darn pima cotton! The drape and soft hand is so amazing!

So pick your fave new fabric crushes and let's get sewing your newest accessory!  Click below for the whole tutorial in an easy downloadable PDF :)

Download Patricia infinity cowl pdf revised.

To make a Patricia Infinity Cowl you will need the following supplies:

  • 6 fat quarters of fabrics of your choice.  I used the following combination of fat quarters from Rock ‘n Romance by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics:
  •  - (1) fat quarter of Wild Heart Daring (RR-4400) 

    - (1) fat quarter of Rebel Cherie Kisses (RR-4404)

    - (2) fat quarters of Ashen Rose Smoke (RR-4406) 

    - (2) fat quarters of Femme Metale Chrome (RR-4409)

    *Note: Ashen Rose Smoke and Wild Heart Daring were used in combination for the outer cowl portion and Femme Metale Chrome and Rebel Cherie Kisses were used in combination for the inner cowl portion.
    • hand sewing needle
    • co-ordinating thread

    Perfect for a lovely quick gift (this takes literally about 30-45mins from start to finish) or for some selfish sewing after the holidays. Go on....spoil deserve it!

    If you'd like to win some of the awesome Rock 'N Romance line by Pat Bravo head on over to my blog - luvinthemommyhood and leave a comment to enter to win.  

    As always to be eligible to win you must follow us on your fav social media platform (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter)and Subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on all things AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang! Ohhh... and lets not forget Flickr!

    Enjoy and happy sewing!

    Sugar & Spice.

    As the year comes to an end and we are all getting ready for that awesome New Years party, AGF has a recipie that is sure to make your party full of "Alegria" (happiness.)

    So dust off that gold ol' punch bowl and get to slicin... this recipe is sure to put some spice in the new year *wink* 


    1 Bottle of Red Wine (Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Rioja) **

    1 Cup of St-Germain **
    2 Fresh Peaches washed, pitted, and cut into thin slices*
    1 Carton Fresh Stawberries*
    1 Carton Fresh Raspberries*
    1 Carton Fresh Blackberries*
    1 Carton Fresh Blueberries*


    Place wine and fruit in a pan and bring to a boil.

    Lower to a simmer for 2 minutes.

    Remove from heat and stir in St-Germain.

    Pour into serving pitcher and refrigerate over night.

    When ready to serve give a good stir and serve chilled over ice. 

    * Merely Suggestions. All ingredients listed in the recipe are estimates. Add or subtract according to your taste. Be creative!

    ** For non alcoholic Sangria remove wine and St-Germain and replace with bottle of 100% grape juice.

    Tip: I used a Sweet Shiraz and chilled in Ball Mason Jars. They make great hostess gifts or presents during the holiday season.Alegria_sangria2
    Happy New Years from all of us, to all of you!! May 2013 be filled with happiness, family and friends.


    <3 Your AGF team



    Hi everyone I'm Megan.

    Hi everyone my name is Megan and I am the visual merchandiser here at Art Gallery Fabrics.

    I have been working with the team since November and have been loving every minute of it. I get to do something amazing and different everyday with an amazing group of people who I love. I am surrounded with beautiful things, fun people, and I get to do what I love as a job. Life couldn't get any sweeter.


    My job is to work on a lot of the visuals that you will see here on our beautiful blog and around all the social media outlets. I have been a sewer and a crafter since the age of three so my talents are being put to good use here at AGF.

    I am a fashion design graduate so my sewing and pattern-making skills come in handy with tutorials (those are my sewing hands in the Gizmo wallet.)

    Sewing final pockets

    I love everything handmade and spend most of my time crafting and baking. I am also the baker behind the Sugar and Spice posts. Some of my favorite things to sew are remakes of 1940s and 1950s clothing and crafts. I am SEW RETRO when it comes to quilting. 

    I look forward to creating more tutorials and creating more beautiful things to share.

    So Nice Chatting With You,

    From Megan With Love!

    Fat Quarter Gang - Tilt Whirl Baby Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts

    Hello everyone! I’m Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts and I'm very excited to share my third Fat Quarter Gang Project today, the Tilt Whirl Baby Quilt.

    Required Fabric  

    Prints - 8 Fat Quarters of Luxe in Bloom

    Background/Neutral - 2 Yards of Pure Elements

    Backing - 1-1/3 Yards

    Binding - 1/3 Yard

    Art Gallery Luxe in Bloom Baby Quilt Fabrics

    Finished Quilt Size - 36” x 36”

    Download Tilt a Whirl Baby Quilt and get started on the beautiful quilt.

    Required Skills - Foundation Piecing

    Want to get your hands on some Luxe in Bloom? Hop on over to Fresh Lemons Quilts and  leave her a comment.

    As always to be eligible to win you must follow us on your fav social media platform (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter) and Subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on all things AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang! Ohhh... and lets not forget Flickr!

    Giveaway open until December 28th.

    Happy Sewing,

    <3 Your AGF team

    Sugar and Spice Friday

    Sugar_logoHello there friends,

    So Christmas is right around the corner and you may be running around like a chicken without a head trying to figure out what to feed your family and friends. Well AGF is here to save the day!

    Try out this recipe for a new twist on this holiday classic.

    We present to you... "Original Ginger" Monkey Bread.

    • 1 Packet of Active Dry Yeast 
    • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
    • 1/3 Cup Warm Water
    • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
    • 1 Cup Milk (I use Whole)
    • 1/4 Cup Molasses
    • 3 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
    • 2 Teaspoon Salt
    • 2 Teaspoon Ginger
    • 2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
    • 1/4 Cup Flour for Counter
    • 1 Cup of Dark Brown Sugar


    Mixing Instructions

    In a small bowl mix 1 packet of yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/3 cup warm water and set aside for 10 minutes until it starts to get foamy

    In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter, milk, and molasses and set aside

    In a bowl (I use a stand mixer) use a fork to combine flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg

    Mix while slowly adding molasses and then yeast mixture

    The dough will be sticky and stick to the bottom of bowl, if too wet use flour set aside for counter to one pinch at a time until dough is manageable, dough should look smooth

    Knead dough on lightly floured surface and form into ball

    Place ball into bowl and place in warm spot to rise until ball doubles in size, can take from 1-2 hours

    Butter Bundt pan with 2 tablespoons of softened butter 

    Place two shallow pans on the counter and place brown sugar in one and 1 stick melted butter in other

    Take small pieces of risen dough in hand and roll into balls about 1 inch round

    One at a time dip balls into butter and roll in brown sugar

    Place in layers into Bundt pan

    Cover pan with plastic wrap and allow to rise 1 more hour in warm place

    Preheat over to 350 degrees

    The balls will be puffy and come to about an inch under the top of the pan

    Bake monkey bread for 30-35 minutes until golden brown

    Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes then invert onto plate and allow cake to cool in pan another 5-10 minutes until you can remove from pan

    Now pour yourself a nice cup of coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy this delicious treat (guilt-free cuz I said so)

    Bon Appetit!

    SNEAK PEEK: (shhh.. stay tuned for next week... we have a great treat that is perfect for your New Years celebration!)

    Luxe In Bloom brings its exotic garden to a LQS near you!


    Organic and natural. Geometric and linear. Luxe in Bloom takes you on a stroll through an exotic floral garden, where the smallest detail is an inspiration. You'll find geodes, vines, exotic tilework, and brush strokes along the garden walk. Sit down and stay a while!

    LUXE IN BLOOM Fabric Collection by Sarah Watson from Art Gallery Fabrics on Vimeo.

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    A collection that speaks to people from all walks of life... The colors and illustrations really draw you in.

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    These lovely projects were sewn up by Sarah herself and she posts a lot of her mini-tutorials and day-to-day hijinks's on her blog. Check it out.

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    Luxe is Bloom works wonderfully with apparel, home decor, quilts, accessories, beautiful garlands, and crafts!

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    Visit our new website to get inspired and download our fun & free projects, including the free quilt pattern for Graphite, featured in the video.

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    Much love,

    Art Gallery Fabrics