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Celebrating Dogs with Oh, Woof! By Jessica Swift 

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Surprise! A new Lookbook release on a Tuesday? What a great way to start the week! I am so excited to share with you Jessica Swift’s collection, Oh Woof!, that just makes me smile from ear to ear. Last summer Jessica Swift’s neighbors got two sweet puppies, that her kids absolutely loved and spent a lot of time playing in their backyard. Their love for the pups inspired this bright and colorful collection! Where every print celebrates the joyful energy that dogs bring into our world.

Hashtag copy*Available in 12 quilting cotton prints

This collection strums a chord in my heart because it reminds me of my dog, Tony! I got him unexpectedly when my little brother insisted on going to the shelter, little did I know I would walk out with the first dog I saw! He was 6 months old and he completely turned my life upside down. It was my first pet I ever had in my life, and I had to learn so much. It was a big change for both of us, but I wouldn’t take it back for anything in the world because I just gained another family member and a best friend for life. I wish I can explain how excited I was when the AGF team asked me and Tony to be included in the lookbook!  

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Here’s me and my boy! Ya’ll the amount of cuteness in this Lookbook is unmatched! So many cute accessories, quilts, and more, that blew the creativity out of the water with all the possible projects that were made with this collection. The team created the sweetest matching bucket hats and ties, plus a collar, a leash, and more that you will find flipping through the pages. You’ll get to see tons more puppies in action too! We gathered several furry models to strut their stuff for the lookbook, so make sure to check out all their outfits too. 

OhWoof!_FabricBLOG*Knit prints in Woofin Around and Snack Hour 

This super stretchy substrate is so cozy yet breathable, making it ideal for spring and summer. With both being black and white, this means you can make garments for your little ones and play around with the pops of color we have available in knit solids!

If you’re looking to accentuate these soft colors, check out these matching AGF Elements:

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PURE Solids: London Red, Coral Reef, Burnt Orange, Mandarin, Turmeric, Dark Citron, and Cozumel Blue. 

Nature Elements: Sweet Mango and Ocean Breeze

Squared Elements: Turquoise

AGF Denim: Cool Foliage

There are tons of opportunities to fussy-cut all sorts of designs in this collection. Have fun cutting out your favorite elements and create our playful free quilt pattern called “Doggo” below.

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Flip through the pages of our lookbook below where you’ll discover doggy beds, quilt blocks, and whimsical quilts. You’ll even find wonderful accessories for you and your pup, like fabric bins, trendy bucket hats, and dog toys! 

Sometimes pictures aren’t enough! Check out our “Let’s Talk Fabric” YouTube segment where you’ll get to see “Oh, Woof!” true colors, scale, and view the fabrics in action as if they were on your sewing table. Within every print, you will feel the joyful energy that dogs bring into our world. Be inspired to create all sorts of patchwork projects with all the sewing patterns featured in this video, matching AGF Elements, and the knit prints available. Stay tuned till the end of the video for a GIVEAWAY and a chance to win a fat quarter bundle!

I would love to hear the stories on how you got your pets in the comments below and if you plan on getting your hands on these fabrics, I’d love to know what you’ll be making with them. You can also share with us by posting it on social media using the hashtag #AGFOhWoof

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and watch out for some super funny BTS on our stories with me and the pups! Who knew taking pictures with multiple dogs would be hard? (haha!) Thanks again for joining me on another exciting fabric collection and until next time...

 

Happy Sewing!

-Jannelle 

 


AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 2

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Here at AGF, we celebrate a lot of holidays but there are a few dates that are on our calendar that we treat the same… COLLECTION REVEALS! They are here and here’s where we show you what we’ve been working so hard on for the last couple of months. We are so thankful and proud to have this opportunity to continue bringing you original designs & beautiful fabric collections. Although last year was a hard one for everyone, it was a time that allowed us to get together and work even harder! We strive on having the prettiest fabrics with the best quality in the industry, and our team is in a continuous state of evolution that pushes our creative boundaries every day. This means introducing new color palettes, choosing felicitous prints, and creating designs that will capture your fabric-loving hearts. Check out the AGF fabric collections below that will be available June through August 2021!

 

Available June 2021

EveEve by Bari J.

SpookySpooky 'n Sweeter by AGF Studio  

 

Available July 2021

CozyCozy & Magical by Maureen Cracknell 

PlaidPlaid Of My Dreams by Maureen Cracknell 

VertVert Fusion by AGF 

FlannelsFLANNELS by AGF

Available August 2021

BookishBookish by Sharon Holland

OnwardOnward & Upward by Jessica Swift 

For more details on availability, prints, and upcoming free patterns, check out our “Art Gallery Fabrics Catalog Season 2 – 2021” below! 

For more of an up-close look, check out our video below so you can see new fabric groups in detail. All you have to is do is click play, sit back, and enjoy! 

 

This year is already shining brighter and we have to thank all of you, in this wonderful sewing community, for your constant support! From the “likes” you give us on Instagram to every post you share with your creations with our fabrics are just a few things that keep us going. Every day you inspire us with your resilience & creativity, and we can’t wait to see all the beautiful things that you will be sewing with these collections soon. Let me know in the comments below what collections you are most excited to get your hands on!

Until next time,

- Jannelle

 


Sharon Holland’s First Kids Fabric Collection: Lilliput

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As someone who has been behind the scenes here at AGF,  I've had the honor and privilege of looking at collections come to life! Today I'm excited to finally see Sharon Holland’s first kids collection, Lilliput, live and in action. Now for me, this kids collection is the most unique I have ever seen, as Sharon really outdid herself by balancing adorable forest creatures, sweet florals, and tying them together with boho elements. 

Lilliput is inspired by observing the natural world through a child’s imagination. Encounter sweet foxes and bunnies in forest shades of fern green, budding pink, spring violet, and earthy clay. 

Hashtag*Available in 16 quilting cotton prints

 

This collection is so perfectly balanced with blenders, medium-sized prints, and large-scale designs that are ideal to piece together in your patchwork projects! Since there are a lot of eclectic elements in this collection, there are so many prints that are ideal for adults too, like “Secret Garden” and “Liliputian.” 

Fabric Lilliput (7) copy*Rayon print in Ferngully Cinnamon

Fabric Lilliput (4) copy*Knit prints in Berry Picking Dim and Ferngully Lilac

What I love most about the substrate prints is that they're so versatile, they could be transformed into apparel for kids and grownups! If you check out the lookbook below, you're going to find a stunning dress made by Alexis Wright, and the more playful knit “Berry Picking Dim” subtle purple and navy background makes it ideal for any little girl and boy!

If you’re looking to accentuate these soft colors, check out these matching AGF Elements:

Fabric Lilliput (20) copy*AGF Denim in Indigo Shadow and Frosted Sage & Pure Solids in Raw Gold and Cinnamon 

More matching AGF Elements not pictured:

PURE Solids: Sweet Macadamia, Blushing, Sugar Plum, Mauvelous, Sienna Brick, Fresh Sage, Forest Night, Ocean Fog, and Nocturnal.

Nature Elements: Dusty Mauve

AGF Denim: Adobe Clay 

 

There are plenty of opportunities to create magical quilts like our “treasure hunt” free quilt pattern that will let your little ones go on an adventure, where they will meet the sweetest forest critters and nature’s blossoms!  

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Flip through the pages of our Lilliput Fabric lookbook to discover playful quilt blocks, adorable fox plushies, quilts, and more that you can recreate. With the help of a few talented makers and even Sharon herself, we have put together tons of quilty projects that will get you excited to sew for your kids!

Don’t forget to check our “Let's Talk Fabric” YouTube segment,  where you'll get to see the natural world through a child's imagination and unfold the magical story within every print as if the fabrics were right in your hands. Be inspired to create all sorts of patchwork projects with all the sewing patterns featured in this video, matching AGF Elements, and some sweet up-close shots of the knit and substrates available. 

 

If you love to quilt for the little ones in your life, this collection is for you! I can already see all the cute outfits, baby quilts, and nursery decor with these fabrics. If you get your hands on these fabrics and create something, please share it with us on social media using the hashtag #AGFLilliput, I would love to see it (and Sharon would too!) 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

 

-Jannelle 

 

 

 


HST Zanthia Pillow

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Welcome back, fabric friends! 

Today we are featuring one of my favorite and easiest way to create a patchwork pillow, I like to call this one "Zanthia" and if you know about basic half-square triangles, then you'll especially love making this pillow. Once you create the HSTs, all it takes is some cutting and rearranging to complete this look! 

Have fun with your fabric choices too, as for this tutorial I kept it simple by using AGF Pure Solids, but play around with some movement by including some prints. 

Let's get started!

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:

Fabric A PE-421 1 yd

Fabric B PE-436 1/2 yd

Fabric C PE-456 1/2 yd

Fabric D PE-457 1/2 yd

Fabric E PE-482 1/2 yd

 

EXTRA MATERIALS:

  • Batting
  • Cotton Rope-90” for piping
  • Backing:
  • Two (2) 24” squares
  • Pillow fill

 

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Three (3) 2” x WOF strips from fabric A.

Two (2) 22” x 15 3/4” rectangles from fabric A.

Two (2) 12 7/8” squares from fabric B.

Two (2) 12 7/8” squares from fabric C.

Two (2) 12 7/8” squares from fabric D.

Two (2) 12 7/8” squares from fabric E.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

To complete this pillow you’ll need to make two different blocks, for each block you’ll need two different HST combinations.

Begin with block #1.

For the first HST combination, take one (1) 12 7/8” square from fabric C and one (1) 12 7/8” square from fabric E.

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Place one on top of the other, right sides of the fabric together, align.

Use a fabric marker and your ruler to trace a diagonal line from the top left corner to the right bottom corner.

Sew 1/4” away from each side of the previous traced line.

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Use your rotary cutter to cut on top of the drawn line.

Press open, you should end up with two (2) CE HST’s.

Set aside.

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Repeat the previous steps this time with one (1) 12 7/8” square from fabric D and one (1) 12 7/8” square from fabric E.

You should end up with two (2) DE HST’s.

Diagram-4Sub-cut the HST’s into six (6) 2” strips as shown in the diagram below.

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Sew the strips together alternating the colors following the diagram below for strip placement.

Make a total of two (2) block #1.

Press and set aside.

Diagram-6Move on with block #2.

Take one (1) 12 7/8” square from fabric B and one (1) 12 7/8” square from fabric D.

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Place one on top of the other, right sides of the fabric together, align.

Use a fabric marker and your ruler to trace a diagonal line from the top right corner to the left bottom corner.

Sew 1/4” away from each side of the previous traced line.

Diagram-8Use your rotary cutter to cut on top of the drawn line.

Press open, you should end up with two (2) DB HST’s.

Set aside.

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Repeat the previous steps this time with one (1) 12 7/8” square from fabric C and one (1) 12 7/8” square from fabric B.

You should end up with two (2) CB HST’s.

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Sub-cut the HST’s into six (6) 2” strips as shown in the diagram below.

Diagram-11Sew the strips together alternating the colors following the diagram below for strip placement.

Make a total of two (2) block #2.

Press and set aside.

Bring one (1) block #1 and one (1) block #2.

Sew them together and repeat the same steps one more time to end up with two rows.

Diagram-13Attach the rows together as shown in the diagram below.

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Quilt as desired.

I suggest and echo quilting with contrasting thread but feel free to get creative!

Diagram-15Add piping if desired.

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PILLOW BACKING

Take both 22” x 15 3/4” rectangles from fabric A.

Fold one 15 3/4” edge 1/2” towards the wrong side of the fabric of each rectangle.

Fold the same edge ó” again and edgestitch the fold in place to have a clean edge.

Take the quilted pillow top and lay it at the right side up.

Take one rectangle from fabric A and align it wrong side up to the right side of the pillow top.

Take the other rectangle from fabric A and align it wrong side up to the left side of the pillow top.

Pin the three pieces in place and sew around the edges at 1/4”.

Clip the corners and flip the piece to the right side of the fabric.

Fill the pillow.

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and you're finished! I hope you enjoyed what I did with the quilting, I felt like I had to do something unique for this project. It'll be a cool idea too if you quilted on the red and orange pieces. 

If you found this tutorial helpful or have any questions, please let me know in the comments below! As always, if you end up making this project, tag us on social media using the hashtag #artgalleryfabrics, I would love to see your creations.

Until next time,

Happy sewing!

-Jannelle

 

 

 

 

 


NEW Knits Solids + Makers Spotlight

Happy Friday, makers! 

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There is a lot of stuff happening here at AGF so hold on to your sewing machines for this announcement because our knit selection just got a little bigger! Our 6 NEW colors to our Knit Solids range are “Spruce,” “Sienna Brick,” “Cinnamon,” “Mink,” “Camouflage,” and “Mauvelous.” Hurray for more options for the softest knit fabrics in the industry! These light colors are ideal for all-year-round makes, and with its four-way stretch, this fabric calls for the softest apparel, quilts, and even home decor. We added this new range of colors, so you have more color options to pair with your next big project.

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Speaking of big projects, we have some BIG and thrilling news to share…

To celebrate this special release, we collaborated with 5 talented makers showing off all the new Knit Solids! Meet the makers below, their wonderful garments, patterns used, and all the colors they used from the latest release! 

So let’s get to it and start with Emily Stone from Replicate Then Deviate:

Emily Stone (1)How adorable are these girls rocking their two Jalie Bella dresses in “Spruce” and “Mauvelous” knit colors! Our fabrics have a four-way stretch, making them so breathable and comfortable. You can really see that in those movement shots, feeling so fresh and free! 

 

Tami Peterson from Sew Sophie Lynn:

Tami Peterson (1)I am loving Tami’s retro take on these kid’s outfits! The True Bias Rio t-shirt featuring “White Linen,” “Sienna Brick,” and “Camouflage” knit solids has the coolest design strip in going across the shirt and the matching Retro Joggers took this outfit to another level. Even the Pepper Puff Sleeve shirt featuring the color “Cinnamon” has the sweetest puff look on the sleeves. The color blocking in Logan Color-Blocked Hood featuring “Cinnamon,” “Spruce,” and “White Linen” is what gives these patterns that extra retro look.

 

Anna Metcalf from Kainara Stitches

Anna Metcalf (1)I love how all these kids are professional models! These pictures are to-die-for and truly give these apparel pieces justice. Starting with the girl’s Brynn Top featuring “Cinnamon” knit solids which she tied in the hem of the  Swim and Surf shorts featuring our “Indigo Shadow” denim. Plus, the boy’s Jordan hood featuring “Mink” and “Camouflage” knit solids is a great example of how these fabrics are perfect for transitional weather. 

 

Lakeisha Webb from Sincerely Shantelle:

Lakiesha WebbThese modern pieces that Lakeisha made are staples! The Margot Peplum top featuring the “Mauvelous” knit color is something I would wear all year round because you can easily add layers on top. If you’re looking for something to make for the spring, then the  Eloise Peasant Dress in the color “Spruce” knit is the one for you, look how sweet those sleeves are! And of course, you can’t leave the little ones behind, making the Blueberry Classic tee for children featuring “Camouflage” knit color was the cherry on top.

 

Karly Nelson from Paisley Roots:

Karly Nelson (1)If you ever thought that you couldn’t make something with our knit fabric, then let Karly Nelson prove you wrong! We are over the moon with all the pictures she submitted with these fabrics, the amount of patchwork and detail is something you don’t want to miss. Joining the quilt coat train, she made the Twig and Tale Wild Things Coat and Gather Quilt (click here for tips) pattern featuring all six new knit colors! She even used the knit selvage as part of the design which is so cool and creative. The multi-colored X-Factor crop tops that the girls are wearing feature “Spruce,” “Mauvelous,” and “Camouflage” knit solids, that I could see being used quite often during the summertime. Then, we have her take on the Rowan Tee that she color-blocked some curves on the corner featuring knit colors in “Spruce,” “Mink,” “Cinnamon,” and “Camouflage” and Cessatio Joggers in “Sienna Brick” for the ultimate trendy outfit. Next up, we have the Sofilantjes Solis Dress featuring the color “Cinnamon” and the braided knit straps that turn this dress up a notch. Lastly, ending it with a band with all the sweet accessories she made with our knits like the Scrunchies and Headbands all made with the new knit solids colors!

We’re so proud of all the participants that made this release possible! All the inspiration, color combinations, and all the little details don’t go unnoticed. This collaboration was so much fun and it puts a big smile on my face, and I hope it does the same for you!  Please make sure you follow their Instagram accounts and show them some love in the comments below. Let me know your thoughts about this release, your favorite outfit, and what’s on your sewing list!  If you’d like to share your latest makes with us, make sure to tag us on social media using the hashtag #AGFKnits, we would love to see them.

 

Until next week,

Happy sewing!

 

-Jannelle 





Project Run and Play's Pantone Party x AGF

 

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Welcome back, Makers! 

Here at AGF, we are inspired every day by the projects you share with us online! From your fabric pulls to your inspiration, and your final projects are what keeps fueling our passion for making fabrics. We work hard at AGF to gather our creative juices to come up with fresh ideas and nothing is more rewarding when we see them come back full circle! 

When the year started, Pantone released their new colors of the year, we were feeling inspired! The colors of the year 2021 were “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating,” a neutral pebble gray with a bright yellow that represents optimism, resilience, and hope for the new year. The team and I went straight to work to translate this into fabrics and went directly to the warehouse to choose some fabrics! Excited to share our findings, we created a newsletter with free sewing projects and inspiration to get the year started on the right foot, and to our surprise, Audrey from @skirtfixation came up with an amazing collaboration. 

Audrey, also being inspired by these colors, hosted a fantastic “Pantone Party” on her website Project Run and Play featuring tons of apparel made of Art Gallery Fabrics substrates including quilting cotton, rayon, knit, denim, and even canvas! Every week of March, she invited a talented maker that shared their creations with us and we had to come here today to give them all a spotlight. 

So without further ado, prepare to be swept off your feet by all these amazing garments! 

 

Starting with Audrey herself! 

SkirtFixation*Find more pictures, details of the patterns, links, and more in her blog post

  • Annie is wearing a Novella Pinafore dress made of “Soda Straws” canvas print. Moto Quilted Jacket featuring “Charcoal Powder” denim with “Tin Tint” knit fabric. The back of the jacket featured a paper pieced Goose Chase pattern featuring “Canary” Pure Solids. 
  • Lowel is wearing a Fell & Dale cap in “Charcoal Powder” denim, Thyme Shirt in “Canary” Pure Solids, and Morocco Pants in “Wicked Sky & Charcoal Powder” denim fabrics. 
  • Tina is wearing an Odeline Dress in the “Cactus Bloom Moonlight” rayon print. 
  • The baby is wearing a Journal Jumpsuit in “Buck Forest Moonstone” knit print.

 

Next up we have Tami Peterson from @sewsophielynn 

Sewsophielynn*Find more pictures, details of the patterns, links, and more in her blog post. 

 

Then we have Katie from @madebykates

Madebykates*Find more pictures, details of the patterns, links, and more in her blog post. 

  • Her middle son is wearing a Georgie Hoodie featuring “Tin Tint,” “Snow White,” and “Graphite” knit solids, paired with our knit print called “Striped Sleek Sun”. His shorts are a Prose and Poetry Cargo pattern featuring “Charcoal Powder” denim. 
  • Her daughter is wearing the Story Pattern, omitting the long sleeves featuring “Wire Flowers Foil” knit, and used the Metro Pattern with “Citrine” Pure Solids quilting cotton for the bottom pants. 
  • Her youngest boy featured the Lemon Tee featuring “Striped Bold Graphite” & “Daffodil” knits and Cobalt Board Shorts pattern using “Charcoal Powder” denim. 

 

Last but certainly not least, we have Celina Bailey from @ensemble.patterns

Ensemblepatterns*Find more pictures, details of the patterns, links, and more in her blog post. 

  • Featuring the Georgie Hoodie made from “Striped Sleek Sun” and “Ice Cream Shop”
    knits and it’s paired with Morocco Pants using “Cluded Horizon” denim.
  • This sweet girl also models a (modified) D'Anjou Dress made up in a patchwork of yellow and grey Art Gallery Fabrics premium cottons.
  • Also wearing a quilted jacket using the pattern Joseph(ine) Cardigan lined with “Blooming Brook Sol” quilting cotton. 

 

That’s a wrap, folks! A huge thank you to all the makers that participated, we were so excited and proud to display their makes and we hope to bring you inspiration as well. Please make sure to head to their blogs, follow them on Instagram, and show them some love in the comments below! If you are a garment maker and would love to share your makes, please tag us on social media using the hashtag #artgalleryfabrics so we can see it and spread the love. 

 

Happy sewing!

-Jannelle