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Enjoying The Great Outdoors with Mister Domestic's "Catch & Release" Collection

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Mister Domestic takes us to the great outdoors with his newest collection, "Catch & Release." Inspired by trips with his family to their favorite fishing spots in Oregon, he captures the spirit of relaxing and unwinding in nature with these 12 prints. 

Catch & Release is a whimsy collection that’s for those who enjoy disconnecting and being present in the moment. From swirling, schools of fish to gorgeous mountain scenery, these prints are perfect for creating fishing-inspired quilts, weekender bags, plushies, or even fishing gear for all ages.

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In this collection, you'll discover schools of cute fish, paddles, ladybugs, a gorgeous mountain landscape, and even a fun, fish-scale print! 

 

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This collection also comes in 3 knits - a super cute fish print in navy blue called "Catch & Release," a sweet fluttering ladybug print called "Good Luck Trails," and a ditzy floral print called "Flower Stream."


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This collection also comes in a gorgeous, flower-filled rayon print named "Blue Bank Flora!" 


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Along with Mister Domestic and other talented makers. we collaborated on fishing-inspired projects in our "Catch & Release Lookbook!" Make sure to check it out for inspiration of what to sew with these fabrics. 

Here's our "Making Waves Quilt" that's filled with tons of fun print and movement, just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

Download Free Quilt Pattern

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---- CATCH & RELEASE GIVEAWAY----

Enter a chance to win this fish-filled bundle of "Catch & Release" by signing up to our giveaway:

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Reverse Appliqué Unicorn Baby Quilt Tutorial

Decorating spaces is one of my favorite things to do, so my love for creating things though sewing helps me to bring these spaces to life. Today I wanted to share a great way to decorate a wall, crib, or floor in a nursery by making a Reverse Applique Unicorn Quilt! One of the girls in our production team introduced me to this technique a few years back and I have made a few pillows which came out pretty cute. I wanted to create something a bit larger so I thought a baby quilt would be a perfect project to tackle. To add this tutorial to your to-sew list head to the WeAllSew blog for the full step by step instructions. 

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It seemed super fitting to use Maureen Cracknell's fabric collection called Mystical Land to create this quilt. I love all the lovely shades of blues and purples. Fo the background of my quilt I used one of our new Pure Solids called Cotton Candy and it is just the sweetest pink which helped to showcase my striped unicorn so perfectly! 

 

Are you a fan of making baby quilts! Let me know in the comments how many baby quilts you have made so far? :) 

 

Happy Sewing, 

Meli


AGF Reveals Recap- Fall / Winter 2019

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Okay, now who’s excited about the upcoming season?! Here at AGF, this is our favorite time of year because we can finally show you what we’ve been working on the past year! The secret is finally out and this past week we had enjoyed seeing everyone's reactions to the next season collections. Just in case you didn’t get to see it on social media, here’s a quick rundown what’s being released. 

Available September

Enchanted Voyage by Maureen Cracknell

Kushukuru by Jessica Swift 

Available October

Meriwether by AGF Studio 

Maara by Alexandra Bordallo 

Knits Spotted by AGF Studio 

Available November

Spirited by Sharon Holland 

Pine Lullaby Rediscovered by AGF Studio 

Available December

Earthen by Katarina Roccella 

Playroom by Mister Domestic  

 

For more details on availability, prints, and upcoming free pattern, check out our “Digital Catalog Season 3 Aug - Dec 2019”.

 

So many things to look forward to in the upcoming season! Which collection are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below.

Till next time,

Jannelle 

 

 

 


Fall/Winter 2019 AGF New Fabric Collections Preview

Hi Makers - 

It’s that time of the year again where we get to share with you a PREVIEW of our NEW AGF COLLECTIONS for Fall/Winter 2019!

With this round of collections, there's definitely a lot of amazing storytelling involved in each line. You'll get to see a glimpse of what's new from designers like Maureen Cracknell, Jessica Swift, Sharon Holland, Mister Domestic, Katarina Roccella and AGF Studio. With these collections, you'll also discover lots of different places around the world..like the ocean, an African grassland, an English countryside, the midwest prairie, and an enchanted forest! 

For production this time around, we decided to switch things up and film all of our collections in ONE VIDEO for you to see. Don’t worry, we’ll also be posting each collection preview this week on social media as well. 

We hope you love this video and enjoy what we've been secretly working on the past few months, make sure to comment below and tell us what's your favorite upcoming collection too!

 

 

 


QUILTING TUTORIAL- HOW TO MAKE AN “IMPRESSION” BLOCK

You know the feeling when pure happiness hits you, you are fully in the moment and you wish you could hold on to that memory in time forever? These small impressions in our life are what makes life so exciting which is why I created the “Impressions” Quilt Block, with its giant fussy cut center meant to frame your most precious fabrics. Of course, I chose the “Wandering With Doe” print from Bonnie Christine’s latest collection called “ The Open Road”

Choose from a fox, bunny, bear or deer! This delicate, tonal print is so gorgeous I can’t stop looking at it! 

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I usually store all my blocks I make for the AGF Quilt Block Collection in my desk drawer hoping one day to pull them out to make a sampler quilt but my workmate Sophia fell totally in love with this block and asked if she could have it, so how can I say no to that!  :) She wants to frame it in a glass frame just like how you would display pressed flowers. I think that is such a fun idea and am happy to know when she looks at it she will think of me! 

Enjoy the step by step video tutorial below. Let me know what fabric you plan to use for the center of your block! Also, don't forget to take a peek at our Fabric LookBook filled with more great projects using The Open Road Fabrics. 

 


Happy Sewing, 

Meli 


Adventure Waits with Bonnie Christine's "The Open Road"

Have you ever been on a road trip that just inspired you so much? There's something just so exciting about packing up, jumping behind the steering wheel and heading out on an unforgettable adventure. Windows down, music up...observing all the sounds, sights, smells..as you drive through quiet forests, open fields, majestic mountains, serene deserts...welcoming spontaneity and the unexpected. Trips like this often bring new perspectives and creative ideas, and this is exactly what happened to our designer, Bonnie Christine! 

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Bonnie recently went on an 8,000-mile road trip across the country with her family in a vintage Airstream named "Miss Marjorie"! With each state that she visited, she collected wildflowers from the roadside and also took tons of photos of wildlife and nature. Once she arrived home, she decided to use everything she had seen on her trip and turn it into her latest collection, "The Open Road"! 

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"The most challenging print is also my favorite…the animals print called “Walking with Bear” (and Doe). It’s one of the most detailed and intricate prints I’ve ever created and although it was challenging, I loved every minute of it. These are all animals we had sightings of during our travels, and I love how it represents the wildlife of our beautiful country."

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The Open Road is a sweet collection for children as well as those young at heart. With these 16 prints that are filled with wildflowers and cute animals, there’s plenty of options for you to create nature-inspired quilts, throw pillows, travel accessories, and romantic boho garments!

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This collection also comes in two colorways! Bonnie created both of these groups of colors by pulling inspiration found in photographs she took during her trip. The "Under The Sun" colorway has earthy tones of blush pink, sienna and sage. The "Under The Trees" colorway has sunny hues with pops of navy and kelly green. 

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To learn more about Bonnie's inspiration, the story behind the fabrics and projects you can create with this collection, head to our "The Open Road Fabric Lookbook!" 

Here's the lovely "Marjorie's Quilt" that features a map of the United States...just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

Download Quilt Pattern

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- - The Open Road Giveaway - - 

Here's your chance to win a bundle of these gorgeous fabrics! To enter, just sign up to our giveaway - details below. 

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Congratulations to our winner, Josina Dunkel! Please check your email. :)

 

*Once you have entered the giveaway it's normal for your information to disappear. To confirm your entry check your email for a confirmation and approve it. By entering our giveaway you'll be automatically signed up for our newsletters. Don't worry, we don't spam!