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Magical Childhood Memories: Daydream Fabrics

Hi everyone,

Another week, another exciting release! Today we have a special collection to show you because it’s Patty Basemi’s debut collection, Daydream! This collection is so sweet, as it paints the magical memories of being a child. This is why I enjoy this collection so much, as it reminds me so much of my childhood memories! I remember always being outdoors, playing with friends all day, and enjoying ice cream on a hot summer day.  The designs in this collection are so sweet, and playful, and the color palette is filled with light colors that are perfect for a kid’s room. 

Daydream comes in 12 quilting cotton prints, ranging in different colors and scales, which are perfect for all your sewing projects. The largest scaled prints and the ones that tell a story are “Magical Memories” and “Sweet Dreamland” which are great for a kid’s bedsheets, or lovely blouses. With many medium and small scale prints, it’ll surely fit right into your quilting plans! 

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Aren’t these prints dreamy? Lately, I’ve been into a lot of DIY home decor and I see a lot of these designs in a nursery! Imagine a fabric banner with “Blooming Ice Cream” fussy cut in the center, or a mobile with all the different little girls from the print “Best Friends Forever” would be adorable! 

If you have some Elements of extra AGF Denim laying around your fabric stash, here are some suggestions that pair with Daydream.

Daydream Fabrics Elements Meli BLOG*Featuring Squared Elements in Tutu, PURE Solids in Sweet Mint & Honey Dew plus our Denim in Adobe Clay. 

Some other Elements that are not pictured but are a great fit are Icon Elements in  Character Sky, PURE Solids in Crystal Pink, Peach Sherbet, Grapefruit, Icy Mint, Sweet Macadamia, and Cotton Candy. 

If you ever felt our knits before, you would fall in a trance of clouds because it’s so soft! Our knits are also OEKO-TEX certified, meaning we use eco-friendly dyes that you can be happily assured that is safe for you and your kids. Create garments, blankets, and more with the 2 available knits in this collection.

Daydream_fabric_39 blog*Girl At Heart and Best Friends Forever in Knit 

Fall in love with Patty’s magical world with playful prints that remind us of picking flowers, reading books, and creating ice-creams out of flowers. Flip through the dreamy projects in our Lookbook! 

Show off all these prints with this FREE QUILT PATTERN! 

266 copyDOWNLOAD HERE

If you want an up-close look on all the prints, make sure to check out our latest YouTube video where “Meli” gives you all details, sewing inspiration, and of course a FABRIC GIVEAWAY! 

 

I hope this collection puts a smile on your face like it did mine, and make sure to show Patty Basemi on her Instagram about her first collection! As always, a world without fabrics wouldn’t happen without all of you, so please tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #artgalleryfabrics.

 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

-Jannelle

 

 


Get to Know Patty Basemi!

Hi fabric friends, 

If you don’t know already, we have a new designer in our AGF family, Patty Basemi! Working with Patty has been nothing short of a sweet experience, and it brings us so much joy to be launching her first collection, DAYDREAM. Bringing a unique style to AGF, her effortless doodle-like designs and use of dreamy gelato colors make for playfully innocent patterns that will connect you to your inner child. 

Today we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get to know her a little more! So, we thought it would be a great idea for Patty to create a video for all of you. Make sure to show her some love and enjoy this fun video to “meet” Patty and take a closer look at her creative process, fun facts, and sneak peeks of Patty’s debuting collection, Daydream, where she transforms all the magical memories of being a child into colorful and charming fabrics.

Fall in love with Patty’s magical world, and stay tuned for her lookbook release!

 


Quilting Tips YouTube Series - Sewing Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese

Hello Makers,

Team flying geese or Half Square Triangles? Both choices can create tons of different quilt designs and sewing projects. Today I am excited to talk about my new series on Youtube, dedicated to the beginner quilter. Learn how to choose fabrics from my Sewing with Color video and once you got your fabrics picked out it's time to learn some basic quilting units. In my next two videos I show you how to create Half Square Triangles (HST) in three different ways and Flying Geese in two different ways. 

I love that in quilting there are multiple ways to create the same thing, you can pick and choose the options that work best with you and your quilting project! Download and print a copy of your HST and Flying cheat sheets from the video and have fun watching my brand new videos below!

 

 


Got any tips about creating HST’s or flying geese? Share your knowledge in the comments!

Happy Sewing,

Meli


All Things Crocheting: Hooked Fabrics

Welcome back friends,

Today has been a long time in the making, but the Hooked Fabric Lookbook is finally out! This collection by Mister Domestic is so sweet because he dedicates it to another handmade craft, crocheting! Whether you are a fan of crocheting or you want to dabble into it, this fabric collection gives you the opportunity to bring playful notions and colorful yarn prints right into your sewing machine. 

One of my favorite things about fabric is texture. The number of quilts and projects I see every day on social media varies so much depending on the prints you use, and I’m sure this collection is unique enough to make your projects stand out! 

This collection comes with 12 quilting cotton prints, all perfectly balanced for your sewing projects. Starring prints like “Crochet Sampler” that really captures the essence of this collection, and the “If They Were Real” florals just makes you want to create handbags or use as the backing of quilts to make them shine!

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There are so many fussy cut opportunities as well with prints like “Readers,” “Wool Origins,” and “Spun Yarn” that make it ideal for the center of a quilt block, EPP, and more. Of course, all these prints have lots of negative space in them and can easily be sewn with the blenders of the collection, and there are 3 to choose from. 

Here are other suggested Elements that pair perfectly with the collection:

IMG_1771 BLOG*Featuring Prisma Elements in Pagoda Gem and Subtle Turquoise & Oval Elements in Amethyst and Golden 

Not pictured but also matching PURE Solids to choose from is Nocturnal, Verve Violet, Spruce, Warm Wave, Lavender Water, Sweet Macadamia, Lemon Tart, and Field of Lavender. 

Our Denim substrate too in Wicked Sky, Cool Foliage, and Classic Denim. 

For all the garment makers out there, there are some substrate options for you too! The “Readers” print comes in knit, which would make the most adorable t-shirts or PJs. Also the print “If They Were Real” comes in Rayon but is featured in a lighter colorway, make dresses, scarfs, and so much more. 

Hooked_fabric_42 BLOG*Readers in Knit 

Hooked_fabric_35 blog*If They Were Real in Rayon 

I can talk all about inspiration for the rest of the day, but nothing is better than sewing the projects yourself. Check out the lookbook below for tons of patterns that you can download with a click of a button! 

Want to head straight into quilts, huh? No worries, you can just click below for the FREE QUILT PATTERN!

Hooked Quilt Mockups 1 BLOGDOWNLOAD HERE

As some of you may know, we just love to share fabric with all of you, and this time we are hosting a giveaway on our YouTube channel! With a very special guest, Mister Domestic himself. Take a look at his inspiration, his current sewing projects, and of course stay tuned till the end for the giveaway!

I hope this collection excites you to whip out your sewing machine! I can’t wait to see what you makers will create, so please share with us by tagging us at #artgalleryfabrics on Instagram. The team and I would love to share your creations. 

 

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!

-Jannelle 

 

 

 


Holiday Sewing with Cozy and Joyful Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell

Hello Makers,

Have you started sewing for the Holiday’s yet? With just a few short weeks of Summer left Fall is coming quicker than we think. This morning it was in the lower 50s in Minnesota and I already started unpacking my winter clothes! In a matter of days department stores will have their holiday decor set up and we will already be thinking of people on our gift giving list! As makers we make more then we buy present, or at least we try too!  So to avoid stressful sewing and all nighters getting a quilt finished in time, it’s best we all start sewing today!

 

I am so happy to share with you a Fabric Haul video featuring Cozy and Joyful Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell! This collection is filled with holiday cheer showcasing traditional holiday elements such as nutcrackers, gingerbread men and reindeer. There are also so many great blender fabrics that can be used all year around in your quilting. For holiday sewing inspiration and to learn more about Cozy and Joyful watch my fabric haul video. Make sure to check out our Fabric Project Catalog for more sewing and project ideas! 

Happy Sewing,

Meli

 


How to Sew a Pieced Reusable Face Mask

Hello Sewing Friends,

The way we run our lives have drastically changed in the past several months. I never thought in my lifetime that I would have to worry about whether or not I have a mask in my bag before I leave the house in order to go about my day. If grocery shopping wasn’t already stressful enough now we have to make sure we have our masks, stay 6 feet apart and try not to touch to many things and itch our faces!!!  In the long term all of this is not hard to follow if it means we can get rid of this virus once in for all. Here at AGF we are makers and we love to add our special touch to everything we make. We love quilting so of course the ladies from the production team designed a great pieced mask tutorial for all of us to follow! Download the mask pattern and follow along with me in the video below!

 

In todays video I make a my own version of the mask using scrap fabrics from my stash! This is a great fat quarter friendly project even though it asks for 25” long strips you can get away with using fat quarters or WOF strips you have in your scrap bin. If you don’t want to make a scrappy mask you can use a solid print or solid fabric to create your mask, its totally up to you and who you are making the mask for.

 

I made one for myself and of course my sister asked if I could make her one too, I can never say no to her. I love making things for people so I was excited to make her one! She asked for Fall inspired colors so I digged through my scrap bin to find colors that reminded me of Fall! I love pink, especially dark magenta type pinks, I think its such a flattering color to wear! So I pulled an assortment of pink prints and AGF solids for the mask I made for myself. Here we are below being our silly goofy selves!

Angela and Melissa


Here are the fabrics I used:

My Mask- 

PE- 489- Miami Sunset

PE-439- Raspberry Rose

PE-471-Sweet Macadamia

FUS-J-308- Let’s Chalk Joyful

CAP-VC-5007- Tender Grid

 

My Sisters mask- 

SPT-95228- Dance Steps Maize

PE-457- Dried Carrot

PE-408-White Linen

PE-440- Macchiato

 

I loved that the production ladies designed this mask using  strips in varying widths and placed the pattern pieces at an angles to create dimension and movement! I am going to have so much fun making more masks for family and friends using this super cute easy tutorial! My Mom has requested one in blues! So this is what us up next on my to sew list! I would love to see how your mask making turns out so make sure to share your masks on social media using #AGFtutorials or email me your project at melissa@artgalleryfabrics.com!

Happy Sewing, 

Meli