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NEW Quilting Tutorial - "Rest Easy" Sleeping Bag

Sleeping amongst the stars, campfires surrounded by the people you love, laughing and making memories that will last a lifetime. THAT is what Summer is all about. Which is why we were inspired to create a fun Sleeping Bag tutorial for our next contribution to the WeAllSew Blog! To find the full tutorial head to the WeAllSew blog to create our “Rest Easy” Sleeping Bag!

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We sewed up our Sleeping Bag with the brand new prints from Mystical Land fabrics. So whether you are wanting to be one with the great outdoors or you want a fun gift for the kiddos to cuddle in on movie night the “Rest Easy” Sleeping Bag will be the perfect new project to add to your to sew list!

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Make sure to check out all the other fun project we have on the WeAllSew blog here

Happy Sewing,

Meli


5 Eco-Friendly Fabric Projects

Hi, Makers!

People have been a  little more self-aware on the effects we’ve been having on this planet, and you may have realized this movement has been becoming more popular every year. I’ve been personally trying really hard lately to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Some things I’m proud of doing this year is bringing my own tote bags to the grocery store, and eliminating all plastic products from the bathroom. (And let me tell you, finding shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste without plastic packing was quite a challenge!) I still plan on getting better, and I’m inspired every day by the things all the things you create and share with us, online. Working with fabric has made me realize more opportunities with being eco-friendly too, there are so many things you can sew up that can help the environment. Here are a few my favorite projects below that will help you be green and fulfill that sewing craving!

 

Reusable Snack Bags

Grid-Sandwich-Bags-2Stash your lunch and snacks in a convenient, personalized bag that can be used over and over again, unlike plastic bags that you only use one time.

 

Fabric Planters

Gathered_Planters_4Plants have a way of bringing life in a room...literally. They improve air quality, so why not add a touch of personality to your home and sew up some fabric planters.

Food Wraps

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Reduce waste in your kitchen like clingy plastic wrap, ziplock bags, and aluminum foil with these cute, food wraps that make any meal, extra colorful.

Lunch Bags

Decostitch-&-Icon-Lunchbox-2Ditch the paper and plastic lunch bags, and place your goodies in a stunning lunch bag.

 

Going to Market Tote

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Stop saying yes to plastic bags at the grocery store, when you can walk out in style with this market tote that’s more sturdy and won’t break on you.  

 

I hope these projects inspire you and if you have other suggestions on how to be a little more environmentally-friendly, let me know in the comments below!

 

Keep on sewing,

Jannelle

 

 

 


Mystical Land Collection by Maureen Cracknell

 


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We love a fabric collection that tells a story. When you cut and sew with a collection of prints from a specific designer or whether you curate your own group of fabrics to make your new quilting project we love it when the fabrics provoke a feeling and take us to our happy place. 

If you're a fan of our designer Maureen Cracknell and her whimsical prints, well she's done it again and created another collection filled with gorgeous, mystical designs! Featuring unicorns, moons, shooting stars, hummingbirds, and celestial blooms, MYSTICAL LAND transports you to a magical forest that comes to life under the moonlit sky.

If you are looking for romantic designs and strong, bold colors with prints perfect for fussy cutting, flip through our New Fabric LookBook below for loads of creative inspiration!  

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This collection comes in 20 quilting cotton prints, yep that's right 20 prints...as well as 3 knits and a rayon. 

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Check out our "Mystical Land Fabric Lookbook" that's filled ideas of what to sew with these fabrics! 

 

Here's our lovely "Dawn to Dusk Quilt" for you to enjoy, just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

Download Quilt Pattern

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Enter a chance to win this fabulous, fabric bundle by signing up to our giveaway:

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Congratulations Alicia Jackson! You're our winner, please check your email. 

 

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SUMMER IS CALLING- How to Sew a "Gentle Breeze" Quilt Block Tutorial

Hello Friends, 

What are your favorite things about Summer? Having BBQ’s with family and friends, chilling poolside reading a good book, or the longer days of sunshine? Whatever it may be Dana Willard has recreated the Summer season into a great modern fabric collection perfect for all apparel markers, quilt makers and crafty DIYers!  Today I want to share with you the “Gentle Breeze” Block I sewed up using some of my faves from Dana’s collection.

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My new favorite way to make HST’s is the four at a time method. All you need is two squares of fabric, place them right sides together and sew around the entire square at ¼, pivoting at each corner! Then cut your piece on both diagonals and viola!

Make sure to watch my block video below to make the new addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection. If you are following along with me make sure to post your blocks on social media with the hashtag #AGFSummerSide! I wanna see all your pretty blocks!

 


If you want to get a look at all the prints up close and personal make sure to watch my first official Fabric Haul Video where I dive in deep and talk about all the prints and show you great Pure Solids to mix and match back with the collection.

Until Next Time, 

Meli

 


Color Master of The Month: Gentle Spring

 

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Can you believe it’s May already? So much happened in the month of April, two of my family members’ birthdays, Easter, and Earth Day! Lots of weekends filled with laughter and family time and of course, some crafty me-time. The sun is finally out, the breeze is still cool, and flowers are at full bloom, so you know what that means? Some spring… SEWING (definitely not cleaning!) Time to warm up those sewing machines because of our “Gentle Spring” Color Master is just the perfect bundle for the season. Inspired by all the events that happened in April and the sunny weekends to come in the future, I’m excited to show you all the lovely soft palette prints featured in this box and all the projects you can do with these fabrics!

With this wide variety of tones, take your fabric projects to the next level! All you need is one bundle to make a project that's perfect for the month, and you can get it in two sizes: Fat Quarters or Half yards.

Here are some projects from the lookbooks that you can make with our “Color Master” fabrics!

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Round Blooms Bag #1: Featuring the print “Aves Chatter Reverie”, this bag is one of my favorites because you can add a wonderful quilty touch with the stitching and strip piecing! It’s a super cute, unique shape too that’s great for on-the-go with trips to the farmer’s market or beach!

Plenum Quilt #2: Using the entire "Color Master" to create this gorgeous, pastel-filled quilt! An explosion of color using our signature quality cotton, combined with an original and unique project. If you’re interested in only making the Plenum Quilt Top with the box, then check out our Plenum Quilt free pattern, which includes all 10 prints!

Baby Emerie Romper #3: The “Flowerfield Sunrise” print from Bari J. was used for this romper and it definitely doesn't need any other print to shine. With the added pom-poms, this makes me want to make one for myself!

This “Color Master” bundle can give you the option of using just one print or several to compliment any of your sewings designs. Although this bundle highlights the baby blue color, each print has distinct hues that make it easy to pair with other projects. For example, the print called "Flowerfield Sunrise”  (Print shown below, circled in red) has an array of colors like lime green and orange that can help piece together other fabrics with a matching color palette.

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Imagine all the possibilities that can be done and if you still need some DIY ideas, you can follow our #AGFColorMaster hashtag, where you can see what other makers are making with these group of fabrics! Remember that this box is there for your convenience, it has many uses! The “Color Master Box” can keep your fabrics organized and neatly displayed for easy finding, or you can share the love because it’s perfectly curated in a box for an easy present!

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Too excited to get straight to the fabric?! Well, we have some exciting news for you! You can get the “Cloud & Sky” edition in a BUNDLE. If you missed our big reveal on our social media last week, we now offer our Color Masters in both BOX and BUNDLE! The bundle option is there for anyone ready to be cut and be sewn right away, also available in FQ or HY!

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If you're a fabric lover or know one in your life, these group of fabrics would be the perfect gift or you treat you yourself by finding them in our online stores. I would love to know what ideas come in your head when you see these fabrics, let me know in the comments below what projects comes to mind!

Keep making,

Jannelle

 

 

 

 

 


Dana Willard's "Summer Side" Collection

Hi Makers!

With our latest collection and lookbook, all of us here at AGF have been using "summertime" as our main source of inspiration these days. When it comes to this season, I definitely think about hanging out at the beach and celebrating my birthday on the Fourth of July with tons of fireworks, but more than anything, I think about a certain kind of fruit that arrives only during summer. Living in Florida, one of the best things that happens during this time is mango season! You'll find hundreds of mango trees here with tons of ripe fruit, ready to be picked and eaten. Growing up, my backyard had several mango trees, and I used to help my parents pick the ripe ones from the trees, which we used in smoothies, popsicles, cakes or would just enjoy eating by themselves! 

Our designer Dana Willard always comes up with a bright, cheery collection usually relating to summer. Gathering up inspiration from all the things that she absolutely loves about the season...from bold florals, refreshing popsicles and fruit to sunglasses and swimsuits with a retro twist..you'll find all these cute prints in the latest collection, SUMMER SIDE!

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This collection comes in 16 cotton prints with 3 knits for garments. From beachy quilts, dresses, swimsuit cover up’s, outdoor decor, and fun accessories like backpacks, clutches, or sunglass cases, these fabrics are for any summer lovin’ sewing project. 

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My absolute favorite print is the "Popsicle Party Watermint!" Just look at those cute faces.

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For more summer-filled projects using this collection, head over to our "Summer Side Fabric Lookbook!" 

 

 

Here's our "Spring into Summer" featuring a refreshing color palette for you to sew up, just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

Download Quilt Pattern

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- SUMMER SIDE GIVEAWAY - 

Enter a chance to win a fat quarter fabric bundle by signing up to our giveaway:

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Congratulations to our winner, Cheryl Sanchez! Please check your email. :)

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